Ruralisation – integrating settlements and agriculture to provide sustainability

Is energy cheap?

Adaptation to cheap energy: Case 1: agriculture

Adaptation to cheap energy, Case 2: settlement: house

Adaptation to cheap energy, Case 2: settlement: car

Adaptation to cheap energy, Case 2: settlement: food

Will energy prices continue to be low? -- The Hubbert curve

Remaining resource use

The big rollover

Our energy future?

Why phosphorus?

The HEAP effect

A more scientific description

Linear flows of phosphorus

Linear flows of phosphorus (and nitrogen oxides)

The balance agriculture-settlement

The balanced agriculture-settlement: flows

Nutrient balance

Rule for sustainability 1: No storages

Rule for sustainability 2: Supprt your supersystem

The eco-unit 

The ruralisation scenario – definition of a scenario

The ruralisation scenario – assumptions

The ruralisation scenario – start point

Ruralisation – after 12 years

Ruralisation – after 25 years

Ruralisation – after 50 years

Ruralisation – after 50 years

The economy of ruralisation: limitations

The economy of ruralisation: Example of a calculation

Conclusion: Unsustainability of current urban structure

Conclusion: Restriction on distance

Conclusion: Imitate ecosystems

Conclusion: The border of the city is the development zone

Conclusion: Integrate agriculture -- settlement

A possible future?