Bioregions, the Mexican approach

Manuel De Landa stated:

“Today we know that neither nature nor cities are in harmony, that is, in a static state of equilibrium. Both natural and social structures emerge in a complex dynamic process, which may involve changes from one stable state to another , from a steady stable state to a cyclic stable state, to a more chaotic stable state. Cities are unstable eco-systems far from equilibrium. Historically, cities have always been parasitic entities; they have drawn on the countryside for their flow of food and human resources. Very few cities in the last ten-thousand years have survived more than seventy generations from this food parasitism. The main reason has been intensive agriculture and the concomitant erosion of the soil.”

The current study of the emerging cities of Mexico is considering the concept of  Bioregions, a method of regional analysis based on biophysical and environmental units. My interest is to confront the non-human dynamics and their integration with human landscapes such as cities.

Michoacan, Mexico. Ernesto Valero Thomas (EVTh)
Michoacan, Mexico. Ernesto Valero Thomas (EVTh)

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