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Borrowing from Terminator: A Sustainable Lens?

February 24, 2011


Here’s a draft of a position paper we’re working on (numbered references at the end).   Feedback most welcome. In this paper we propose a “Sustainable Lens”- both actual and conceptual – to assist in acting as a Sustainable Practitioner.  We describe how the complexities of everyday sustainable activities go beyond simple resource visualisations. More abstract […]

Variants and a couple of precursors

October 8, 2010


A few more for the collection.   Some variants and a couple of precursors. 271. Triangle showing factors, on ‘geographic space” ( Nijkamp modified by Dourojeanni) 272.  Diverse hierarchical levels and limits of universal lawlessness (Gasto et al 2009) The core problem of sustainability is given by not respecting the highest hierarchical levels, exceeding their limits […]

Need your help looking for sustainability diagrams

May 17, 2010


Some more (for the full collection), and a request for help.    I’m looking for diagrams for these sustainability related concepts: risk management applied to sustainability (eg bowtie diagrams) family ties and sustainability systems thinking (not examples or evidence of systems thinking, rather systems thinking itself) complexity scale risk and uncertainty threshold concepts biomimicry (not just […]

Some puzzles, triangles and circles, a golden snitch and a pocket knife

May 13, 2010


I’m filling holes on the framework  so a slightly strange collection for the corpus. 219 Ecology, Equity, and Economy Triangle by McDonough and Michael Baungart From the book, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Baungart 220 Alden Dow’s A way of life cycle  (“Alden B. Dow Midwestern […]

Thirty more sustainability diagrams

March 24, 2010


I’m working towards structuring the collection into a book (watch this space).    I’ve almost got a framework sorted out, so this lot is filling some holes. 189 “Bretherton diagram” (based on a concept of Francis Bretherton) highlighting some of the linkages between social systems, biogeochemical systems, and the physical climate system.  (NCAR) 190 Priorities and […]

Sustainability Pictures X

November 6, 2009


Ten more for the  collection.     Breaking my rule of stand-alone images but these seemed quite evocative, even if they do take some explanation. See also these variations on earlier approaches: Venn diagrams coming together and showing changing dominance of sectors in a static animation, and a nice systems loop.   179. Brown’s 15 elements […]

September 25th should live in infamy

September 25, 2009


Today is Earth Overshoot Day.  This is not a day to celebrate. Calculated by the Global Footprint Network, Earth Overshoot Day shows the day on which our total Ecological Footprint (measured in global hectares) is equal to the biocapacity (also measured in global hectares) that nature can regenerate in that year. For the rest of […]