It was a very productive seminar for “Sustainable Practices” today since we got to debate on three different positions regarding the nature of the “city as an ecosystem”. The students got divided into groups which had to defend the positions of three books: “Cradle to Cradle”, “Metabolic City” and “Panarchy”.
After discussing about their view of the subject, each group chose two people to be their representatives and present their arguments. The debate was very interesting and everyone enjoyed watching the different opinions “battle” each other. In the end, a vote was not taken to decide the winner because it seemed that everyone would vote for their teams(!), but all the arguments were very strongly presented and elaborated on.