Michael Harcourt, Chair of Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST), and Seth Klein, BC Director at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, were the final two presenters on a panel of four put together for our March workshop on rethinking growth and prosperity, De-growth: A Critical Juncture?. Harcourt discusses how, in the face of rapid population growth, developing urban spaces in a manner that creates a liveable and sustainable environment for city residents is vital and, in fact, presents a massive economic opportunity. Klein discusses the concept of "rethinking growth", and, he notes that, rather than focusing on degrowth, humans should rethink the idea of growth based on what people genuinely want and need.
Michael Harcourt on Changing How We Live in Cities
Seth Klein on Rethinking Growth