View table: Pattern

From Regenerative Knowledge Commons

Table structure:

  1. Description_Short - String
  2. Full_Name - String
  3. Curators - String
  4. Ordering - String
  5. Usage_Mode1 - String
  6. Usage_Mode2 - String
  7. Usage_Mode3 - String
  8. Usage_Mode4 - String
  9. Usage_Mode5 - String
  10. ParentPattern - String
  11. Description_Long - Text
  12. Image - File
  13. Images_Other - List of File, delimiter: ,
  14. Website - URL
  15. Websites - List of String, delimiter: ,
  16. Activating - String
  17. Restraining - String
  18. Reconciling - String
  19. Generic_Context - Text
  20. Pattern_Examples - Text
  21. Pattern_Name - String

This table has 61 rows altogether.

Recreate data.

Page Description Short Full Name Curators Ordering Usage Mode1 Usage Mode2 Usage Mode3 Usage Mode4 Usage Mode5 ParentPattern Description Long Image Images Other Website Websites Activating Restraining Reconciling Generic Context Pattern Examples Pattern Name
7 First Principles The 7 First Principles are at the heart of the living systems thinking and practice of regenerative development 7 First Principles framework Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) framework Regenerative development The 7 First Principles framework recognizes that all living systems are made of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wholes|wholes]]'', each with their unique ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence|essence]]'', and each latent with untapped ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Potential|potential]].'' It recognizes, that Life, and the living processes that constitute it are ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Developmental|developmental]]'', they move on a pathway towards higher orders of self-organization. Living systems express themselves via their ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Nestedness|nestedness]]'' in larger ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wholes|wholes]]'' and through their ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Nodal|nodal]]'' behavior within particular ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Fields|fields]]''. --WORK IN PROGRESS-- 7 First Principles
Arrest disorder paradigm Arrest disorder paradigm, as defined by the Developmental school Arrest disorder paradigm Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term “Levels of” meta-framework A paradigm guides, governs and controls the organization of individual reasoning and the systems of ideas that obey it and contains, for any discourse under its rule, the fundamental concepts or master categories of intelligibility. (For more in depth discussion, see [[Pattern:Paradigm|Paradigm]] page this summary was taken.) [The following is an Excerpt from the article, The Regenerative Economic Shaper by Carol Sanford and Ben Haggard.] ==Up-leveling== The arrest disorder paradigm introduces restraints on the predatory self-­‐interest associated with ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Value return paradigm|value return paradigm]]'', but in doing so it creates its own set of unintended negative consequences. At this level, one expands the scope of one’s attention and awareness to include relationships within systems, which allows one to see the effects one’s actions are having on others. One becomes concerned with achieving balance and the long-­‐term sustainability of human endeavors. As a result, one seeks to correct the systemic problems created when people or institutions pursue their own narrow self-­‐interest to the detriment of others. Many of the world’s laws and regulations, including everything from environmental regulations to the oversight of banks, are specifically designed to limit the negative impacts of unrestrained application of the value return paradigm. In the same way, socialist economic theories emerged in response to the devastation created by unfettered capitalism. ==Working of...== With this paradigm, the focus has moved from direct transactional benefit to systemic benefit, which represents a significant conceptual expansion based on an equally significant expansion of perception. At this level, self is no longer all there is to consider, or looked at another way, one’s sense of self enlarges. Once one has achieved this shift, dropping back to the value return paradigm represents a regression, a collapsing down to a narrower and more impoverished view of the world. There is nothing that can be worked on at the lower level that can’t be accomplished in a more wholesome and inclusive way at the higher. To see the effects of one’s actions on something larger than oneself requires a new level of awareness, an awareness that is inaccessible when one is focused solely on one’s own benefit. This awareness is an important first step in the development of consciousness. At a political level it has led to a series of historically significant movements and reforms, including the abolition of slavery, the establishment of unions, and the fights for civil rights and environmental protections. It is the source of social safety nets that address such issues as child poverty and lack of health care. ==Shadow side== By its nature the arrest disorder paradigm comes into conflict with the ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Value return paradigm|value return paradigm]]'', which it is designed to correct or restrain. Every political effort to address disorder in our societies ends up placing pressure on those who wish to enjoy as much liberty as possible in pursuit of their own interests. In this way, activists who view the world from within an arrest disorder perspective always build opposition to the improvements they are seeking to make. Also, this paradigm’s problem-­‐solving orientation leads to approaches that are programmatic in nature, severely limiting the kinds of creativity that become available at higher levels of thinking. Arrest disorder paradigm
Building Collective Capacity in Community Engagement In this second phase of the Resilience Pathway, we focus on building our Community of Practice, or a guild or team of facilitators and coaches that we will work with. Building Collective Capacity in Community Engagement Annika Alex; Davie Philip Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool), Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) practice tool CCC Six Phases - The Resilience Pathway <blockquote>'''Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.”''' - Helen Keller</blockquote>'''Phase 2 Summary:''' During this phase, our primary focus is on building a team, guild, or a community of practice and developing shared capacity to facilitate participatory community engagement processes. We emphasise the development of skills that enable us to relate better to others through appreciation, gratitude, and joy, as well as effective communication, conflict resolution, and decision-making within the group. This phase also highlights the importance of working with intersectionality and activating transformative change. '''Phase 2 Goals & Purpose:''' Having a focus on developing the skills and competencies needed to facilitate effective and inclusive group processes includes using methods such as active listening, effective communication, hosting dialogue and creating safe and inclusive spaces. By developing our facilitation competencies, we can more effectively support communities in navigating complex issues and creating meaningful change. '''Key Competencies:''' Transformation Competencies, Engagement & Facilitation Competencies
CCC Phase 2.png
Building Collective Capacity in Community Engagement
CCC Competencies & Learning Pathways [a sentence about CCC Competencies & Learning Pathways] CCC Competencies Framework & Learning Pathways Steve Charter Livelihoods (field-livelihood-capability) field --WORK IN PROGRESS-- [a few paragraphs about Framework and pathways] ==Competencies Framework== [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Transformation Competencies|''Transformation Competencies'']] ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Communication, Facilitation & Engagement Competencies|Communication, Facilitation & Engagement Competencies]]'' ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Coaching Competencies|Coaching Competencies]]'' ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Carbon Reduction, Regeneration & Sustainability Competencies|Carbon Reduction, Regeneration & Sustainability Competencies]]'' ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Scaling, Expansion & Deepening Competencies|Scaling, Expansion & Deepening Competencies]]'' ==Pathways== [not sure if you want to separate this or not] CCC Competencies &#38; Learning Pathways
CCC Good Practices Collection of good and emergent practices for community climate action CCC Good Practice Guide Sophie Zuang Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) practice In this guide, we present a number of people who are working across Europe in diverse contexts and on diverse climate actions. We have chosen inspiring individuals who we feel give a good flavour of the work of community catalysing and of the positive impact it can have. As is clear from the examples we have chosen, there is no one-size-fits-all model for a community catalyst. We have included municipal leaders in Catalonia, tree planters in Croatia, and community organizers in England. These Coaches come from different backgrounds, have different skills and experience, and work in different contexts. What unites them is their role as catalysts of climate action in the communities where they live or work. In other words, they are working with communities to envision and then deliver powerful, effective climate action which local people would not be able to do without their help. These people are demonstrating good practice which others can learn from and copy. In using this good practice, each person will of course need to adapt it to their own context and conditions; no two communities are the same. But we hope that this short guide will provide both inspiration and guidance to new and existing community catalysts in their vital work. CCC Good Practices
CCC Six Phases - The Resilience Pathway Participants of the Community Climate Coach program will embark on a learning journey together to guide how they can best catalyse change and create positive impact in their locality or bioregion. CCC Six Phases - The Resilience Pathway Davie Philip Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool), Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) pathway tool CCC Toolkit and Pathway The six phases of the CCC Resilience Pathway have been developed to ensure individuals can come to understand their place and context in order to develop realistic interventions for navigating and catalysing an appropriate socio-ecological transition for the wellbeing of the collective and both local and global ecosystems. ==The Six Phases of the CCC Resilience Pathway== These phases can be seen as a) relating to a coach or facilitator’s personal journey, b) the process the community climate coaches lead the community through - and c) the overall process of building community / bioregional resilience within the Resilience Road Map. #[https://rkc.communitiesforfuture.org/index.php/Pattern:Growing_Personal_Resilience_and_Capacity#tab=null Growing Personal Resilience and Capacity] #[https://rkc.communitiesforfuture.org/index.php/Pattern:Building_Collective_Capacity_in_Community_Engagement#tab=null Building Collective Capacity in Community Engagement] #[https://rkc.communitiesforfuture.org/index.php/Pattern:Connecting_with_Community,_Place_and_Nature#tab=null Connecting with Community, Place and Nature] #[https://rkc.communitiesforfuture.org/index.php/Pattern:Mapping_Strengths_%26_Envisioning_Community-Led_Initiatives Mapping Strengths & Envisioning Community-Led Initiatives] #[https://rkc.communitiesforfuture.org/index.php/Pattern:Hosting_Dialogue_%26_Nourishing_Community-Led_Initiatives Hosting Dialogue & Nourishing Community-Led Initiatives] #[https://rkc.communitiesforfuture.org/index.php/Pattern:Deepening_Impact_%26_Amplifying_Transformative_Innovation Deepening Impact & Amplifying Transformative Innovation]
CCC Six Phases.png
CCC Six Phases - The Resilience Pathway
CCC Toolkit and Pathway The CCC Toolkit and Pathway is designed to support community climate coaches. The Community Climate CoachToolkit & Resilience Pathway Mario Yanez; Davie Philip Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool) toolkit The CCC Toolkit and Resilience Pathway is being developed by a Community of Practice made up of permaculturists, advocates for ecovillages and transition towns, and proponents of regenerative design from across Europe. This toolkit brings together a range of resources and guidance from our networks and kindred movements to help design and catalyse inclusive and participatory interventions that drive community-led climate action, regeneration and resilience. ===Summary=== The [[CommPractice:Community Climate Coaches|Community Climate Coach (CCC)]] toolkit is a curated collection of resources and methods for facilitators and coaches supporting local climate action. It offers a range of approaches for fostering community involvement and facilitating transformative change. This document gives an overview of where the CCC Community of Practice is at in the process of curating a set of tools, methods, and a pathway to empower facilitators, coaches and community animators to support, catalyse and link initiatives across geographical areas and sectors, and assist citizens in connecting to nature and place, decarbonising, and building increased solidarity to face the converging challenges we face today. ===Who is the target audience?=== CCC is a set of resources designed specifically for coaches, facilitators, and local animators who are looking to empower their communities to take the lead in addressing climate change and building resilience. The CCC Toolkit is initially being developed for facilitators from our own networks. It will also be a useful resource for established coaches, trainers, animators, community leaders and anyone engaged in fostering climate, community, and ecological resilience and interested in developing a new livelihood stream as a Community Climate Coach.
CCC Six Phases.png
__NOCACHE__ * [https://rkc.communitiesforfuture.org/index.php/CommPractice:Community_Climate_Coaches Community Climate Coaches] CCC Toolkit and Pathway
CCC Two Waves and Six Phases To better describe the process envisioned we give a narrative description below of how the 6 Phases are mapped on to the Two Loop framework. Two Waves and Six Phases - A Narrative Annika Alex; Davie Philip Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) framework CCC Six Phases - The Resilience Pathway The Community Climate Coach (CCC) Resilience Pathway is embedded in a modified [https://transformationallearningopportunities.com/two-loop-theory Two Loop Model of Change], which was introduced by the Berkana Institute in their paper "Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale." == Two Loop model == This model suggests that change emerges in human systems out of a spontaneous series of local actions, which link together organically and purposely in ways that facilitate the development of integrated networks of relationships that are aligned in the pursuit of mutual interests and goals. The Two Loop Model provides insight into the simultaneous growth and decline processes underway within a system during a transition period, and helps us understand how systems die and new systems emerge. It is an effective way to think about what's going on and where we stand in the process of change. == Two Wave approach == Our Two Wave approach builds on the work of many who have helped us understand and use the Two Loop framework, including Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze, as well as Amanda Fenton, Chris Corrigan, and Chris Chapman from the Art of Hosting community. It is also informed by the Adaptive Cycle or Panarchy frameworks, which provide a more complete view of system dynamics and help us focus on the processes of destruction and reorganisation that are often neglected in favour of growth and conservation. Although the Two Loop Model is a nonlinear theory of change based on the ideas of living systems, for the purpose of our journey as climate coaches we will begin at the peak of the first wave, although you could choose to start at any other phase depending on your need. Regardless of where you begin, the CCC Resilience Pathway will provide valuable insights and resources as you work to empower communities to take the lead in addressing climate change and building resilience.
CCC Two waves six phases.jpg
CCC Two Waves and Six Phases
Pattern:Communities of Practice Communities of Practice as concept and RKC entity Communities of Practice concept / RKC entity Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term RKC entities A '''Community of Practice''' is a term that refers to any constellation of potentially-transformative translocal activity focused on developing a particular field of practice. ==Workings of...== As an entity in RKC, '''Community of Practice''' represents an entity type that has its own set of structures (templates, tables, forms). These entities are used to grasp the [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Self-organization|''self-organization'']] and interrelations of [[Pattern:Person|Persons]] and [[Pattern:Initiative|Initiatives]], together with the [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Patterns|Patterns]] they care for. Every instance of '''Communities of Practice''' in the RKC, has a ''CommPractice:'' namespace in front it (example: [[CommPractice:Regenerative Development]]). ==Community of Practice entity== The '''Community of Practice''' entity's profile consists of the following fields: *Basic required **Brief description **Curators *Basic extended (optional) **Images **Full name **Longer description **Parent Community of Place **Relevant links *More **Patterns **Narratives (Title, Event Date, Narrative) **Essence (Type, User, Date, Description) ==List of Communities of Practice in RKC== [[:Category:Communities of Practice|Click here]] to generate a list of '''Communities of Practice''' Communities of Practice
Community of place description of '''Community of Place''' as concept and as RKC entity Community of Place concept / RKC entity Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term RKC entities A '''Community of Place''' is a term that refers to any constellation of potentially-transformative activity located in a particular locality, regardless of scale. ==Workings of...== As an entity in RKC, '''Community of Place''' represents an entity type that has its own set of structures (templates, tables, forms). These entities are used to grasp the [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Self-organization|''self-organization'']] and interrelations of [[Pattern:Person|Persons]] and [[Pattern:Initiative|Initiatives]], together with their [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Intervention|Interventions]] in a '''Communities of Place'''. Every instance of '''Communities of Place''' in the RKC, has a ''CommPlace:'' namespace in front it (example: [[CommPlace:Odemira Bioregion]]) . ==Community of Place entity== The '''Community of Place''' entity's profile consists of the following fields: *Basic required **Brief description **Curators *Basic extended (optional) **Images **Full name **Longer description **Parent Community of Place **Relevant links *More **Interventions **Narratives (Title, Event Date, Narrative) **Essence (Type, User, Date, Description) ==List of Communities of Place in RKC== [[:Category:Communities of Place|Click here]] to generate a list of '''Communities of Place''' Community of place
Connecting with Community, Place and Nature In Phase 3 of the pathway, we focus on processes that deepen peoples connection with place and nature. Connecting with Community, Place and Nature Annika Alex; Davie Philip Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool), Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) practice tool CCC Six Phases - The Resilience Pathway <blockquote>'''Regenerative cultures are about thriving rather than just surviving, about adding value and increasing the health and vitality of the whole system, rather than just maintaining the status quo or minimising harm."''' - Daniel Christian Wahl </blockquote>'''Phase 3 Summary:''' In this phase, climate coaches work with community stakeholders to value, appreciate, and learn from nature and place, fostering a deeper sense of interconnection within the web of life. Processes such as observation exercises, dialogue walks, and active hope activities are designed to be inclusive of harder-to-reach communities and well-suited to the local context, fostering a deeper sense of connection with nature and place. '''Phase 3 Goals & Purpose:''' By fostering a deeper connection with place and nature, individuals and communities can build resilience and better understand the ecological context in which they live, leading to a greater sense of belonging and well-being. '''Key Competencies:''' Transformation Competencies, Engagement & Facilitation Competencies, Carbon Reduction, Regeneration & Sustainability Competencies
CCC Phase 3.png
Connecting with Community, Place and Nature
Deepening Impact & Amplifying Transformative Innovation In the final phase of the Community Climate Coach Resilience pathway, we focus on becoming a system of influence by deepening participation and scaling transformative innovation. Deepening Impact & Amplifying Transformative Innovation Annika Alex; Davie Philip Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool), Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) practice tool CCC Six Phases - The Resilience Pathway <blockquote>'''The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further.”''' - Joanna Macy</blockquote>'''Phase 6 Summary:''' In this final phase, we create spaces for reflection, collective learning, and celebration with both our team and the communities we work with. At this stage if not before we might find ourselves as Community Climate Coaches working with County Councils and local authorities to produce Local Climate Action plans or Community Resilience Plans. '''Phase 6 Goals & Purpose:''' We focus on building peer support mechanisms, measuring and deepening impact, and amplifying successful interventions to inspire positive change. We also finalise local climate resilience pathways that can increase participation and scale up transformative innovation through community-led initiatives, thereby reducing emissions and strengthening resilience in the community over time. '''Key Competencies:''' Coaching Competencies, Sustainability Competencies
CCC Phase 6.png
Deepening Impact &#38; Amplifying Transformative Innovation
Do good paradigm The Do Good paradigm, as defined from the Developmental school Do good paradigm Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term “Levels of” meta-framework A paradigm guides, governs and controls the organization of individual reasoning and the systems of ideas that obey it and contains, for any discourse under its rule, the fundamental concepts or master categories of intelligibility. (For more in depth discussion, see [[Pattern:Paradigm|Paradigm]] page this summary was taken.) [The following is an Excerpt from the article, [https://medium.com/the-regenerative-economy-collaborative/the-regenerative-economic-shaper-perspective-paper-part-1-8cd56d77f4b0 The Regenerative Economic Shaper] by Carol Sanford and Ben Haggard.] ==Up-leveling== The do good paradigm removes the arbitrary ceiling imposed by ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Arrest disorder paradigm|arrest disorder paradigm]]'', which devotes its energies to making the world less bad. But in its pursuit of abstract ideals, do good-­‐ism also introduces its own unintended negative consequences. ==Workings of...== At this level, one’s attention shifts to discovering meaning in life, and this awakens altruism, the desire to improve the world by moving it toward an ideal pattern. One seeks to model one’s actions on an inspiring or aspirational model, often manifest as a set of values and principles, the life of an exemplary individual, or the teachings of a community. One’s orientation moves from problems to be solved to potential to be pursued, away from the things one wants to prevent and toward the things one wants to create or encourage. ==Examples== The do good paradigm guides the work of many philanthropic organizations, religious communities, and social and ecological movements. It can even show up in international politics. For example, the U.S. chose to change its policy and invest in rebuilding the German economy after World War II, as part of a larger aid program for post-­‐war Europe. The Marshall Plan, as it came to be known, fostered peaceful and prosperous partnerships that had a stabilizing influence on the world for generations, and it established the reputation of the U.S. as a principled actor in world affairs. This approach was different from containment strategies pursued in the aftermath of more recent wars and from foreign aid that was intended to address the immediate needs and problems of regions undergoing conflicts or natural disasters. With a focus on building the capacity of nations to create their own wealth, the Marshall Plan funded the construction of critical infrastructure. Although there were flaws in the plan’s conception and execution, it nevertheless stood out for this commitment to the development of new capacity. ==Energies generator== An intention to do good can actually generate energy, whereas constant effort to restrain disorder usually drains energy. One reason why it has been easy in the past to tap the isolationist impulse in U.S. politics is that most of the country’s international spending, including support for the military, goes to arresting disorder. People grow understandably tired of the endless, unrewarding effort to feed and police the world. The do good paradigm offers the appealing alternative of support for the economic and social growth of independent, thriving nations. Yet at the same time, the do good paradigm carries within it a dangerous shadow. ==The shadow side== What one person thinks is good is not necessarily what another thinks is good, and implicit in the do good paradigm is the do-­‐gooder, the person who decides which good to do. Out of the kind of thinking that this paradigm tends to produce have come imperialism and religious wars, as well as unintended negative consequences from a host of well-­‐meaning initiatives. A classic example is the green revolution programs that increased farm production while decimating indigenous crop  varieties and impoverishing small farmers. This kind of problem arises because the do good perspective values abstract ideals, which are always less dimensional and complex than a living reality and may or may not be relevant to the specific people or situations to which they are applied. Do good paradigm
Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnerships Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships EU funding instrument Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships Mario Yanez Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool) toolkit EC Funding The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organizations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalization of their activities and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas. They aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level. Results should be re-usable, transferable, up-scalable and, if possible, have a strong transdisciplinary dimension. Selected projects will be expected to share the results of their activities at local, regional, national level and transnational level.
