Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

Have questions? Need help? Ideas to share? Looking for collaborators? Discuss the Urban Resilience mission here.

Views: 246

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

perhaps we should be asking another question: do we want the urban unit to survive?
Why wouldn't we want the urban unit to survive?
the urban unit has to because everything except protected land in the future will be urban what we need is to renovate it now ans do smart building. if in a big city make tall building green houses have rain water catchers on all buildings that can go be filtered as a means for water when city water gets exposed to things and can be used as extra support in putting out fires. as well as solar and pedestrian power and where it isnt urban yet but its starting to build up build smart.
urban areas must be decentralised for equitable resources.conncentration of most resources is leading to overpopulation in the urban.

it is on this note that even the rural areas have to be considered in resource allocations.

ombajo edward-----kenya
The question of urbanization needs to be looked at in two different ways. In much of the developing world the last thing the planet needs is more people moving into cities that offer nothing but the hope of a better life. Conditions in the countryside may be abominable, poor housing, sanitation and prospects for a better life. Drought and pestilence may have wiped out what meager resorces these folks had. If these people stay in the countryside their future is nasty, brutish and short.Unable to support themselves these people flock to the cities lookling for non existing employment. In such places urbanization compounds and worsens their plight. In such places the better alternative is to restore a viable and sustainable rural and agrarian way of life and get these people back onto the land where they can sustain themselves. In such regions urbanization is not the right model. in the Western world, however, urbanization, or rather, re-urbanization may actually be a better alternative. In many North American cities, which were previously manufacturing centers, we have seen their populations plummet leaving vaste wastelands of empty lots and derelict buildings and many of the previous inhabitants spread out to suburban regions where they now occupy formerly agricultural lands and use huge energy resources to move about in their private cars. Here we would be better off if we could get these suburbanites to move back into the cities and revitalize them, returning parking lots and sprawl to farming or just reforestation. in other words, whether urban units should flourish or not depends on what part of the world we are dealing with. Lagos and Detroit are two very different worlds.

nomadHAR said:
perhaps we should be asking another question: do we want the urban unit to survive?
am just discovering also that the villages are going urban. how true this is depends on the view point.help me out of this observation.

ombajo edward

Urban Resilience is by definition “capability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant multi-hazard threats with minimum damage to public safety and health, the economy, and security" This is saying that we need to learn and think about bad things that could happen and solutions for it and also to think about the problems we have today and how to fix them.

Does innovation come out of disaster? I saw a lot of eco friendly objects in the " knew" Los Angelas.

The urban resilience really put into perspective of what a small group of EVOKE agents can do to improve the community.

What's so wrong living in the urban life/cities?

I need help understanding how they could suddenly sand board and they don't have enough agents hoping either.

I don't have any questions.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Latest Activity

N updated their profile
Sep 25
Sophie C. commented on Asger Jon Vistisen's blog post Stinging Nettle
"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
Aug 19
Meghan Mulvey posted a blog post

Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
Jul 6
Asger Jon Vistisen posted a blog post

Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
Apr 13
Jonathon McCallum posted a blog post

The meal

It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
Mar 10
Jean Paul Galea shared a profile on Facebook
Mar 1
Kevin posted a blog post

Future

FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
Jan 1
Namwaka Mooto posted blog posts
Jan 13, 2016
T D updated their profile
Sep 3, 2015
Brook Warner posted blog posts
Aug 25, 2015
Santiago Vega posted blog posts
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega commented on Santiago Vega's blog post Act 8
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega posted photos
May 5, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted blog posts
May 2, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted a photo

public servants

The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.
May 2, 2015
Brian Hurley posted blog posts
May 2, 2015

Follow EVOKE on Twitter




Official EVOKE Facebook Page




EVOKE RSS Activity Feed










© 2020   Created by Alchemy.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service