Monday, January 19, 2009

Local Resilience for the Post-carbon Economy

Another MSLS alum just passed on this great piece by Daniel Lerch, the author of 'Post Carbon cities: Planning for energy and Climate uncertainty' and Program Director at the Post Carbon Institute. It does a great job of tying together systems thinking concepts and the importance of applying them to more consciously and strategically building resilient local communities with resilient local economies.

http://www.postcarbon.org/energy_uncertainty_and_community_resilience


The piece also has a bunch of great links to case studies and role-model stories - in particular, check out the last paragraph that talks about success of applying the framework for strategic sustainabile development to create "eco-communities"... the success of the model in Sweden has led to an organic, grassroots adoption of the concept here. Lots of great, inspirational reading, for these back-to-back great, historic days - happy MLK and inauguration! Stay going.