Erasmus Logo.png
E+ Community Climate Coaches.png
__NOCACHE__ * [https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/programme-guide/part-b/key-action-2/cooperation-partnerships E+ Programme Guide] Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnerships
Growing Personal Resilience and Capacity In this phase of the Resilience Pathway, we focus on nurturing our personal resilience, understanding the deeper context, and developing the abilities, skills, and other inner qualities. Growing Personal Resilience and Capacity Annika Alex; Davie Philip Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool), Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) practice tool CCC Six Phases - The Resilience Pathway <blockquote>'''The major problems of the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think''' - Gregory Bateson</blockquote>'''Phase 1 Summary:''' During this phase, we aim to gain a deeper understanding of the context of our current situation, including how we got here and the options available for moving forward. Our focus is specifically on ecological limits, understanding structural violence, and developing skills for working systematically in difficult conditions. '''Phase 1 Goals & Purpose:''' The objective in this phase is to strengthen our ability to navigate complexity and build inner resilience, enabling us to stay present, balanced, and buoyant when facing challenges. This phase is crucial for developing the inner capacity needed to work with others, lead and enable change, and navigate the challenges of the journey ahead. '''Key Competencies:''' Transformation Competencies, Coaching Competencies
CCC Phase 1.png
Growing Personal Resilience and Capacity
Hosting Dialogue & Nourishing Community-Led Initiatives In this phase of the Community Climate Coach Resilience Pathway, we focus on hosting conversations with communities to nurture imagination, explore possibilities, and co-create a shared vision for resilience and a just transition. Hosting Dialogue & Nourishing Community-Led Initiatives Annika Alex; Davie Philip Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool), Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) practice tool CCC Six Phases - The Resilience Pathway <blockquote>'''From farmers markets and consumer-producer cooperatives to local business alliances and community finance schemes, people are reweaving the fabric of local interdependence from the ground up. Out of common sense and heartfelt intuition, they are finding innovative ways to step out of the consumer rat race to live local lives at a human pace and scale.”''' - Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures</blockquote>'''Phase 5 Summary:''' This phase of the CCC Resilience Pathway involves facilitating inclusive and participatory conversations to imagine alternative futures and transition from the present situation. The goal is to develop a road map or plan for strengthening local resilience and reducing emissions, while nurturing a social solidarity economy. '''Phase 5 Goals & Purpose:''' Here we build on the work done in the earlier phases of connecting to nature and place and mapping the strengths of the community. It also involves exploring new social narratives, such as the Wellbeing Economy framework, which can accelerate the creation of community-led initiatives and stronger local economies. '''Key Competencies:''' Facilitation Competencies, Coaching Competencies, Carbon Reduction, Regeneration & Sustainability Competencies
CCC Phase 5.png
Hosting Dialogue &#38; Nourishing Community-Led Initiatives
Initiative Definition of Initiative in the context of RKC Initiative Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term RKC entities In the context of RKC, an '''Initiative''' is a type of entity, which represents various types of collectives, who aspire to take on transformative roles in ''[[Pattern:Community of place|Communities of Place]]'' and/or ''[[Pattern:Community of practice|Communities of Practice]]''. What distinguishes '''Initiatives''', whether formal or informal, from communities is that they are centered around a shared purpose. '''Initiative''' entities must have at least one [[Pattern:Person|Person]] associated to them. ==Workings of ...== As an entity in RKC, '''Initiative''' represents an entity type that has its own set of structures (templates, tables, forms). '''Initiative''' entities are created by associating to them from a Person profile. Every instance of '''Initiative''' in the RKC, has an ''Initiative:'' namespace in front it (example: [[Initiative:CCC Project]]). ==Initiative== The Initiative entity's profile consists of the following fields: *Basic required **Brief description **Collective Structure **Membership Type(s) **Associated Localities **Email **Curator(s) *Basic extended (optional) **Longer description **Motivation for participating **Images **Relevant links *Relations **Associated Initiatives (Initiative, Relation, Current/Last date associated) **Communities of Practice participating in (CommPractice, Role, Current/Last date associated) **Communities of Place participating in (CommPlace, Role, Current/Last date associated) *Practice **Practitioner Status **Degree of Regenerative **Describe Regenerative **Geographic Reach **Area(s) of Work **Expression of Purpose **Stakeholder Type(s) **Description of Practice *Organization **Full Name **Start Date **End Date **Legal Structure **Resourcing **Vision, Mission, Aims **Cohesion *Playlists **Patterns (Pattern, Type, Description) **Interventions (Intervention, Type, Description) *More **Narratives (Title, Event Date, Narrative) **Essence (Type, User, Date, Description) ==List of Initiatives in RKC== [[:Category:Initiatives|Click here]] to generate a list of Persons Initiative
Intellectual output Tangible results of a Erasmus+ project Intellectual output definition Mario Yanez Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool) tool Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnerships Intellectual outputs are the tangible results of an Erasmus+ project, such as curricula, pedagogical materials, open education resources (OER), IT tools, analyses, studies, methods, etc. Intellectual output
Intervention Definition of Intervention as RKC entity Intervention as concept / RKC entity Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term RKC entities In the context of RKC, an '''Intervention''' is a type of entity, that represents a potentially-transformative activity in [[Pattern:Community of place|Communities of Place]]. '''Interventions''' can be concrete expressions of [[Pattern:Pattern|Patterns]], which give shape to or guide them. ==Workings of ...== As an entity in RKC, '''Intervention''' represents an entity type that has its own set of structures (templates, tables, forms). Every instance of '''Intervention''' in the RKC, has an ''Intervention:'' namespace in front it (example: [[Intervention:Research & Mapping System|Intervention:Research and Mapping System]]). ==Intervention== The '''Intervention''' entity's profile consists of the following fields: *Basic required **Brief description **Start date **End date **Curator **Pattern **Community of place *Basic extended (optional) **Full name **Longer description **Images **Relevant links *Context (optional) **Intervention context **Happenings (not yet implemented) **Previous interventions (not yet implemented) *More (optional) **Intervention design (pending) **Narratives (Title, Event Date, Narrative) ** ** ** ** * ==List of Interventions in RKC== [[:Category:Interventions|Click here]] to generate a list of '''Interventions''' Intervention
Mapping Strengths & Envisioning Community-Led Initiatives Phase 4 of the CCC toolkit focuses on building community resilience through understanding and appreciating the story of place. Mapping Strengths & Envisioning Community-Led Initiatives Annika Alex; Davie Philip Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool), Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) practice tool CCC Six Phases - The Resilience Pathway <blockquote>'''If we want to help people in a way that does no harm to them and their capacities in their communities, then the best place to start is with what is strong within them and within their communities, and not with what's wrong.”''' - Cormac Russell</blockquote>'''Phase 4 Summary:''' In this phase climate coaches work with the community to capture stories of place and use participatory asset mapping to identify the strengths and vulnerabilities of the local area or bioregion. This includes analysing the context, facilitating an understanding of the broader regional context and identifying opportunities for collaboration to enable local people to actively co-design and implement initiatives that are relevant to the place '''Phase 4 Goals & Purpose:''' The goal is to build a comprehensive understanding of the local ecosystem, social networks and illuminate the community-led initiatives that are well-suited to the needs of the community. '''Key Competencies:''' Transformation Competencies, Engagement & Facilitation Competencies, Carbon Reduction & Sustainability Competencies
CCC Phase 4.png
Mapping Strengths &#38; Envisioning Community-Led Initiatives
Pattern:Multiplier Event Multiplier event is a pattern commonly used in Erasmus+ projects Erasmus+ Multiplier Event Mario Yanez; Tom Henfrey Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool) tool Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnerships '''Multiplier Events''' are national and transnational conferences, seminars and other events organised with the purpose of disseminating the Project Results produced by the project. The costs incurred by an organisation participating in such multiplier events can be financially supported. Support for Multiplier Events is provided only if they stand in direct relation to the Project Results of the project. A project without grant support for Project Results cannot receive support for organizing Multiplier Events. (see [https://wikis.ec.europa.eu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=50105954 source] for more information) __NOCACHE__ * [https://wikis.ec.europa.eu/pages/ European Council wiki] Multiplier Event
Navigating RKC User guide pattern for Navigating RKC Mario Yanez Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool) tool RKC User Guides This User Guide documents the various ways to navigate various parts of the RKC. ==Top Bar or Header== [[File:(RKC UG) Navigating, header.png|border|center|frameless|500x500px]] From the Top Bar or Header there are three ways to navigate: '''Wiki Title''' The wiki title ''Regenerative Knowledge Commons'' redirects you to the Main page; '''Search Bar''' The search bar allows searches of the RKC. There are '''a few important things''' to note: *It '''defaults''' to searching for ''Content'' of pages only; **This means, that if searching for an [[Pattern:RKC entities|RKC entity]], it is necessary to include the entities [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/RKC namespaces|namespace]], capitalized and followed by a colon (ex: Person:<<''entity name''>>); ***RKC entity namespaces are: CommPlace, CommPractice, Initiative, Intervention, Locality, Pattern, Person *This filter can be changed (see [[Pattern:RKC Adjust search filter settings|adjust search filter]]). <u>Remember</u>: '''Spelling and capitalization matter''' in the wiki world! '''User Menu''' From the user menu, you can navigate to: *change your the wiki's interface language; *your user page or user talk page; *user preferences; *your watchlist of pages; *a list of your contributions to this wiki; *logout of the RKC wiki as current user. ==Action links== Content pages in the RKC wiki have a row of page links that provide access to different views (or refresh the view) of that page. These differ with the type of page and the access rights of the user. For our purposes we will distinguish [[Pattern:RKC entities|RKC entity]] pages (Person, Initiative, Locality, Community of Place /Practice, Pattern, Intervention) from all other content pages. For now, we can also distinguish the following access levels: public (non-logged in) browser, [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Commentator|Commentator]], and [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Page Curator|Page Curator]]. Page Curators will have #'''<<''namespace''>>''' - The first action will vary in name, but will always take you back to the main view of page [all pages, Public+ access] #'''Discussion''' - Links to a talk page view of the page, which allows commenting [all pages, Public+ access view; Commentator+ edit] #'''View Source''' - Displays the code source of the page [all pages, Public+ access] #'''Edit with Form''' - Links to the Form view of entity pages [entity pages, Commentator+ access view only; Page Curator+ edit] #'''History''' - Displays a complete list of edits made to that page [all pages, Public+ access view only] #'''Purge Cache''' - Forces MediaWiki to clear the cached version of a given page, redisplaying the page from its source to ensure that recent changes are made immediately visible [all pages, Public+ access] ==Sidebars== #'''RKC logo''': Links to RKC Main page #'''Navigation''' section: Links to Main page, Recent changes, a Random page, Mediawiki help #'''RKC''' section - Links to a category page for each RKC Entity type, that lists all of the relevant pages #Other sections: '''Wiki tools''', '''Page tools''', '''More''' are mostly self-explanatory #'''Categories''' section: Link to the categories of this page ==Template links== '''Table of Contents''': Most pages in RKC have a table of contents section generated by Mediawiki, that picks up any text formatted as ''Heading'', whether via template or from a ''[[mediawikiwiki:Help:VisualEditor/User_guide|Visual Editor]]'' field. This will navigate you to content within the page.'''Field links''': The template is composed of fields that are stored in tables. Some of these fields refer to internal [[Pattern:RKC entities|RKC entity]] pages, whether potential pages or existing. Blue field links, link to existing pages. Red field links for [[Pattern:RKC entities|RKC entities]], link to Create Form appropriate to that entity. '''Template Tabs''': The template tabs found inside most entity pages, are used to display potentially larger lists of content relevant to that entity. ==Content links== '''Internal''': Internal content links point to other pages within RKC. These always point to a url that contains the page name as follows: ''<<namespace>>'':''<<pagename>>,'' for example "RKC:Background''",'' where "RKC" is the namespace and "Background" is the pagename. '''External''': External content links take you to an outside webpage. '''Hint''': It is often helpful to right click your pointer on the link and open in a different browser tab, so that you have the option to return easily to where you originated. ==Footer== From the footer, you can access links to internal pages that give information on various '''general aspects of RKC'''. And, RKC partner logo links, link out to pages of initiatives that have been supportive of RKC's ongoing development. Navigating RKC
Open modeling Definition of the term Open Modeling Open modeling Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term), Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) practice term Regenerative paradigm Open modeling is a regenerative approach to the co-creation of knowledge as living system. The RKC is an example of open modeling. By virtue of being developed on a living structure—wiki backbone with the definition of interrelated entities—that allows it to grow significant complexity over time. It’s ability to grow is multidimensional each individual entity can grow, as its identity is individuated over time by people caring for it; the number of individual entities and their relations can grow exponentially over time; and new entities can be introduced, if need be. Open modeling
PAR Participatory action research (PAR) is an approach to action research emphasizing participation and action by members of communities affected by that research Participatory Action Research Mario Yanez Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool) tool Research Methods “[[wikipedia:Participatory_action_research|Participatory action research]] (PAR) is an approach to action research emphasizing participation and action by members of communities affected by that research. It seeks to understand the world by trying to change it, collaboratively and following reflection. PAR emphasizes collective inquiry and experimentation grounded in experience and social history.” PAR recognized the unique ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence|essence]]'' of each Community of Place it engages with, the uniqueness of the individual beings that comprise it and the unique context – the larger whole – it is a part of. == Supporting evidence == [https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol21/iss1/art13/ FC.ID paper on PAR] [https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol23/iss2/art33/ Permaculture and Resilience Research] [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319650680_Edge_Empowerment_and_Sustainability_Para--Academic_Practice_as_Applied_Permaculture_Design_extended_version?_sg%5B0%5D=xRDDyeAfLtzPX1TjNcTsrwk8l4QJLHiq5hgZsZ0ZcF42U6ch-Pa3C1iiJgTbxC8zCgrxAm_hKgULmqoc3kKWW2FHtYNTJ0U1oEtjVP5o.9xBJIjDp75AQhWL4vlujMJ2wMdPVr7pwggo6PYpdNzyUIOesnwhERSXAWwLdMrDI7rpTx4wFIYexXmEqBdPRcA Permaculture as research design methodology] [http://www.permaculture.org.uk/research/research-handbook-and-training Permaculture Research Handbook] [http://www.transitionresearchnetwork.org/transition-research-primer.html Transition Research Primer] [http://patterns.transitionresearchnetwork.org/ Transition Research Patterns] [https://ecovillage.org/our-work/research-ecovillages/research-protocol/ Ecovillage research protocol] [https://www.durham.ac.uk/media/durham-university/research-/research-centres/social-justice-amp-community-action-centre-for/documents/toolkits-guides-and-case-studies/Participatory-Action-Research-Toolkit.pdf PAR toolkit] [https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629617304413 10 Essentials for action-oriented research] [[wikipedia:Participatory_action_research|Wikipedia entry on PAR]] PAR
Paradigm The concept of Paradigm Paradigm Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term Regenerative development Term paradigm is taken from [[wikipedia:Thomas_Kuhn|Thomas Kuhn]] ([[wikipedia:The_Structure_of_Scientific_Revolutions|The Structure of Scientific Revolutions]]), developed and redefined by [[wikipedia:Edgar_Morin|Edgar Morin]]'"`UNIQ--ref-00000019-QINU`"' and translated into English by [[Person:Mario Yanez|Mario Yanez]]. == Essence == A paradigm contains, for any discourse under its rule, the fundamental concepts or master categories of intelligibility (conjunction, disjunction, implication or others) between these concepts or categories. In this way, individuals know, think and act according to the paradigms culturally inscribed in them. == Definition == This definition of the paradigm is semantic, logical and ideo-logical. Semantically, the paradigm determines intelligibility and gives meaning. Logically, it determines the master logical operations. Ideo-logically, it is the first principle of association, elimination, selection that determines the conditions of organization of ideas. By virtue of this threefold generative and organizational sense, '''the paradigm guides, governs and controls the organization of individual reasoning and the systems of ideas that obey it''' [emphasis added]. == Example == Let us take an example: there are two dominant paradigms concerning the human/nature relationship. The first includes the human in the natural, and any discourse that obeys this paradigm makes man a natural being and recognizes «human nature». The second paradigm prescribes the disjunction between these two terms and determines what is specific in man by excluding the idea of nature. These two opposing paradigms have one commonality: that they each obey still deeper paradigm, which is the simplification paradigm and that, in the face of any conceptual complexity, prescribes either the reduction (from human to natural), or the disjunction (between the human and the natural), which prevents conceiving the uniduality (natural and cultural, cerebral and psychic) of human reality, and also prevents conceiving the simultaneous relation of entanglement and separation between man and nature. Only a complex dialogic paradigm of entanglement/distinction/conjunction would allow such a conception. == Description == The nature of a paradigm can be defined as follows: 1.    Promotion/selection of the guiding categories of intelligibility. Thus, the Order in deterministic conceptions, the Matter in materialist conceptions, the Spirit in spiritualistic conceptions, the Structure in structuralist conceptions, etc., are the selected and selecting guiding concepts, that exclude or subordinate antinomic concepts to them (disorder or chance, spirit, matter, event). 2.    The determination of guiding logical operations. Thus, the simplifying paradigm concerning Order or Man proceeds by disjunction and exclusion (from disorder for one, from nature for the other). • For this aspect, the paradigm seems to depend on logic (exclusion-inclusion, disjunction-conjunction, implication-negation). But in reality, it is hidden under its logic and the paradigm selects the logical operations that become both preponderant, relevant and evident under its command. It is the paradigm, which prescribes the cognitive utilization of disjunction or conjunction. It is this that grants privilege to certain logical operations at the expense of others, and this that gives validity and universality to the logic it has chosen. For this very reason, the paradigm gives discourses and theories over which it asserts control, the characteristics of necessity and truth. Thus, the paradigm operates the selection, determination and control of conceptualization, categorization, logic. It designates the fundamental categories of intelligibility and controls their use. From it, the hierarchies, classes, conceptual series are determined. From it, the rules of inference are determined. In this way, not only do these find themselves into the nucleus of any system of ideas and any discourse, but also of all cogitation. They are situated, in fact, in the computistic/cognitivistic nucleus'"`UNIQ--ref-0000001A-QINU`"' of thinking operations, which almost simultaneously engage: —    prelogical characteristics of dissociation, association, rejection, unification; —    logical characteristics of disjunction/conjunction, exclusion/inclusion, which concern guiding concepts; —    prelinguistic and presemantic characters that elaborate the discourse condemned by the paradigm. Classical science was founded on the ''paradigm of simplification'' that led to privilege the procedures of reduction, exclusion and disjunction and to consider all complexity as superficial facade and confusion to be dissolved. Paradigm
Paradigm The concept of Paradigm Paradigm Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term Regenerative development Term paradigm is taken from [[wikipedia:Thomas_Kuhn|Thomas Kuhn]] ([[wikipedia:The_Structure_of_Scientific_Revolutions|The Structure of Scientific Revolutions]]), developed and redefined by [[wikipedia:Edgar_Morin|Edgar Morin]]'"`UNIQ--ref-0000002D-QINU`"' and translated into English by [[Person:Mario Yanez|Mario Yanez]]. == Essence == A paradigm contains, for any discourse under its rule, the fundamental concepts or master categories of intelligibility (conjunction, disjunction, implication or others) between these concepts or categories. In this way, individuals know, think and act according to the paradigms culturally inscribed in them. == Definition == This definition of the paradigm is semantic, logical and ideo-logical. Semantically, the paradigm determines intelligibility and gives meaning. Logically, it determines the master logical operations. Ideo-logically, it is the first principle of association, elimination, selection that determines the conditions of organization of ideas. By virtue of this threefold generative and organizational sense, '''the paradigm guides, governs and controls the organization of individual reasoning and the systems of ideas that obey it''' [emphasis added]. == Example == Let us take an example: there are two dominant paradigms concerning the human/nature relationship. The first includes the human in the natural, and any discourse that obeys this paradigm makes man a natural being and recognizes «human nature». The second paradigm prescribes the disjunction between these two terms and determines what is specific in man by excluding the idea of nature. These two opposing paradigms have one commonality: that they each obey still deeper paradigm, which is the simplification paradigm and that, in the face of any conceptual complexity, prescribes either the reduction (from human to natural), or the disjunction (between the human and the natural), which prevents conceiving the uniduality (natural and cultural, cerebral and psychic) of human reality, and also prevents conceiving the simultaneous relation of entanglement and separation between man and nature. Only a complex dialogic paradigm of entanglement/distinction/conjunction would allow such a conception. == Description == The nature of a paradigm can be defined as follows: 1.    Promotion/selection of the guiding categories of intelligibility. Thus, the Order in deterministic conceptions, the Matter in materialist conceptions, the Spirit in spiritualistic conceptions, the Structure in structuralist conceptions, etc., are the selected and selecting guiding concepts, that exclude or subordinate antinomic concepts to them (disorder or chance, spirit, matter, event). 2.    The determination of guiding logical operations. Thus, the simplifying paradigm concerning Order or Man proceeds by disjunction and exclusion (from disorder for one, from nature for the other). • For this aspect, the paradigm seems to depend on logic (exclusion-inclusion, disjunction-conjunction, implication-negation). But in reality, it is hidden under its logic and the paradigm selects the logical operations that become both preponderant, relevant and evident under its command. It is the paradigm, which prescribes the cognitive utilization of disjunction or conjunction. It is this that grants privilege to certain logical operations at the expense of others, and this that gives validity and universality to the logic it has chosen. For this very reason, the paradigm gives discourses and theories over which it asserts control, the characteristics of necessity and truth. Thus, the paradigm operates the selection, determination and control of conceptualization, categorization, logic. It designates the fundamental categories of intelligibility and controls their use. From it, the hierarchies, classes, conceptual series are determined. From it, the rules of inference are determined. In this way, not only do these find themselves into the nucleus of any system of ideas and any discourse, but also of all cogitation. They are situated, in fact, in the computistic/cognitivistic nucleus'"`UNIQ--ref-0000002E-QINU`"' of thinking operations, which almost simultaneously engage: —    prelogical characteristics of dissociation, association, rejection, unification; —    logical characteristics of disjunction/conjunction, exclusion/inclusion, which concern guiding concepts; —    prelinguistic and presemantic characters that elaborate the discourse condemned by the paradigm. Classical science was founded on the ''paradigm of simplification'' that led to privilege the procedures of reduction, exclusion and disjunction and to consider all complexity as superficial facade and confusion to be dissolved. Paradigm
