Susan Krumdieck, speaking at the Australasian Permaculture Conference (APC11)
in Turangi, New Zealand, April 2012
Photo © PRI
Susan Krumdieck is an Associate Professor working in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally gaining her PhD in the U.S.A., her home country, Susan decided to relocate to New Zealand, where her desires to be more proactive along sustainability lines would be less likely to end in job termination!
Susan has since used her position and considerable talent, and that of her students, to collect data pertinent to dealing with the plight of urban centres in a peak oil context.
Susan’s talk, below, is both highly interesting and amusing. It’s highly recommended you take the time to watch, and while doing so you’ll soon discover why she has had a strong influence on the local councils of several New Zealand cities (and elsewhere), helping them to see a little clearer the transitional path they must undertake. All power to you Susan!