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Global Attitudes of Rural Technical Inferiority as a Cause for Migration to Cities in the Non-Industrialized World

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Center for Global Studies
Main Library, Room 106
Dec 4, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Ann-Perry Witmer
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- Part of the CGS Global Migrations Series -


A global predisposition toward disengagement with rural societies not only has created a trend toward urban migration but has produced a snowballing loss of techno-diversity. In the same way, we recognize the value of biodiversity and seek to preserve plant and animal species that have evolved specifically to adapt to location and time, we need to recognize a need to preserve place-based technical thought – which we call innovative self-sufficiency. By collaboratively designing place-focused technical applications for rural societies, technical designers can better equip societies to preserve rural livelihoods, stabilize urban migration, and ensure sufficient food production capabilities to meet local population needs.

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