In my hometown of Eugene, Oregon, the City has chosen to explore the issues of climate change and energy challenges through the lens of six topics –* Buildings and Energy
* Food and Agriculture
* Land Use and Transportation
* Consumption and Waste
* Health and Social Services
* Natural Resources While I agree that this will probably be very productive, I want to note that these are static areas that will be effected by climate change and peak oil. I would also like to see us explore these issues using dynamic inquiries like * What capacities do we have — or need to develop — to meet these challenges?
* What desirable possibilities could we realize while or through meeting these challenges? I posted a essay on this for the City’s project blog, exploring these — including a discussion of capacities connected to social capital, process, democracy and systems thinking. See http://bit.ly/EugBlog1