Stephen Polk, MA. Stephen is a 14 year social and ecological activist based in the Denver Metro area. He received his MA from the University of Colorado Denver in Political Science. His master thesis analyzed the political and practical dimensions of permaculture within Denver's collective community, the community in which he has called home for the last 12 years. Stephen has worked primarily on a community level addressing issues ranging from anti-oppression and truly affordable housing, to the construction of regenerative systems in communal settings. Stephen is a Core Candidate Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program.
December 19th, 2017 | 25 mins 11 secs
city planning, permaculture, safety net, systems theory
How might the city look differently if you were given more power to shape the contours of the cityscape, or to shape the available institutional fabric? How could our systems be organized differently politically? How could our systems be organized differently economically? What might a different economic system look like? And how could that economic system provide more material security, freedom, and more?