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"Can Societies Power Down?" with John Urry
Start Date: 9/25/2012Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 9/25/2012End Time: 1:30 PM

Event Description
Professor John Urry will be speaking at Drexel University’s Center for Mobilities Research and Policy on the following topic:

"Can Societies Power Down, And If So How?"
An analysis of how western societies are confronted by the interdependent crises of offshore finance, energy insecurity and rising GHG emissions; of the obvious need to ‘power down’ societies; of some green shoots of a possible powering down; of the powerful forces which appear to preclude such powering down; and of the varied ways in which a powered down future may materialize.

John Urry is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of various works including After the Car (2009), Mobile Lives (2010), Climate Change and Society (2011), Societies Beyond Oil (2013). He is currently writing Offshoring (2014). He is co-editor of the journal Mobilities, with Mimi Sheller and Kevin Hannam.

This talk is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Drexel University Sustainability Council and the Urban Sustainability Forum at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Contact Information:
Name: Mimi Sheller
Email: mimi.sheller@drexel.edu
Skyview Room, 6th Floor, MacAlister Hall, 33rd & Chestnut Streets
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