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Regenerative Chanthaburi: Rediscovering Bio-Cultural Uniqueness

In early 2023, Dr. Nui Sirikul Laukaikul – a renowned philanthropist, brand specialist, Country Director of Sustainable Brands Bangkok, and a founder of PorLaewDee Program which helps instill young creative entrepreneurs in Thailand with the values of the Sufficiency...

Dancing with Donella’s Systems in DESIRE

What would Donella Meadows advice to the EU New European Bauhaus project DESIRE be?

Farming our Future: Towards Evolutionary Potential

The farming community has come in for a lot of flack recently.. It's a hard job and an unforgiving one at times. It’s a traditional community that isn’t known for welcoming change, although it has proven in the past that when change is required it can embrace it. The...

Regenerative Resourcing: Engaging ‘different’ mindsets.

I have been privileged to ask to join The RSA of which I am a Fellow in a regenerative learning inquiry this year. Our opening spark session included a q&a session. I'm always nervous about these because it essentially creates a position of 'expert' and 'learners'...

Regenerative Resourcing: Dancing with questions.

I have been humbled and honoured to be asked to be part of the regenerative learning inquiry that the staff at The RSA have just embarked on. The regenerative futures team have designed an fascinating pathway over three months in this introductory period, where each...

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...

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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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