Careful Careless: A System to Restore Ecological Systems in Cities

Jiayi Jin, Yuxin Wu

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Abstract

The philosophy of “do-nothing farming” proposed by Masanobu Fukuoka in his book ‘The One-Straw Revolution’, has had an enduring influence on new agrarian movements worldwide. And it inspired people all over the world to rethink their relationship with the natural system, from the choices that define our consumption patterns to the way we define land management. As we draw closer to the limits set by the earth, we need to re-evaluate our priorities based on climate justice, resilience, and sustainable growth. The paper investigates ‘Soil City’ as a nature-based, collective effort that prioritises eco-system services, and it proposes systems thinking with 4 ‘tools’ that will help people to remediate soil and restore ecological systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29
Number of pages32
JournalLo Squaderno
Volume65
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2023

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