Date: Friday 28th May – timing to fit with west coast partners (GMT shown)
- 1600-1730 – panel discussion & dialogue
- 1730-1830 – interactive workshop with potential co-authors
Panel: Alberto Mataran (Univ Granada): David Fanfani (Univ Firenze): Amy Lerner / Keith Pezzoli (UCSD): Adriana Arias / Jorge Arrendondo (UABC Mexicali): Rob Thayer (UC-Davis): Gianluca Brunori (Univ. Pisa): Daniela Poli (Univ. Florencia):
Who is it for: Bio-regional researchers & policy innovators
IN a world of climate chaos and disruption, the bio-regional is a logical solution – for a circular economy of resources, food-health democracy, sustainable ecosystems which avoid future pandemics, and liveable communities.
But – all around, powerful forces push in other directions – global finance and supply chains, international migration, extraction and privatization of water / energy / materials… Meanwhile the vulnerability of cities and peri-urban sprawl grows, facing every natural disaster – fire, flood, drought, heat, storm, tide and hurricane…..
So the bio-region has never been so crucial and so challenging. We need to raise the game, to explore the potential of social innovation & policy learning, for a ‘collective bio-regional intelligence’. So this Conversation focuses on 3 main questions –
- How would a bio-regional 3.0 look on the ground (in Manchester or similar) in 2050?
- What are the possible implications of the pandemic & what can we learn?
- Which pathways could lead towards such a ‘collective bio-regional intelligence’?
And then – how to take this forward, with new writing, resources, funding etc?
We look forward to discussion leading towards action…
Previous work: a scoping session in late 2020 was hosted by UABC Mexicali https://www.facebook.com/fadmexicali/
- this work builds on the edited book – Bio-regional planning & design
- also on the work of the San Diego Centre – https://bioregionalcenter.ucsd.edu/
Materials: bio-regional & eco-urban materials