Paradigm The concept of Paradigm Paradigm Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term Regenerative development Term paradigm is taken from [[wikipedia:Thomas_Kuhn|Thomas Kuhn]] ([[wikipedia:The_Structure_of_Scientific_Revolutions|The Structure of Scientific Revolutions]]), developed and redefined by [[wikipedia:Edgar_Morin|Edgar Morin]]'"`UNIQ--ref-0000000D-QINU`"' and translated into English by [[Person:Mario Yanez|Mario Yanez]]. == Essence == A paradigm contains, for any discourse under its rule, the fundamental concepts or master categories of intelligibility (conjunction, disjunction, implication or others) between these concepts or categories. In this way, individuals know, think and act according to the paradigms culturally inscribed in them. == Definition == This definition of the paradigm is semantic, logical and ideo-logical. Semantically, the paradigm determines intelligibility and gives meaning. Logically, it determines the master logical operations. Ideo-logically, it is the first principle of association, elimination, selection that determines the conditions of organization of ideas. By virtue of this threefold generative and organizational sense, '''the paradigm guides, governs and controls the organization of individual reasoning and the systems of ideas that obey it''' [emphasis added]. == Example == Let us take an example: there are two dominant paradigms concerning the human/nature relationship. The first includes the human in the natural, and any discourse that obeys this paradigm makes man a natural being and recognizes «human nature». The second paradigm prescribes the disjunction between these two terms and determines what is specific in man by excluding the idea of nature. These two opposing paradigms have one commonality: that they each obey still deeper paradigm, which is the simplification paradigm and that, in the face of any conceptual complexity, prescribes either the reduction (from human to natural), or the disjunction (between the human and the natural), which prevents conceiving the uniduality (natural and cultural, cerebral and psychic) of human reality, and also prevents conceiving the simultaneous relation of entanglement and separation between man and nature. Only a complex dialogic paradigm of entanglement/distinction/conjunction would allow such a conception. == Description == The nature of a paradigm can be defined as follows: 1.    Promotion/selection of the guiding categories of intelligibility. Thus, the Order in deterministic conceptions, the Matter in materialist conceptions, the Spirit in spiritualistic conceptions, the Structure in structuralist conceptions, etc., are the selected and selecting guiding concepts, that exclude or subordinate antinomic concepts to them (disorder or chance, spirit, matter, event). 2.    The determination of guiding logical operations. Thus, the simplifying paradigm concerning Order or Man proceeds by disjunction and exclusion (from disorder for one, from nature for the other). • For this aspect, the paradigm seems to depend on logic (exclusion-inclusion, disjunction-conjunction, implication-negation). But in reality, it is hidden under its logic and the paradigm selects the logical operations that become both preponderant, relevant and evident under its command. It is the paradigm, which prescribes the cognitive utilization of disjunction or conjunction. It is this that grants privilege to certain logical operations at the expense of others, and this that gives validity and universality to the logic it has chosen. For this very reason, the paradigm gives discourses and theories over which it asserts control, the characteristics of necessity and truth. Thus, the paradigm operates the selection, determination and control of conceptualization, categorization, logic. It designates the fundamental categories of intelligibility and controls their use. From it, the hierarchies, classes, conceptual series are determined. From it, the rules of inference are determined. In this way, not only do these find themselves into the nucleus of any system of ideas and any discourse, but also of all cogitation. They are situated, in fact, in the computistic/cognitivistic nucleus'"`UNIQ--ref-0000000E-QINU`"' of thinking operations, which almost simultaneously engage: —    prelogical characteristics of dissociation, association, rejection, unification; —    logical characteristics of disjunction/conjunction, exclusion/inclusion, which concern guiding concepts; —    prelinguistic and presemantic characters that elaborate the discourse condemned by the paradigm. Classical science was founded on the ''paradigm of simplification'' that led to privilege the procedures of reduction, exclusion and disjunction and to consider all complexity as superficial facade and confusion to be dissolved. Paradigm
Paradigm The concept of Paradigm Paradigm Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term Regenerative development Term paradigm is taken from [[wikipedia:Thomas_Kuhn|Thomas Kuhn]] ([[wikipedia:The_Structure_of_Scientific_Revolutions|The Structure of Scientific Revolutions]]), developed and redefined by [[wikipedia:Edgar_Morin|Edgar Morin]]'"`UNIQ--ref-00000000-QINU`"' and translated into English by [[Person:Mario Yanez|Mario Yanez]]. == Essence == A paradigm contains, for any discourse under its rule, the fundamental concepts or master categories of intelligibility (conjunction, disjunction, implication or others) between these concepts or categories. In this way, individuals know, think and act according to the paradigms culturally inscribed in them. == Definition == This definition of the paradigm is semantic, logical and ideo-logical. Semantically, the paradigm determines intelligibility and gives meaning. Logically, it determines the master logical operations. Ideo-logically, it is the first principle of association, elimination, selection that determines the conditions of organization of ideas. By virtue of this threefold generative and organizational sense, '''the paradigm guides, governs and controls the organization of individual reasoning and the systems of ideas that obey it''' [emphasis added]. == Example == Let us take an example: there are two dominant paradigms concerning the human/nature relationship. The first includes the human in the natural, and any discourse that obeys this paradigm makes man a natural being and recognizes «human nature». The second paradigm prescribes the disjunction between these two terms and determines what is specific in man by excluding the idea of nature. These two opposing paradigms have one commonality: that they each obey still deeper paradigm, which is the simplification paradigm and that, in the face of any conceptual complexity, prescribes either the reduction (from human to natural), or the disjunction (between the human and the natural), which prevents conceiving the uniduality (natural and cultural, cerebral and psychic) of human reality, and also prevents conceiving the simultaneous relation of entanglement and separation between man and nature. Only a complex dialogic paradigm of entanglement/distinction/conjunction would allow such a conception. == Description == The nature of a paradigm can be defined as follows: 1.    Promotion/selection of the guiding categories of intelligibility. Thus, the Order in deterministic conceptions, the Matter in materialist conceptions, the Spirit in spiritualistic conceptions, the Structure in structuralist conceptions, etc., are the selected and selecting guiding concepts, that exclude or subordinate antinomic concepts to them (disorder or chance, spirit, matter, event). 2.    The determination of guiding logical operations. Thus, the simplifying paradigm concerning Order or Man proceeds by disjunction and exclusion (from disorder for one, from nature for the other). • For this aspect, the paradigm seems to depend on logic (exclusion-inclusion, disjunction-conjunction, implication-negation). But in reality, it is hidden under its logic and the paradigm selects the logical operations that become both preponderant, relevant and evident under its command. It is the paradigm, which prescribes the cognitive utilization of disjunction or conjunction. It is this that grants privilege to certain logical operations at the expense of others, and this that gives validity and universality to the logic it has chosen. For this very reason, the paradigm gives discourses and theories over which it asserts control, the characteristics of necessity and truth. Thus, the paradigm operates the selection, determination and control of conceptualization, categorization, logic. It designates the fundamental categories of intelligibility and controls their use. From it, the hierarchies, classes, conceptual series are determined. From it, the rules of inference are determined. In this way, not only do these find themselves into the nucleus of any system of ideas and any discourse, but also of all cogitation. They are situated, in fact, in the computistic/cognitivistic nucleus'"`UNIQ--ref-00000001-QINU`"' of thinking operations, which almost simultaneously engage: —    prelogical characteristics of dissociation, association, rejection, unification; —    logical characteristics of disjunction/conjunction, exclusion/inclusion, which concern guiding concepts; —    prelinguistic and presemantic characters that elaborate the discourse condemned by the paradigm. Classical science was founded on the ''paradigm of simplification'' that led to privilege the procedures of reduction, exclusion and disjunction and to consider all complexity as superficial facade and confusion to be dissolved. Paradigm
Pattern Definition of Pattern as RKC entity Pattern as concept / RKC entity Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term RKC entities In the context of RKC, a '''Pattern''' is a type of entity, that represents an element of potentially-transformative activity, which can take the form of practices, processes, frameworks, tools, capacities, livelihoods and any other form of life-enhancing activity. Patterns are curated by [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Communities of Practice|Communities of Practice]]. '''Patterns''' give shape to or guide [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Intervention|Interventions]] in [[Pattern:Community of place|Communities of Place]]. ==Workings of ...== As an entity in RKC, '''Pattern''' represents an entity type that has its own set of structures (templates, tables, forms). Every instance of '''Pattern''' in the RKC, has a ''Pattern:'' namespace in front it (example: [[Pattern:Paradigm]]). ==Pattern== The '''Pattern''' entity's profile consists of the following fields: *Basic required **Brief description **Ordering structure **Usage mode **Community of practice **Curator *Basic extended (optional) **Longer description **Images **Relevant links *Resolution of Forces (optional) **Activating force **Restraining force **Reconciling force *Use cases (optional) **Generic context **Intervention examples *Process (optional) **Patterns *More (optional) **Narratives (Title, Event Date, Narrative) **Essence (Type, User, Date, Description) ** ** ** ** * ==List of Patterns in RKC== [[:Category:Patterns|Click here]] to generate a list of '''Patterns''' Pattern
Person Definition of Person as RKC entity Person entity Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term RKC entities In the context of RKC, a '''Person''' is a type of entity, which represents an individual person, who aspires to take on transformative roles in [[Pattern:Community of place|Communities of Place]] and/or [[Pattern:Community of practice|Communities of Practice]]. ==Workings of ...== As an entity in RKC, '''Persons''' represents an entity type that has its own set of structures (templates, tables, forms).. '''Persons''' can associate to one or more [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Initiative|Initiative]]. These entities, along with [[Pattern:Initiative|Initiatives]], are key nodes for creating relations to all other entities within the RKC. Every instance of '''Person''' in the RKC, has a ''Person:'' namespace in front it (example: Person:[''real name'']). ==Person== The '''Person''' entity's profile consists of the following fields: *Basic required **Brief description **Associated Localities **RKC Username **Email *Basic extended (optional) **Longer description **Motivation for participating **Images **Relevant links *Relations **Associated Initiatives (Initiative, Relation, Current/Last date associated) **Communities of Practice participating in (CommPractice, Role, Current/Last date associated) **Communities of Place participating in (CommPlace, Role, Current/Last date associated) *Practice **Practitioner Status **Degree of Regenerative **Describe Regenerative **Geographic Reach **Area(s) of Work **Expression of Purpose **Stakeholder Type(s) **Description of Practice *Playlists **Patterns (Pattern, Type, Description) **Interventions (Intervention, Type, Description) *More **Narratives (Title, Event Date, Narrative) **Essence (Type, User, Date, Description) ==List of Persons in RKC== [[:Category:Persons|Click here]] to generate a list of '''Persons''' Person
RDA 1. Abundance for all Aim 1. Abundance for all, in communities everywhere Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims '''Abundance for all''' recasts the original wording of [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_1|SDG 1]], "ending poverty," in a more generous and generative light. ==SDG Shortcomings== To begin with, one could argue that eradicating poverty is all but impossible to achieve and very safe (for business as usual) to include as an SDG. The idea of poverty was created by the same extractive and destructive mode of development that is sustained by the SDGs. It was introduced as a seed of self-destruction (like communicable diseases, chemical dependencies, greed, fragmentation, etc.) that enabled colonial powers to create dependencies in traditional communities by imposing their model of extractive development. Poverty exists and persists in so far we continue to see the world in those terms and do not recognize it as self-fulfilling prophecy of extractive activity. What we can do is eliminate the need for poverty as pattern that we continue to propagate, we can replace it with a pattern of abundance. ==Living systems== Living processes generate abundance. Every place on Earth, although each amazingly diverse, due to varying conditions everywhere, is defined by abundant relation and generative capacity. Anything that could potentially be seen as waste for one process, is vitalizing for another. Each unique place self-organizes, via that abundant relations and generative capacity, adapting to the larger conditions and patterns that shape it over time. Living systems organize themselves via patterns of a multiplicity of relations in every direction, and in so doing, create their own abundance. The living beings develop simultaneously on at least three levels: on the individual level, where each expressing their singularity while relating as part of larger wholes (communities, societies); at the species level, where beings express unique modes of being and capacities in a place (niches, habitat); and, at the ecosystem level, where extraordinary diversity of modes of beings conspire to regenerate the conditions for Life (biosphere). ==Place-centric abundance== The idea of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|place-centric]]'' abundance in Human communities is a radical one, in that it enables, empowers and requires communities to take charge of their own development, in ways that align with their shared values and that produce most long-term value for everyone in that place. Behind this is the recognition that each person, community, place is a unique ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Nestedness|nested]] whole'', each with its own unique ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence|essence]]'' and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Potential|potential]]''. The notion of abundance also applies to how we work--that we don't do it alone: we work simultaneously on ourselves, with each other in ''fields,'' to resource each others ''[[Pattern:RDA 4. Lifelong, developmental learning|developmental learning]]'', and ''nodally'', allying with regenerative capacity of our natural ecosystems, in order to continually co-create a shared abundance in our places--one that oozes out from every being that participates there. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *redefinition of wealth as the capacity to (re)generate true ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' value for all members, inclusive of the larger community of life [1.1a] *activation of the capacity of communities to develop the unique and fullest ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Potential of place|potential of place]]'' [1.1c] *valuation of all work (of all species), especially the vital work of ''ecosocial'' regeneration [1.2a] *surpassing of basic food/material/energy needs of all members with a resolute focus on ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Primary ecosocial production|primary ecosocial production]]'' in each place [1.1b] *valuing of livelihoods that grow capacity to exceed basic needs in a manner that regenerates productive capacity of (larger ecological context) terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems [1.2b] *ensuring that the value of a living wage is exchanged for all work [1.2c] *establishment of community safety nets for all people, especially the most vulnerable [1.3] *ensuring that all people have equal access to participate in and benefit from community life (''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|radical participation]]'') [1.4] *implementation of alternative [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Ways to exchange value|''ways to exchange value'']] as an approach to ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|radically-inclusive participation]]'' that infuses shared community values within our economic systems [1.4a] *establishment of shared community financial systems -- banking, insurance, lending, and investment -- that are responsive to the [[Pattern:RDA 3. Whole health and well-being|whole health and well-being]] and shared values of all people and ecosystems they serve [1.4b] *building capacity via [[Pattern:RDA 4. Lifelong, developmental learning|developmental learning]] of all, particularly of underprivileged and vulnerable populations, to contribute meaningfully to [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|''place-centric'']] [[Pattern:Regenerative development|regenerative development]] [1.5] *catalyzing [[Pattern:Regenerative development|regenerative development]] in [[Pattern:RDA 10. Self-organizing bioregions|self-organizing bioregions]] that enables the (re)generation of abundance everywhere [1.a-b] <u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets The experience of material abundance experienced in my own and others perennial polyculture systems The impossibility of eradicating poverty as a pattern that is perpetuated Although organizing abundance at a large scale seems complex and daunting, recognizing abundance as a core essential quality every being should experience and express is quite simple RDA 1. Abundance for all
RDA 10. Self-organizing bioregions Aim 10. Self-organizing bioregions RDA 10. Self-organizing bioregions Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_10|SDG 10]] represents yet another empty promise. ==SDG shortcomings== [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_10|SDG 10]], reduce inequality within and among countries, is an unattainable for several reasons. For one, it assumes that equality is somehow reachable via extractive/destructive model of development, which harms communities, degrades ecosystems, and concentrates control and value extracted in the hands of a very few. It also assumes, that global sameness produced via this model--dissolving the unique essence of places--is somehow desirable. It further assumes, that nation-states--and their institutional vehicles explicitly set up to propagate and protect extractive/destructive development model, of which their existence is now dependent--are beneficial societal infrastructures worth sustain. ==Living systems== Living systems invest and distribute a wild diversity of generative capacities into every being. It would be unfathomable to put all its "eggs into one basket," so to speak. Ecosystems and ecosystems of ecosystems are structured so that communities of beings thrive explicitly via interdependent web of mutually-beneficial relations. Energy, and the ability to tap it in a multitude of ways, in living systems is polycentric and acentric. There is no wastage. Power is not concentrated. Control is untenable. Competition, conflict, and parasitism are hyper-localized and create mutualistic benefits at higher levels of self-organization. ==Self-organizing bioregions== [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Bioregion|Bioregions]] represent the missing scale, the proverbial middle ground, between the local and the global. Their promise lies in their potential to align governance of the commons with the natural and organically-evolving boundaries of the ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:LifeshedLifesheds|lifesheds]]'' our Communities of Place are embedded. Due to their place-centric nature, they are an ideal scale for place-sourced organization of activity, such the development of localized food systems (''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Foodsheds|foodsheds]]'') and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Local living economies|local living economies]]''. It is important to recognize, that even the most well-intended approaches, are in danger of repeating the same patterns and thinking, they are designed to overcome. In the case of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Bioregion|bioregions]]'', there is an overwhelming tendency for defining boundaries. This means that someone or some institution, defines where one bioregion begins and where another ends, which communities are included or excluded in a given configuration. This is working from a ''[[Pattern:Do good paradigm|do-good paradigm]]''. '''RDA. 10''' introduces the idea of the '''self-organizing bioregions'''. With this notion, there is no need to define boundaries. Anywhere there is a constellation of collaborative and/or co-creative relations emerging amongst various ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Communities of Place|Communities of Place]]'' in beneficial geographic proximity, we find a ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Bioregion|bioregion]]'' self-organizing. This builds from [[wikipedia:Christopher_Alexander|Christopher Alexander]]'s ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Theory of Centers|Theory of Centers]]'', which explains how ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wholeness|wholeness]]'' and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Aliveness|aliveness]]'' unfolds via ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Living structure|living structure]]'' all throughout the Universe. As in living systems, '''self-organizing bioregions''' have centers, but no hard boundaries. These are messy, the overlap with other bioregions. They change, transform and evolve. They merge with each other, when mutually-beneficial or separate when they get too large. Smaller ones are nested in larger ones. What defines them are the strength of their relations that hold them together from some center. Herein, lies the promise of evolving human settlements, social systems and cultures that can begin to embed gracefully into the larger ecosystems and Life processes that all Life depends on. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *cultivation of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' ''[[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|food and material abundance]]'' in ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Bioregion|bioregions]]'', so that people in ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Communities of Place|Communities of Place]]'' have their basic needs surpassed, including the needs for belonging and for meaningful work (see [[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|Genuine wealth and right livelihood]]) [10.1] *empowerment of [[Pattern:RDA 5. Radical participation|radical (social, economic and political) participation]] of all in bioregional ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Self-governance|self-governance]]'' [10.2] *access to [[Pattern:RDA 4. Lifelong, developmental learning|lifelong, developmental learning]] for everyone in a bioregion to develop their fullest potential, providing ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Universal basic income|universal basic income]]'' for personal development and facilitate the proliferation of meaningful work [10.3] *adoption of people care policies that invest in distributed individual and collective capacities to add value to their bioregion, each in their own unique ways [10.4] *development of place-sourced capacities for self-regulating marketplaces, where ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Human-scale|human-scale]]'' relationships are favored over transactions, and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Genuine wealth|genuine wealth]]'' is valued and exchanged in diverse ways[10.5] *enabling of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|place-centric]]'', ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community-sourced|community-sourced]]'' ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Self-governance|self-governance]]'' that is ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Nestedness|nested]]'', from the bottom, up. [10.6a] *retrofitting of current governmental bodies at all levels to integrate decision-making from ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community-sourced|community-sourced]]'' ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Self-governance|self-governance]]'' platforms [10.6b] *elimination of barriers for people to freely move and assemble throughout and across [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Bioregion|''bioregions'']] everywhere [10.7] *treat each ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Lifeshed|lifeshed]]'' as a unique, yet interdependent, expression of life on the planet [10.a] *[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Bioregion|''bioregions'']] that have benefited from colonialism, make social/ecological reparations for abuses to vulnerable [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Bioregion|''bioregions'']] everywhere, with no strings attached [10.b] '''''Note''': SDG target linkages in brackets'' RDA 10. Self-organizing bioregions
RDA 11. Human ecosystems Aim 11. Human ecosystems RDA 11. Human ecosystems Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims On the surface, there's nothing objectionable about [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_11|SDG 11]]. ==SDG Shortcomings== Similar to other SDGs, which propose something entirely impossible given existing physical infrastructure, societal structures and dominant paradigms, [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_11|SDG 11]] is safe enough to list as a goal. Its shortcomings, lie with its language of resilient and sustainable. Here it is important to note: all beings and biotic communities are naturally resilient, assuming they are embedded within healthy ecosystems. To expect resilient Human settlements that do not nest gracefully within larger ecosystems is absurd. Similarly, living systems do not sustain indefinitely, they regenerate constantly. Sustainability is neither possible, nor desirable and not in the least bit aspirational. Both these terms fail to envision a Humanity beyond mere survival. ==Context== Over the last several centuries, there has been a well documented trend of centralization and concentration of Human settlements in vastly over-crowded, viciously-sprawling and over-built and poorly-designed urban and suburban areas. This has gone hand-in-hand with an abandonment of rural areas, an overwhelming intensification of destructive and extractive Human activities; including ,the associated, mostly unnecessary movement of people and materials all over the globe that Human activity implies. Humans suffer from a ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Pathology of separation|pathology of separation]]''-- a centuries long process of divorcing ourselves from our ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wild ecosystems|wild ecosystems]],'' physically, emotionally, psychologically, economically, organizationally. Most present-day Human societies operate in ways that actively perpetuate this Pathology. Many Human settlements are structured to enforce that separation. The capacity to truly ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Inhabit|inhabit]]''--that is live in a way that we can care for and regenerate our places--is being rapidly lost. The physical, emotional, mental distance and discontinuities are immense. Resilience is used mostly as a code word signifying that we should "just live with..." or "adapt to..." an increasingly untenable ecosocial reality. Similarly, sustainability implies that one should focus on survival, on getting by as conditions worsen. ==Living systems== Biotic communities and their ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wild ecosystems|wild ecosystems]]'' are widely-distributed almost everywhere on Earth. Over time, the species that evolve, have mastered the capacity to fit into and thrive as a species in all sorts of conditions terrestrial, aquatic, volcanic, etc.; and, across every type of [[wikipedia:Biome|biome]]. Biotic communities self-regulate continuously, so that they rarely, if ever, overrun the ecosystems they inhabit. They live within a scale of relationship that brings viability and vitality at every level. These communities cannot be isolated or separated from the ecosystems in which they participate and still remain viable. They are ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|place-centric]]'', almost everything they require is ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' and, via the act of living day-to-day (see ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|radical participation]])'', they continual regenerate their larger ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Whole|wholes]]''. ==Human ecosystems== As with all RDAs, '''Human ecosystems''' invites and challenges us to embrace a regenerative paradigm and living systems thinking that goes with it. The idea of Human settlements structurally isolated from the wild ecosystems that endow us with Life and regenerative capacity, is no longer desirable, nor viable. Nora Bateson often asks the question: "What wants to continue?" Here we can read this questions in two distinct, but very related, ways: What wants to continue into the future and what wants to be continuous? Human settlements must be reimagined and reconstituted '''Human ecosystems''', that flow out from and embed into ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wild ecosystems|wild ecosystems]]'' seamlessly''.'' This includes not only the built environment but all of the processes and activities generated from within. This is best approached via encouraging and supporting the blossoming of human-scale communities, especially in the largest and densest metropolises. Economies must be reimagined as ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Local, living economies|local living economies]]--''self-organizing layers of relation and governance--that mediate the interstices and interactions between '''Human ecosystems''' and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wild ecosystems|wild ecosystems]]''. