Journey of the Universe

Eco-Cities

July 28, 2019 Journey of the Universe Season 1 Episode 11
Journey of the Universe
Eco-Cities
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Journey of the Universe
Eco-Cities
Jul 28, 2019 Season 1 Episode 11
Journey of the Universe

This episode features a conversation on Eco-Cities with Richard Register.  Richard is a theorist and author working in ecological city design and planning who has initiated physical projects and municipal policies in the San Francisco area.  He was the founding president of the non-profit educational and research corporations Urban Ecology and Ecocity Builders.

Our host is Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author of Journey of the Universe and professor at Yale University.

In this conversation, Richard emphasizes an organic and evolutionary whole-city perspective to draw attention to the imaginative ways in which cities are being rethought and rebuilt around the planet for a flourishing, sustainable future. 

We hope you enjoy the Journey!

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What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe?

What roles do we play in Earth's history?

How do we connect with the intricate web of life?

This podcast series is part of a larger project called Journey of the Universe that invites us to reflect on these questions. It consists of a film, a book, a series of conversations, and online classes.  

The creators of the Journey project imagine that by knowing more about the universe and Earth we will also know more about ourselves. This may give us grounds for navigating our own journey in challenging times.  

How did we come to be part of this universe story?  

How do we belong and how can we participate in its future flourishing?  

This series is a gateway into exploring these questions. 

In these podcasts of the Journey of the Universe Conversations we will meet scientists and historians, environmentalists and teachers, gardeners and urban planners. All of them are reflecting on how we can be more fully alive in this context of participating in a universe story.

Connect deeply with these materials and more via the Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times Specialization, a series of Massive Online Open Courses hosted by Coursera and created by Yale.

To receive up to date announcements on new podcasts and Journey community offerings, subscribe to our newsletter.

Show Notes

This episode features a conversation on Eco-Cities with Richard Register.  Richard is a theorist and author working in ecological city design and planning who has initiated physical projects and municipal policies in the San Francisco area.  He was the founding president of the non-profit educational and research corporations Urban Ecology and Ecocity Builders.

Our host is Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author of Journey of the Universe and professor at Yale University.

In this conversation, Richard emphasizes an organic and evolutionary whole-city perspective to draw attention to the imaginative ways in which cities are being rethought and rebuilt around the planet for a flourishing, sustainable future. 

We hope you enjoy the Journey!

--- 

What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe?

What roles do we play in Earth's history?

How do we connect with the intricate web of life?

This podcast series is part of a larger project called Journey of the Universe that invites us to reflect on these questions. It consists of a film, a book, a series of conversations, and online classes.  

The creators of the Journey project imagine that by knowing more about the universe and Earth we will also know more about ourselves. This may give us grounds for navigating our own journey in challenging times.  

How did we come to be part of this universe story?  

How do we belong and how can we participate in its future flourishing?  

This series is a gateway into exploring these questions. 

In these podcasts of the Journey of the Universe Conversations we will meet scientists and historians, environmentalists and teachers, gardeners and urban planners. All of them are reflecting on how we can be more fully alive in this context of participating in a universe story.

Connect deeply with these materials and more via the Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times Specialization, a series of Massive Online Open Courses hosted by Coursera and created by Yale.

To receive up to date announcements on new podcasts and Journey community offerings, subscribe to our newsletter.