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Guest: William Powers, author of New Slow City: Living Simply in the World’s Fastest City.: About the book:
Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Power...

Guest: William Powers, author of New Slow City: Living Simply in the World’s Fastest City.: About the book: Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Power...

A partir deRelationships 2.0 With Dr. Michelle Skeen


Guest: William Powers, author of New Slow City: Living Simply in the World’s Fastest City.: About the book: Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Power...

A partir deRelationships 2.0 With Dr. Michelle Skeen

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49 minutos
Lançado em:
Jan 7, 2015
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About the book:
Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve by Twelve. Could he live a similarly minimalist life in the heart of New York City? To find out, Powers and his wife jettisoned 80 percent of their stuff, left their 2,000-square-foot Queens townhouse, and moved into a 350-square-foot “micro-apartment” in Greenwich Village. Downshifting to a two-day workweek, Powers explores the viability of Slow Food and Slow Money, technology fasts and urban sanctuaries. Discovering a colorful cast of New Yorkers attempting to resist the culture of Total Work, Powers offers an inspiring exploration for anyone trying to make urban life more people- and planet-friendly.

About the author:
Powers new book New Slow City offers an inspiring exploration for anyone trying to make urban life more people- and planet-friendly.

Born and raised on Long Island, William Powers has worked for over a decade in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa, Native North America, and Washington, DC. He is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and is on the adjunct faculty of New York University. A third generation New Yorker, Powers has also spent two decades exploring the American culture-of-speed and its alternatives in some fifty countries around the world. He has covered the subject in his four books and written about it in the Washington Post and the Atlantic. An expert on sustainable development, he is a freelance writer and speaker. More information on his work can be found here: www.williampowersbooks.com.

Contact William directly: bill@williampowersbooks.com.
Lançado em:
Jan 7, 2015
Formato:
Episódio de podcast