Lecture4 - • Everything is connected to everything else o...

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Beyond the Limits Originally used MIT computers to run a model of the world economy o Sinks, flows and their capacities o Didn’t say we’re doomed, but business as usual will get us in trouble o Not a fixed trajectory; it is possible to change course o The sooner the better Just enough time if we start now Read PG. 194 o 4 different models of carrying capacity Filters Against Falling (Garret Hardin) Mutual coercion  Mutual agreement 3 filters o words o numbers o ecolate Lead in gasoline o Effects not side effects, they are just as real as the intended effects o Invention of Freon for refrigerators CFCs                 o We need to think about the consequences; if, then, what With every measure we take o Replacing fossil liquid fuel with corn ethanol
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Unformatted text preview: • Everything is connected to everything else o 1 st law of ecology o we can never do merely 1 thing Herman Daly • how one operates sustainably with a high quality of life • growth mania o often growth is used as a solution to problems ← ← ← Bill Browning • Building designs Paper topic • The systems logic (from reading tonight) • How one conceives of these systems and build on it • Set forth a systems approach in dealing with sustainable communities o Human dimension (empowering and educating women) o Design (input, throughput) o Economics • Systems based approach to sustainable communities using specific examples from the readings ← ← ←...
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  • Spring '08
  • Wilkinson,R
  • Sustainable Communities, Herman Daly, Garret Hardin, mutual coercion, fossil liquid fuel, Bill Browning

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