Syllabus

Below are materials for a course or reading group on the topic of localization. Additional readings are listed in the bibliography and in documents from an older course on decentralism. The localization course has been offered eleven times between 2008 and 2017 at the University of Michigan and is constantly being updated.

LOCALIZATION COURSE OR READING GROUP


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De Young, R. & T. Princen (2012) The Localization Reader: Adapting to the Coming Downshift. Cambridge: MIT Press.


Download Introduction from ResearchGate

MIT Press

Amazon



DECENTRALISM COURSE

(an older localization course offered at the University of Michigan)  [Deep Archive URL]

* All royalties go to two organizations that exemplify localization. Growing Hope is dedicated to helping people improve their lives and communities through farm gardening (growinghope.net) and People’s Food Co-op feeds a community with wholesome food and good work (peoplesfood.coop).