Designing a “Perma-Circular” Economy in the City of Los Angeles

christian-arnspergerLast Summer (2016), L.A. Eco-Village hosted a fascinating public talk with Professor Christian Arnsperger of the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Christian has an endearing love for Los Angeles, always intriguing to hear about from Europeans who are not here just for the “Disneyland” type attractions.

Rather he, like many of us who live and thrive here, Christian has a vision and a plan for transforming Los Angeles in the next 50 years, utilizing permaculture principles, into what he is calling a Perm-Circular Economy. Why not? we ask. Many know that passion, combined with vision, planning, commitment and perseverance can make anything happen! Right?

So, here’s how Christian starts out his blog on this inspiring topic:

“It’s kind of a dream idea. A bit crazy, in fact — the stuff utopian ideas and innovations are made of. You might call it a thought experiment. On a massive scale.

I want to call it Ecovillage L.A. 2066.

The question: What if, 50 years from now, Los Angeles were organized and inhabited as an ecovillage, or – more to the point – a federation of ecovillages?”

Read on about Christian’s vision and plan for our future here.

And read his other fascinating blog posts on Permacircular Horizons

If you’re an LA visionary who wants to join with others to move forward on this new way of living in Los Angeles, let me know! And be sure to add your thinking on this topic to Christian’s blog.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: BARE WITH ME WHILE I GET SOMEONE TO HELP ME GET BETTER AT FORMATTING THESE BLOGS. IF YOU’RE THE ONE, I’M READY FOR YOU. LOIS

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One thought on “Designing a “Perma-Circular” Economy in the City of Los Angeles

  1. Hi there Lois,
    Just seeing this now, two weeks after it’s been published. Thanks for the post about my post! I’d LOVE to continue this discussion on Ecovillage L.A. 2066 — I know it’s a crazy idea but heck, that’s what any utopia is, and we have to start somewhere to get anywhere. Maybe L.A. won’t quite become an ecovillage just yet, but the perma-circular principles I cherish can get us somewhere better, regardless. We hope to be back to see you guys next July — would love to have a new talk. Possible?

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