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *reconfiguration and redesign of Human settlements everywhere, so they become authentic '''Human ecosystems''', whose capacity to integrate and blend with wild ecosystems is reflected ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Degrees of aliveness|degrees of aliveness]]'' they produce at every scale (from organism to planet) *universal access to adequate, safe and free ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Patern:Naturally-constructed|naturally-constructed]]'' housing arranged in ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Patern:Human-scale|human-scale]]'' "villages" (whether urban, periurban, suburban or rural) each with the capacity to surpass basic needs of each individual (RDAs [[Pattern:RDA 1. Abundance for all|1]], [[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|2]], [[Pattern:RDA 3. Whole health and well-being|3]], [[Pattern:RDA 4. Lifelong, developmental learning|4]], [[Pattern:RDA 5. Radical participation, equal valuing and enabling|5]], [[Pattern:RDA 6. Perennial flow of freshwater|6]], [[Pattern:RDA 7. Community-sourced renewable energy|7]], [[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|8]] ) [11.1] *redesigning of mobility systems with an emphasis on public and alternative modes of transport with special attention to those in vulnerable situations, and to support a move toward revitalizing of rural areas [11.2] *prioritization and enabling of a movement to ''re-[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Patern:Inhabit|inhabit]]'' rural villages, including a focused effort on reviving land-based, ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Patern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Patern:Right livelihoods|right livelihoods]]'' and emphasizing trade autochthonous products within and between nearby ''[[Special:FOrmEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of Place|Communities of Place]]'' [11.3a] *redesign of cities into agglomerations of small villages, repurposing the stock of existing structures and paying attention to proper ''[[Special:FOrmEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Human scale|human scale]]'' design [11.3b,6] *encouragement of ''[[Pattern:RDA 5. Radical participation|radical participation]]'' of all in community through ecosocial activism, by working together on projects and celebrating together [11.3c] *enabling of sharing [11.3d]: **promoting of a culture of sharing of technical resources and of the [[wikipedia:Commons|commons]]; **design '''Human ecosystems''' and [[Pattern:RDA 9. Living infrastructure|living infrastructure]] to favor sharing and caring for the [[wikipedia:Commons|commons]] *actively repurposing of all buildings that fall out of use, rather than build new ones [11.3e] *protect and safeguard, and create opportunities in each [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of Place|''Community of Place'']], to enhance and add value to, the world’s cultural and living ''[[wikipedia:Commons|commons]]'' [11.4a; 11.4b] *addressing communities in living in the most vulnerable areas or conditions, via propagate regenerative '''Human ecosystems''' [11.5]: **via increased capacity of a community for inhabitation and regeneration of land and commons; or, **resettlement of vulnerable communities to existing or new '''Human ecosystems''', where ecologically and socially viable systems are set in place *provision of universal access to safe, accessible, inclusive, open, productive landscapes for all (see [[Pattern:RDA 12. Place-sourced primary production|RDA 12]]), beginning with the most vulnerable and prioritizing high-density environments [11.7a] *prioritization of food and materials harvested and/or produced via regenerative agriculture and agroforestry in or in proximity to urban areas [11.7b] *enabling of the emergence of [[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|genuine wealth and right livelihoods]], ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative enterprise|regenerative enterprise]]'' and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Local living economies|local living economies]]'' connected to [[Pattern:RDA 12. Place-sourced primary production|place-sourced primary production]] with the necessary, supporting [[Pattern:RDA 9. Living infrastructure|living infrastructure]] [11.7b] *proliferation of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Local living economies|local living economies]]'', in and amongst ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of Place|Communities of Place]]'', where ''[[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|food and material abundance]]'' are produced, flow freely and provide the basic conditions for complex constellations of relations based on ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative commoning|regenerative commoning]]'' to grow organically [11.a] *substantially increase the number of regenerative '''Human ecosystems''' within ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Lifeshed|lifesheds]]'' by transforming cities, ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Reinhabitation|re-inhabiting]]'' surrounding rural areas, and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative|regenerating]]'' the places in between [11.b] *assist most challenged and vulnerable ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Communities of Place|Communities of Place]]'' to repair degraded ecosystems and integrate [[Pattern:Regenerative development|regenerative development]] at their own pace, in a self-directed manner [11.c] '''''Note''': SDG target linkages in brackets'' RDA 11. Human ecosystems
RDA 12. Cultivated ecosystems Aim 12. Restoring place-sourced primary production patterns RDA 12. Restoring place-sourced primary production patterns Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims SDG 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, is basically saying everything is ok, keep shopping, just make better choices. ==SDG Shortcomings== SDG 12's inadequacy to boldly call for new regenerative patterns, based on a wildly different relation amongst Humans, and between Humans and their places (including the more-than-Human living world), does not ensures the Earth's productive capacity will continue. ==Context== Existing consumption and production patterns ought not to be sustained. They perpetuate the extractive, industrialized economy, which ensures patterns continued and intensified decimation of the planet's ecosystems and communities. The inherent and explicit disconnect of the roles of consumption with production, allows for the majority of people to play consumers, consuming stuff that is made from materials extracted in dubious ways, often requiring production processes that produce massive toxic wastes, somewhere else where it remains unseen, and then that product is shipped anywhere on the planet. ==Living systems== It is the nature of Life and living systems to be productive. And, also to be consumptive. Yet, these two roles are inseparable in living systems, which as Heraclitus observed so long ago, die to live and live to die. The intimate proximity of these two roles in ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wild ecosystems|wild ecosystems]]'', which are by definition ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|place-centric]]'' and whose living processes are ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'', is what ensures their ongoing regeneration. [[wikipedia:Primary_production|Primary production]] is a term borrowed from ecology, which points to an ecosystem's capacity to use sunlight to produce plant life, which in turn provide potential energy that powers animated beings that inhabit a food web. Those animated beings throughout their lives and by their death, return the favor by building soil, that in turn feeds plant life. All that to say production-consumption--purposely co-joined here--is a vital fact of Life. What matters is that they are not decoupled nor displaced. ==Place-sourced primary production== RDA 12 calls for patterns that are an outgrowth and continuation of those we observe in ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wild ecosystems|wild ecosystems]]''. It calls for communities to radically reorganize around patterns of primary production. This can be done by placing plant life at the center of our local living economies by means of regenerative agriculture and agroforestry. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative practices|Regenerative practices]] ensure that the long-term regenerative capacity of the ecosystems is maintained and enhanced, while communities and the land benefit from what can be produced there gracefully (i.e. without high-energy and/or toxic inputs). The oft-used term, place-based, is wholly inadequate. Anything can be said to be place-based, indeed, everything is. A distant factory is based in a place. The term ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' is used to signify that primary production originates, is embedded in and responsive to place. '''Place-sourced primary production''' requires many diverse livelihoods and produces the need for even more diverse livelihoods (making, serving, moving, selling, etc. what's grown/harvested) that can become the basis for local living economies to emerge. This requires the capacity of a large number of people to be producers and the role of production to become polycentrically distributed. Taken as a development strategy, '''RDA 12''' can work at multiples scales, from the hyperlocal to the bioregional, to restore ecological processes, cycles, flows; reweave social relations, reintegrate people with their places, the land, what we might care for in common; bring greater food and material abundance and sovereignty; reverse climate catastrophe, and who knows what else. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *invest in '''place-sourced primary production''' that surpasses all material needs (i.e. creates ''[[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|food and material abundance]])'' for all beings in a community in a manner that regenerates that places' productive capacity [12.1] *assist in the regeneration of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wild ecosystems|wild ecosystems]]'' everywhere, not by isolating or conserving them, but by integrating them whole-heartedly into regenerative patterns of '''place-sourced primary production''' [12.2a] *restore the productive capacity of the land in ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of Place|Communities of Place]]'' everywhere, prioritizing cities and heavily disturbed landscapes [12.2b] *eliminate food and organic waste, close the cycle by producing living soil and energy in the form of biogas [12.3] *completely eliminate the need for toxic chemicals/substances, forbid their production and find safe ways to decompose existing toxic substance [12.4a] *Invest in research in and development of [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Carbon farming|carbon farming]], by which many of the synthetic products we rely on today, can be be made from regeneratively-harvested plant-based materials. [12.4b] *close material cycles and eliminate waste generation through repair/reuse (waste = food) [12.5] *de-charter large and transnational corporate entities whose business models inhibit them from participating regeneratively in '''place-sourced primary production''' [12.6a] *entities, corporate and other, reorganize their operations ways that acknowledge the primacy of local-living economies based on '''place-sourced primary production''' [12.6b] *promote public procurement practices that favor '''place-sourced primary production''' [12.7] *support people everywhere to participate in the regeneration of their ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of Place|Communities of Place]]'' by activating their fullest potential through capacity-building and the creation and valuing of meaningful work via [[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|genuine wealth and right livelihoods]] [12.8] *support more vulnerable ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of Place|Communities of Place]]'' to develop the regenerative capacity for ''[[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|food and material abundance]]'' [12.a] *equip ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of Place|Communities of Place]]'' with sufficient resources to develop their own pathways to unfold regeneratively [12.b-c] <big><u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets</big> RDA 12. Cultivated ecosystems
RDA 13. Great warming Aim 13. The Great Warming of Human relations RDA 13. Great warming of Human relations Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims SDG 13, 'take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts', is as superficial and devoid of true consideration for the complexities and immensities of climate catastrophe humanity faces today. And most clearly, it avoids owning up to our immense, intensifying continued contribution to the interwoven metacrises that it represents. ==SDG shortcomings== Let's take a closer look at some of the phrasing. This SDG calls for 'urgent action.' But, what kind of action? Immediately ceasing all human activity that is a known primary source of greenhouse gases? That would be highly advisable and definitely urgent. Short of this, any number of perhaps well-meaning, but thoughtless (i.e. non-systemic) urgent actions, may very likely have even more serious unpredictable and unintended consequences. This SDG suggest we should 'combat climate change and it's impacts.' This declares a war on climate change and arrogantly implies that we should or even could use force to bend the planet's Life support systems back into place, while we change little else in our mode of being. The phrase 'it's impacts', is an outright denial of responsibility for the unparalleled impacts Humans, as a species, continue to have on our planetary systems. By far, the most glaring shortcoming of this SDG, is that it neglects to address head on the sets of intertwined planetary systems or spheres, whose health is integral to continuation of complex Life on the planet. The most critical concern is the biosphere and the proximate spheres at its source, which enfold it: a) lithosphere and carbon cycle, b) hydrosphere and water cycle, and c) atmosphere and climate patterns. Therefore, we've dedicated this RDA to address the care of these planetary spheres and the urgent <u>''developmental''</u> work needed for a radically different mode of human presence on the planet. ==Context== Prominent in Western culture, is a view that humans are separate from all other beings in the web of Life. This can bereferred to as a <u>''pathology of separation''</u>. This pathology has become one of the core organizing principles of Human civilization at a planetary level. And, it has enabled destruction and degeneration of societies, ecosystems, the delicate balance of relations in the biosphere and consequently the atmosphere—hence the <u>''great unravelling''</u> of Earth's biosphere. And yet, we know better. We know this pattern must not and cannot continue. Living systems just don't work that way. Climate conditions in Earth's [[wikipedia:Atmosphere|atmosphere]], have been holding steady within a range (not too hot, not too cold) for millions of years, even though our sun has been getting hotter. However, rather suddenly, in the course of a couple hundred years, that delicate balance of atmosphere and climate has been/is being significantly altered. Its source is an intensification of certain types of Human activity, namely the drastic destruction ecosystems, specifically, the elimination of plant Life—which absorbs CO<sup>2</sup>, one type of [[wikipedia:Greenhouse_gas|greenhouse gas]]—from Earth's biosphere (mainly) for use in industrial processes, in combination with the extraction and use of fossil fuels—which further release greenhouse gasses—from Earth's [[wikipedia:Lithosphere|lithosphere]] (mainly) to power industrial processes. Earth’s [[wikipedia:Hydrosphere|hydrosphere]] is absorbing most of the excess CO<sup>2</sup> causing greater acidification in the world’s oceans which threatens the existence of coral reefs and other calcium-based organisms.Earth's [[wikipedia:Biosphere|biosphere]] is now entering a phase labeled by some, the Sixth, or [[wikipedia:Holocene_extinction|Holocene extinction]]. This is world-wide mass extermination of Earth's [[wikipedia:Biodiversity|biodiversity]] being brought about mainly through the dominant influence of unfettered Human activity and its decimations of ''<u>wild ecosystems</u>''. Although global in nature, this Human activity is concentrated in [[wikipedia:Urban_area|intense Human settlements]] that, in their current form, require continual extraction from ''<u>wild ecosystems</u>'', energy-intensive movement over long distances and heavy processing, that produce and then returns vast quantities of [[wikipedia:Toxicity|toxic]] substances to communities, human and other-than—meaning, that they cannot be re-integrated into living processes without causing severe damage—to the [[wikipedia:Biosphere|biosphere]] and interrupting the Life-affirming cycles at its source. Humans are the only extant species that has persisted in attempting to remove itself from the biosphere. In doing so, we have organized our own, seemingly ''separate'' sphere: the [[wikipedia:Anthroposphere|anthroposphere]]. ''Seemingly'', because it is not possible and it is now glaringly clear that the attempt has severe unintended consequences. Indeed, this <u>''pathology of separation''</u> from the rest of the living world, continues to haunt, plague and challenge us in all sorts of existential ways. The current anthropospheric intensity and organization requires massive amounts of energy to sustain it. When it became untenable to source this energy from the biosphere through deforestation and whaling, we turned to the lithosphere, reaching ever deeper into Earth’s crust to satisfy our growing need. In so doing, we’ve seriously interfered with Earth’s carbon cycle, we have unbalanced the mix of gasses in the atmosphere, intensifying the climate and bringing rapid change and pressure to biomes and ecosystems everywhere. ==Living systems== Earth through the emergence of its biosphere has evolved into a living, breathing, self-organizing, self-regulating planet. It doesn't just contain Life, it is alive. The only instance we know of in our Universe. The biosphere is a novel emergence that could not exist without the overlapping and interacting spheres (see [https://earthhow.com/spheres-of-earth/ 17 spheres of Earth]) spheres which all together, like organs in a body, continually source the conditions for complex Life to regenerate. The Earth's inner core of molten lava, acts as an inner sun, its intense heat energy interacts with the lithosphere, the layer of bedrock and precious minerals beneath our feet, and to some extent with the hydrosphere and atmosphere, through release of geothermal energy. The atmosphere and hydrosphere are essential to erosion of rock that completes the lithospheric cycle. The processes of these are likewise intertwined via the carbon cycle and the water cycle. Indeed all living beings are carbon-based, water-dependent creatures. Their interaction continues to shape the planet and makes living soil, the basis for all terrestrial Life. Long-ago beings that died, became the carbon-based fossil fuels, or “ancient sunlight,” we now extract. The processes of living and dying of a great biodiversity of beings, are essential to continually produce an atmosphere (mix of gasses) and the conditions (climate) for those beings to thrive in. These spheres and their complex interactions intuitively revered by traditional and indigenous cultures—who themselves interacted as active participants—have only just begun to be understood by modern science in their emergent complexity. Yet, modern humans for the last few hundred years of industrial civilization, have massively (and arrogantly) disrupted the cyclic interactions that maintain a greater <u>degree of aliveness</u> on Earth. Our continual and intensified disruptions have initiated an age of unimaginable and unprecedented global-scale existential crises endangering the continued habitability of our planet. ===The Lithosphere=== The Earth’s lithosphere (outermost rocky layer) is a function of at least 4.6 billion years of solar system and planetary formation dynamics, that have now relatively stabilized after eons of planetary upheaval. These energies lay relatively dormant contained by Earth’s crust. Intermittent seismic activity continues to create disparities of elevations across the lithosphere enabling a flow of both sediment, minerals and organic material to create a multitude of unique conditions that allow for extreme biospheric diversity, before being reincorporated into Earth’s crust. This is the natural rock/carbon cycles which moves primarily in one direction. Human extractive activities are forcing this cycle to move in the opposite direction and, in a sense, reestablishing conditions of planetary upheaval from long ago by bringing excess carbon to the surface. ===The Hydrosphere=== Earth's hydrosphere (all water found on, under, and above the lithosphere) is about 4 billion years old. Water exists in gaseous, liquid and frozen states (97.5% of which is saltwater), not a single molecule of which is known escape Earth’s atmosphere. The water cycle serves to regulate Life via the movement of water between states and from one place to another. It is intricate, complex, interdependent, stable, and all-pervading. Water, the basis for all Life, and can neither be neither destroyed nor created; however, its quality can be severely degraded. Ongoing intensification of human activity, is both polluting water with substances toxic to Life and massively altering water distribution patterns in ways that are detrimental to the biosphere’s ecosystems—ecosystems essential for regenerating an atmosphere conducive to Life. ===The Atmosphere=== Earth’s atmosphere (layer of gasses held in place by gravity) forms a protective barrier that regulates diurnal temperature extremes allowing Life and liquid water to exist on the Earth's surface [c]. Life's interactions (exchanges mainly between soil, plant Life and animate Life) primarily determine the constituent make-up of the atmosphere. The sun's radiance (or lack of it) in combination with the self-regulating function of atmospheric gasses are the [[wikipedia:Effect_of_Sun_angle_on_climate|main driver of climate conditions]]'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000019-QINU`"'on Earth. Hot and cool air dynamics generates differing wind conditions. Wind conditions affect how water in the form precipitation is distributed on the planet. In reality, it is much more complex than this, due to variations in land forms, oceanic interactions, vegetated ecosystems, etc. It is a delicate balance to say the least, one that is undergoing rapid changes in its make up due to aforementioned human-induced disruptions to Earth’s cycles and to the biosphere. ===The Biosphere=== The biosphere is an emergent property of Earth’s planetary spheres. [[wikipedia:Abiogenesis|Life's evolution]], over 3.5 billion years, has not been continuous. It has faced many critical thresholds, suffered almost total losses of species, and yet somehow emerged into periods of even greater fluorescence of [[wikipedia:Biodiversity|biodiversity]]. The biosphere is a single living entity expressing its ''<u>aliveness</u>'' via an unfathomable proliferation of wildly diverse Life forms. Each species, and in many cases, each individual being, is uniquely endowed with their own [[wikipedia:Essence|essence]] and role (''<u>vocation</u>'') within the larger whole in which it is nested. Each being hasco-evolved in intimate ''<u>fields</u>'' of relations with others and with the uniqueness of each place. In ''<u>wild ecosystems</u>,'' these interactions between living beings—both antagonistic and complimentary—work in their own way (see [[wikipedia:Ecological_niche|ecological niche]]) to embody and exchange ''naturally-available'' energies and information, which which keeps all beings in relation with each other and nested within the underlying patterns. The sum total of biospheric exchanges serve to continually regenerate the atmosphere, enable the hydrosphere and, over time, shape the lithosphere. Extractive and degenerative anthropospheric activity is amplifying and accelerate degradation of the biosphere, putting at risk the ability the continued regeneration of Life as we know it. ===Anthroposphere=== The climate patterns we are now in danger of loosing, held steady for millennia and provided for the emergence of a most novel of species: the hominid. Novel, because it developed the capacity for conscious self-awareness, collective memory (culture) and with this, the ability to proactively adjust the conditions of ecosystems. Once hominids broke free from the confines of ecosystems, little could stop their expansion across almost every continent on the planet. As humans, we’ve just recently concluded the long process of hominization and just now entering the process of humanization [c] (see <u>RDA 16</u>). We humans are markedly different. It is no wonder that at some point, we developed the idea that we were separate from the biosphere (<u>pathology of separation</u>'').'' An idea that has guided most of early Human development since the birth of civilization, and now, shapes a way of thinking that has become the central organizingprinciple of our overbearing presence on the planet. This pathology blinds and numbs us to the fact that our mode of beinghuman is threatening our very existence and undermining the Life-generating systems of the planet. As we awaken to this reality, what will be our response? == The Great Warming == The premise here is quite simple: Humanity, as part of a necessary evolution, if we are to continue, must heal the rift that separates us from the Earth community. In fact, one that we never have been separated from (only in our wayward way of thinking). RDA 13 invites us to venture on a species-wide paradigmatic journey that could open us up to discovering what it would mean to become fully Human; to rejoin as full participants of the larger the Earth community in ways that produce greater degree aliveness for all. To this end, '''RDA 13''' adopts the phrase: '''The Great Warming''', useful for its versatility. At one level, it alludes to the Earth's natural reaction (global warming, climate change, etc.) to Humanity's incessantly destructive activity. And at a deeper level, it represents the response that is required from Humanity: a Great Warming of Human relations. We are called to unblock the artificial divide between us and our larger Earth body: every living being in the biosphere, especially each other and most importantly, within ourselves. RDA 13 aims to awaken the latent potential for Humanity as a species, to build the collective will and capability to undergo overwhelmingly immense set of transformations to heal the rift between us and the living web. Transformations that must necessarily result in a comprehensive reorganization of the [[wikipedia:Anthroposphere|anthroposphere]], which at the moment does not nest gracefully within the biosphere nor allow the biosphere to interact regeneratively with its planetary spheres. === Approaching Regeneratively === In order that we may work regeneratively, this RDA introduces two ''<u>dynamic systems frameworks</u>'' [change: [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:living systems|living systems framework]]] that can serve to organize our thinking in ways that counter two problematic, related tendencies that are inherent in the ''<u>pathology of separation</u>'': The first is the tendency to want to use direct force to bend living systems back into place; the second is the tendency to do something, anything, now! <u>Direct force→Indirect care</u>: The organizing principle of this RDA, is that humans have a unique role to play in the indirect care of our spheres. We say indirect, because the fact is, despite our great technological power, there is nothing anyone can do to repair the atmosphere, restore stable climate patterns, or bring back ecosystems and species that have been irretrievably lost. What we can do is harness those capabilities which makes us so remarkably special and artificially separate as humans—conscious self-awareness—and place it in service of the spheres that hold us so intimately nested within them. And, we can care for these spheres indirectly via <u>''Three lines of work''</u>. This framework offers an approach to simultaneously work at three distinct, but inseparable levels: '''Third-line work''' is aims to improve the health and value of some larger system; '''second-line work''' moves towards growing the capability of our transformative