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On Determinism and Self-Determination

Can we in good faith advocate localization and regional development as our economic realities are increasingly dictated by global financial interests? This power vacuum is being felt from communities, to cities, to states, to nations as decision making is increasingly…

In the shadows of booming cities, a tension between sunlight and prosperity - The Washington Post

  “And in some ways, shadows even turn light into another medium of inequality — a resource that can be bought by the wealthy, eclipsed from the poor.” Source: In the shadows of booming cities, a tension between sunlight and…

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On Urban Agriculture and Food Demand in Honolulu

Based upon a comment on the recent CityLab article, I ran some numbers speculating the potential for urban agriculture to meet food demand in Honolulu. Here is the result: According to a recent study (Loke & Leung, 2013) Hawaii consumes 660kg of…

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Registration open for our next Oahu Permaculture Design Course

We at the Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design have posted the dates and registation for out next Permaculture Design Certificate course. Permaculture is a design framework for sustainable human settlement and the course will cover the gamut from agro-ecological food…