Progressive bioregionalism and agropolitan development
04/23 at 11:39 AM
The Global ARC presented at a Project New Village event, Sat. April 21, 2012, in celebration of Cesar E. Chavez. To learn more see: http://www.theglobalarc.org/images/uploads/cecitinerary.jpg
To download the ppt shown by The Global ARC at the Project New Village celebration, click here
To access the Vacant Lot Survey, click here.
Highlight of the Presentation.
Results of the survey of all vacant lots in Southeast San Diego (n = 591), and their suitability for use as community gardens.
The Broader Context:
Problems arising from climate change, peak oil, peak fresh water, mounting economic and ecological stresses, unhealthy food systems and living conditions are combining in troublesome ways.
These problems are (1) stressing institutional, fiscal and management functions to the breaking point, and (2) creating conditions ripe for “rooted” agropolitan development based on localization (sustainable place-making using local social, economic and bioregional assets)
SESD has a favorable geographic location, and advantageous mix of diverse cultures, creative leaders, entrepreneurial nonprofit orgs, centers of education, and ecosystems.
SESD’s neighborhoods are well positioned to advance urban agriculture; the time is right to rally around a vision of "agropolitan development” (progressive bioregionalism). PNV and others are leading the way.