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by: Paula Torp

SustainableCommunities RS450

Paula Torp
CSU Pomona
GPA 3.89


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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Paula Torp on Saturday October 3, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to RS450 at California State Polytechnic University taught by DanielYuhasz in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 35 views. For similar materials see /class/218280/rs450-california-state-polytechnic-university in Regenerative Studies at California State Polytechnic University.

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Date Created: 10/03/15
RS450 Sustainable Communities Spring 2011 Final Exam Study Questions Essay questions Closed notes Answer fully in complete sentences Use terms utilized in the course from the readings discussions and presentation lectures Cite specific points made in the course material for all answers You may use symbols to supplement any of your answers 1 Summarize your understanding of sustainability using models symbols characteristics design approaches language theory phrases and values N Compare the linear and systems views utilizing 3 different examples What are runaway loops What is a stabilizing loop Why is an understanding of systems essential to an understanding of sustainability E Sketch the systems loop of our dominant economy with appropriate labels What kind of a loop is it Explain how one part of the loop leads to the next 4 What do ecosystems marketplaces democracies societies and individual human beings have in common that makes them sustainable For each of these systems describe the common activities that contribute to their sustenance How are these designs similar to nature s design V39 What is the difference between conventional and emergent sustainability based on the ideas of William McDonough Ashok Khosla John Lyle Annie Leonard Janine Benyus Jane Jacobs Stephen Wheeler and the reading from Natural Capitalism and other course material What are points made by each Why must a clear distinction be made between the two 0 What does it mean to use Nature as a Model Identify and describe the characteristics of this approach as presented in class What is and what is not biomimicry according to Janine Benyus Give one example that meets the criteria of both Nature as a Model and biomimicry gt1 Brie y describe the oil network the industrial model and de facto plans What does each of these contribute to our understanding of sustainability Cite points made in The Stog of Stuff and The Corporation that contribute further 9 Discuss why there is resistance to certain sustainable ideas or practices Provide 2 examples from the course material of resistance to such efforts Who resisted and why did they resist What is the best way to overcome resistance 50 What is consilience and why is it important to the sustainability effort Provide one example of consilience and one example of a lack of consilience List at least 4 practices today from various disciplines that are considered sustainable Relate each of these practices to our discussion of empowering communities import replacement complex adaptive systems and macroevolution De ne and brie y discuss 1 environmental 2 political 3 socialcultural 4 economic and 5 humanbased sustainability Based on the course material how would you de ne the term sustainability What does the study of emergence evolution coevolution and macroevolution contribute to our understanding of sustainability Cite points made in class discussions and by Steven Johnson and Jane Jacobs in The Nature of Economies Brie y discuss why a particular understanding of history can contribute to unsustainable practices What constitutes a sustainable telling of history Include points made from class discussions about Charles Darwin s Theory of Natural Selection Jared Diamond s Guns Germs and Steel and viewing time and evolution as only linear Why is the collective conscious and the collective unconscious important to the study of sustainability List the various ways in which consciousness can be raised Cite examples from Real Bad Arabs and The Take and points made by Ray and Anderson from Cultural Creatives Malcolm Gladwell from Blinlg and Alexis DeTocqueville from Democracy in America to support your answer Utilizing points made from Cultural Creatives Blinlg and Reel Bad Arabs what would you consider to be the most effective ways of convincing the American public of the importance of sustainability Discuss how democracies and marketplaces can lead to sustainability Cite points made by John Schwarz in Illusions of Opportunity Jane Jacobs in Cities and the Wealth of Nations and Karl Polanyi in The Great Transformation Why is equality so central to an overall understanding of sustainability How does the concern with equality compare to the mainstream concern with energy savings and green technology Relate empowerment productivity and creativity to your answer Cite points made in certain readings and in Teaching 20 RIP A Remix Manifesto The Garden and The Take Why is it important to understand an economy in ecological terms Politics Culture Brie y describe an economy politics and culture in ecological terms


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