On April 29 1982 George McRobie visited Simon Fraser University to deliver a lecture on his favourite topic - "appropriate" technology. To give special point to that occasion and underline the relevance of the topic for British Columbia Robert Williams was invited to give a counterpoint talk. This Siamese-twin paper is the result of that juxtaposition. George McRobie spent some fifteen years with the National Coal Board in Britain, during which he was closely associated with E.F. Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful. In 1965 they founded the Intermediate Technology Development Group in London, U .K., of which Mr. McRobie is now chairman. A graduate in economics of the London School of Economics Mr. McRohie is the author of Small is Possible. Robert A. Williams is best known in British Columbia for his political activities, especially as Minister of Lands, Forests and Water Resources in the NDP government from 1972 to 1975. Having degrees in economics and urban planning from the University of British Columbia he has a special interest in land issues.
Discussion Paper no. 15
McRobie, George and Robert A. Williams. "Small is Possible by George McRobie and Small is Beautiful and Possible... But Access to Land is Critical by Robert A. Williams ." Department of Geography Discussion Paper no. 15. Simon Fraser University.
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