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5 Editorial Helen Castle 6 About the Guest Editors Jon Goodbun with Jeremy Till and Deljana Iossifova 8 Introduction Themes of Scarcity Jon Goodbun, Jeremy Till and Deljana Iossifova 16 Scarcity and Abundance: Urban Agriculture in Cuba and the US Andre Viljoen and Katrin Bohn 22 Cities, Natures and the Political Imaginary Maria Kaika and Erik Swyngedouw 28 Architecture and Relational Resources: Towards a New Materialist Practice Jon Goodbun and Karin Jaschke 34 Visualising Ecological Literacy Jody Boehnert 38 Invisible Agency Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider 44 Systemic Diagramming: An Approach to Decoding Urban Ecologies Ulysses Sengupta and Deljana Iossifova 52 Flexibility and Ecological Planning: Gregory Bateson on Urbanism Jon Goodbun 56 Error-Friendliness: How to Deal with the Future Scarcest Resource: The Environmental, Social, Economic Security. That is, How to Design Resilient Socio-Technical Systems Ezio Manzini 62 Can an Urban Community Independently Run Its Own Waste Services? Clare Brass, Flora Bowden and Kate McGeevor 66 Anthropocene Nights Benedict Singleton 72 Peak Oil and Transition Towns Rob Hopkins 78 Everything We Need: Scarcity, Scale, Hyperobjects Timothy Morton 82 Investing in the Ground: Reflections on Scarcity, Remediation and Obdurate Form Douglas Spencer 88 Almost All Right: Vienna?s Social Housing Provision Andreas Rumpfhuber, Michael Klein and Georg Kolmayr 94 Icelandic Initiatives Arna Mathiesen 100 Beyond the Scarcities of Affluence: An ?Alternative Hedonist? Approach Kate Soper 102 New York City (Steady) State Michael Sorkin 110 No Frills and Bare Life: Cheapness and Democracy Alejandro Zaera-Polo 114 Austeria: City of Minimum Consumption Daliana Suryawinata and Winy Maas 118 Mapping in Hackney Wick and Fish Island: Observation is Proposition Liza Fior 122 Norway Was Never So Poor! Edward Robbins, Christian Hermansen Cordua and Barbara E Ascher 130 The Collision of Scarcity and Expendability in Architectural Culture of the 1960s and 1970s Steve Parnell 136 counterpoint Is Sustainability Just Another ?Ism?? Hattie Hartman 141 Contributors

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Jon Goodbun is a writer, architectural/urban/design practitioner and academic. He is based at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster, where he teaches design, theory and is engaged in research. He is also a regular visiting tutor/critic at other schools, recently including the AA, RCA, Greenwich, UCA Canterbury, Brighton and the Bartlett. Jeremy Till is Dean of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the the University of Westminster and Professor of Architecture and Head of the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. He is also well-known for his work as an architect with his partner Sarah Wigglesworth with whom he designed the `seminal house and office, 9 Stock Orchard Street, (The Straw House and Quilted Office) which has received extensive international attention and received numerous awards, including the prestigious RIBA Sustainability Prize. Deljana Iossifova is an architect at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and holds a PhD in Social Engineering (Public Policy Design) from Tokyo Institute of Technology. She is currently an Our Common Future Fellow (Volkswagen Foundation) and Postdoctoral Fellow (Sustainable Urban Futures) at UNU-IAS.

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