ecosystems ([[Pattern:Community of place|communities of place]] and [[Pattern:Community of practice|communities of practice]]) to serve shared, third-line aims; and, '''first-line work''' is dedicated to growth in oneself required to make a significant difference at the first two levels. <u>Take action now→Developmental approach</u>: This way of thinking is so embodied in SDG 13, which motivates us into acting impulsively, automatically, mechanically from old patterns. The usual sequence often starts with thinking that weknow ‘what’ to do, but can never agree on ‘how’, and much less integrate the ‘why’, and rarely, if ever naturally arrive, at ‘thus’—what we ought to do. RDA 13 begins with the ‘why’ generated from a ''<u>developmental</u>'' understanding of the complex working of the living system in which we are attempting to bring about a transformation, beginning with the one we know best: ourselves. Here we apply the framework ''<u>function, being, will</u>'' that recognizes that humans have three, layered aspects. <u>Function</u> coincides with our lower nature, or animal/earthly body, geared for doing instinctively, without reflection. <u>Will</u> corresponds to our higher natures, our spiritual body, able to connect, through our ''<u>essence</u>'', with a higher purpose, the ‘why’. Between the two is our <u>being</u>, the seat of the conscious self, that which we call ‘I’, capable of consciously mediating between lower (functional) and higher (spiritual) natures, in order to lift up our thinking, to bring greater degree of aliveness to ourselves and the wholes in which we are nested. When we begin with the will, we move past solving the climate ‘problem’ today—that would very likely crop up again tomorrow—because we have failed addressed the much larger, underlying pathology we identified at the root. ===Climate Systems and Generating Will=== Earth’s climate systems are the makers of a great diversity of Life-giving environments throughout Earth’s surface. It is the nature of climate systems to be erratic and temperamental, locally. And yet globally, the potentially chaotic forces of Earth’s planetary spheres somehow harmonize creating a Life-affirming atmosphere: the essential breathe of Life. This could be the ‘why’ we start with. If we aspire to regain a mutually-beneficial relationship with our atmospheric climate systems, rather than attempting to bend them to ''our'' will, we might well consider aligning ourselves to their will. The oft used phrase, the sky is the limit, may hold some wisdom to guide us, to generate will within us to make the necessary transformations. Because our climate systems are the most ephemeral, and because we wish to align ourselves to them, we can refocus our attention on ourselves as a nested system, specifically, our embodiment of climate systems. This brings us to thus: the '''first-line''' work of harmonizing our inner climate. One approach to doing this, is creating a right-relationship amongst our intellectual, emotional, moving and instinctive centers. Each center has its “right working, meaning that it serves the ''<u>aliveness</u>'' of living systems as ''<u>nested wholes</u>''. When centers are functioning improperly, they are crossing over and doing the work of other centers for which their speed and functioning are not suited (e.g. when emotional center tries to do problem solving, or when we are trying to understand another being through our intellectual center). [c; link to pattern] Our bias towards our intellectual center in Western culture, for instance, is arguably the source of the ''<u>pathology of separation</u>'' the biosphere now suffers from. ===Biodiversity and Animating Being=== Nested within the planetary spheres, is our biosphere, the ever-renewing source of Life itself. Life is a negentropic force in the Universe, meaning that it has emerged to counter the natural trend of purely physical systems to run themselves down. Because it is negentropic, its nature tends towards producing a vast and diverse entanglement of beings at every scale: a ''<u>thickness of relatedness</u>'' of these beings that makes it a force for activating aliveness. The anthroposphere is a further emergence of biosphere. If we aim to return it to its proper nested place that recognizes interdependence with the community of Life, we might begin by embracing the biodiversity—thickness of relations at the source of our Being human (physical body: living being: mammal: primate: human). In so doing, we may discover how to further animate—that is breathe Life into—what it means to be human. This opens up a potential pathway for us to become ''<u>fully-human</u>'' beings committed to a ''<u>thickness of relations</u>'' with all beings, so that we may bring a greater ''<u>degree of aliveness</u>'' into the world. In order to attend to ''<u>thickness of relations</u>'', we move into the '''second-line''', where the focus on inner climate expands into developing our ''<u>inner locus of control</u>'', a sense of agency that recognizes that we are responsible for our experience of the world and how we respond to what’s going on around us. This expansion acquires we address the outer dimension of''<u>external considering</u>'', the practice of consciously placing some entity whom we wish to work with (other peoples, species, ecosystems) at the center of our attention. The practice aims to develop a living experience of them, deeply understand them as a system with unrealized potential that we might align ourselves with so that we bring about our mutual development. ===Earth’s Cycle and Function=== The lithosphere and hydrosphere combined are foundational for all the biosphere’s ecosystems. The nature of their cyclesprovide the connective tissue for everything alive. All biospheric beings, from unicellular creatures to ecosystems, are water-dependent, carbon-based organisms. Carbon plays an essential role in biology because of its ability to form many bonds in a seemingly endless variety of complex organic molecules that gives structure to bodies. Water’s plays an essential role in keeping those bodies alive. Tother they continually (re)create the conditions for all Life to thrive, and therefore, they source our biospheric functioning. Because we aim to regenerate these Life-enabling conditions, we might regenerate our thinking thusly by applying the [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:3 lines of work|three lines of work]] framework, and dedicate our '''third-line''' to the restoration of the proper functioning of Earth’s cycles. One approach is to reorganize ecosocial and economic systems around the notion of recarbonization. Instead of demonizing carbon, we challenge bioregions everywhere to put carbon back into its proper place. They can do so by shifting to primary production with perennial crops that act as ''<u>fast-carbon pathways</u>'', intensifying the movement of carbon through Earth’s life forms (the biosphere). These systems serve to sequester significant amounts of carbon, build living living soil in the process, and eventually is safely return carbon to the lithosphere. Perennial-based productive ecosystems, and the soil they build, provide natural water filtration and storage that help to mitigate seasonal droughts. Research and practice into the nascent field of ''<u>carbon farming</u>'', is opening up the potential to grow, through the use of perennial crops, most, if not all, of the ''<u>food and material abundance</u>'' (''<u>RDA 2</u>'') we need in the form of plant-based sources of fiber, fuel, feed, and ‘farmaceuticals;’ essentially replacing fossil fuels now being extracted from the lithosphere and require wholesale regeneration of terrestrial ecosystems. As we shift to to re-carbonizing our lives, we can very purposely activate ''<u>local living economies</u>'' and ''<u>alivelihoods</u>'' that redirect carbon and water flows in ways that serve to produce greater ''<u>aliveness</u>'' ['"`UNIQ--nowiki-0000001A-QINU`"'[[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|RDA 8]]]. Organizing our thinking in the above way with the guidance of ''<u>dynamic systems frameworks</u>'', enables us to ''<u>image</u>'' what our role as humans of might look like, if we ''<u>work indirectly</u>''—using our own transformation as entry points to guiding systems evolution towards greater ''<u>aliveness</u>''—and ''<u>developmentally</u>''—finding intimate ways of relating to these larger systems as sources of will (climate) and being (biodiversity), that then very organically points to a way forward—a very distinct role we can play and function we can perform. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' [pending] <u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets RDA 13. Great warming
RDA 2. Food and material abundance Aim 2. Cutivating place-centric food and material abundance RDA 2. Cutivating place-centric food and material abundance Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims Similarly to ending poverty, [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_2|zero hunger (SDG 2)]] is a safe impossibility, in and of itself. ==SDG Shortcomings== Listing it as an SDG is harmless to the status quo. Unless, we take it and what it implies, seriously: bringing production home! Gandhi knew this and used it to release India from the stranglehold of the British Empire--and, it took a widely distributed effort!. ==Context== We live in a a world of food and material dependencies with ever longer supply chains and ever distant sources. Much of what passes for food and the materials we integrate into our daily lives is highly processed, so distant from its natural state, that we can hardly recognize where it originated, much less how it came to be. These processes, we have almost no control over, require intense amounts of energy and produce immense amounts of toxic wastes. "Out of sight, out of mind" as the saying goes. ==Place-centric food and material abundance== '''Cultivating food and material abundance''' via regenerative agriculture and agroforestry becomes a key ''nodal'' point that can have multiple transformative effects on any [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of Place|''Community of Place'']]. This can be done via a strategy detailed in [[Pattern:RDA 12. Place-sourced primary production|''RDA 12.'' ''place-sourced'' ''primary production'']]. The idea is conceptually simple: aspiring to grow and/or harvest of food, fuel, fiber, feed (fodder/forage for domestic animals), and 'farmaceuticals' (plant-based medicinals) in situ enough to surpass the basic needs of all living in that place, in ways that regenerate the productive capacity of ecosystems for the long run. Above all, this Aim stresses that must be [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|''place-centric'']] to move communities towards food and material sovereignty. In practice, '''cultivating food and material abundance''' may be considerably more difficult to bring about due to the fragmented patchwork of private ownership of land undermining the commons. And yet, in every place, large or small, urban, rural, suburban there is a vast quantity of underutilized space. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Perennial polycultures|''Perennial polycultures'']], a [[wikipedia:Permaculture|Permaculture]] practice for growing a wide diversity of edible and useful plants interplanted in tight, beneficial configurations that take advantage of multiple layering and stacking, is highly suitable for small, fragmented spaces. Through advocating for food and material security, as a basic Human right, this Aim presents an opportunity for restoring a community's [[Pattern:RDA 3. Whole health and well-being|health and well-being]] and for generating significant [[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|genuine wealth and right livelihoods]]''.'' Beyond growing and harvesting, significant changes are required to a community's food system to produce [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|''place-centric'']] '''food and material abundance''': it must grow its own capacity for [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Secondary production|''secondary production'']] of the raw ingredients produced. These require a whole plethora of diverse artisan livelihoods needed to process ingredients, make end products and distribute/serve/sell them. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *recognition that generating [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|''place-sourced'']] food and material abundance is a one time achievement, but a daily recurring state for all in each community and that it can be a source for a wide-diversity of meaningful livelihoods [2.1a] *production of healthful, nontoxic food and material abundance for all people year-round [2.1a] *recognition that food abundance has qualitative implications: that food is culturally-appropriate and nutritionally-optimal [2.2a] *recognition material abundance has qualitative implications: ecologically and culturally-appropriate fuel, fiber, feed (fodder/forage for domestic animals), and 'farmaceuticals' (plant-based medicinals) [2.2b] *enabling of [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|''place-centric'']] food sovereignty, with emphasis on supporting and developing mass small- and micro-scale ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Primary ecosocial production|primary ecosocial production]]'' [2.3] *prioritization of [[wikipedia:Regenerative_agriculture|regenerative agriculture]] and [[wikipedia:Agroforestry|agroforestry]] in human settlements, across the rural to urban spectrum, as a primary land-use and as a comprehensive and regenerative ecosocial development/climate/food security strategy [2.4] *active preservation of [[wikipedia:Genetic_diversity|genetic diversity]] of seeds, cultivated plants, farmed/domesticated animals and related, wild species [2.5a] *eradication of the creation and release [[wikipedia:Genetically_modified_organism|genetically-modified organisms]] into the world [2.5b] *elimination of the right to [[wikipedia:Biological_patent|patent life forms]] [2.5b] *establishment of community-driven approaches for fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from utilization of our natural and genetic ''[[wikipedia:Commons|commons]]'' (see [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Fair Shares|''Fair Shares'']], one of three [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Permaculture ethics|''Permaculture ethics'']] ) [2.5c] *celebration, preservation, and expansion of [[wikipedia:Traditional_knowledge|traditional/local knowledge]] [2.5d] *development of self-regenerating capacity of rural communities to produce food and material abundance, for themselves and the larger places they are a part of [2.a, 2.b] *primary economic production as organizational principle for development of [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:RDA 10. Self-organizing bioregions|self-organizing bioregions]] and [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Local living economies|''local living economies'']] [2.c] <big><u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets</big> RDA 2. Food and material abundance
RDA 3. Whole health and well-being Aim 3. Health and well-being for all RDA 3. Whole health and well-being for all, throughout all stages of development. Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims '''Whole health and well-being''' seems quite simple on the surface and not very different than its [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_3|SDG counterpart]]. ==SDG Shortcomings== Treating disease and illness, is what over-burdened health care systems attempt to do (for those that have access to treatment) this typically comes with an immense ecosocial cost. However, treating disease and illness does not automatically translate into '''whole health and well-being'''. Indeed, ''healing'', in its original meaning signifies to make something whole again. If it is true, as [[wikipedia:Thomas_Berry|Thomas Berry]] proclaims, that there can be no such thing as "... healthy humans on a sick planet," then we must consider health and well-being in all its varied dimensions. ==Living systems== '''Whole health and well-being''' does not begin and end with human beings. It considers them nested in whole places, organized in whole communities, entangled in whole webs of relations with each other and so many other living beings, and deeply embedded in a living planet. So, it concerns itself with the '''whole health and well-being''' at every scale. Likewise, '''whole health and well-being''' is ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Developmental|developmental]]'', considering beings, not just at one given point in time, but throughout their entire life-cycles and beyond. Like [[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|food and material abundance]], which Aim 3, is inseparable from, health and well-being must be a continual, permanently regenerating process at every level of organization: from cell to planet. ==Whole health and well-being== '''Whole health and well-being''' also considers the diversity of aspects that come together in unique ways to constitute a complex being: physical, biological, social, ecological, psychical, spiritual, etc. Even an organism as seemingly simple as a [[wikipedia:Unicellular_organism|unicellular]] is now known to have some degree of consciousness. Wholeness, seen from various dimensions, is therefore a key aspect of health and well-being. One way we can gauge our health and well-being across the multiple aspects of complex being is by considering quality of life, or in the words of [[wikipedia:Christopher_Alexander|Christopher Alexander]]: ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Degrees of aliveness|degrees of aliveness]]'' (Alexander dedicated his life's work to elucidating what that meant and we can sense it). This dimension prevents us from fragmenting health and well-being, assuming because we are physically healthy, we may be spiritually well, for example. The degree of aliveness a being, and the contexts it is a part of, forms an excellent measure of otherwise elusive concept of wholeness in '''whole health and well-being'''. ==Pattern Generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *provision of free, universal care, with an emphasis on prevention, natural medicine, holistic services and practices, especially to the most vulnerable and at the most vulnerable stages of development (prenatal/infancy, adolescence, old age, death) [3.1-2, 3.8] *provision of universal access to holistic services and practices for regaining and maintaining health to all, [3.1-2] *integration of holistic approaches and practices to building individual and collective immunity to communicable diseases [3.3a] *co-evolution of [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Human-scale communities|''human-scale'' ''communities'']] that grow from place (''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'') [3.3b] *facilitation of the adoption of [[wikipedia:Plant-based_diet|plant-based diets]] [3.3c] *promotion of "micro-dosing" of joy, mental health, and well-being in all activities [3.4] *elimination of the drivers of substance abuse (i.e. alienation, being undervalued, lack of belonging/participation)[3.5a] *provision of universal access to substance abuse treatment, mental health care and capacity-building towards reaching each person's highest ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Potential|potential]]'' [3.5b] *valuing of [[wikipedia:Group_cohesiveness|social cohesion]] via an abundance of public spaces/opportunities for connection, affectivity, and relationship [3.5c] *reconfiguration of mobility to drastically reduce the need for motor vehicles and eliminate vehicle-related conflicts [3.6] *provision of universal access to sexual/reproductive education and planning [3.7] *elimination of exposure to all toxic substances; halt contamination of the [[wikipedia:Commons|commons]] [3.9] *propagation of a culture of healthful and graceful aging, where elders are treated with respect, are valued and cared for, have opportunities to make a [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Value-adding process|value-adding]] contribution to society [3.10a] *propagation a culture of graceful and dignified dying, where death is recognized as a natural part of the living process, and the wishes of individuals to die on their own terms are full respected [3.10b] *enabling of [[wikipedia:Natural_burial|natural burials]] for all who desire to be re-integrated naturally to Earth [3.10c] <big><u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets.</big> RDA 3. Whole health and well-being
RDA 4. Lifelong, developmental learning Aim 4. Lifelong, essence-sourced capacity development for all RDA 4. Lifelong, developmental learning for all Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_4|SDG 4]] stresses lifelong education an learning... ==SDG Shortcomings== However, like other SDGs, it is an empty promise within the context of existing educational institutions and the economic interests these serve. These are incapable of addressing the multidimensional facets of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Whole people|whole people]]'' capable of [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical Participation|''participating authentically and fully'']] (see also [[Pattern:RDA 5. Radical participation|RDA 5]]) in ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Whole communities|whole communities]]''. ==Context== Like health care systems, educational systems are too narrowly-focused on the infinite production of workers and consumers. Most formal education focuses on transmitting learning in one direction, via a fragmented set of disciplines, ignoring the wildly varied needs, interests and potentialities of individual learners and failing to teach the most relevant life skills. ==Living systems== All living systems evolve via learning that is ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Developmental|developmental]]''. All beings, including humans, are born with an innate ability and insatiable appetite for learning; and, that the best learning is self-learning, which occurs naturally, as part of healthy developmental processes. Indeed, it takes extraordinary efforts to interrupt the natural developmental learning process, yet our current mode of socialization is programmed to do just that for so many. ==Lifelong, developmental learning== The [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Developmental|''developmental'']] aspect of this aim, widens the focus to emphasize the lifelong development of unique, whole beings. We can say, that developmental learning is ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence-sourced|essence-sourced]]'', in that taps into, awakens, builds on and deeply values what each individual brings into this world most uniquely. When not disrupted or deviated, most learners are naturally-drawn to discover what brings them the highest ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Degree of aliveness|degree of aliveness]]''. This discovery, sourced from [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence|''essence'']], from the very core of who they are, can serve to awaken a sense of calling (or [[wikipedia:Vocation|vocation]]) towards what they will care for beyond themselves and how the will express that caring in the larger world. This approach is truly lifelong, in that it envisions diverse, emergent opportunities and roles responsive to that individual's uniqueness spread throughout their ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Developmental pathway|developmental pathway]]'' over the course of a lifetime. These roles can express themselves as meaningful livelihoods and optimally, in a meaningful life in the service of Life. Just as [[Pattern:RDA 3. Whole health and well-being|whole health and well-being]] is nested, so too is '''lifelong, developmental learning'''. Indeed, individuals can express their [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wholeness|wholeness]] and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Aliveness|aliveness]]'' most, when they can add value to larger ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Whole|wholes]]'' (places, communities, systems) they are a part of--participate in. In other words, to be [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Whole|''whole'']] you must be able to see yourself ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Nestedness|nested]]'' in larger wholes. Where people nest most gracefully into their larger contexts, it is because their [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence-sourced|essence-sourced]] calling, or [[wikipedia:Vocation|vocation]], has aligned and embedded well within the ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Vocation of place|vocation of a place]]'', community, larger system. Lastly, developmental learning is ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Co-learning|co-learning]]'', it does not occur in isolation. Living beings learn collectively in response from changing conditions in ecosystems. Humans, in particular, are continually learning together with their peers to navigate change in themselves, each other and the contexts they are participating in. ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Communities of Place|Communities of Place]]'' are not exempt, they must also learn developmentally: they must develop the capacity, as a collective, to integrate and value the radically abundant and diverse forms of community participation (''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|radical participation]]''), essence-sourced livelihoods entail. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *recognition that all beings, including humans, are born with an insatiable ability and appetite for learning; and that learning occurs naturally, as part of a healthy developmental process [4.0a] *recognition that learning is either activated or stymied depending on the appropriateness of context (physical setting, emotional conditions), the approach used, the learner’s [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Being|''being state'']] and the relevance of content to each individual [4.0b] *recognition that the role of those who guide learning for any individual, is to awaken inherent capabilities, reveal unique ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence|essence]]'' and support capacity for self-knowing, in order that each being can develop their truest ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Potential|potential]]'' expressed through those capabilities and that essence [4.0c] *provision of holistic, free and equitable, ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' '''lifelong, developmental learning''' and capacity-building opportunities for all, especially those less-privileged or most vulnerable[4.1-3,5-6; 4b] *provision of universal access to capacity-building around ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Traditional skills|traditional skills]]'' and [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative practices|''regenerative practices'']] [4.4,7] *provision of safe, non-violent, inclusive, ecologically-sound and healthy [[wikipedia:Learning_environment|learning environments]] for all [4.a] *preparation of adults to participate in the '''lifelong, developmental learning''' of all children in the community [4.c] *capacity-building in each person for spiritual/contemplative practices that generate inner peace and clarity [4.d] *encouragement for each person from childhood to express themselves and their uniqueness in positive and beautiful ways [4.e] *from childhood onward, nurturing of a [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Sense of interconnectedness|''sense of interconnectedness'']] with the living world, especially in places they belong to [4.f] *valuing the [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|''radical participation'']], knowledge and wisdom of elders in community life; especially in all aspects of capacity-building, and passing on traditions and shared community values [4.g] <big><u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets.</big> Education nowadays is hampering children from growing their innate learning capabilities while fostering a mechanistic and unidirectional way of learning through silos and out of touch with reality and its multidimensionalities, as well as it is not experiencial and essence-based learning. The high level of student alienation, stress or anxiety disorders, suicides, among others as well as the high level of educators depressions and burnouts do show us that our educational system is not healthy. Promote an educational system that is essence and place-based. This will foster individual wellbeing and developmental process as well as will nurture community guilding, a process that nurtures reciprocal relationships of care and wisdom transfer. RDA 4. Lifelong, developmental learning
