Dr. Peter Victor, Professor at York University, was the first of four presenters on the panel put together for our March workshop on rethinking growth and prosperity, De-growth: A Critical Juncture?. Dr. Victor discusses the historical perspectives on growth and how concerns of humans pushing the capacity of the planet have been raised throughout the 20th century. He then provides us with his observations on trends and relationships, which exhibit that our growing economy has not necessary equated to an increase in quality of life and sense of happiness. Dr. Victor's insights prompt us to ask: what truly is the meaning of growth and progress in the 21st century?
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