Sustainability diagrams 327 through 361

Posted on July 30, 2019


Adding more diagrams of sustainability.

327. 23 Honey bee practices (Avery and Bergensteiner 2007)


328. Regenerative system sketch (from Mang and Haggard 2106).


329.  System of mind (Bill Reed 2007)

We have the opportunity and imperative to evolve our thinking and practice in a way that can contribute to regenerating our planet. Slowing down the processes of degradation, while essential, is insufficient; regenerating the evolving resiliency and matrix of life in each place is the other half of achieving a sustainable condition – in fact it’s the easier and less expensive half if we only shift the purpose of design and the process of thinking this way. This nature of work will require us to think more and more like living systems and embrace a whole systems mind and design process in order to wholly participate in the system of life. The role of architecture and development will be dramatically enriched and positive – plus it’s just plain, powerfully, good fun.



330.  Phases and process of regeneration (Mang and Reed 2012)

Figure 4 depicts the three phases – Understanding/Conceptualizing Right Relationship to Place, Designing for Harmony, and Co-evolution – that emerged as essential to this methodology, and the three developmental processes – Growing Stakeholder  Partnerships, Living Systems Thinking, and Integrative Developmental Processes – that are key to creating and sustaining the holism required to make this an evolutionary spiral, growing systemic capacity as it actualizes a project



331. Levels of ecological strategies (Mang and Reed 2012)

A number of ecological strategies for sustainability were developed during the 1980s and 1990s that were organized around the core set of philosophical, theoretical and scientific  concepts that underlie the ecological perspective of reality. All were aligned around a commitment to net positive goals for the built environment, and to integrating human structures, processes and infrastructures with natural living systems to that end. They differed in the systemic scope they encompassed, falling into four broad categories along a spectrum of comprehensiveness.

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332.  Essential Living Processes framework (Mang and Reed 2012)

This framework was developed by Regenesis for setting overarching project aims to guide the design and construction process. It is based on the six critical processes that enable living  systems to support the evolution of life. They include the ability to provide the material structuring that forms the basis for life processes— nourishment, shelter (habitat), and the generation and exchange of resources for growing and evolving more life. Because humans cannot be separated out from any living system, the factors go beyond the material factors—the outer landscape of a place. They also include the “inner landscape” that sources our spirit and will and drives us to cherish and protect the places we inhabit. They include the ability of a living system to create a sense of identity and foster belonging through its culture, to support meaningful and contributory lives, and to invoke the spirit and inspiration that sustains caring.  The framework enables setting aims and goals (and later developing indicators and measuring systems) for how the processes generated by the project support ecological, economic and social health in each of the six areas. The interrelationship of these processes and how they cross  ecological, societal, and economic arenas is graphically represented








333. Permaculture ethics  (Jasmine Dale Permaculture Design Companion)




334. 8 shields mentoring 

Patterns of historic trauma around the world have contributed to a massive loss of culture and a loss of the legacies of ancient wisdom traditions that support future generations living in harmony with each other and the natural world. The collective grief from this widespread loss has resulted in a mass amnesia, and the breakdown of intergenerational mentoring communities.

Join a global movement of support in the best practices of cultural mentoring, nature based mentoring, designing for peace, healing grief, and community building.



335.   Transformation through social connection (David Gershon. Empowerment Institute, Christine Valenza)


335.   Colourful permaculture. (various, can’t find original).



337. Another permaculture (I’ll stop now), I’m particularly interested in how this one represents economy as a cyclic flow (google image, not linked and no hits from tineye).


338.  Te Whare Tapa Wha (Mason Durie)

Māori health expert Mason Durie developed the whare tapa whā model of health in 1982. Encapsulating a Māori view of health and wellness, it has four dimensions: taha wairua (spiritual health), taha hinengaro (mental health), taha tinana (physical health) and taha whānau (family health). Different parts of a wharenui (meeting house) represent each dimension.


339. Vision 2050 (WBCSD 2012) Road Map

Note the “road” into time (the y-axis) uses a personal aging metaphor “turbulent teens” with action rows described accordingly.

The pathway and its elements neither prescribe nor predict, but are plausible stories the companies have created by “backcasting”, working back from the vision for 2050 and identifying the changes needed to reach it.

We see two timeframes: the Turbulent Teens, from 2010 to 2020, and Transformation Time, from 2020 to 2050. The Turbulent Teens is a period of energy and dynamism for the global vision of sustainability. It is a formative decade for the ideas and relationships that will take place in the 30 years to follow.

From 2020 to 2050, the traits formed during the first decade mature into more consistent knowledge, behavior and solutions. It is a period of growing consensus as well as wrenching change in many parts of society – climate, economic power, population – and a time for fundamental change in markets that redefines values, profits and success.



340.  Vision 2050 roadmap mural (Bob Horn)


341. System diagram as a machine (Density Design Working like clockwork) (see also biodiversity as Sankey).


342. Unstable unsustainable constellations of the Three Domains (Joanna Broehnert 2018 after Vandana Shiva).


343.  Four becomes three – four pillars including function of society gets reduced to people, environment and business when measured (Empower).


