Permaculture Realized Podcast Episode 9, City Permaculture, Design of Urban Landscapes with Levi Meeuwenberg

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Episode 9, City Permaculture, Design of Urban Landscapes with Levi Meeuwenberg

      

 

Today’s episode is a little unique because there is no guest to interview. Instead I’ll be sharing some of the many take-aways from a recent Advanced Permaculture Design Course I took in Akron, Ohio.

This will be a way to help share and spread good ideas, as well as a good process for me to review my own notes and become more familiar with the material.

Topics Covered:

  • Common Issues of Cities
  • Resource Use
  • Water Management
  • Transportation
  • Integrated Diverse Housing Clusters
  • Multi-use Districts
  • City-Country Relationship
  • “The Stranger”
  • Pattern Language
  • Community Political Voice
  • Human Scale City
  • Reclaim the Streets for People not Automobiles
  • Curitiba, Brazil – A Case Study
  • Soil Remediation
  • Combined Storm – Sewer Systems
  • Ground Water and Run-off
  • Retention Basins and Rain Gardens
  • Blackwater Constructed Wetland
  • Co-Generation with Biomass
  • District Heating
  • Solar Electricity
  • Firewood
  • Passive Houses

References from the Podcast:

A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander (1977)

The Permaculture Handbook by Peter Bane (2012)

Edible Forest Gardens by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier (2005)

 

 

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