RDA 5. Radical participation Aim. 5 Radical participation, equal valuing and empowerment for all RDA 5. Radical Participation, equal valuing and empowerment for all Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims As with most SDGs, [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_5|SDG 5]] plays it safe by only focusing on women, an obvious choice, seeing how they make up half of the world's population. ==SDG Shortcomings== This is not to imply, by any means, that there is not massive work to be done in this area. However, [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_5|SDG 5]] ignores the larger question of the diversity of [[wikipedia:Gender_expression|gender expression]]. And, entirely misses the plight of [[wikipedia:Social_exclusion|marginalized people and communities]] everywhere. ==Context== [[wikipedia:Social_exclusion|Marginalized people]] are people that for whatever reason, are labeled as "too" different, they don't swim in the mainstream, they are "othered," labeled outliers or not normal (unless they achieve celebrity status, in which case their difference is celebrated). Most of us are conditioned to fear change. And, marginalization is a way of covering up or deny that a system needs changing, because it is not working for everyone in it. ==Living Systems== In living systems, as in social contexts, neither term "equality" nor "equity," work very well. Every being is completely and entirely a unique expression of the universe. This uniqueness, which is often referred to as essence is what [[wikipedia:Gregory_Bateson|Gregory Bateson]] so aptly described as "the difference that makes a difference." It recognizes that every being, every person is universally different. [[wikipedia:Social_equality|Equality]] advocates for treating every being the same, but they are not. [[wikipedia:Social_equity|Equity]] complicates by introducing notions of what is fair or just. Both terms approach externally. In natural ecosystems, we find and '''equal valuing,''' in all directions, of each singularity that wants to flower forth from within every individual. It doesn't get any simpler than that. Each living being is fully empowered by self-organizing quality of living processes, to live authentically, into that singularity of being. Therefore, the term '''[[wikipedia:Empowerment|empowerment]]''', is used in a broader sense that refers to creating the conditions for developmental processes to flow naturally. Most diversity, and all change, creativity and evolution, flows from the margins. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|''Radical participation'']] is a term that attempts capture what is at the root of being a living being. Living beings in ecosystems participate each in their own way, authentically, according to the ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence|essence]]'' of who they are and in response unique set of conditions and interrelations that form the communities they participate in. The ecosystem's health depends on a multiplicity of differing ways of participating. ==Radical participation== [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|''Radical participation'']] recognizes that the [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Potential|''potential'']] lies within each individuals and it is each person's work to develop that [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Potential|''potential'']]. From an individual point of view, it means fully engaging with all aspects of what makes you, you. The community's role is not to shape that individual, but simply to set the conditions for this to occur organically. From a collective point if view, [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|''radical participation'']] can be read as radically-inclusive participation. From an ecological point of view, this Aim opens the way for Humans to more profoundly learn from and relate to more-than-Human [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|''radical participation'']] in the web of Life. Taken all together, one can begin to see the qualitative difference this type of approach might make, if we were to recognize that there is no unity without diversity, and no point to diversity without unity. And, that each being, Human or otherwise, is an indispensable part and participant of the universal ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:|whole]]''. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *active creation of conditions where all women, girls, [[wikipedia:LGBT|LGBTQ+]] and marginalized people everywhere, regardless of any apparent superficial difference (ethnicity, birth-place, skin color, social or economic status, beliefs/worldview, etc.), are celebrated for what makes them uniquely different; '''equally valued''' and empowered to [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|participate radically]] in all aspects of political, economic, public life, and have equal access to the commons and social goods, including holding any leadership position [5.1,5; 5.b; 5.c, 5.d] *actively create conditions where all forms of violence, including harmful cultural practices, against all women, girls, [[wikipedia:LGBT|LGBTQ+]] and all marginalized people, in general, is unthinkable [5.2-3] *implement mechanisms to value all forms of "non-productive," domestic, essential work [5.4] *ensure universal access to sexual/reproductive health care and reproductive rights [5.6] *redesign all social systems, so that women, girls, [[wikipedia:LGBT|LGBTQ+]] and all marginalized people have equal rights to meaningful livelihoods and equal access to and benefit from the [[wikipedia:Commons|commons]] [5.a] *Bridge the immense gap between Human beings and the rest of the living world, via [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|''radical participation'']] of all beings. <big><u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets.</big> RDA 5. Radical participation
RDA 6. Perennial flow of freshwater Aim 6. Perennial flow of freshwater for all RDA 6. Perennial flow of freshwater for all Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims Water flows! == Context & SDG Shortcoming == Human activity on the planet, has severely disturbed water cycles and flows. Human settlements are sources of toxins, organic wastes, and other substances that contaminate freshwater. Human built environments have significant;y displaced, disturbed natural ecosystems and the living processes (recycling, storage, filtration, distribution of nutrients, etc.) of watersheds everywhere. [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_6|SDG 6: Water management and sanitation]] is written as responsive to this unhealthy, fragmentary, and dysfunctional context. == Living systems == Terrestrial ecosystems and bodies remain healthy and vibrant because freshwater flows through them, activating all sorts of processes essential to Life. These ecosystems, as diverse as they are, all utilize and filter freshwater in creative ways before it makes its way to the oceans. They adapt to the overall availability of water, whether abundant or minimally seasonal. Water flows are perennial when water cycles are not interrupted. Water is the basis for all Life. Freshwater is the basis for all terrestrial Life. The '''perennial flow of freshwater''' must be cherished and protected all as a commons. The more ecosystems and beings it flows through, the healthier it is. Its free-flowing nature is the secret to its own health. == Perennial flow of freshwater == The aim of '''perennial flow of freshwater''' envisions the possibility of water abundance for communities, both ecological and human-produced. Perennial flow refocuses priorities towards regeneration of ecosystems and retrofitting human settlements, so they restore the living processes essential to all Life--so that water flows through them naturally. This Aim acknowledges that human activities that contaminate or significantly disrupts the perennial flow of freshwater are no longer viable and must cease. It also recognizes, that the natural distribution of freshwater around the planet is varied and uneven. Human settlement and activity, and their water use, must be responsive to and the intensity of use derivative from these natural ecological conditions. It is simply not appropriate to locate human settlements or water-intensive activities in water-limited areas. This Aim, as with the RDAs in general, requires a fundamental shift away from the idea that we must reach some disastrous limit (carrying capacity) and toward awakening a deep ''caring capacity'' that guides regenerative tending of our biospheric commons. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *recognition that water is sacred, it is the basis for all Life [6.0] *recognition that water in the form of freshwater is essential to all terrestrial Life *eradicate the ownership and commodification of the commons, especially freshwater [6.1b] *eliminate all toxic substance use/contamination [6.3a] *return water to natural systems cleaner than it was sourced [6.3b] *redesign Human settlements where all organic wastes can be re-integrated free of toxins to natural systems [6.2] *universal access to safe and free drinking water for all [6.1a] *integrate wise use of water at all levels, beginning with the watershed [6.5] *redesign built environments to make optimal use of all freshwater sources and creatively reuse water in every safe way possible [6.4] *protect, restore and regenerate all ecosystems (both human and wild) within the context of whole watersheds/lifesheds [6.6-a] *actively build-capacity for bioregional self-governance of watersheds/lifesheds [6.b] <big><u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets.</big> Water is seen as a finite resource that needs to be managed and controlled in order to be used by all humans and its activities. Freshwater is becoming a scarse resource affecting humans, their activities and namely the ecosystems on which humans depend (directly and indirectly). A new paradigm of understanding this alive element of the living planet and the need for it to renaturalize its flows and cycles, as well as be considered a common, will support basic ecosystem functions and humankind to thrive. RDA 6. Perennial flow of freshwater
RDA 7. Community-sourced renewable energy Aim 7. Community-sourced, renewable energy for all RDA 7. Community-sourced renewable energy for allre Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims Like water, energy also flows naturally. ==Context== If we truly reflect on our distance as a species, from our place in the larger scheme of things, we see plainly that our misappropriation and intensive manipulation of the energies available to us is responsible for the ensuing pathology of separation from the living web. The pathology is now so severe, that we have mobilized an entire industry that mines ''ancient sunlight'' from below ground (where it is safely stored), while destroying the atmosphere (and reliable climate patterns) above ground, which makes Life on Earth possible, in order to power (often questionable) (in)Human activity. The ''pathology of separation'' is further deepened when nuclear fission, the most costly and destructive of possible sources of energy, is considered as an alternative. ==SDG Shortcomings== [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_7|SDG 7]] does not even pretend to move toward closing this gap, with its emphasis on "modern energy". Modern energy being the code phrase for not disturbing the global scale extractive and destructive activity that modern, industrial ever-intensifying energy use demands. ==Living systems== Energy flows naturally from the sun, which powers the wind and water currents, climate systems, and the entire biosphere. Solar energy is transformed by plants and becomes available in ecosystems. Every being, through their ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|radical participation]]'', both uses available energies as nutrients, and gives back compostable by-products, which living processes in ecosystems reintegrate. These become an available energy source for some other being. When any being dies, it too becomes available energy within the ecosystem. Energy is freely available and distributed throughout the ecosystem, in a polycentric or acentric manner. There are no centralized power sources in living systems--except for the sun, which is an open source--and, therefore, there is no need for an extensive, expensive infrastructure (super grid) to transports energy. Living process, natural cycles and ecosystems do all the work. ==Community-sourced, renewable energy== The aim of '''community-sourced, renewable energy''' provides the possibility for a complete re-boot of how we approach energy. Foremost, it releases communities from the stranglehold of big energy monopolies and their centralized power (literally) facilitated by ever-larger investments in a super-grid by acknowledging that energy is neither created or destroyed, but grown and/or harvested. Indeed, like production of food and material, the more we decentralize the collection of energy, the less energy we waste (up to 70%) to distribute it far and wide. There is an intimate and obvious connection between this Aim and ''[[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|RDA 2]]'' and [[Pattern:RDA 12. Place-sourced primary production|RDA 12]]: the more ''food, fuel, fiber, feed, farmaceuticals'' we produce locally, the less we need to move food and materials (or ourselves) around. Aim 7 foregrounds the more generalized question of movement, of eliminating all the unnecessary and meaningless movement and refocusing our energy on meaningful transit, transfers and travel. Like ''perennial water'', there will be marked differences in conditions that will determine the available possibilities in any particular place. And, not every place is viable for Human settlements and intensification of Human activities (see [[Pattern:RDA 11. Human ecosystems|Human ecosystems]]). '''Community-sourced, renewable energy''', as do all RDAs, requires the development of a collective capacity. This Aim places the power and responsibility squarely on communities and the self-governance of their [[wikipedia:Commons|commons]], to decide and design how they can most regeneratively grow, harvest and employ energy. Governance of energy as a [[wikipedia:Commons|commons]], then becomes a developmental question for any community: How best do we want to use our energies in ways that regenerates our community and ecosystems we participate in? This question opens the door to a larger and multifaceted conceptualization of energies: thermal, kinetic, ambiental, nutritive, social, cultural, caring, emotional, mental, spiritual, and which ones we employ to power what facets of Human endeavors. As with all [[wikipedia:Commons|commons]], it behooves communities to harvest energies in ways that renewable over the long-term, that regenerate rather than degrade their ecosocial contexts, and that do not create dependencies on energy- and material-intensive technologies. How we think about, harvest and use energy... how we integrate to power our lives, will to a large degree make all the difference between merely surviving and full-on thriving as Human communities. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *universal access affordable, reliable, renewable, community-sourced and regenerative community-scale energy [7.1-3, a-b] *redesign transit/mobility systems to eliminate need for fossil fuels [7.4a] *encourage and engage in mindful transportation practices [7.4b] *experiment with and invest in appropriate technologies and low-tech, people-powered approaches [7.5] *displace all other forms of ecologically-destructive energy sources [7.6] <big><u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets.</big> Energy is the economic fuel of the global societal economy. And because economic growth is an imperative in the current economic paradigm, then consumption of energy also needs to increase. However, this energy production, transportation and consumption has tremendous ecological and social negative Communities are starting to put a stop to energy extraction and mining processes in their places (Not In My Back Yard), questioning the so called cleaned alternative energies. Also, many communities are redesigning their territories and individuals their own lives to enable remote working. Fundamental to decrease energy consumption where avoidable through better design (of housing, transportation, etc...) which will push for local and community owned energy production and transportation facilities. RDA 7. Community-sourced renewable energy
RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood Aim 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood for all RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood for all Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_8|SDG 8]] is the weakest of all SDGs in so far as its incoherence with the long-term flourishing of living systems on Earth. ==SDG Shortcomings== It's language is crafted to further the illusion that sustained economic development grounded in ever-intensifying extractive and destructive Human activities can somehow, magically, be made to be sustainable. And how is that desirable as an aspiration? [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_8|SDG 8]], and the dominant paradigm it protects, serves to undermine the entire [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goals|SDG platform]]. ==Living systems== True value is generated by virtue of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Radical participation|radical participation]]'' of a diversity of beings engaged in living processes. Everything produced by living processes is valuable to some other living process, nothing is wasted. ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Genuine wealth|Genuine wealth]]'' is not the accumulation of stuff, because nothing accumulates for long before being transformed into something of value. In living systems, ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Genuine wealth|genuine wealth]]'' is the capacity, of organisms and communities of organisms, to transform the byproducts of other living processes in creative ways that add value--bring further ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Degree of aliveness|degree of aliveness]]--'' to the larger system(s) it participates in. ==Genuine wealth and right livelihood== With '''genuine wealth and right livelihood''', it is hoped that language can be introduced to approach development from a regenerative paradigm--one centered on the development of the best qualities of what it means to be Human, what it means to be in service to living systems. In Human terms, ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Genuine wealth|genuine wealth]]'' is about growing capacity in people, communities and ecosocial systems to add value. And, we can think of the notion of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Right livelihood|right livelihood]]'' in terms of creative ways to add value. The "right" component in ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Right livelihood|right livelihood]]'', means that a livelihood emerges from a calling, a sense of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Vocation|vocation]]'', to participate in a particular place and in a certain way that expresses the ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence|essence]]'' of who or what that person is. In that sense, it adds value to them.The "adding value" part of the equation means that the work we do in the world continually brings forth higher ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Degree of aliveness|degrees of aliveness]]'' to the larger ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wholes|wholes]]'' we serve and participate in (see [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Value-adding processes|value-adding processes]]). As communities practice collective ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Developmental learning|developmental learning]]'', they begin to value a growing diversity of interrelated [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Right livelihood|right livelihoods]]. The enmeshing of interrelated [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Right livelihood|right livelihoods]] produces an even greater capacity to produce ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Genuine wealth|genuine wealth]]'', invites further diversity of livelihoods, generates ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Local living economies|local living economies]]'' and higher ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Degrees of aliveness|degrees of aliveness]]''. The ultimate aim is generating [[Pattern:RDA 1. Abundance for all|abundance for all]]'':'' It can begin via [[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|food and material abundance]], which leads to [[Pattern:RDA 3. Whole health and well-being|whole health an well-being]] at every scale that along with [[Pattern:RDA 4. Lifelong, developmental learning|lifelong developmental learning]] to encourage [[Pattern:RDA 5. Radical participation|radical participation]] of all members of a community. If one considers that [[Pattern:RDA 12. Place-sourced primary production|''food and material abundance'']] requires ''[[Pattern:RDA 6. Perennial flow of freshwater|perennial flow of freshwater]]'' and [[Pattern:RDA 7. Community-sourced renewable energy|''community-sourced renewable energ''y]], then '''RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood''', becomes a pivotal aim that brings together the first seven [[Pattern:Regenerative Development Aims|RDAs]] and prepares the ground for the ones to come. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *universal access to [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative development|regenerative development]] for all, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable communities [8.1] *recognition that [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative development|regenerative development]] is, by definition, ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'', and, each and every place is a unique, complex living being [8.1a] *recognition that all ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Communities of Place|Communities of Place]]'', beyond political boundaries, are nested within larger ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Ecosocial systems|ecosocial systems]]'', such as ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Lifesheds|lifesheds]]'' or ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Bioregions|bioregions]]'' [8.1b] *enabling of each place--and the community of beings (both Human and more-than-Human) that inhabit these places-- to develop their own fullest potential by participating meaningfully in the work of developing the fullest potential of their larger systems they inhabit [8.1c] *determination of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Ecologically-appropriate|ecologically-appropriate]]'' intensification of [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|''place-centric'']] economic activity through a focus on ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Right livelihood|right livelihoods]]'' based on ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative|regenerative]]'' practices [8.2] *promote self-directed community policies for ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative development|regenerative development]]'' that support productive activities at multiple [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|''place-centric'']] scales [8.3a] *universal-access to economic resources: **via the valuing ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Multiple forms of capital|multiple forms of capital]]'' [8.3b-10] **employing [[wikipedia:Local_currency|local currencies]], [[wikipedia:Community_banking_models|community banking]] and other enabling approaches [8.3b-10] *coupling of economic activity with ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Ecosocial regeneration|ecosocial regeneration]]'' in communities everywhere [8.4] *community-wide engagement in ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Right livelihoods|right livelihoods]]'' and meaningful work [8.5a] *equal pay for similar work and fair systems of valuing all work [8.5a] *encourage [[wikipedia:Worker_cooperative|collaborative forms of business ownership]] and/or stewardship [8.5b] *actively shaping of conditions to evolve the unique ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence|essence]]'' of all by enabling them to find and engage in their true ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Vocation|vocations]]'' [8.6] *eradication of forced, meaningless labor in all its forms, including all types of modern slavery, indebtedness and other social conditions that require people to sacrifice their true ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Vocation|vocations]]'' [8.7a] *enabling of all people to experiment with and develop their true calling/''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Vocation|vocation]]'' through [[wikipedia:Universal_basic_income|universal basic income]] and other such approaches [8.7b] *require all employers to create work environments and conditions that celebrate the rights and dignity of all involved, Human and more-than-Human, by engaging them in developing their own highest [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Potential|''potential'']] and capacities [8.8] *development of opportunities for regenerative travel and tourism, that celebrates each bioregions uniqueness, ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' [[wikipedia:Traditional_knowledge|traditional knowledge]] and products [8.9] *development of collective, ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Vocations|vocations]]'' of people and communities everywhere [8.a] *prioritization of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' reskilling, with a focus on traditional skills and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative|regenerative]]'' practices [8.b] <big><u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets.</big> Economic growth has proven to be one of the sources of the ecosocial destruction we are assisting globally. Also, most professions are done by people that are not working from their essence and potencial leading to meaningless development of products and services. People are awakening to participate in meaningful jobs that are aligned with a life of wellbeing, as well as participate in regenerating the ecological, social and also the economic systems we depend upon. Support the identification of each individual's essence and unique contribution to the larger wholes is part of, aligning with the vocation of the place as well as the purpose of the project or company that being decides to contribute and develop. RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood
