After I wrote Evolving Suburbia I came across this talk on and found it interesting to here David go into more detail than in the initial video I posted. These are all availible on You Tube, but can be a bit hard to track down, though deepgreenvideo has them all up and I am using their uploads. Also, you can find the text to the paper that covers the same topics on Post Carbon Institute’s Energy Bulletin. Total time for the talk is a bit over 90 minutes, the first 45 is a very nice summary of permaculture, and a high level overview of David’s book Future Scenarios. Starting about part 5 or 6 he really starts to hone in on suburbia. Specifics remain light, again the answers will be individual and organic, but his tactic of following 4 “homes” from the 1950’s to the early 2000’s is rather fun to watch.
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