Friday, March 7, 2014
I have been teaching some Legal Studies courses at UCSC over the last couple of Quarters. It is good to see young people confronting the challenges ahead, and making plans for what they are going to do when they graduate. Getting a good job is high on the list, of course, but so is finding some way to help our society make progress on the immense economic, environmental, and social problems that we need to confront. On Wednesday, I mentioned the “Earth Summit,” held on campus yesterday. Today, let me alert you to an event being held tonight at the UCSC Kresge Town Hall.
At 6:00 o’clock this evening, you can treat yourself to a free vegetarian dinner and hear what I think will be an inspiring presentation by City Repair Project founder Mark Lakeman. He will be addressing the topic “Reclaiming the Commons: Uniting for Our Shared Future.”
City Repair began in Portland, with the idea that localization (of culture, of economy, of decision making) is a necessary foundation for sustainability. City Repair educates and inspires communities and individuals creatively to transform the places where they live. By reclaiming urban spaces to create community-oriented places, City Repair says we plant the seeds for greater neighborhood communication, empower our communities, and nurture our local culture.
Find out more at kusp.org/landuse.