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The End Of Suburbia (as we know it) Trailer
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Trailer for movie End of Suburbia. Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too has the suburban way of life become embedded in the American consciousness. Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream.  Entire movie here on YouTube.

EarthSayers Gregory Greene; Mathew Pavone; Barry Silverthorne
Date 1/31/2011 Format Trailer
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Architecture and Green Building More Details
The Demographic Transition Theory by Kim Smith
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Published on May 27, 2016

Portland Community College Sociology Instructor Kim Smith explains the complexities of the Demographic Transition Theory, along with its risks and policy implications.  
EarthSayer Kim Smith
Date unknown Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection What is Sustainability? More Details
Investments in Ag Tech on the Rise
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The CSR Minute hosted by John Howell

Published on Jun 14, 2016

Food production is lagging behind global population growth, due to increasing demand and flat crop yields. One obvious answer to the question of increased agricultural efficiency is new technology. In today’s farm country, drones map fields, software locates underground water and sets plans for planting, and tractors are loaded with electronic gear. Using big data requires big bucks, and investment in digital tools for farming is on the rise. 

Read more here.  

EarthSayer John Howell
Date unknown Format News
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Farming and Food Production More Details
Refugee Crisis: The Cost of Compassion by Jessica Vaughan
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Published on Jan 14, 2016

"Our compassion has to be backed up by our wallets.Jessica M. Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, on the costs of aiding Syrian refugees.
Watch the full Intelligence Squared US debate here.

EarthSayer Jessica Vaughan
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Culture and Consciousness More Details
The Walkable City by Jeff Speck
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How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" -- by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference. Published on Oct 14, 2013

Mr. Speck talks about Portland, Oregon and it's early (1970's) commitment to bicycles and walkability. He has spoken in Portland, Oregon and remains a strong supporter of Portland's "new way."

Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at here.

EarthSayer Jeff Speck
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Portland Sustainability Leaders More Details
The Walkable City:Lessons from the U.S by Jeff Speck
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How promoting walkability can increase citizen well-being and create both business and more liveable urban environment? How do we get people to walk and ride bikes instead of choosing cars?

Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who advocates walkability and sustainable design. He is also author of the bestselling book: "Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time". 

This video was recorded on 8th of April 2015 in Lahti, Finland. The event was organised by Aalto University Professional Development, The Regional Council of Päijät-Häme and the City of Lahti. It was partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Published on Apr 9, 2015

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EarthSayer Jeff Speck
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Health and Wellness More Details
The Planetary Society by Bill Nye
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Published on Nov 11, 2014, Bill Nye is William Sanford "Bill" Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer, best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–98) and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

EarthSayer Bill Nye
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection BSR Conferences More Details
Sustainability for All: by Jonathon Porritt at TEDxExeter
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Sustainability for All: by Jonathon Porritt at TEDxExeter (June 7, 2013)

Jonathon Porritt, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.  He is Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, the UK's leading sustainable development charity.
He is Co-Director of The Prince of Wales's Business and Sustainability Programme, was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth (1984-90) and co-chair of the Green Party (1980-83). In 2009 he stood down as Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission after nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers.

EarthSayer Jonathon Porritt
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Innovation and Sustainability More Details
Education for Sustainability by Second Nature's Dr. Cortese
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Second Nature, a national non-profit based in Boston, works to create a healthy, just, and sustainable society by transforming higher education.

We envision a world in which all current and future humans are healthy, live in socially vibrant communities, and are personally and economically secure within a flourishing and sustainable life support system. Uploaded on Mar 30, 2011
EarthSayers Dr. Anthony Cortese; Michael M. Crow; Martha Kantor
Date unknown Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Sustainability in Higher Education More Details
Putting housing at the center of urban strategy Dr. Joan Clos
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As the world grapples with what some have deemed “the age of urbanization,” affordable* housing has become a great concern. Dr. Joan Clos, executive director of UN-Habitat recommends that housing should be a big part and at the center of the urban planning and design conversation. He means by that, that housing should come back to the center of the urban strategy: urban planning, design, and urban strategy. Published on Mar 19, 2015


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"Affordability, as defined by the authors of a recent MGI report on affordable housing,1 is the threshold of financial burden that an individual household will bear—about 30 percent to 40 percent of income." 
EarthSayer Joan Clos
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Architecture and Green Building More Details
 

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