Reality Report: Daniel Lerch and Post Carbon Cities

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01 Feb 2008 |
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The Reality Report interviews Daniel Lerch, author of Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty, the first major local government guidebook on peak oil and global warming. The interview opens with a discussion of the responsibilities and roles of local government, where important decisions are made regarding land use, transportation, water systems, schools and emergency services. It reviews how systems thinking can be used to understand the impacts that "energy uncertainty" will have on basic government services, and covers what some local governments in the U.S. and Canada are already doing in repsonse to peak oil. Daniel has a Masters in Urban Studies, lives in Portland Oregon and is also a co-founder of The City Repair Project, an award-winning non-profit organization working on community public space issues.

Jason Bradford hosts The Reality Report, broadcast on KZYX&Z in Mendocino County, CA.


AudioDaniel Lerch on the Reality Report (audio) (length 47 min 38 sec): download, stream
Read transcript: English