RDA 9. Living infrastructure Aim 9. Grow living infrastructure as needed for place-centric ecosocial regeneration RDA 9. Grow living infrastructure as needed for place-centric ecosocial regeneration Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative Development Aims If [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_8|SDG 8]], was the weakest by way of cherishing, protecting and regenerating living systems, [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_9|SDG 9]] is by contrast, the boldest advocate for their efficient and sustained destruction. ==SDG Shortcomings== [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_9|SDG 9]] blatantly calls for "resilient infrastructure" that enables "sustainable industrialization," which translates further investment, expansion and development of its extractive and destructive machinery for impoverishing communities and dismantling living systems. It attempts to disguise itself, behind the empty rhetoric of sustainability and the empty promise that technology will save the day. ==Context== Our industrialized, modern world is replete with underutilized and outdated, structures that no longer serve a purpose, much less serve Life. These required massive amounts of material and energy expenditures to be built, maintained and eventually demolished, to make way for yet another such structure. ==Living systems== All structures in the Universe are results of dynamic processes which produce varying ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Degrees of aliveness|degrees of aliveness]]''. In order to understand, living structures--those resulting from living processes--there are various distinctions that can be made: living structures grow organically, to support living processes; living structures are not preplanned or brought into existence before its needed; and, living structures are composed of ''place-sourced'' living materials, themselves generated through living processes. Living structure is an architectural concept developed in depth by [[wikipedia:Christopher_Alexander|Christopher Alexander]] that describes all living structure found in the Universe in a continuum with Human-built living structures. ==Living infrastructure== The aim of '''Living Infrastructure''', translated into Human terms, means that our infrastructure should produce a greater <u>''degree of aliveness''</u> for the larger whole it is <u>''nested''</u> in. To do this, it ought to: (1) grow only in direct support of generation of [[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|genuine wealth and right livelihoods]] in communities; (2) unfold slowly and be responsive to the potential of the present moment, allowing for community discernment; and, (3) be produced from ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' living materials [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative|regeneratively]] grown and/or harvested from local ecosystems (see [[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|RDA 2]] and [[Pattern:RDA 12. Place-sourced primary production|RDA 12]]). This ensures, that they can be continually growing organically, as needed and that when no longer needed. It also ensures that when living structures have served their useful life, the material can all be disassembled and re-used or composted. '''Living infrastructure''' should exist to serve <u>''whole communities''</u>, not narrow interests, and therefore should be held in, cared for and governed by the community as part of the ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Living commons|living commons]]''. It should be an outgrowth of the larger ecological context of places and communities ([[Pattern:Community of place|communities of place]]), and as such, transition gradually from most passive to most intensive Human activity at its core. Active buffers of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative agriculture|regenerative agriculture]]'' and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Agroforestry|agroforestry]]'' as advocated by [[Pattern:RDA 12. Place-sourced primary production|RDA 12]], can serve to mediate between [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Wild ecosystems|''wild ecosystems'']] and more intensified [[Pattern:RDA 11. Human ecosystems|Human ecosystems]]. '''Living infrastructure''' grows from place, is naturally beautiful, and can be artistically-crafted to further celebrate the unique ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Essence|essence]]'' or [[wikipedia:Genius_loci|genius loci]] of a place. Indeed, an added benefit of growing '''living infrastructure''' that is ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Place-centric|place-centric]]'' and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'', is that it becomes valuable in distinguishing what is special about a place--serving as a natural attractant for visitors and travelers that may be further supportive of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Local living economies|local living economies]]'' in their effort to generate ''[[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|genuine wealth and right livelihoods]]''. And, although no two places will be alike, '''living infrastructure''' in places with similar conditions can serve as patterns to guide [[Pattern:Regenerative development|r''egenerative development'']] elsewhere. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *development of '''living infrastructure''' as part of an organic, living process ONLY as needed to support generation of ''[[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|genuine wealth and right livelihood]]'' and community ''[[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|whole health and well-being]]'', with a focus on ''[[Pattern:RDA 5. Radical participation|radical participation]]'' of all, both human and non-human [9.1] *prioritization of '''living infrastructure''' that supports ''[[Pattern:RDA 12. Place-sourced primary production|place-sourced primary production]]'' of [[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|abundant food and materials]] to surpass the basic needs of all, in ways that regenerate the ''[[Pattern:RDA 3. Whole health and well-being|whole health and well-being]]'' of each lifeshed [9.2] *proliferation of small-scale ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative enterprise|regenerative enterprise]]'' ecosystems and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Local living economies|local living economies]]'' in [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Communities of Place|Communites of Place]] everywhere [9.3] *retrofit and right-sizing of enterprises so that they function gracefully within ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Local living economie|local living economies]]'' that are ''place-centric'' and operate at a [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Human scale|human scale]] [9.4a] *offer [[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Pathways|''pathways'']] for enterprises to realign with ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Regenerative development|regenerative development]]'', and with a [[Pattern:Regenerative paradigm|living systems paradigm]], so they grow ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Genuine wealth|genuine wealth]]'' for communities they serve [9.4a] *hold organizations (government, non-governmental, corporate) accountable for making reparations for all damage to communities and ecosystems everywhere [9.4b] *up-cycling of the ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Regenerative|regenerative]]'' capabilities of all organizations (government, non-governmental, corporate) [9.5] *recognition of biosphere as a ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Living commons|living commons]]'', be held in common for all beings to ''participate radically'' [9.6a] **because it is the source of Life across the planet, is sacred to all beings, and source of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Genuine wealth|genuine wealth]]'' [9.6] **any part thereof, should not be assigned ownership *regeneration and wise use of living and cultural commons via [[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Community self-governance|''community self-governance'']] [9.6] *recognition of human culture (language, traditions, local knowledge, ideas, all forms of art, etc.) as part of our shared ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Cultural commons|cultural commons]]'', and be held in common for all [9.6b] *expansion of commons by actively transferring these out of private ownership and into shared governance, long-term care and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Radical participation|radical participation]]'' [9.6c] *non-interference with ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Developmental|developmental]]'' processes of more vulnerable ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Communities of Place|Communities of Place]]'', other than to provide resources towards ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Regenerative development|regenerative development]]'' with no strings attached [9.a] *actively support ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Place-centric|place-centric]]'' and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Regenerative development|regenerative development]]'' everywhere [9.b] *create ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Communities of Practice|Communities of Practice]]'' to share learning generated from lived experience in ''[[Special:FormEdit/Patterns/Pattern:Communities of Place|Communities of Place]]'' attempting to express patterns of regeneration [9.c] <big><u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets.</big> RDA 9. Living infrastructure
Regenerative commoning description of '''regenerative commoning''' as concept Regenerative commoning Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term Regenerative commoning builds on the idea of [https://www.onthecommons.org/work/what-commoning-anyway commoning]--of collective care of the [[wikipedia:Commons|commons]]--from a [[Pattern:Regenerative paradigm|regenerative paradigm]] that guides our thinking and our practice. The term implies moving systems that we are caring for, so that they operate from a regenerative paradigm-- function in Life-sustaining ways. Regenerative commoning
Regenerative development The field of Regenerative Development (RD) is a convergence of many fields, but in particular brings together permaculture and organizational development. Regenerative Development Mario Yanez Livelihoods (field-livelihood-capability), Values (value-principle-practice) value field Regenerative Development is a ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:School of will|school of will]]'' (as opposed to a “[[wikipedia:School_of_thought|school of thought]]”) that emerged in the 1990’s from the coming together of various fields aimed at spiritualizing and energizing the collective work of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Systems evolution|systems evolution]]''. ==Rationale== [[wikipedia:Permaculture|''Permaculture'']] is fantastically good at organizing physical spaces and the biodiversity that generates high degrees of biological aliveness; however, it definitively falls short at personal and organizational development, within the human (anthropo-social) realm. ==Background== The field of Regenerative Development (RD) is a convergence of many fields, but in particular brings together [[wikipedia:Permaculture|''permaculture'']] and organizational development. It was introduced in the mid 90’s by [https://regenesisgroup.com/ Regenesis Group] as a ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Whole-systems design|whole-systems design]]'' approach, in order to infuse more vitality (''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Degrees of Aliveness|aliveness]]'') in their work with people, places and the living systems these belong. ==Purpose== RD strives towards continual realignment of human activities with the ongoing ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regeneration|regeneration]]'' of life, as we simultaneously develop our ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Potential|potential]]'' as Humans. ==Twofold Aim== RD aims to (1) reverse the degeneration of ecosystems caused by human activities; and, (2) design a built environment and human systems that can co-evolve with natural systems to amplify the overall expression and resilience of life in and from each unique place. ==Grounding== The praxis of RD is grounded in a deep understanding of the wholeness and interconnected nature of living systems (social and biotic), their complex and emergent co-evolution (ongoing), and particularly, the self-healing and self-organizing capacities of life – capabilities that RD seeks to restore when missing or disrupted in ecosocial living systems. ==Role== The role of RD is to discern which ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Nodal|nodal points]]'', whether people or more-than-Human beings, in a living system to work with in order to realize ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:System actualization|system actualization]]''--greatest systemic potential.Our work is to enable them to grow their own capacity. We activate their will (and our own) by creating and continually regenerating [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Fields of caring|''fields of caring'']] and commitment among all involved AND simultaneously up-leveling our ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Being|being]]'' state and our thinking. ==Two-fold Calling== RD works at the intersection of understanding and intention to (1) enable our capacity to see ourselves and our place from new and multiple perspectives that allow for the rich complexity of evolving living systems in our places to emerge and (2) build the ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Will|will]]'' and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Systems thinking|systemic thinking]]'' capabilities required to create new modes of ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Being|being]]'' in, and relating to, the world that are in harmony with living systems. ==Summary of RD Principles== We can only regenerate places, people and things by simultaneously co-evolving along with them toward a higher order of complexity. We do so by drawing out their unique ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence|essence]]'' (the source of their being), ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Vocation|vocation]]'' (true calling) and role in service to the larger ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Whole|wholes]]'' they participate in. All regeneration is sourced from place; ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|place-sourced]]'' development doesn’t just happen in a place, it evolves from it. As change agents, we work [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Developmental|developmentally]]—from ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Potential|potential]]''—applying [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Nodal interventions|''nodal'' ''interventions'']] to enable the capacity for caring (''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Caring capacity|caring capacity]]'') and ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Mutualism|mutualism]]'' in those we work with. Regenerative development
Regenerative Development Aims RDAs are the next step in moving beyond the very inadequate SDGs Regenerative Development Aims (RDAs) Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) aim Regenerative development This is a (well) beyond-sustainability rewrite of the [https://sdgs.un.org/goals Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], recast through the lens of a [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Regenerative paradigm|''regenerative paradigm'']] and explicitly applying the [[Pattern:7 First Principles|7 First Principles framework]] representing a vision of a world where humanity thrives by weaving itself seamlessly into the web of life. ==Critique of SDGs== The critiques of the SDGs and their stated targets are many, including that they are inconsistent, difficult to quantify, implement and monitor. More importantly that they are unsustainable, unachievable, and not aspirational. And, most critically, they reflect little if any understanding of the complex, interrelating dynamics of ecosocial living systems. They are not Life-affirming in their language. ==Language== What is being primarily addressed with the RDAs is the language utilized at various levels. The broader language of goals and targets imply some kind of finality to be achieved. [[Pattern:Regenerative development|Regenerative development]] implies a continual striving and aspiring -- taking our development beyond mere function, to re-generating our ''state of being'' as Humans (how we show up in the world) and our will toward a bringing about greater ''degree of wholeness'', ''degree of aliveness'' and therefore, the possibility of tighter integration with the living web. Therefore, a more appropriate term, "aims" is used instead of "goals,"reflecting ''developmental pathways'' rather than some end point. Rather than listing randomly derived "targets," which are quantity-centric, non scalable, and often not applicable to communities that have already surpassed them, for each aim, we have proposed a set non-prescriptive ''pattern generators'', to guide communities in developing their own pathways. ==Aims== These Aims are aspirational. They assume we want a drastically different culture than the one now dominant. A new culture, starts with new language. At the level of each Aim, much care has been taken to recast the language that will guide our reintegration with living systems, now and into the future, and the promise of the potential of what being ''fully-Human'' implies. Indeed, they are thought experiments—exercises in imaging the highest-order ''potential'' possible. The ''pattern generators'' supporting each Aim are meant as guides and prompts for communities to design their own developmental learning pathways reflective of their own unique essence and their potential. Each RDA respond directly and deeply to the question: ''What does it mean to be whole? Whole human beings, whole communities, whole societies and cultures capable of continually regenerating a mutually-beneficial relationship with the entirety of the web of Life…'' ==RDAs== 1. [[Pattern:RDA 1. Abundance for all|Abundance for all]] 2. [[Pattern:RDA 2. Food and material abundance|Food and material abundance]] 3. [[Pattern:RDA 3. Whole health and well-being|Whole health and well-being]] 4. [[Pattern:RDA 4. Lifelong, developmental learning|Lifelong, developmental learning]] 5. [[Pattern:RDA 5. Radical participation|Radical participation]] 6. [[Pattern:RDA 6. Perennial flow of freshwater|Perennial flow of freshwater]] 7. [[Pattern:RDA 7. Community-sourced renewable energy|Community-sourced renewable energy]] 8. [[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|Genuine wealth and right livelihood]] 9. [[Pattern:RDA 9. Living infrastructure|Living infrastructure]] 10. [[Pattern:RDA 10. Self-organizing bioregions|Self-organizing bioregions]] # 11. [[Pattern:RDA 11. Human ecosystems|Human ecosystems]] 12. [[Pattern:RDA 12. Cultivated ecosystems|Cultivated ecosystems]] 13. [[Pattern:RDA 13. Great warming|Great warming]] ''14.'' [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:RDA 14. Wild ecosystems, marine|Wild ecosystems, marine]]''*'' ''15.'' [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:RDA 15. Wild ecosystems, terrestrial|Wild ecosystems, terrestrial''*'']] ''16.'' [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:RDA 16. Humanization|Humanization]]''*'' ''17.'' [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:RDA 17. Planetization|Planetization]]''*'' 0. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:RDA 0. Spiritualization|Spiritualization]]* [* pending draft] SDGs are immensely problematic for many reasons. They also set the bar impossibly high (as in eliminate poverty) or ridiculously low (climate action). Creating a bridge from SDGs, from a regenerative perspective, so that existing framework serves as entry point. RDA version 2. A radical rewording, that maintains a parallel structure to SDGs. Regenerative Development Aims
Regenerative development principles These are the principles and accompanying premises for Regenerative Development. Regenerative Development Principles and Premises Mario Yanez Values (value-principle-practice) principle Regenerative development These are the principles and accompanying premises for [[Pattern:Regenerative development|Regenerative Development]] as expressed by ''[https://regenesisgroup.com/ Regenesis Group]''. {| class="wikitable" |+Regenerative Development and Design Principles and Premises ''<small>[source: Mang et al., 2016]</small>'' !Principle !Premise |- |1. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Design for evolution|Design for evolution]] |Every living system has inherent possibilities for new levels of order, differentiation and organization |- |2. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Partner with place|Partner with place]] |Co-evolution among humans and natural systems can be only unfold in specific places, using approaches precisely fitted to them |- |3. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Call forth a collective vocation|Call forth a collective vocation]] |The sustainability of a living system is tied directly to its beneficial integration into a larger system |- |4. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Actualize stakeholder systems|Actualize stakeholder systems toward co-evolving mutualism]] |Projects should catalyze cooperative enterprise required for evolution |- |5. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Work from potential|Work from potential, not problems]] |Potential comes from evolving value-generating capacity of a system to make unique contributions to evolution of larger system |- |6. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Distinctive, value-adding role|Find your distinctive, value-adding role]] |Continuing health of living systems depends on each member living into unique role |- |7. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Making nodal interventions|Leverage systemic regeneration by making nodal interventions]] |Small conscious/conscientious interventions in right place can create beneficial, system-wide effects |- |8. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Design developmental design processes|Design the design process to be developmental]] |A project can only create systemic benefit within a field of caring, co-creativity and co-responsibility |- |9. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Systems actualization|Become a systems actualizer]] |The actualization of a self requires the simultaneous development of the systems of which it is part |} Regenerative development principles
Regenerative paradigm The concept or Regenerative Paradigm, as defined from the Developmental school Regenerative paradigm or Regenerative Life paradigm Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term “Levels of” meta-framework A paradigm guides, governs and controls the organization of individual reasoning and the systems of ideas that obey it and contains, for any discourse under its rule, the fundamental concepts or master categories of intelligibility. (For more in depth discussion, see [[Pattern:Paradigm|Paradigm]] page this summary was taken.) [The following is an Excerpt from the article, [https://medium.com/the-regenerative-economy-collaborative/the-regenerative-economic-shaper-perspective-paper-part-1-8cd56d77f4b0 The Regenerative Economic Shaper] by Carol Sanford and Ben Haggard.] ==Life as reference== The regenerative paradigm serves as an instrument for the evolution of being. One comes to understand oneself as a living process, embedded and intertwined within all of the other processes that make up a living world. The sense of personal identity drops away, to be replaced by a deep and caring resonance with each specific living being one encounters. This resonance creates an unshakeable commitment to enabling all living entities to awaken and express their indwelling potential in service to life’s evolution. ==Whole living beings== One has moved in a dramatic way from the broad and general to the concrete and specific. One can only regenerate life for something particular—a friend, a beloved town or landscape, a favorite business—and only when one has a deeply embodied understanding of it, alive and at work, mutually engaged with its proximate environment. One can work on regenerating larger and more complex systems, such as watersheds, nations, or industries, but only when one has developed the capacity to understand them as whole living beings rather than as abstractions. When this living understanding is present, it opens the door to enormous creative energy as the being, whether an individual human or an entire ecosystem, discovers new ways to express its ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Essence|essence]]'' in reciprocity with the evolving life around it. ==Serving the development of others== At the level of the regenerate life paradigm, one’s thinking moves from doing things for others or to others toward serving the development of their capacities, capabilities, and agency. This implies respect for and faith in the ability of living beings to become their own sources of creativity and self-­‐determination. We do not mean to suggest a laissez-­faire approach that forces individuals and communities to sink or swim, depending on the resources they can muster. Rather, we are pointing to an unwavering commitment to provide the infrastructure necessary to support   the development of living systems as they become increasingly successful participants in evolutionary processes. ==Working from potential== Available energy is invested in helping everyone and everything tap its inherent orientation toward growth.This dedication to developing the ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Potential|potential]]'' and effectiveness of every living being, from smallest to largest whole systems, is the hallmark of a regenerative economy. It invites everyone onto a path of evolution, growing their ability to manage increasingly complex relationships in ways that produce wealth and new capacity for all stakeholders. A degraded watershed evolves its ability to integrate increasingly complex biological communities so that the river it feeds can provide healthy, oxygenated water for humans, ecosystems, and eventually the ocean. A business evolves its ability to manage innovation, production, and distribution, and becomes increasingly able to bring products to market that have the power to transform the lives of its customers and its industry. A child evolves toward adulthood by taking on increasingly ambitious and personally resonant challenges, extending her ability to think, collaborate, and express herself in the process. A path of evolution cannot be predetermined, and thus the invitation to step onto such a path must be made without preconceptions with regard to the speed or direction of growth. These must be dictated by the living being on the path, in dialogue with its context. After all, for the process to be evolutionary this being must make a meaningful contribution to the future health of its environment, thereby securing a role and a place for itself in this future. This is how the regenerative paradigm addresses the shadow side of the ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Do good paradigm|do good paradigm]]''. The good that one sets out to do at a regenerative level is always guided by the perspective, inherent potential, motivation, intention, and drive to contribute of that which one seeks to serve. ==Example applied to economy== A regenerative economy works to realize the potential and grow the wealth generating capacity of every living entity it touches. The focus of such an economy is on the matches among what a living entity has the potential and aspiration to become, the role that this allows it to play within the context of a larger system, and the value that it can therefore contribute. From a regenerative perspective, the role of social institutions, including economic institutions, is to foster and nurture this living development for all. Although we stress the importance of growing self-­‐determination, we always intend this to be understood as occurring within a context of mutualistic exchange and cooperation, supported by developmental infrastructure. We do not mean to suggest that there is no role for social institutions, but that these institutions need to evaluate their effectiveness based on the degree of self-­‐determination and capacity they have helped to generate. Regenerative paradigm
RKC Adjust search filter settings User guide for how to adjust search filter settings RKC Adjust search filter settings Mario Yanez Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool) tool Navigating RKC The wiki search filter defaults to '''content only''' setting. You can adjust the search filter settings by following these steps: == Step 1. Run a search from header == Type some random word in search bar and search. [[File:(RKC UG) Navigating, header.png|border|center|frameless|516x516px]] You will likely get a result as follows: [[File:(RKC UG) Navigating RKC, Header, Search, Adjust 1.png|border|center|frameless|500x500px]] == Step 2. Adjust Advanced settings == Click on the Advanced link, and a window with check boxes will open, like this: [[File:(RKC UG) Navigating header; Search results, Advanced.png|border|center|frameless|500x500px]] * '''Check the following recommended Namespace boxes''': ** CommPlace, ** CommPractice, ** Initiative, ** Intervention, ** Locality, ** Pattern, ** Person * '''Select''': ''Remember selection for future searches'' to save this Advanced filter. ** You can change this at any time. ** Many of the Namespaces you see on the list, are useful for RKC Stewards only. RKC Adjust search filter settings
RKC entities RKC is composed of six primary entities RKC Entities Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term RKC is composed of six primary entities. ==RKC Entities== [[File:Transformative Ecosystems.png|500px|frameless|center|alt=transformative ecosystems of RKC]]RKC’s transformative ecosystems can be populated by six types of entities: *''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Person|Persons]]'' *''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Initiative|Initiatives]]'' *''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of place|Communities of Place]]'' *''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of practice|Communities of Practice]]'' *''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Pattern|Patterns]]'' *''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Intervention|Interventions]]'' '''Note''': Localities are a 7th type of entity, but function merely as referential entities, used to identify one more geographic locations for ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Person|Persons]]'' or ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Initiative|Initiatives]].'' ==Workings of RKC Entities== RKC is alive because it is an ecosystem, in the truest definition of the word—a set of relations amongst living entities.[[File:Relations of Entities image.png|500px|frameless|center|alt=complex of relations amongst RKC entities|This graphic depicts a deeper complex of relations between pairs of entities.]] *Persons '''contribute to''' Initiatives; Initiatives '''support''' Persons *Patterns '''shape''' Interventions; Interventions '''abstract from''' Patterns *Communities of Place '''share learning about Interventions with''' Communities of Practice; Communities of Practice '''share knowledge about Patterns with''' Communities of Place RKC entities
