I was glad to be able to listen online to Andrew Faust's talk about regenerating urban centers.
Applying permaculture principles to cities leads to many topics outside the scope of the usual permaculture design course curriculum. Functions and yields of this exploration include: the continuing education of PDC graduates; finding projects around which NYC Permaculture Meetup members can organize; finding ways students of permaculture can collaborate with the many NYC sustainability projects outside the sometimes insular permaculture community. There's also the challenge and opportunity to get into specifics of what has to be done, instead of glossing over generalities.
Following up on the theme of regenerating urban centers, how might NY State and NYC power itself while using less fossil fuels? There's no simple or single answer, of course, but here's an upcoming talk that might be of interest to members of this list. Food for thought or discussion, perhaps.
Mark Jacobson on Renewable Energy
Thurs. Nov. 15, 6 PM
The New School
the Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street).
Mark Jacobson has outlined a plan for the transition to renewable energy.m. at The New School. Jacobson is Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. His lecture is titled, "Addressing Global Warming, Air Pollution & Energy Security with Wind, Water & Sunlight: in New York, the U.S. & Worldwide."
The event is free, but you need to RSVP. Here is the link:
Jacobson and Delucchi published their article, "A Plan To Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables," in the 2009 issue of Scientific American. In 2011, they provided an update of this plan in a two-part paper in Energy Policy. For a summary of this article and links to the two PDF files containing this 2011 article, see:
For the Stanford University News Service summary of the 2011 article, see: http://news.stanf... This links includes a YouTube presentation by Jacobson.