Thursday, January 23, 2014
Week 1 Post
This semester, I would be really interested to learn more about what's being done to aid the movement towards urban sustainability by different groups or committees, whether that be government, non-profit groups, or other activists in the field. I am well aware of the different obstacles that are presented to people who strive for change and a more globally sustainable environment for future generations to live in. I understand the impact that money has and the grasp that huge corporations have over politicians and political procedures in this country due to the disproportionate amount of wealth the corporations command. However, I am very interested to find out the ways that certain people are working towards change, and mainly how they're maneuvering these obstacles constantly presented. Furthermore, I'd be interested to learn a little more about the history of urban sustainability, for instance how the current situation that has grown so heavily under fire became the way we live, and how it has been changed, for better or worse, since awareness of the serious implications of our style of living have begun to spread through the country, as well as some parts of the world.