Over the past century Earth’s once largely
rural population migrated to cities until
now over 50% are urban dwellers. In most
developed countries that number is over
75% and this momentum will continue as
developing countries progress. But can it?
Economic development crisis’ caused by
rural depopulation threaten the continuing
provision of diverse resources to urbanites.
The disjunctive layers of international,
federal, state/provincial, regional,
municipal and local governance create
vulnerability that make rural tragedies of
the commons inevitable. In that vacuum,
today’s remaining indigenous cultures
offer coherent local grounding-points
for aligning overlying governance and
recreating ecological sustainability.
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