What do SCORAI members think of Planned Obsolescence?

Harald Wieser I used the term design in a very broad sense, comprising both fashion and technology/engineering. In so far, I don’t think that the decisions made by designers and engineers are governed by different logics regarding product lifetimes (probably by different interests though, as many engineers regard designing for durability as a virtue). In Read more about What do SCORAI members think of Planned Obsolescence?[…]

Call for Participation in The North American Basic Income Congress

This news was shared by Michael Howard on our mailing list. The North American Basic Income Congress will be held at The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College 2180 Third Ave. New York, NY 10035 June 16-18, 2017, With a special event June 15 at Roosevelt House, 47-49 East​ ​65th St. Papers, panel Read more about Call for Participation in The North American Basic Income Congress[…]

Adelaide 3R Declaration 1 towards the Promotion of Circular Economy in Achieving Resource Efficient Societies in Asia and the Pacific under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The following document was shared by Ahmad Mahdavi. Asia and the Pacific is the most rapidly urbanizing and industrializing region in the world. The unprecedented scale and speed of the urban industrial transformation coupled with increased production and consumption has lifted millions of people out of poverty. However, this presents challenges for Asia-Pacific countries in Read more about Adelaide 3R Declaration 1 towards the Promotion of Circular Economy in Achieving Resource Efficient Societies in Asia and the Pacific under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development[…]

Halina Brown: “Sustainable lifestyles worth holding on to”

It is much harder to change consumption patterns that have already been established than to find ways to keep them from increasing. This is why I think that the growing middle class in the post-soviet Europe presents an opportunity to promote sustainable lifestyles. On the one hand, these are well educated people whose basic needs Read more about Halina Brown: “Sustainable lifestyles worth holding on to”[…]