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Design the Future – John Thackara
4-12-2017 @ 5:00 pm
The next economy is about meeting daily life needs in ways that enhance, rather than degrade, social and ecological assets. This “leave things better” approach involves ecosystem restoration – and not just in the countryside; the relationships between cities – and the resources that feed them – is central. New urban-rural relationships are part of this metabolic re-connection. So, too, is focus on systems thinking in design and learning in new ways, with new people, and in new places.
John Thackara’s lecture will focus on real-world examples such as social farming and care farming; rural food hubs; green infrastructure; civic ecology and more.