City gentrification is interesting but less important than rural gentrification which is booming. Popular or trendy regions where development and land use policies are not intelligently designed ahead of time turn into a big mess. There are no intelligent land use policies in 2016 by the way. Even if industry is limited by development policies, rural landscapes and land ownership tend to be overtaken by more income based individuals and organizations to the exclusion of land and community based individuals and organizations. It is an alternative version to what happened in rural Ireland under British imperialism.
Money based lifestyles win in the land ownership tug a war which removes the integral connection that drives an evolution of synergies. Just as reliance on money breeds respect for and deference to money, reliance on land and community breed respect for and deference to land and community. Remove the connection and you lose the relationship empowerment of cultural evolution to place and one another.
1. The photo above is of Kyrgyz mountain society which sustainably managed landscapes in one primary region for 4000 years before money and quota based society through off the balance.
2. As a point of reference for urban folks, here is Portland today: Losing Alberta: Gentrification in Northeast Portland
3. The best general term for those who get or hope for their sustenance and security from the land and their own community is Agrarians.
Any type of creature can be agrarian which is the beauty of the tribe…
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I don't believe in destroying what is here today. I believe in building a future that outperforms and solved inadequacies and failures of present and the past.
My driving intent and focus goes to empower the agrarian reality. I dream of and believe in the need for agrarian renaissance.
Agrarians are those rooted and sustained by the local landscape and community.
I believe that through agrarian success, the world can see a major shift in the human inflicted global ecological effect. We can see a symbiotic future that embraces, feeds on, and promotes ecological and cultural diversity. We can see people, through the natural living of their lives, effecting a rapidly regenerating global environment and reversal of longstanding global desertification.
Since we can, we should. Social engineering? well kind of, yeah. It is intelligent strategic paradigm development. Our civilizational paradigm tends to orient any and all diverse cultures to effect environmental harm/footprint. Therefore, we need to reorient the paradigm to naturally effect regenerative and symbiotic relationships with nature instead.
Agrarian society is in free fall as the paradigm orients cultures and societies around global financial economy with built in rewards and penalties (remember agrarian by definition is place and community oriented).
I believe it is not only possible but crucial to resuscitate and accentuate the infrastructure for global agrarianism and to do it in such a way as to enable renaissance/flowering.
That is my life's work, my passion, and what I live for and would be happy to die for any day of the week. This blog is my rough and in many instances unedited writings on the subject. These are not refined articles. They are a semi-formal journaling to log ideas I find important.
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