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By Daniel C. Wahl

Sustainability alone is not an adequate goal. The word sustainability itself is inadequate, as it does not tell us what we are actually trying to sustain. In 2005, after spending two years working on my doctoral thesis on design for sustainability, I began to realize that…


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First published in July 2021 by Sustainable Brands (see link)

In the autumn of 2018, Walter J. Thompson published a report entitled The New Sustainability: Regeneration. Interest in regenerative development had been building for years and the publication of Designing Regenerative Cultures and Regenerative Development in 2016, The Regenerative Business in 2017 and Regenerative Leadershipin 2019 all contributed to broadening…


One way to avoid — or at least minimize — the risk that new ‘solutions’ will result in catastrophic and widespread unintended consequences is to limit the scale of experimentation. At the local and regional scale, feedback is faster and ecological limits are more immediately identifiable. Furthermore, by focusing on…


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First published in KOSMOS Journal — Summer 2021

Writing these lines at this point in our human journey has to be an exercise in humility. The theme of this issue is ‘Realigning with Earth Wisdom’. How would a white, middle-aged, academically over-educated male have something to say about that? …


Introducción del libro ‘Semillas: Somos la regeneración’

Últimamente se pueden escuchar muchas conversación sobre ‘regeneración’. El enfoque ya se ha aplicado a temas como ‘culturas regenerativas’, ‘liderazgo regenerativo’, ‘agricultura regenerativa’, ‘empresas regenerativas’, ‘comunidades regenerativas’, ‘economía regenerativa’, ‘educación regenerativa’, y ‘diseño regenerativo’. Hasta el ‘turismo regenerativo’ y la ‘moda regenerativa’ ha llegado la exploración de esta manera de…


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“True innovation occurs when things are put together for the first time that had been separate.”

— Arthur Koestler and John Smythies (1969)

The third horizon gives us a long-term guiding vision and invites us to expand the time horizons we are thinking in [more on the 3 Horizons pathways]…


For an introduction to the 3 Horizon framework start here

It is useful to classify H2 innovations into two categories. The first category is called H2 minus. H2- innovations change the technology employed and therefore disrupt ‘business as usual’ temporarily but without leading to a profound systemic transformation. The second category is H2 plus. …


To date one of the best publication on the role of design in creating diverse circular economies (Source)

First published in ‘Circular Asia’ 2021 #3

Very important work has been done over the last decade to take industrial ecology and the circular economy into the mainstream. A lot of credit has to be given to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. At the same time, it needs to be highlighted that the cascading of material and energy…


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Preocuparse por la Tierra y por el futuro común de la vida no requiere ninguna forma de espiritualidad motivada por el altruismo, una vez que somos conscientes de la interdependencia sistémica de la que depende nuestra supervivencia. La motivación que necesita la gente inteligente y consciente para transformar “lo mismo…


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With deep gratitude to my supporters on Patreon

Almost a year ago, on April 1st 2020, the uncertainty and changed situation due to the pandemic pushed me into setting up a profile on Patreon to ask those who can afford to for support of my ongoing work. I had resisted this move for some time and also still…

Daniel Christian Wahl

Catalysing transformative innovation, cultural co-creation, whole systems design, and bioregional regeneration. Author of Designing Regenerative Cultures

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