RKC Onboarding the process that culminates in the creation of a user account in RKC RKC Onboarding process Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) pathway RKC User Guides Please follow these three easy steps to '''create a user account''' in RKC. ''<small><u>Note</u>: Make sure to keep this page handy (bookmark it or open links in new tab) until you've finished the process.</small>'' ==Step 1. [[Special:RequestAccount|Request an Account]]== *Please fill in Real Name field appropriately (this will be the name of your Person page) *Await a response. You should receive an email from the Regenerative Knowledge Commons with a temporary password. *On approval, with email handy, continue to Step 2. ==Step. 2. [[Special:UserLogin|Login to RKC]]== <div>If all goes well with login, you will see your Real Name showing up as a menu on extreme right of the top bar (heading) of any RKC page (see image below).[[File:(RKC UG) Navigating, header.png|center|thumb|600x600px]]Once logged in successfully, continue to step 3.</div> ==Step 3. [[Form:User|Create a User page]]== When you follow this link, you will come to a form with one field which should have your User Name in it. If correct, press the Create or Edit button next to it. [[File:(RKC UG) Creating User page, 1. Form-to-User.png|center|thumb|500x500px]] From here, you will be directed to Create User Page, which is necessary in order for you to Contribute to content or comment on existing pages within the RKC wiki (see image below). [[File:(RKC UG) Creating User page, 2. Create User page (EN).png|center|thumb|500x500px]] <div>From here, you only need to '''press the ''Save''''' '''button''' to finalize the creation of your User page. <big>Congratulations!!! '''You are now a [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Contributor|''Contributor'']] to the RKC'''.</big> If all goes well, you should have a page like this:[[File:(RKC UG) User page, Correct.png|center|thumb|500x500px]]Your User page remains in the system as a principal reference to you and your activity within the RKC. It also serves as a spring board to your Person page, if and when you decide to create it.</div> In order to participate more fully, you can proceed (now or later) to become a ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Page Curator|Page Curator]]'', by [[Pattern:RKC Person profile|Creating your Person page]] in RKC. RKC Onboarding
RKC Person profile the process that culminates in creation of a RKC Person profile RKC Person profile process Mario Yanez Pathways (aim-pathway-practice) pathway RKC User Guides To participate more fully--curate your own pages--you start by creating a Person page: ==Step 1. Community Agreements== <big>Please read the [[Regenerative Knowledge Commons:Terms of Service|RKC Community Agreements]], ''your participation in this commons is a tacit agreement to abide by them''!</big> ==Step 2. Create your Person page== If you do not already have a Person page, create one from your [[Form:User|User page]]. It should look like this: [[File:(RKC UG) User page, Correct.png|center|thumb|500x500px]] If your Real Name is not showing up correctly, then there is most likely an issue with the User Name (spelling, caps, etc) on this page that is not the same as how you are logged in. Please stop here and ask for help. If your name shows up correctly as a red link, then '''click on the the red link containing your Real Name''' (Note: If you right click, you can open page on a new tab pr browser instance, it is easier to come back to this user guide for further steps) and you will be transported to a Person form, that looks like this: [[File:(RKC UG) Creating Person page, 1. Basic required.png|center|thumb|500x500px]] == Step 3. Basic required fields == * Fill in the four basic required fields: ** a brief phrase describing you; ** on or more localities that you wish to be associated with (for geographical mapping only!); ** your User Name, as you created it; ** your email, and if you want it to display. * If you ever have any doubts, about any field, hover pointer over blue dot with "?" for helpful hints. * Then, press Save button at the bottom of the page. <big>'''Congratulations!!!''' You are now a [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Page Curator|''Page Curator'']] and you're on your way to caring for your first page in RKC.</big> The rest unfolds naturally from there, we'll guide you along the way! To go back to editing your Person page, '''select the link ''Edit with Form'''''. You will find this, towards the top of the page, underneath the page title. RKC Person profile
RKC User Guides An assembly of how-to guides for RKC RKC User Guides Mario Yanez Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool) toolkit --WORK IN PROGRESS-- The following is a set of user guides. ==User Guides== *[[Pattern:Navigating RKC|Navigating RKC]] **[[metawikimedia:Help:Page_history|Page History]] **[[mediawikiwiki:Help:Preferences|Preferences]] **[[mediawikiwiki:Help:Talk_pages|Talk pages]] *[[Pattern:RKC Onboarding|RKC onboarding]] *Editing with Form (pending) **[[mediawikiwiki:Help:VisualEditor/User_guide|Visual editor]] *Person Page **[[Pattern:RKC Person profile|Creating a Person Page]] **Person as relational gateway (pending) *Translation (pending) '"`UNIQ--references-00000032-QINU`"' RKC User Guides
RKC User Guides An assembly of how-to guides for RKC RKC User Guides Mario Yanez Technologies (technology-toolkit-tool) toolkit --WORK IN PROGRESS-- The following is a set of user guides. ==User Guides== *[[Pattern:Navigating RKC|Navigating RKC]] **[[metawikimedia:Help:Page_history|Page History]] **[[mediawikiwiki:Help:Preferences|Preferences]] **[[mediawikiwiki:Help:Talk_pages|Talk pages]] *[[Pattern:RKC Onboarding|RKC onboarding]] *Editing with Form (pending) **[[mediawikiwiki:Help:VisualEditor/User_guide|Visual editor]] *Person Page **[[Pattern:RKC Person profile|Creating a Person Page]] **Person as relational gateway (pending) *Translation (pending) '"`UNIQ--references-00000020-QINU`"' RKC User Guides
Transformation Competencies These are the competencies that enable a deeper kind of change to happen, best described by the word transformation. Transformation implies that underlying characteristics of the situation or system, community or individual, have changed for the good. Transformation competencies for Community Clima Transformation Competencies Steve Charter Livelihoods (field-livelihood-capability) capability CCC Competencies & Learning Pathways ==1.a Change Competency: what is change competency in a community context?== Individuals in a change-competent community or organisation develop attitudes and approaches that define a positive relationship to change. They value the ability to change as one of their primary responsibilities, understand that change will occur, expect it and effortlessly perform during and after the change. '''''Change competency is the presence of a community culture or organisational culture that expects change. That culture acts with the understanding, perspectives, language, tools and techniques that make change seamless and effortless. This competency makes change a part of what we normally do as a community.''''' Source: adapted from '"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000015-QINU`"' ==1.b: Competencies for Resilience (as a foundation for Transformation)== Resilience is increasingly recognised as being fundamentally important for healthy individuals, communities and organisations, particularly in response to complex and uncertain change. This recognition often arises from the noticeable lack of resilience in people's lives and communities, in our economic systems and in our physical and mental health. Resilience is also an increasingly strong theme for community engagement, conversations and action in response to the impacts of climate change. Therefore the theme of resilience will often be a more effective way to open up conversations and build engagement towards community action than talking directly or only about climate change. The theme of resilience also provides better opportunities to explore and respond to the underlying problems, the symptoms of which include climate change and multiple other inter-related social, economic and environmental crises. For this reason Resilience Competencies are seen as an essential foundation for Transformation Competencies. ====The Resilience Competency Model from the Northeast Resiliency Consortium==== Resilience: is an individual’s (or community’s) persistent development and application of knowledge, skills, and resources that effectively help them adapt to change and overcome adversity. An important part of the climate coach’s role is to support communities to put in place, develop and enrich the competencies needed to bring about the following four dimensions of climate resilience that are needed in their community, locality, networks or organisations: PERSONAL RESILIENCE SOCIAL RESILIENCE ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE CARBON & ENERGY RESILIENCE The Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC) defined five core competencies that make up their Resilience model. This model is very relevant for CCC’s to have in mind for the competencies they want communities to develop or express during their community climate action processes, in order that communities can develop climate resilience. While most of these also appear in other competency areas of this framework, the significance of Resilience as a theme justifies identifying them here as core resilience competencies. Learning from NRC, based on this model, an element of the CCCs role would then be to design and deliver engagement activities, facilitate processes and provide materials which tend to naturally embed and nurture these resilience competencies within the communities they are working with. In doing so they can consider how they can help manifest the following five areas of indicators of competence, and then monitor the extent to which they see these indicators become embedded in the communities they are working with. Many of these indicators could be readily translated into steps a group or community might be encouraged to take in working through a range of issues they are addressing. ==1.c: General Competencies for Organisation and Movement Building== Being well organised and being able to build movements, networks and initiatives are highly important to bring about effective transformation in multiple elements and relationships within a community and the wider systems it is part of. Therefore the primary competencies for Organisation and Movement Building are set out in the following section. ==Inner Development Goals framework== The Inner Development Goals (IDGs) is a framework that has been developed to set out the inner skills and qualities that individuals and organisations are seen as needing to develop in order to successfully work with complex societal issues, in particular those identified in UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The IDG framework represents 23 skills and qualities in 5 categories and is useful as a general framework tool covering the inner development work that is seen as essential to deliver the outer development transformations needed to achieve sustainability. The IDGs are a work-in-progress and may continue to change as new information and input comes in. The current IDG framework is as follows: File:IDG Image.png [[File:IDG Image.png|thumb]] [note]: To make link to form, place this (copy/paste) in front of pattern name: Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern: Transformation Competencies
Transformation Competencies These are the competencies that enable a deeper kind of change to happen, best described by the word transformation. Transformation implies that underlying characteristics of the situation or system, community or individual, have changed for the good. Transformation competencies for Community Clima Transformation Competencies Steve Charter Livelihoods (field-livelihood-capability) capability CCC Competencies & Learning Pathways ==1.a Change Competency: what is change competency in a community context?== Individuals in a change-competent community or organisation develop attitudes and approaches that define a positive relationship to change. They value the ability to change as one of their primary responsibilities, understand that change will occur, expect it and effortlessly perform during and after the change. '''''Change competency is the presence of a community culture or organisational culture that expects change. That culture acts with the understanding, perspectives, language, tools and techniques that make change seamless and effortless. This competency makes change a part of what we normally do as a community.''''' Source: adapted from '"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000027-QINU`"' ==1.b: Competencies for Resilience (as a foundation for Transformation)== Resilience is increasingly recognised as being fundamentally important for healthy individuals, communities and organisations, particularly in response to complex and uncertain change. This recognition often arises from the noticeable lack of resilience in people's lives and communities, in our economic systems and in our physical and mental health. Resilience is also an increasingly strong theme for community engagement, conversations and action in response to the impacts of climate change. Therefore the theme of resilience will often be a more effective way to open up conversations and build engagement towards community action than talking directly or only about climate change. The theme of resilience also provides better opportunities to explore and respond to the underlying problems, the symptoms of which include climate change and multiple other inter-related social, economic and environmental crises. For this reason Resilience Competencies are seen as an essential foundation for Transformation Competencies. ====The Resilience Competency Model from the Northeast Resiliency Consortium==== Resilience: is an individual’s (or community’s) persistent development and application of knowledge, skills, and resources that effectively help them adapt to change and overcome adversity. An important part of the climate coach’s role is to support communities to put in place, develop and enrich the competencies needed to bring about the following four dimensions of climate resilience that are needed in their community, locality, networks or organisations: PERSONAL RESILIENCE SOCIAL RESILIENCE ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE CARBON & ENERGY RESILIENCE The Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC) defined five core competencies that make up their Resilience model. This model is very relevant for CCC’s to have in mind for the competencies they want communities to develop or express during their community climate action processes, in order that communities can develop climate resilience. While most of these also appear in other competency areas of this framework, the significance of Resilience as a theme justifies identifying them here as core resilience competencies. Learning from NRC, based on this model, an element of the CCCs role would then be to design and deliver engagement activities, facilitate processes and provide materials which tend to naturally embed and nurture these resilience competencies within the communities they are working with. In doing so they can consider how they can help manifest the following five areas of indicators of competence, and then monitor the extent to which they see these indicators become embedded in the communities they are working with. Many of these indicators could be readily translated into steps a group or community might be encouraged to take in working through a range of issues they are addressing. ==1.c: General Competencies for Organisation and Movement Building== Being well organised and being able to build movements, networks and initiatives are highly important to bring about effective transformation in multiple elements and relationships within a community and the wider systems it is part of. Therefore the primary competencies for Organisation and Movement Building are set out in the following section. ==Inner Development Goals framework== The Inner Development Goals (IDGs) is a framework that has been developed to set out the inner skills and qualities that individuals and organisations are seen as needing to develop in order to successfully work with complex societal issues, in particular those identified in UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The IDG framework represents 23 skills and qualities in 5 categories and is useful as a general framework tool covering the inner development work that is seen as essential to deliver the outer development transformations needed to achieve sustainability. The IDGs are a work-in-progress and may continue to change as new information and input comes in. The current IDG framework is as follows: File:IDG Image.png [[File:IDG Image.png|thumb]] [note]: To make link to form, place this (copy/paste) in front of pattern name: Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern: Transformation Competencies
Transformation Competencies These are the competencies that enable a deeper kind of change to happen, best described by the word transformation. Transformation implies that underlying characteristics of the situation or system, community or individual, have changed for the good. Transformation competencies for Community Clima Transformation Competencies Steve Charter Livelihoods (field-livelihood-capability) capability CCC Competencies & Learning Pathways ==1.a Change Competency: what is change competency in a community context?== Individuals in a change-competent community or organisation develop attitudes and approaches that define a positive relationship to change. They value the ability to change as one of their primary responsibilities, understand that change will occur, expect it and effortlessly perform during and after the change. '''''Change competency is the presence of a community culture or organisational culture that expects change. That culture acts with the understanding, perspectives, language, tools and techniques that make change seamless and effortless. This competency makes change a part of what we normally do as a community.''''' Source: adapted from '"`UNIQ--nowiki-0000000D-QINU`"' ==1.b: Competencies for Resilience (as a foundation for Transformation)== Resilience is increasingly recognised as being fundamentally important for healthy individuals, communities and organisations, particularly in response to complex and uncertain change. This recognition often arises from the noticeable lack of resilience in people's lives and communities, in our economic systems and in our physical and mental health. Resilience is also an increasingly strong theme for community engagement, conversations and action in response to the impacts of climate change. Therefore the theme of resilience will often be a more effective way to open up conversations and build engagement towards community action than talking directly or only about climate change. The theme of resilience also provides better opportunities to explore and respond to the underlying problems, the symptoms of which include climate change and multiple other inter-related social, economic and environmental crises. For this reason Resilience Competencies are seen as an essential foundation for Transformation Competencies. ====The Resilience Competency Model from the Northeast Resiliency Consortium==== Resilience: is an individual’s (or community’s) persistent development and application of knowledge, skills, and resources that effectively help them adapt to change and overcome adversity. An important part of the climate coach’s role is to support communities to put in place, develop and enrich the competencies needed to bring about the following four dimensions of climate resilience that are needed in their community, locality, networks or organisations: PERSONAL RESILIENCE SOCIAL RESILIENCE ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE CARBON & ENERGY RESILIENCE The Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC) defined five core competencies that make up their Resilience model. This model is very relevant for CCC’s to have in mind for the competencies they want communities to develop or express during their community climate action processes, in order that communities can develop climate resilience. While most of these also appear in other competency areas of this framework, the significance of Resilience as a theme justifies identifying them here as core resilience competencies. Learning from NRC, based on this model, an element of the CCCs role would then be to design and deliver engagement activities, facilitate processes and provide materials which tend to naturally embed and nurture these resilience competencies within the communities they are working with. In doing so they can consider how they can help manifest the following five areas of indicators of competence, and then monitor the extent to which they see these indicators become embedded in the communities they are working with. Many of these indicators could be readily translated into steps a group or community might be encouraged to take in working through a range of issues they are addressing. ==1.c: General Competencies for Organisation and Movement Building== Being well organised and being able to build movements, networks and initiatives are highly important to bring about effective transformation in multiple elements and relationships within a community and the wider systems it is part of. Therefore the primary competencies for Organisation and Movement Building are set out in the following section. ==Inner Development Goals framework== The Inner Development Goals (IDGs) is a framework that has been developed to set out the inner skills and qualities that individuals and organisations are seen as needing to develop in order to successfully work with complex societal issues, in particular those identified in UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The IDG framework represents 23 skills and qualities in 5 categories and is useful as a general framework tool covering the inner development work that is seen as essential to deliver the outer development transformations needed to achieve sustainability. The IDGs are a work-in-progress and may continue to change as new information and input comes in. The current IDG framework is as follows: File:IDG Image.png [[File:IDG Image.png|thumb]] [note]: To make link to form, place this (copy/paste) in front of pattern name: Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern: Transformation Competencies
Transformative ecosystem A transformative ecosystem is a term used to describe the interstices where Communities of Place and Communities of Practice intersect to awaken transformative potential Transformative ecosystem Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term Regenerative commoning '''Transformative ecosystems''' are first and foremost living ecologies, with a diversity of entities ([[Pattern:Person|persons]] or [[Pattern:Initiative|initiatives]]), each engaged in expressing their unique [[wikipedia:Essence|essence]], via specific roles or [[wikipedia:Ecological_niche|niches]], while participating in a ''<u>thickness of relation</u>'' with other entities. '''Transformative ecosystems''' can bring about <u>''transformative change''</u> to the degree they are constituted of a diversity entities caring for, and intervening in, specific places ([[Pattern:Community of place|communities of place]]) and caring for [[Pattern:Pattern|patterns]], that is, what effects certain [[Pattern:Intervention|interventions]] have across multiple places ([[Pattern:Community of practice|communities of practice]]). The [[wikipedia:Potential|potential]] of any one [[Pattern:Pattern|pattern]] to bring about a ''<u>transformative effect</u>'' when expressed as an intervention in a [[Pattern:Community of place|community of place]]. The particularities of a [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of place|communities of place]] which provide a unique context for the expression of a given type of intervention ([[Pattern:Pattern|pattern]]), to actualize as concrete [[Pattern:Intervention|intervention]]. Te recursive feedback loops of collective learning generated by [[Pattern:Community of practice|communities of practice]] over time of [[Pattern:Pattern|patterns]] abstracted from many similar instantiations of interventions across diverse [[Pattern:Community of place|communities of place]]. Transformative ecosystem
Transformative ecosystems Definition of the term Transformative ecosystem Transformative ecosystems Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term Regenerative commoning The notion of '''transformative ecosystem''' arises from an attempt to describe how systems transformation can work from a [[Pattern:Regenerative commoning|regenerative commoning]] perspective. It can be defined as an ecosystem of actors, both individual and collective, attempting to bring about <u>transformative change</u> within a system they make part of. Transformative ecosystems
Value return paradigm Value return paradigm, as defined from the Developmental school Value return paradigm Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) term “Levels of” meta-framework A paradigm guides, governs and controls the organization of individual reasoning and the systems of ideas that obey it and contains, for any discourse under its rule, the fundamental concepts or master categories of intelligibility. (For more in depth discussion, see [[Pattern:Paradigm|Paradigm]] page this summary was taken.) [The following is an Excerpt from the article, The Regenerative Economic Shaper by Carol Sanford and Ben Haggard.] ==Workings of...== At this level, the focus is on me and mine (including the family or tribe with which one identifies). The concept of wealth collapses into financial assets or money. This causes one to engage the world transactionally in order to gain the resources needed to secure the well-­‐being of those in one’s inner circle. One invests one’s energies in order to receive some value in return, hoping that the value that comes back is greater than the value invested so that wealth can accumulate. This is the foundational idea for most current economic thinking and the basis from which both mercantilist and capitalist theories (and their ongoing elaborations) arose. A corollary of this idea is that those who are willing to take greater risks deserve greater rewards, should their risks pay off. In this way, the value return paradigm enables self-­‐interest to become a driver for expansion, discovery, and experimentation, all of which can at times provide social benefits. ==Shadow side== Unfortunately, self-­‐interest and the accumulation of wealth has also historically been the driver for a host of social ills, many of which still persist into the twenty-­‐first century. Sweatshops, child labor, poisoned water and air, mountain top removal, abandoned towns, and collapsing ecosystems continue to plague humanity, even in an era of unprecedented material abundance and technical capability. Value return paradigm
“Levels of” meta-framework This meta-framework pulls together various living systems frameworks that we can use to simultaneously locate ourselves, others, and the work we are collectively doing in the world “Levels of” Meta-framework for Regenerative Development Mario Yanez Frameworks (framework-interaction-term) framework Regenerative development Our ''being'' state guides how we and our actions show up in the world. We can locate our ''being'' state, at any given moment, within one or more ''levels of energies''. These ''levels of energies'' affect the quality of our thinking. And, our ''levels of thinking'', in turn, are projected into the world as ''paradigms'', mental maps we use to understand, navigate and make change in our world. The table below pulls together various ''living systems frameworks'' into one meta framework that we can use to simultaneously locate ourselves, others, and the work we are collectively doing in the world. ''Ordering frameworks'' are not meant to be judgmental. Each level builds upon the previous one, and each up-level represents a higher order of being, thinking or intervention. The hierarchic ordering indicates a greater capacity to work with complexity and to create more wholeness or aliveness in a system with each level; and therefore, intervene in the system in increasingly effective ways. {| class="wikitable" |+<big>“Levels of” Meta-Framework</big><small>''from Sanford (2004); adapted by Mario Yanez''</small> !'''Energies''' !'''Systems''' '''Thinking''' !'''Paradigms''' !'''Aim of''' '''Intervention''' !'''Basis of''' '''Intervention''' |- |Creative <small>>radical</small> <small>participation</small> |Quantum <small>>generative</small> <small>capacity</small> |Regenerative Life <small>>Evolution of being</small> <small>(capacities + potential)</small> |Regenerate <small>>intuitive, from being</small> |Meta-system <small>>system(s)</small> <small>actualization</small> |- |Conscious <small>>being</small> <small>recognition</small> |Developmental <small>>people’s capacity</small> |Do Good <small>>less bad</small> |Improve <small>>strategic application</small> <small>of will</small> |Essence <small>>harmonizing</small> <small>with purpose</small> |- |Sensitive <small>>functional</small> <small>awareness</small> |Behavioral <small>>organizational</small> <small>capacity</small> |Adaptive <small>>behavior change</small> |Maintain <small>>continual effort</small> |Natural Law <small>>fittingness into</small> <small>context</small> |- |Automatic <small>> sleep-walking</small> |Mechanistic <small>>extractive, objective</small> |Arrest Disorder <small>>restraints on self-</small> <small>interest</small> |Operate <small>>pre-programmed</small> |Feedback <small>>habit, reflex to</small> <small>external</small> |- |Vital <small>> survival mode</small> |Closed <small>>entropic</small> |Value Return <small>>self-interest</small> |Stabilize <small>>solve problem</small> |Mechanisms <small>>tinkering with parts</small> |} “Levels of” meta-framework