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Organization for Regenerative Practices

by: Paula Torp

Organization for Regenerative Practices RS 303

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Paula Torp
CSU Pomona
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Lisa Nelson

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Paula Torp on Saturday October 3, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to RS 303 at California State Polytechnic University taught by Lisa Nelson in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see /class/218279/rs-303-california-state-polytechnic-university in Regenerative Studies at California State Polytechnic University.

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Date Created: 10/03/15
Study Guide for Newman et al Resilience RS 303 RS students will be familiar with many of the concepts and recommendations described in this book Our attention is primarily to consider how these ideas are playing out in southern California and in particular what kind of support exists in the many different municipalities of the region This study guide is more of an expanded outline of the book Students should understand the questions raised and be able to respond to them in writing and should be able to define and use the terms shown Chapter 1 What is resilience How does it apply to citiespg 12 How does it apply to rural areas Pg 12 last paragraph Why are cities a strategic focal point in dealing with problems ofpeak oil and global warmingpg5 2 Terms Development Redevelopment Ecological footprint pg 7 Quality of life pg 7 What reasons are given to move cities toward resiliency Pg 711 The authors refer to New York City s Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his initiatives for a green New York You can see the site that houses the progress report for the plan at htt wwwn c ov html lanvc2030 html home homeshtml NYC has planted a half million trees is about to launch a bikesharing program and over 13 of the taxis are hybrid among other accomplishments This year the Mayor has announced a green roof initiative and a plan to double the city s recycling rate Antonio Villaraigosa has also initiated quotGREEN LA and claims reaching the Kyoto targets 4 years ahead of schedule and that 10 of energy comes from renewable sources Is he talking about city government or the city as a whole Ifyou compare the public quotgreenquot face of NYC and LA what differences do you see Are they important See wwwgreenlacom39 and ht wwwcilacaus ma or villarai osa lan Ener andEnvironment LACITY 0 04467htm Chapter 2 As of March 20 2012 a barrel of crude oil was priced at 10727 and the average pump price for gasoline was above 4 in California 7 other states and Washington DC Wyoming the lowest price was at 345 Place these numbers in the context of the authors discussion of Peak Oil Here are USEPA climate change numbers for temperature changes over land and sea ht wwwe a ov climatechan e science recenttchtml Terms Global governance Peak Oil pg 19 Hubbert pg19 bottom IEA International Energy Association http wwwieaorg ASPO International Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas wwwpeakoilnet Natural gas Biofuels Rate of decline Look at the authors discussion of alternatives to oil and oil production Do you agree with their discussion in all or in part Any disagreements What kind of responses do you think need to be made given the remaining uncertainties about the rate of decline in oil and gas supplies Which level of government would you like to see take the lead Chapter 3 Four Scenarios Collapse suburbs abandonment fear crime loss of law and order Ruralized authors like some scenarios don t like others Which are which and what are reasons given Do you agree Boo on individualized permaculture because it would seem to call for more sprawl Divided Some privileged gated communities do well while the rest collapses Resilient Everyone has access Transit walking green infrastructure linked ecovillages new technologies business paradigms culture of utilities and infrastructure city management and quotevery householder needs to be a part ofit Do you agree that the resilience scenario is the only hope Chapter 4 Vision for Resilient Built Environment 1 Renewable energy for region and buildings 2 Carbon neutral homes businesses neighborhoods 3 Small and neighborhoodbased systems ofpower water and wastewater 4 Production oflocal food and fiber in a city s green infrastructure 5 Capture and harvest from waste streams for energy and materials 6 Localized economy and sense ofplace via understanding of renewable energy 7 WalkableTransit for all supplemented by electric vehicles How would you rank order these vision items in terms ofyour interest or sense of desirability Be able to explain your answer Chapter 5 Hope for Resilient Transport NH 914 539quot gt19 Transit that is faster than traffic in all major corridors Viable centers along the corridors that are dense enough to service a good transit system Walkable areas and cycling facilities that can mean easy access by nonmotorized means Services and connectivity at most times of day and night wo time wasted Phase out freeways and phase in congestion taxes that are directed backinto funding of transit and walkcycle facilities and traffic calming measures Improve vehicle engines esp toward electric Regionallocal governance to enable plans and funding for green transport How would you rank order these vision items in terms ofyour interest or sense of desirability Be able to explain your answer Chapter 6 10 Strategic steps for a resilient city 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 vision implementation strategy Learn on the job Target public buildings parking and road structures Build TOD POD and GOD together Transition to resilient infrastructure Use prices to drive change Rethink rural regions w reduced oil dependence Regenerate households and neighborhoods Facilitate localism 0 Use approvals to regulate for the postoil transition Be able to explain what the authors want in each of these items


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