Category: Ruralism & Planning
Posted by Keith Pezzoli on June 11, 2011 at 08:32 AM
RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SAN DIEGO URBAN-RURAL ROUNDTABLE, June 6, 2011, Balboa Club, San Diego
Presented to Supervisor Ron Roberts, County of San Diego; Mayor Jerry Sanders, City of San Diego, and Secretary Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Ag
posted in Environmental & Public Health • Activism & Social Change • Grand Challenges • Just Sustainability • Bioregionalism • Ruralism & Planning • Publications, Reports, Conferences • Universities & Engaged Scholarship • Urban Development and Planning •
Posted by Kerry Williams on January 10, 2011 at 04:59 PM
In this post I share my conversation with Muriel Zeller, poet, former board member of MyValleySprings.com, and current member of the Calaveras Planning Coalition. We discussed the challenges of progressive rural, community-based planning.
Posted by Keith Pezzoli on December 03, 2010 at 07:29 PM
CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
Posted by Keith Pezzoli on October 18, 2010 at 02:35 PM
This post draws attention to a innovative, but struggling initiative to make the Sierra Nevada foothill forest lands sustainable. It is called the Calaveras Healthy Impact Products Solutions (CHIPS). CHIPS, in its first stages of developing local business solutions, accesses and utilizes small diameter wood and underbrush from private and public lands to create a chipped product for landscape mulch. Subsequent phases
anticipate manufacture of wood pellets, posts and poles, pressed logs, craftsman woodworking products, and energy generation.
Posted by Keith Pezzoli on October 18, 2010 at 01:55 PM
Saving the Sierra is a great web site worth browsing: http://www.savingthesierra.org/about
Saving The Sierra: Voices of Conservation in Action explores the geographic, political and philosophical boundaries of the new Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Through public media and citizen storytelling, the project documents community efforts to conserve the environment, culture, and economy of the Sierra Nevada. Saving The Sierra focuses on the challenges and successes of conservation in the rural and remote communities of the range that is home to more than two million Californians. The Sierra is also home to majestic Yosemite National Park, sparkling Lake Tahoe, and towering giant sequoias, as well as burgeoning resort developments and suburban style residential and commercial sprawl that threaten the sustainability of rural life and the environmental integrity of the region.
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