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    Urban Survival comes to QC

    In the fall of 2013, during a class debate, Prof. Stephanie Wakefield and her urban environment class struck an idea. The topic was the Anthropocene, or the world’s new geological epoch in which humans see themselves as the center of the planet. “From Hurricane Sandy to the more generalized urban anxiety, we saw that we lacked a lot of the skills and knowledge that would make it possible to begin building new, less catastrophic ways of life,” Wakefield said. The ideas continued to grow from the topic of Hurricane Sandy. Increased examples of people learning to work together to find means of surviving, such as using Queens College as a…