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  • Andrew Ross Challenges Conventional Approaches to Urban Sustainability

    Professor Andrew Ross, who recently wrote the book, “Bird on Fire: Lessons of the World’s Least Sustainable City,” kicked off the Teaching Sustainability Workshop, a one-day retreat for faculty and instructors to integrate sustainability into the curriculum. In his keynote presentation, Ross explained why he chose to research Phoenix and how the keys to sustainability lie in social cooperation.

  • Toward a Sustainable Future (but who, exactly, is sustaining what?)

    I’d like to begin with two simple observations: 1) None of us has ever lived in a “sustainable” community or experienced a “sustainable” lifestyle.  And 2) When we try to imagine what a sustainable future might look like, we find that we are thinking (whether self-consciously or not) in literary terms.