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  1. 7 Billion: It’s getting crowded in here!

    High density living is great for the environment, right? But what does it do to our heads and hearts? The Australian psyche was moulded by the myth of the ‘wide brown land’, so what might life packed like sardines look and feel like? With the world’s seven billionth person about to be born, can we learn from the Asian megacity experience? And will we still be sharing a cup of sugar with our neighbours? As the population debate gets mental, we’re going in search of the soul in urban sprawl. A forum featuring Bernard Salt, Kim Dovey, Helen Killmier, and Sein-Way Tan, hosted by ABC Radio National’s Natasha Mitchell at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.

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  2. Future Tense: Design Fiction

    Fictitious futures, virtual development and visual language Hypothetical development, design fiction and The Noun Project. Three ideas that are about construction and design, but not in a bricks and mortar, or ink and paper kind of way.

    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/futuretense/stories/2011/3302237.htm

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  3. Orion Magazine presents James Howard Kunstler: The Future of American Cities

    As the climate warms, oil disappears, and the economy shakes and shifts, how will our urban places adapt? Will density and communal living be important tools for human resilience, or will city life become costly and unworkable—or even unlivable? Listen to Kunstler share his forecast for the American city, elaborate on his feature in the July/August 2011 issue of the magazine, and answer listener questions.

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  4. KQED: Population

    There’s a consensus that Earth doesn’t have enough resources to support the world’s growing population — but there’s disagreement about the root of the problem. Some think the problem lies with the growing third world, others that it is the consumption habits of the developed nations that cause the problem.

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  5. Cities, Design and Climate Change

    With cities contributing upwards of 75 per cent of global carbon emissions, urban design is increasingly important when planning for climate change. This discussion examines the creative urban design solutions coming out of the world’s cities. Saskia Sassen is Robert S Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Richard Sennett is professor of sociology at LSE and NYU. Jonathon Porritti s the chair of the sustainable development commission and founder and director of Forum for the Future.

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  6. Scaling Up: From Buildings to Communities

    Futurist Peter Schwartz leads a diverse panel discussing the building of green communities in China and throughout the world.

    They explore how to make a city that is environmentally sustainable, economically feasible, and culturally appealing.

    http://fora.tv/2009/05/01/Scaling_Up_From_Buildings_to_Communities

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  7. KQED Forum - Biodiversity and Our Future (w/ E.O. Wilson)

    Harvard entomologist E.O. Wilson joins us to discuss his new book, "The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies." Wilson is faculty emeritus in the department of entomology at Harvard University and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction.

    http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R905110900?itemMD5=ae221a42440d262171d77ea407e7ca58

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  8. SXSW 09 - Designing For Irrational Behavior

    The core of sustainability efforts is behavior change, understanding patterns of behavior and developing models for motivating sustainable behavior change. This approach assumes a rational response from the consumer. However, most decisions are irrational. This panel will examine how to motivate people to make sustainable changes by appealing to their emotions instead. This panel is sponsored by frog design.

    Peter Whybrow, UCLA Semel Institute

    Robert Fabricant, Frog Design Inc

    Jeffrey Bardzell, Indiana University

    Jen van der Meer, Drillteam

    http://sxsw.com/node/1492

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  9. Compostmodern ‘08: Adam Webach

    Adam Webach, CEO Saatchi & Saatchi S, discusses the sustainability revolution (and WalMart as a force for change in product and cultural improvement).

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  10. The future of food: can we eat our way out of total confusion?

    Has food been replaced by nutrients; and common sense by confusion? Once upon a time we ate food. Now we eat nutrients, embedded in food-like substances, like yoghurt fortified with omega-3 or bread rolls infused with anti-oxidants. Are foods like carrots, broccoli and chicken better for you before or after they take a trip to the food processing plant? Do we need more nutrients in our diet or is it all getting out of hand? And are scientists to blame for all this confusion? ABC´s Paul Willis hosts this lively public forum with: Michael Pollan, a food writer and professor of journalism at the University of California Berkeley and author of In Defence of Food; Professor Mark Adams, dean of agriculture, University of Sydney, an expert in sustainable agriculture; Dr Ingrid Appelqvist, team leader for the CSIRO´s designed food research program.

    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bigideas/stories/2009/2448999.htm

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