Distinguishing between quantitative and qualitative growth

Growth is not a bad thing. Nature thrives on growth in many forms. The trick is to know when to grow quantitatively (in size or numbers) and when to shift to qualitative growth (in relationships, synergies, and symbiosis)
From John Fullerton’s article ‘Realities of shifting towards a Sustainable Economy (2014)
Eric Assadourian on The Path to Degrowth in Overdeveloped Countries (State of the World Symposium 2012)
Fritjof Capra on Qualitative Growth lessons from Life Sciences
Daniel Christian Wahl at the IED Madrid (2015) on shifting from sustainable to regenerative design practice.
The spectrum from ´business as usual’ to “green”, sustainable, restorative, reconciliatory and regenerative practices is a transcend and include invitation to move from a degenerative system to a regenerative system. This graphic is an adaptation of Bill Reed’s original graph. It was first published in Designing Regenerative Cultures, 2016
Buckminster Fuller gave us the design brief for the 21st Century: to make the world work for 100% of humanity …
John Fullerton on Reimagining Capitalism (8min video), 2015
  1. Nurturing Right Relationships
  2. Viewing Wealth Holistically
  3. Staying Innovative, Adaptive, and Responsive
  4. Empowering Participation
  5. Honouring Community and Place
  6. Using the ‘Edge Effect’ [Collaborative Diversity] to create Abundance
  7. Establishing Robust Circular Flows [Regeneration]
  8. Seeking balance between efficiency & resilience, collaboration & competition, diversity & coherence, and between small, medium, and large organizations and needs.
From the Regenerative Capitalism White Paper (Capital Institute, 2015)
Eight Forms of Capital (Roland & Landua, 2013)
Transitioning to the Solar Age by Ethical Markets (2013)
Introduction of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values — see GABV Principles
The Impossible Hamster (by nef, 2010)

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

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