Reality Report: Interview with Noah Raford

July 17, 2009

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Image RemovedNoah Raford is an urban planner and the Director of Space Syntax Limited in North America. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and recently gave a talk at the London School of Economics titled “Collapse Dynamics: Phase Transitions in Complex Social Systems.” This show discusses how complex social systems become inflexible, leading to their collapse, and what strategies individuals aware of collapse might use to cope.

Noah’s website is Space The video and slide show of Noah’s talk can be found here, and a discussion about the talk on the Oil Drum is here.

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Jason Bradford

Jason Bradford has been affiliated with Post Carbon Institute since 2004, first as a Fellow and then as a Board Member. He grew up in the Bay Area of California and graduated from University of California – Davis with a B.S. in biology before earning his doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, where he also taught ecology for a few years. After graduate school he worked for the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Missouri Botanical Garden, was a Visiting Scholar at U.C. Davis, and during that period co-founded the Andes Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group (ABERG). He decided to shift from academia to learn more about and practice sustainable agriculture, in the process completing six months of training with Ecology Action (aka GrowBiointensive) in Willits, California, and then founded Brookside School Farm. While in Willits, Jason also instigated the creation of Willits Economic LocaLization (WELL) and

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