The Martin Prosperity Institute invites you to a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Fri., Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Ste. 420, 4th Floor.
The Archaeology of Innovation
Sander van der Leeuw
Dean, School of Sustainability, Director, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Co-Director, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative, Arizona State University; and External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute
Sander's research interests have been in archaeological theory, reconstruction of ancient ceramic technologies, regional archaeology, (ancient and modern) human-land relationships, origins of innovation and Complex Systems Theory.
Sander's presentation will touch on one of the most far-reaching of innovations, namely the development of cities, and how cities have come to both pose the greatest challenge to sustainability and present the opportunity to meet the challenge of sustainable development.