Localization: Transitional Thinking for the New Normal

Department Numbers
Department 1: 
NRE
Number 1: 
564
Department 2: 
Environ
Number 2: 
462
Description: 

The drop in energy and material use may be 80% or more this century, a shift without precedent. While energy is a key driver, the seminar is not about energy policy, nor does it develop doom-and-gloom scenarios.  The seminar provides evidence for this premise but does not dwell on it. The seminar presumes that now is the time to envision responses, debate alternatives, and plan for the transition. The seminar focuses on crafting a wholesome, just, equitable, peaceful, and resilient transition. Throughout, members consider the local, regional, national, and even international dimensions of localization.


Credits

Minimum Credits: 
3
Maximum Credits: 
3
Undergrad: 
Yes
Graduate: 
Yes

Terms Offered

Fall Semester: 
Yes
Winter Semester: 
No