David Orr: Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World

  • 27 Mar 2013
  • 7:00 PM
  • Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA

Dickinson will host The Oberlin Project's David Orr in an event open to the PERC community. 

Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College, has published a number of widely read books on humans' relation with nature, including Hope is an Imperative, Down to the Wire, Ecological Literacy and Earth in Mind. Orr is one of the organizers of The Oberlin Project, a 'full-spectrum' sustainable development project that is a partnership among the town of Oberlin, Ohio, Oberlin College and others.

Black Swan events are those with low or unknown probability, but high and long-lived and often global impacts. They affect financial markets, climate, public safety, and human health and more. This public lecture is about how we begin to design communities, regions, and nations to improve resilience and prosperity. We will examine one case study, the Oberlin Project, and the National Sustainable Communities Coalition.

More event information is available here.

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