344.  Modern Day Slavery (Global Sustainability Network)




345. Scottish National Performance Framework (image with measures)

It is 10 years since the Scottish Government launched our world-leading National
Performance Framework. It sets out a vision of national wellbeing for Scotland and charts progress towards this through a range of social, environmental and economic indicators. The Framework changed how we do government in Scotland. The focus shifted to improving outcomes and how our actions will improve the quality of life for the people of Scotland. This approach to government in Scotland has now been given a statutory basis in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.


346. Keyword network (Alto Data Analytics, original).

Alto Data Analytics collected 72 million data points from 3.2 million comments and 1.7 million interactions created by 1.3 million authors across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, forums, blogs, news and other digital sources in English and Spanish.

The interconnection of the key themes revealed adjacent narratives such as gender, hunger, sustainable cities, the circular economy and how blockchain technology is impacting the environment. The data visualisation shows zero waste is closely connected with the discussion around sustainable cities, the circular economy, sustainable investing and how blockchain is related to renewable energies in the context of technological impact.




347.   Navigating the Structure of Research on Sustainable Development Goals (Martin Szomszor)

…shows that there is a dual focus across the research landscape. The majority of papers are published in Environment, Agricultural and Sustainability Science (on the left hand side) or Health and Healthcare (on the right hand side).

However, transdisciplinary research is an important theme of our report. You can see many small research areas, such as Water Supply and Sanitation, Poverty and Inequality or Education, Interprofessional Teaching and Volunteer Services, joining the two large domains in the centre of the map. The most diverse clusters in terms of interdisciplinary content are Sustainable Agriculture and Transgenic Crops, Physical Activity and Health, and Ecotourism and Fair Trade.

These transdisciplinary topics are often of policy interest because they represent opportunities to use knowledge from one area and apply it in another



348. Symbiosis in Development – recognizes the need to investigate systems in context, time and space simultaneously. (Tom Bosschaert, Except Integrated Sustainability)





349. Symbiosis in Development  (Tom Bosschaert, Except Integrated Sustainability)

“Sustainability is a state of a complex, dynamic system. In this state a system can continue to flourish without leading to its internal collapse or requiring inputs from outside its defined system boundaries.

Applied to our civilization, this state is consistent with an equitable and healthy society, as well as thriving ecosystems and a beautiful planet.”






350.  And because I had the Scottish version, here’s the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act


351.  Ear ye Ear ye.  Not sure what this is about (Ardea used it, citing Getty Images).


352.  Positioning sustainable development in education within two force fields (Jickling and Wals 2008)


353.  Sustainable development actors from Philippine Agenda 21 (note, no actor for environment, several links to PEDA but website gone link)


354.  Sustainable pathways (between SDGs and Planetary Boundaries) (WBGU, this version Nakicenovic)


This version has the grey “overarching narrative” and makes “targets” explicit.


355. Clustered SDGs on The world in 2050 (TWI2050) framework  (via IIASA)

The World in 2050 [TWI2050] framework for Sustainable Development Pathways (SDP) of attaining the SDGs within Planetary Boundaries by 2050. The SDGs are universal, holistic and inter-dependent, thereby indivisible. The indicative clustering of the SDGs proposed here, has the sole purpose of emphasizing the inter-dependence between human wellbeing, world development and Earth system stability.



356.  Harnessing digital finance for sustainable development (UN Environment). So wait, the financial sector isn’t connected to the real economy?  And how does it impact sustainable development?


357. Force-field analysis (applied to land reclamations)


358. Sustainable Community Based Resource Management (Kyushu University).


359.  Sustainability Forces Wheel (Winston 2010)

The way I picture using this framework is to “spin” the wheels and match up the forces. In this way, executives can think through what the combinations mean for an industry or company.

Along the outside run the big sustainability challenges we face as a species — these are the issues that society increasingly expects business to deal with and help find solutions for.

These issues affect companies directly of course, but importantly they also pass through a prism of magnifiers.

In the third wheel I’ve placed key stakeholders that pose questions about a company’s social and environmental performance.



360.  Integrating hybridity and business model theory in sustainable entrepreneurship (Davies and Chambers 2108)

PowerPoint Presentation

361.  Tensions in Corporate Sustainability: Towards an Integrative Framework (Hahn et al. 2015)

While the three sustainability dimensions form the backbone of our framework and cut  across all other dimensions of our framework (see Fig. 2), we argue that a full  understanding of tensions in corporate sustainability requires a more fine-grained analysis that further extends and specifies the economic–environmental–social triad.

To capture the sources and characteristics of tensions in corporate sustainability, we distinguish three additional dimensions—(1) level, (2) change, and (3) context—that further specify tensions between economic, environmental and social aspects. Combining these three dimensions with the economic–environmental–social triad results in our analytical framework