3rd annual European Social Ecology conference

  Dan Chodorkoff, from the Institute of Social Ecology (ISE) in Vermont, reports from the last conference of TRISE: I recently returned from Patras, Greece where I represented the ISE at the third annual conference of TRISE, the Transnational Institute for Social Ecology. The conference drew participants from 13 countries and four continents for four […]

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September 28, 2015

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How TRISE was started

  When the United Nations declared at the turn of this century that for the first time in human history the majority of people now live in cities and towns and that urbanization seems irreversible, the relevance of social ecology became even more evident. Our challenge is to recognize that cities must become ecological cities, […]

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June 12, 2015

What is TRISE?

  TRISE is a transnational network of intellectual activists founded in 2013. We seek to be a pan-European resource to all those concerned with the democratization of democracy. Our aim is to work across the entire Urban Question with both ecology and the development of urbanization as our main interests. Our activities are focused on […]

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June 11, 2015

Mission statement

This mission statement of TRISE was adopted at the first conference in 2013 and then slightly modified after the second one in 2014.   TRISE mission statement – Toward Democratic and Ecological Cities At the United Nations Rio + 20 world summit that took place on the environmental crisis, its failure forced both the official and unofficial […]

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February 11, 2015

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What kind of nation state for the 21st century?

  The form of political organization now known as the nation-state is a relatively recent invention in Western societies. This invention, the dominant form in the West, has been imposed on most of the world’s population, throughout the twentieth century, notwithstanding that it is based on a number of ideas and social attitudes totally alien […]

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February 10, 2015

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The Politics of Ecology and the Ecology of Politics

  Dimitri Roussopoulos asks us, in this keynote speech given in Oslo, September 27, 2014 at the “Ecological Challenges” conference, to consider the historical record of the State management to protect the natural environment from being damaged. He goes on to discuss political and social ecology and the pivotal role of building genuine and democratic […]

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