I love Gabriola—the kind people, the stories they have to share, the cedar-scented air and the surprising abundance …
– 400 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 640 Grams
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2012-05-17
The Resilience Imperative
Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy
by Michael Lewis & Pat Conaty
We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place compelled by the intertwining forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (Social, Ecological, Economic) Change as a prerequisite for replacing the paradigm of limitless economic growth with a more decentralized, cooperative, steady-state economy.
The authors present a comprehensive series of strategic questions within the broad areas of:
- Energy sufficiency
- Local food systems
- Low-cost financing
- Affordable housing and land reform
- Democratic ownership and sustainability.
Each section is complemented by case studies of pioneering community initiatives rounded out by a discussion of transition factors and resilience reflections.
With a focus on securing and sustaining change, this provocative book challenges deeply embedded cultural assumptions. Profoundly hopeful and inspiring, The Resilience Imperative affirms the possibilities of positive change as it is shaped by individuals, communities and institutions learning to live within our ecological limits.
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