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Urban-Rural Dialogues on Degrowth
What’s this all about?
This Key Conversation will rethink notions of urbanity and rurality and, crucially, the need for regenerative relations between urban and rural areas. Acknowledging their intrinsic connectivities through infrastructures and flows of energy, materials, water, food, waste, humans, non-humans…
How can cities and agrarian spaces be mutually sustaining in a just degrowth society?
Degrowth politicises the exploitative relations between urban and rural areas, questioning the role of a global industry of resource extraction and food production. As a way of radically reimagining our economies and ecologies, degrowth is contesting the increasingly polarised dependency between areas of consumption, areas of extraction, and wasteland. Instead, it opens up the opportunity to rethink the political ecologies of urbanisation and rural development as ones of solidarity and reciprocity between the urban and the rural.