Habitability as a commons: Fearing a tragedy of human(ized) nature

THIS POST IS PART OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE ANTHROPOCENE PROJECT—SEE THIS DESCRIPTION OF OUR SUBMISSION.   Some of the recent posts have made me think of the famous book written by Elinor Ostrom, “Governing the Commons.” Ostrom looks at the problem of

“Building ‘Equitable’ Urban Resilience: The Challenge for Cities.”

THIS POST IS PART OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE ANTHROPOCENE PROJECT—SEE THIS DESCRIPTION OF OUR SUBMISSION. CITATION: Steele, Wendy, and Nidhi Mittal. 2012. In Resilient Cities 2, edited by Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, 187–95. Local Sustainability 2. Springer Netherlands. ON-LINE AVAILABILITY: http://link.springer.com.ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-4223-9_20. ABSTRACT: Cities and their institutions are key players in building urban resilience to the […]

“What is ecological engineering?”

CITATION: Mitsch, W.J. 2012. Ecological Engineering, Vol. 45, pp. 5-12. ON-LINE AVAILABILITY: doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.04.013 ABSTRACT: Ecological engineering, defined as the design of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both, has developed over the last 30 years, and rapidly over the last 10 years. Its goals include

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of faculty at the University of Oklahoma dedicated to exploring the intellectual and ethical challenges raised by the Anthropocene. Through this blog we seek to foster and expand our conversation: by presenting our own reflections on the topic, and also by presenting readings from our various disciplines that we think contribute to the broad intellectual […]