XVIIIth International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (Society for Human Ec)
|Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2011||End Date/Time: Apr 23, 2011|
|Abstract Submission Date: Nov 01, 2011|
Human Responsibility & Environmental Change: Planning, Process, and Policy
The subject matter of human ecology is as old as human existence. Ever since humans first conceived their surroundings, there has been some kind of human ecological perspective in the world. Identifying and giving words to what is, or was, or never will be again is the foundation of historical consciousness. Imagining future possibilities: what could be or should be is the extension of human intentionality forward in time through problem solving, creative action and ethical concern. This is the essence of human ecology, and thus the study of these phenomena and relationships is vast.