OPEN AND FREE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
Thursday 7 August 2008, 4- 5:30pm
Seminar Room, Centre for Innovation, 87 St. David St.
New Zealand has become increasingly dominated by ever-narrower, and ever more short-term views of land; whether associated with agriculture, forestry, or conservation. This dominant strategic direction has lead to lost opportunities, reduced effectiveness, energy-inefficiency, and an increasing risk of structural failure, particularly in light of the threats from peak oil and climate change. While these problems are recognised, the pursuit of solutions remains fixed within the paradigm that arguably produced them.
This presentation critiques the current Narrow, Cost-efficient, Engineered, Segregated paradigm, and posits an alternative Broad, High value, Multifunctional, Integrated paradigm for the future. Opportunities commensurate with that paradigm are discussed.
Chris Perley is studying toward a PhD in Sustainable Land Management through CSAFE, University of Otago. His background is in land use policy and practice across all land uses, with an interest in environmental philosophy.