In this week’s chapter from Fleeing Vesuvius, Dan Sullivan describes how Pittsburgh and Cleveland have adopted diametrically opposed strategies, with dramatically different results. In Pittsburgh, foreclosure rates are low despite the downturn, home prices are climbing slightly and construction rates are increasing. Cleveland, meanwhile, is struggling to stem a complete collapse of its housing market. The difference lies in the fact that Pittsburgh has had a site-value tax, which steadies the market, and Cleveland has not.
The Savory Institute has strong ties with Feasta: Allan Savory delivered the Feasta annual lecture in 2009. Partly as a result of this and of Richard Douthwaite’s subsequent recommendation, he went on to win the Buckminster Fuller award in 2010.
Dynamic experts in the fields of soil science, climate change, permaculture, range science, local food movement, human health, conservation biology and alternative finance will present their views at this conference. These world renowned experts include Patrick Holden of the Sustainable Food Trust, celebrity farmer Joel Salatin, world-renowned permaculture consultant Darren Doherty, and soil scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham, and author
There’s an interesting excerpt here from the environmental documentary “Mother” on the under-recognised problems with economic growth, including the fact that sprawl always ends up costing a municipality more than it brings in. Also some great imagery of the craziness of mass industrialisation.
- From Our Archives: The Problem with Economic Growth
- Economic growth, population growth and climate change
- What could a post-growth society look like and how should we prepare for it?
- Slideshow on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme from the UNSCD meeting
- 1999 Feasta Annual Lecture: Uneconomic Growth in Theory and in Fact – Herman Daly
- john craig on Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change
- Chris Kerston on The Savory Institute conference on grassland management (Part 1): report by Nick Bardsley
- Chris Kerston on The Savory Institute conference on grassland management (Part 2): report by Martin Peck
- NickB on The Savory Institute conference on grassland management (Part 1): report by Nick Bardsley
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Michael Layden and Emer O'Siochru had a discussion about the Irish Department of Agriculture's recent document "Food Harvest 2020" - described by Michael as 'surreal' - which you can read here.