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Building Cities of Gold Paperback – August 13, 2010
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About the Author
Barry Fitzgerald is an electrical engineer by training, who holds a masters degree in renewable energies and sustainable building design. He firmly believes the world is on the brink of a major positive revolution towards a more people-centric approach to life, and that the proliferation of local sustainable communities will be the catalyst. Barry lives in Cork, Ireland.
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Never before have I found anyone who can create a possible future that is so considerate of all of the complexities of modern life with the ease and balance that Mr Fitzgerald does. You really find yourself cutting straight to the chase on evaluating each aspect of your life and how you go about living it. So many times I found myself asking who am I doing it for, me and mine or some modern economic/political anomaly.
His ideas on community, global finance and education really got me going I haven't stopped challenging myself on them since.
Truly great stuff!!!
This book not only deals with the unsustainability of our current system but offers a solution which, in my view, is very doable albeit over a period of time. There is plenty of food for though to consider and some simple but great ideas on how we can change for the better and become more self reliant and less dependent on central government.
It's a very informative read which I have no hesitation in recommending.
I was completely taken in by his step-by-step process for achieving a better world. He tells the reader section by section exactly what is going wrong in the world, such as the Earth is to be exploited at all costs and waste is somebody else's problem to be dealt with. Fitzgerald writes about sustainability in the areas of career, economy, and education with true caring and knowledge. I am just touching the tip of the iceberg here, though. There is so much more.
I also enjoyed Part Two, which tells the story of how such a community came to being. It was by complete happenstance that a few people started a new way of life that spread through the town of Hill Valley Plains like wildfire. Within five years the people there led a completely self-sustainable lifestyle. They were happier, healthier, and generally better off than they were before the changes took place in their community. This is nothing short of a miracle. I have to say I agree with Fitzgerald about the coming changes and how they must be dealt with. This is a great book for anyone who wants to know what's happening in our world and how we can really make it better. I give it five stars.
Author of Quantum Earth, Deadly Lucidity, and Earthwalker
Barry gives the reader much to 'chew on' and reflect upon and great tools to utilize to make not only their life, but each day more fulfilling.
The book is great! I suggest everyone purchase it, you won't be sorry.
Salvatore Buttaci, author of Flashing My Shorts