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A Place: Halifax and Grand Pre What is sustainability? 9/5/13 Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs o Is the present just for humans or for all beings? o Are we just focusing on protecting human survival or for all beings? Means: o Generational justice o Responsibility to act o The need for education Place: Halifax, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia Territory/power Settlements/food Marshes/wetlands Vernacular building Industrial and organic agriculture Process: Displacement Biological exchange Transformation of a hemisphere Production/transportation networks Urban design/energy footprints “Back to the land” and responses Being: The whales Harvesting resources and energy supplies Consumer products and consumer culture Animals as icons The politics of conservation Element: Water Water as resource, water as a human right Urban planning in London, Paris, Toronto Water conflicts in Bolivia and LA
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Water shed and irrigation Water for the future In this century, an understanding of sustainability will be crucial for every person in leadership roles in every sector of society. Generational Justice: o What are we leaving behind Responsibility to act: o We have a moral duty to change our ways Need for education: o We need to understand out situation in order to change for the future Why don’t we do what we know is right? Asking questions is the best way to gain a better understanding, we don’t always know wh at the right thing is and the right thing may be more complicated than we understand because there are always positive and negative impacts to the decisions we make Education for change: Stabilization wedges (Stephen Pacda/Robert Soculow) All academic disciplines need to understand each other in order to bring about change Sustainability is not a policy or an action it is a mindset a way of being in the world it is a second nature. Eliminating mass poverty will lead to a more sustainable future Guest Lecture By: Nick Grill City and Hinterland 9/10/13 Networks of Food and Energy Sustainability: Making a place something that you want it to be and making it your own (green guide app) Halifax 1936: Lots of open water/ports for war ships
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Fresh water brook o Halifax’s fresh water source What we should ask, Where does the human waste go? Where do we get our water? Where does our food come from? Where does our trash go? Especially because Halifax is almost an island. One of Halifax’s advantages is that is isolated Up to about 5-6 years ago there were no sewage ports all waste was put into the ocean To day Halifax’s water (fresh water) has had to come from further out from other lakes on the province o The water supplies that we use is surrounded by greenery which creates a natural filtration system
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