Book Launch: Degrowth in the Suburbs
Date(s) - December 6, 2018
Time - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Please join David Holmgren as he launches Degrowth in the Suburbs: A Radical Urban Imaginary by Dr Samuel Alexander and Professor Brendan Gleeson.
This book addresses a central dilemma of the urban age: how to make suburban landscapes sustainable in the face of planetary ecological crisis. The authors argue that degrowth, a planned contraction of overgrown economies, is the most coherent paradigm for suburban renewal. They depart from the anti-suburban sentiment of much environmentalism to show that existing suburbia can be the centre-ground of transition to a new social dispensation based on the principle of enlightened material and energy restraint.
This book will be launched by David Holmgren, co-originator of the permaculture concept, followed by a few words from the authors.