Chapter 13: Deep innovation
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Building upon prior work in the social sciences, and more specifically in cultural and environmental sociology, I develop a framework for what can best support a culture of deep innovation, adequate to the task of preparedness for current and future climate emergencies. Deep Innovation in the Urban Anthropocene will necessarily involve a more sophisticated development of a several key practices, including urban agriculture and the unwinding of metabolic rift more generally, and creative and more equal use of green space, with the natural environment as a central organizing principle of the social system. These changes will, in turn, require a rethinking of institutional forms, with development of new hybrid types of governance, a flexible form of communitarianism, grounded in local communities yet networked with larger global political and non-governmental organizational structures.

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