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Description_ShortStringAim 10. Self-organizing bioregions
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Description_LongText[[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''
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