Adapting In Place

For most of the planet’s population, migration is not an option. Even as sea levels rise and deserts expand, resettling hundreds of millions or billions of refugees is not politically feasible. For those of us in the first world, dreams of ripping up our dirty infrastructure and replacing it with green, walkable cities is just that. We’ve got to learn to make do with what we have, where we are, and Sharon Asytk is offering an interesting class on the nitty-gritty of making the most of your region, and building a real community.

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  1. I like Sahron Asytk’s concept of adapting in place, even though the place I’ve chosen (the Sonoran desert) is a harsh environment without heavy energy use. I agree that massive relocation is rarely a good idea, and I live in the hope that solar energy will cool my house when needed. I ride my bike and use the lightrail to get to work several days a week, and after reading her post, I’m thinking about other ways to lessen my carbon footprint without moving back to Hawaii, where no air conditioning was needed.

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