Ph.D., Urban, Technological and Environmental Planning, University of Michigan
M.E., Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
B.E., Civil Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
We must learn to respond to diminishing material and energy abundance while we address climate disruption caused by our past consumption. This bio-physical reality is inevitable, indeed it may have already begun. What is not inevitable is the nature of our response. To have a gentler transition to durable living, we need a response that is ecologically, culturally and psychologically plausible. Localization is one such response. It plans for, motivates, and maintains deep, yet meaningful, behavior change starting with each of us, where we are, now.
The depth of the required change is unprecedented. It is needed, even overdue, but it will be hard. Transitions will be needed at many societal levels; my focus is on engaging and supporting behavioral entrepreneurs at the individual and neighborhood level.