Changing Our Minds xiii
The Future of Sustainability xix
PART ONE: Creating Regenerative Projects 1
Chapter 1: EVOLUTION 9
Premise: Every living system has inherent within it the possibility to move to new levelsof order, differentiation, and organization.
Principle: Design for evolution.
Chapter 2: UNDERSTANDING PLACE 33
Premise: Co-evolution among humans and natural systems can only be undertaken inspecific places, using approaches that are precisely fitted to them.
Principle: Partner with place.
Chapter 3: DISCOVERING COLLECTIVE VOCATION 61
Premise: The sustainability of a living system is tied directly to its beneficial integration into a larger system.
Principle: Call forth a collective vocation
Chapter 4: THE GUILDED AGE 81
Premise: Projects should be vehicles for catalyzing the cooperative enterprises required to enable evolution
Principle: Actualize stakeholder systems toward co-evolving mutualism.
PART TWO: Creating Regenerative Processes 103
Chapter 5: START FROM POTENTIAL 11
Premise: Potential comes from evolving the value-generating capacity of a system to make unique contributions to the evolution of larger systems.
Principle: Work from potential, not problems.
Chapter 6: VALUE-ADDING ROLES 135
Premise: The continuing health of living systems depends on each member living out its distinctive role.
Principle: Find your distinctive, value-adding roles.
Chapter 7: TRANSFORMATIONAL LEVERAGE 153
Premise: Small conscious and conscientious interventions in the right place can create beneficial, system-wide effects.
Principle: Leverage systemic regeneration by making nodal interventions.
Chapter 8: DEVELOPMENTAL WORK 177
Premise: A project can only create systemic benefit within a field of caring, co-creativity, and co-responsibility.
Principle: Design the design process to be developmental.
PART THREE: Becoming a Regenerative Change Agent 197
Chapter 9: SYSTEMS ACTUALIZING 20
Premise: The actualization of a self requires the simultaneous development of the systems of which it is a part.
Principle: Become a systems actualizer.
Further Reading 219