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Brian G. Dowling

On Sovereignty - Deep Code - Medium - 1 views

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    Sovereignty is the capacity to take responsibility. It is the ability to be present to the world and to respond to the world - rather than to be overwhelmed or merely reactive. Sovereignty is to be a conscious agent.
Brian G. Dowling

2020 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence Agency Snapshots: The Who and The What | by Results for America | Dec, 2020 | Medium - 0 views

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    The following Federal Standard of Excellence Agency Snapshots provide a glimpse into nine agencies' evidence-based policy agenda. The Snapshots highlight key accomplishments and areas for future progress. Many of these practices and efforts described below are exemplary models that all federal agencies and departments can follow as they seek to improve results for communities, families, and children across the country.
Brian G. Dowling

Thriving Communities - Medium - 0 views

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    "On a mission to become some of the best possible places in Europe to live, work and visit by 2025 "
Brian G. Dowling

A Letter, Anguish, and a Rubber Band - The Donella Meadows Project - 0 views

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    ""Just thinking of the world my six-year-old son may inherit brings tears to my eyes," writes Matt Kayhoe of Keene, New Hampshire. "Yet tears are progress." "
Brian G. Dowling

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Never Under-Estimate the Immune System - 0 views

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    But here's the paradox: the immune system that has given large institutions extraordinary resilience in the past may be the very thing that makes these institutions so vulnerable today.
Brian G. Dowling

Sacred Headwaters - 1 views

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    Welcome to Sacred Headwaters, a bi-weekly newsletter that aims to guide a co-learning process about the existential issues and planetary limitations facing humanity and about how we can reorient civilization in a way that will enable us to thrive for centuries to come.
Brian G. Dowling

Bioregionalism (a definition) - 2 views

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    "A bioregion is defined in terms of the unique overall pattern of natural characteristics that are found in a specific place. The main features are generally found throughout a continuous geographic terrain and include a particular climate, local aspects of seasons, landforms, watersheds, soils, and native plants and animals."
Brian G. Dowling

The way to modern direct democracy in Switzerland | Swiss History - 2 views

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    "When it comes to political co-determination by citizens, Switzerland is the undisputed world champion. More than one third of all referendums ever held at national level worldwide have taken place in Switzerland. The historical origins of direct democracy in Switzerland are just as interesting as the continuing topical nature of citizens' rights themselves. We provide below an overview. "
Brian G. Dowling

What is the Adjacent Possible? - Martin Erlic - Medium - 1 views

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    The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself…
Brian G. Dowling

The REAL Story of Wealth Creation - Joe Brewer - Medium - 2 views

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    It is vital that we understand the physical nature of wealth so we can envision and build economic systems that are capable of (1) reducing chronic inequality in the world; (2) recognizing the inherent value of nature as a foundational building block for any economic system; and (3) exploring the 'design space' of all possible economic systems to find those best suited for planetary sustainability.
Brian G. Dowling

A Reading List on Bioregional Design - Joe Brewer - Medium - 0 views

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    "This article is meant to serve as a living document where I will curate reading materials on bioregional design and add new links as I discover new content. It is done in preparation for a workshop on bioregional design that I plan to give later this spring. "
Brian G. Dowling

Community Land Trusts, Urban Land Reform and the Commons - Commons Transition - 0 views

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    "To promote the wider arguments in the book, Lewis and Conaty produced a series of very short articles. The following Special Report features their series on Community Land Trusts, Mutual Home Ownership, the Garden City Model and the Co-operative Land Bank. The Garden City Model merits special attention, as Garden Cities that took land out of the market were a full expression of radical socialist and co-operative economy planning. Nowadays, a number of parts of the world are showing an interest in reviving them."
Brian G. Dowling

Seeing Wetiko: On Capitalism, Mind Viruses, and Antidotes for a World in Transition - Kosmos Journal - 1 views

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    Memes are to culture what genes are to biology: the base unit of evolution. The term was originally coined by the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book, The Selfish Gene. Dawkins writes, "I think that a new kind of replicator has recently emerged . . . It is still drifting clumsily about in its primeval soup, but already it is achieving evolutionary change at a rate which leaves the old gene panting far behind." He goes on, "Examples of memes are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches. Just as genes propagate themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to body via sperms or eggs, so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from brain to brain, via a process which, in the broad sense, can be called imitation."3
Brian G. Dowling

Using Design Thinking to Eradicate Poverty Creation - 1 views

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    "We need to ratchet up from targeted innovation and apply design-thinking principles to one of the biggest social issues of our time: global poverty itself. "
Brian G. Dowling

The Balaton Group - Balaton Group Home Page - 5 views

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    For over three decades, Balaton Group members have consistently advanced the boundaries of research and strategy for sustainable development. Collaboration among members has resulted in more than 30 books, over a hundred conferences, new learning centres and NGOs and uncounted computer models, training programmes, planning methods, journal articles, films, videos, policy initiatives, educational games, courses and research projects.
Brian G. Dowling

Linear to Complex - Heart of the Art - 0 views

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    Once you have understood the approach and strategies of the Complex paradigm, think of where you can start making changes in your organization or business model. Where do you use the Linear paradigm, and are those actually linear systems?  Some companies like to plan how their users should interact with their products, and typically don't allow them to configure their own solutions. What if you started preparing rather than planning?
Brian G. Dowling

Restore Commons - Ideas compelling enough and citizens inventive enough to restore the common good - 0 views

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    An initiative of Peter Block and friends, Restore Commons aims to curate the ways of thinking and practice towards the common good. The move to the commons is well underway. We simply want to document it. Restore Commons is designed to be an online gathering place for stories and radical ideas strong enough to build the social capital and engaged community required to restore the common good. The website features a variety of content including stories, articles, videos and podcasts that highlight inverted and radical thinking that is essential to an alternative economy, a connected neighborhood, and ways of dealing with the end of the so-called consumerist middle class. This is what is required to restore compassion, civility and interdependence that is disturbingly fragile in today's world. The focus is on place-based, localized and grassroots initiatives that are alternatives to the tools of empire.
Brian G. Dowling

The Dawn of System Leadership - 0 views

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    Systemic change needs more than data and information; it needs real intelligence and wisdom. Jay Forrester, the founder of the system dynamics method that has shaped our approach to systems thinking, pointed out that complex non-linear systems exhibit "counterintuitive behavior." He illustrated this by citing the large number of government interventions that go awry through aiming at short-term improvement in measurable problem symptoms but ultimately worsening the underlying problems-like increased urban policing that leads to short-term reductions in crime rates but does nothing to alter the sources of embedded poverty and worsens long-term incarceration rates.
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