The following as used in a master class of a course on sustainable development, democracy and society.
For those of us who are not necessarily deeply informed about the unfolding climate/mobility emergency situation — and opportunities — in that part of the world, here is one way to dig in to the situation.
We start with our chosen short list of keywords in the hope of getting a little perspective on our top. Ours look like this — and in this order: climate / emergency / cities / mobility / action / plan / Iceland. With each additional word in order serving to narrow and focus the field and bring us closer to the specifics of our investigation.
Then if you happen to have a bit of time try this: Pop those words into Google in the indicated order, one at a time, starting at the beginning of the sequence (climate) and each time once there spend a bit of time thrashing around to get a feel for the field as it gains focus. And some sense of the dynamics.
Each time you add the next word in the sequence and do the same till you get all the way to Iceland. . . Now we start to know more.
I find the voyage fascinating, useful and in many ways humbling. The full run of the sequence chosen here can be found at http://bit.ly/33QE2op
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Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | http://bit.ly/2Ti8LsX | #fekbritton | https://twitter.com/ericbritton | and | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbritton/ Contact: email@example.com) | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)
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Let’s get a little perspective on our topic, in this order — climate / emergency / cities / mobility / action / plan / Iceland
If you have a bit of time try this: Pop those words into Google one at a time starting at the beginning of the sequence and then once there spend a bit of time to get a feel for the field. And some sense of the dynamics.
Each time you add the next word and do the same. Now you know more.