2016 Woltz Symposium: Ecologies of Prosperity for the Living City

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On November 12th Professor Lister spoke on a panel titled, The Instrumental Commons: Agents and Operations of the Spatial as part of the 2016 Woltz Symposium: Ecologies of Prosperity for the Living City.

TABLE II: Of the threefold crises of the Anthropocene – ecology, economics and politics – it is the latter which must be re-conceptualized to reimagine nature and prosperity based on the interdependence between available resources and well-being.  The Instrumental Commons argues that equity is a driver of economic and social growth that builds empathic power through responsibility, stewardship, and sharing at progressive communal scales. What new political forms will recognize the needs of landscape infrastructure, wildlife, and urbanization – a conceptual evolution from the ‘right to the city’ to the ‘right to the planet’?