UM Localization  LOCALIZATION         Syllabus for course or reading group
 

Below are materials for a course on localization. Additional readings are listed in two recent bibliographies and an older syllabus on decentralism. The course has been offered eight times between 2008 and 2014 at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment and is constantly being revised. We are interested in learning the changes you make. If you are willing, please share your insights at: localizationpapers [at] umich [dot] edu

   LOCALIZATION COURSE OR READING GROUP

Localization syllabus for half-term course  (updated 10 December 2014)

Localization syllabus and reading group guide  (updated 28 June 2013)

Localization bibliography  (updated 1 July 2013)

Flyer for announcing course  (updated 7 November 2014)

Meadows, D. (1994) Envisioning a sustainable world

Envisioning the near term  (updated 1 May 2014)

   TEXT *

  The Localization Reader: Adapting to the Coming Downshift (2012) The MIT Press.  

De Young, R. & T. Princen (2012) The Localization Reader: Adapting to the Coming Downshift. Cambridge: MIT Press

Download Introduction from ResearchGate

MIT Press    Review-1    Review-2    Review-3

Radio Ecoshock  interview

       
  The Localization Reader   Amazon   MIT Press   Barnes&Noble   Powell's   IndieBound

   DECENTRALISM COURSE (an older localization course offered at the University of Michigan)

Decentralism syllabus   [http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/86155]

Decentralism bibliography   [http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/86154]

Principles and techniques of decentralism   [http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/86156]

Functional requisites of localized settlements   [http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/86157]

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* All royalties go to two organizations that exemplify localization. Growing Hope is dedicated to helping people improve their lives and communities through farm gardening (growinghope.net) and People’s Food Co-op feeds a community with wholesome food and good work (peoplesfood.coop).

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