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An Economy of Place – Part 15

An Economy of Place – Part 15

FOOD SYSTEMS Ecological, Economic & Social Benefits of Local Food Systems What then, is the role that localising food systems can play in delivering regenerative economies? How can a focus on food help to regenerative urban communities and their economies, and reconnect the city with the...

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An Economy of Place – Part 14

An Economy of Place – Part 14

FOOD SYSTEMS 2 The Story of SCOOP Situated between the south coast of England, close to the French coastline lies Jersey — the largest of the Channel Islands, a self-governing dependency that is part of the United Kingdom but still uniquely independent. It is well known for its beaches, hiking,...

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An Economy of Place – Part 13

An Economy of Place – Part 13

FOOD SYSTEMS Localising Food Systems - Naive Dream or Creative Optimism As I publish this we are fast approaching the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021. Since the post-war environment of the 1950s activated the ‘green revolution’ in food systems, there has never been a more pivotal point in...

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An Economy of Place – Part 12

An Economy of Place – Part 12

HOW DO WE CREATE REGENERATIVE CITIES? By 2050, the UN estimates that 70% of all people will live in cities — up from 55% today. Although the growth of cities was first seen in Europe and North America, more recently it is Asia and Africa that are growing. Asia has more than half of the world’s 40...

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An Economy of Place – Part 11

An Economy of Place – Part 11

HOW DO WE CREATE REGENERATIVE TOURISM DESTINATIONS? Although we haven’t quite yet finished the part of this series which looks at key issues that help us shift from extractive to interconnected economies, the time has come to take a sideways shift to look at some specific industries. We will start...

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An Economy of Place – Part 10

An Economy of Place – Part 10

FROM EXTRACTIVE TO INTERCONNECTED ECONOMIES Activating Citizen Democracy In Donella Meadows paper Interventions in Systems, she writes about buffers and stocks as stabilising forces in society. Mostly when we think about buffers and stocks we think about things like water reservoirs which hold...

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An Economy of Place – Part 9

An Economy of Place – Part 9

FROM EXTRACTIVE TO INTERCONNECTED ECONOMIES Trans-disciplinary Education In part 3 and 4 of An Economy of Place I mentioned several times the fact that living systems are evolutionary and developmental, and that regenerative economies by design should therefore also be developmental economies —...

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An Economy of Place Part 8

An Economy of Place Part 8

Bioregionalism As Economic Regeneration Bioregionalism is systemic approach to societal design based on the belief that human activity should be largely constrained by ecological or geographical boundaries rather than political ones. It’s also a recognition that our globalised economy that is so...

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An Economy of Place – Part 5

An Economy of Place – Part 5

A tried and tested systemic procss with 3.8 billion years of practice If you would like to start at the beginning of the series, An Economy of Place Part I starts here. In part 4 of this series, we shed some light on how the way in which we think — our paradigm of thought — affects the way in...

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An Economy of Place – Part 4

An Economy of Place – Part 4

We are in a time of breakdowns and breakthroughs. The experience of the global covid19 pandemic has cast a bright light on the frailty in our global economies, has highlighted our inability to adjust to complexity, uncertainty and volatility, and accelerated the conversation about what needs to...

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An Economy of Place – part 3

An Economy of Place – part 3

We are in a time of breakdowns and breakthroughs. The experience of the global covid19 pandemic has cast a bright light on the frailty in our global economies, has highlighted our inability to adjust to complexity, uncertainty and volatility, and accelerated the conversation about what needs to...

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A Regenerative Bioregional Identity for Sussex

A Regenerative Bioregional Identity for Sussex

When Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex said before he left the UK that the UK is his home and a place that he loves, it got me thinking again about place. What is a place? A place we call home?  The UK is made of many regions that are busy and diverse, our culture is reflected in the ethnic diversity...

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What is a Bioregion?

What is a Bioregion?

A good definition is provided by the World Resources Institute: “A bioregion is a land and water territory whose limits are defined not by political boundaries, but by the geographical limits of human communities and ecological systems. Such an area must be large enough to maintain the integrity...

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An Economy of Place – Part 15

FOOD SYSTEMS Ecological, Economic & Social Benefits of Local Food Systems What then, is the role that localising food systems can play in delivering regenerative economies? How can a focus on food help to regenerative urban communities and their economies, and...

An Economy of Place – Part 10

FROM EXTRACTIVE TO INTERCONNECTED ECONOMIES Activating Citizen Democracy In Donella Meadows paper Interventions in Systems, she writes about buffers and stocks as stabilising forces in society. Mostly when we think about buffers and stocks we think about things like...

An Economy of Place Part 8

Bioregionalism As Economic Regeneration Bioregionalism is systemic approach to societal design based on the belief that human activity should be largely constrained by ecological or geographical boundaries rather than political ones. It’s also a recognition that our...

An Economy of Place – Part 5

A tried and tested systemic procss with 3.8 billion years of practice If you would like to start at the beginning of the series, An Economy of Place Part I starts here. In part 4 of this series, we shed some light on how the way in which we think — our paradigm of...

An Economy of Place – Part 4

We are in a time of breakdowns and breakthroughs. The experience of the global covid19 pandemic has cast a bright light on the frailty in our global economies, has highlighted our inability to adjust to complexity, uncertainty and volatility, and accelerated the...

An Economy of Place – part 3

We are in a time of breakdowns and breakthroughs. The experience of the global covid19 pandemic has cast a bright light on the frailty in our global economies, has highlighted our inability to adjust to complexity, uncertainty and volatility, and accelerated the...