8 | Module Eight | Arch 8561 | 2022


Energy + Mobility
Carrying Capacity + Proof of Concept / Systems Rough-Casting


“Real security, in other words, is inseparable from issues of energy policy; education; public health; preservation of soils, forests, and waters; and broadly based, sustainable prosperity.” |  David W. Orr”

“Sometimes innovation isn’t enough, the system must be totally transformed to respond to extreme disturbance. A system can become over-mature, calcified and slow to change in the face of disturbance. Resilient systems embrace disturbance, using it to ensure periodic transformation.” | The Meadowcreek Project

It is argued that the development of regenerative systems is the most promising method for ensuring a sustainable future – not merely conserving critical natural resources, but even enhancing them over time.” | John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies

Workshop Activities: Reflections + Exercises


[tr][th]Step[/th] [th]Action[/th][th]Activity[/th] [th]Note                                                                                                        .[/th][/tr]

[tr][th][/th] [th][/th][th]THEORY + PRACTICE TEMPLATE REFLECTION[/th][th][/th][/tr]

[tr][td]  A[/td] [td]REVIEW [/td] [td]Videos, Readings, Slide Shows Below[/td][td][/td][/tr]

[tr][td]  B[/td] [td]WRITE[/td] [td][btnsx id=”19989″][/td][td]Brief Reflection Post Only. A description of How to Write your Reflection is found Here[/td][/tr]

[tr][th][/th][th][/th][th]PROJECT EXERCISE[/th][th][/th][/tr]

[tr][td]  C[/td] [td]COMPLETE[/td][td][btnsx id=”19105″][/td] [td][/td][/tr]

[tr][td]  D[/td] [td]UPLOAD[/td] [td][btnsx id=”19993″][/td] [td]File Name: Module##_First/Last Name_Exercise Name[/td][/tr]

[tr][th][/th][th][/th][th]CLASS RESOURCES[/th][th][/th][/tr]

[tr][td][/td][td][/td][td][btnsx id=”19943″][/td][td]Instructor Special Uploads[/td][/tr]

[tr][td][/td] [td][/td][td][btnsx id=”19818″][/td][td]Miro Reflection Board[/td][/tr]

[tr][td][/td] [td][/td][td][btnsx id=”19819″][/td][td]Miro Project Board[/td][/tr]

[tr][td][/td] [td][/td][td][btnsx id=”19861″][/td][td]Miro Instructor Board[/td][/tr]

[tr][td][/td][td][/td][td][btnsx id=”19352″][/td][td]Thurs 2:30-5:30 PM CST | ID: 937 9088 0644 | Pwd: iGF85L [/td][/tr]

[tr][td][/td][td][/td][td][btnsx id=”19848″][/td][td]Takes you to the Student Share Google Drive Folders[/td][/tr]

[tr][td][/td][td][/td][td]All ‘Out-of-Class’ Activities (Theory Reflections and Project Exercises) are due by 12:00 Noon Thursday, on the Day of the Module Class [/td][td][/td][/tr]



This Weeks Workshop 

Welcome to Workshop Module 8. We’ll continue the dive into measurable systems and carrying capacity through individual exercise work. This will be an on-going iterative process that will continue through the end of the semester. This work is central to the practice of sustainability, as are guidelines and metrics. We’ll continue to explore the ideas and guidelines that feed + nurture sustainability.


Please provide a Brief Reflection on this modules exercise. Describe your thoughts and take-aways after doing the calculations. What are the opportunities offered by the site? What are the limitations?



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