Category: Steps for Sustainability

  • Regenerating Sonora: Applying Regenerative Principles and Practices

    with special guest Christopher Casillas. POCACITO met Chris when visiting Superior, Arizona in 2019. We are so glad to have him join us online. Regeneration goes well-beyond agriculture. See how a small Arizona town is using regenerative principles and practices to better serve life in their community. By the end of this talk, you’ll be able to…

  • The Sustainability Profession: What’s Next?

    The sustainability profession was changing before Covid came along. Now it’s changing even more. Strategies we are used to (e.g. transit) are being replaced by new ones (e.g. telecommuting). Stand-alone sustainability offices and plans are disappearing. Integration is the new order of the day. We’ll review these changes and discuss what it means for people…

  • Step 3: Lay some vinyl

    Step 3: Lay some vinyl

    We began by scoping street art in Lisbon. We walked the stories, past and future, of Houston and Turin. Now, for our third step for sustainability, we explore the idea of resiliency, what makes a city resilient, and find ourselves wholly entertained by the sounds of Milan and Memphis.   [dropcaps type=”circle” bgcolor=”#E0E0E0″ color=”black” size=”50px”]R[/dropcaps]esiliency…

  • Step 2: Go for a walk

    Step 2: Go for a walk

    We began the Steps for Sustainability in Lisbon, seeking inspiration from street artists on how to reimagine cities. Our next step takes us to Turin and Houston, two cities whose pasts are influential in defining their paths toward a post-carbon future.

  • Steps for Sustainability: First, get some spraypaint

    Steps for Sustainability: First, get some spraypaint

    The streets of Lisbon are covered in art, at least according to advocates of the cultural iconography sprayed, stenciled, and sculpted across os bairros, the neighborhoods, of Lisbon. Others, in blinding contrast, view street art as unsolicited social commentary indulged by wasted resources and unrealized potential. If they only knew… Images courtesy of Bordalo II,…