Aldo Leopold - Land Ethic

 Aldo Leopold’s seminal work, A Sand County Almanac achieved prominence around the first Earth Day in 1970, and has been reborn for Earth Day 50. The 2020 edition of this timeless writing meets a new generation of readers with an introduction by famed author and conservationist, Barbara Kingsolver.

“Aldo Leopold, a man who died before I was born, is part of my inner circle. I always look forward to cracking open his door, A Sand County Almanac, for another chat.” Barbara Kingsolver, introduction to A Sand County Almanac, 2020 edition

In A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold’s “The Land Ethic” essay is an appeal for moral responsibility to the natural world. Ethics direct all members of a community to treat one another with respect. A land ethic, Leopold wrote, “simply enlarges the boundaries of the community” to include not only humans, but also soils, waters, plants, and animals—or what Leopold called “the land.”

Leopold recognized that his dream of a widely accepted and implemented set of values based on caring—for people, for land, and for all the connections between them—would have to “evolve… in the minds of a thinking community.”

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Urban Planning Programs Rated

In my judgement there is no clear cut ranking of Urban Planning Schools. There are many University Program.  US News rates my old school UIC - University of Illinois at Chicago -  as number 5 ahead of Harvard and the University of Chicago.  

1. New York  University - Wagner

2. Cleveland State University - Levin

3. University of Southern California - Price

4. George State University - Young

5.  College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

5.   Arizona State University

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Flower Power

These flowers were shot with my camera phone, a two year old Google Pixel 3.  The photos are automatically uploaded to the web and can be organized into albums.

More Flower photos at:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/q9BxtFFieDHH5jwo8

I use the M3 system for my photos (Million Monkey Method).  The theory is that if a million monkeys take enough photos some of them may be worth sharing.


Sarasota Sister Cities

The Website for Sarasota Sister Cities is Sarasotasistercities.org

We have numerous photos online for Sarasota Sister Cities. You can view them by going to News on the website and then Photos.

Or you can go directly to: photossarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

Click the Links for the history of Sarasota Sister Cities.



Information about Sarasota Sister Cities Economic Development efforts can be found at sarasotasistercities.com.  I am the Vice President for Economic Development. If you have interest in locating or expanding your business in Sarasota please contact me at:

Craig Hullinger
941 312 1032