Thursday, December 01, 2005

recipe for local change

The Unplanner has been thinking about ways to kickstart local change, bringing local government in line with some of the seemingly far out results of energy scarcity.

My New Plan
A third way is needed here. We have to take the strengths of both techniques and combine them together to really be able to plan for Peak Oil, natural gas depletion, natural disasters, resource wars and so on. FEMA and the feds have shown little ability and inclination for effective planning. (...) The solution will have to be locally conceived. (...) Combin(ing) the actions of a group with the official structure of the local government. Both entities would work with each other to achieve the same goal (sustainability in my case) but focusing on different tasks and carrying out different actions. This arrangement keeps the city (or other jurisdiction) from overstepping its legal boundaries yet permitting the group from proposing and carrying out more “radical” elements such as a local currency, something an official city government would be more inclined to avoid creating.

Many good ideas.


At 7:49 PM, December 12, 2005, Blogger UNplanner said...

Thanks for the write up. I updated the plan, responding to comments made.


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