The Future of Cities and the Circular Economy

Guest: 
Thad Miller
Date: 
11/15/2016

Thad Miller joins Heather Ross and Andrew Maynard to chat about the future of cities and the circular economy. This is the 3rd episode of the 5-part series: Innovation, Society, and the Circular Economy for the 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival. Please join the conversation at thinkdif.co, Twitter @futurethinkpod, or by adding your comments wherever you get your podcasts.

Show Notes
•Guest, Thad Miller: sustainability.asu.edu/person/thaddeus-miller/

•Read more on the circular economy here: www.theguardian.com/sustainable-bus…g-off-in-the-us

•Ecological Gentrification: what is it? Read about it: critical-sustainabilities.ucsc.edu/environ…cation/

•Recent studies have shown that Uber and Lyft drivers have shown discrimination in use of their technology. Read more here: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/20…and-lyft-drivers

•Heather discusses the Clay Christensen model of disruption. Read more: hbr.org/1995/01/disruptive-te…ies-catching-the-wave

•Portland now has a pilot program for compost pickup. Can we expect other cities to follow suit? Read more here: www.oregonmetro.gov/news/portland-r…date-businesses

•Portland passed a resolution banning construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure within city boundaries. Where does Portland get the authority to do this from? Read more: koin.com/2016/11/13/portland-…ssil-fuel-terminals/

•Whole Foods in Detroit. What can we learn from this story? Read more: www.slate.com/articles/life/food…sm_racism_and.html

•Urban farming in Detroit means communities are working to find the most efficient ways to use the resources around them. Read more: nextcity.org/features/view/detr…riculture-proposal