Many people now agree that sustainability has failed to provide the transformational vision needed to propel significant innovation in the evolution of cities. The concept of regenerative development has captured the imagination of those seeking a pathway to more culturally vibrant, environmentally resilient, and equitable cities. This vision puts people, prosperity, and planet into interactionContinue reading What Are the Enabling Conditions for Regenerative Development?
The first decade and a half of the 21st century has produced a rapid shift in our understanding of the seemingly intractable problem of global climate change. While emissions reduction is still a worthy goal, we now know that regenerating the Earth’s natural systems is the only way to truly re-balance the carbon cycle. TheContinue reading Regenerative Development: The Only Viable Response to Global Climate Change
Regeneration makes me think of generations, the generations that we label and identify based on their experiences, the wars they lived through, the justice they fought for, the technology they grew up with.
Talent acquisition and retention are understood as a core competitive advantage for companies in the tech industry. Amazon’s much discussed HQ2 RFP process includes the “potential to attract and retain strong technical talent” as one of the top four criteria. Amazon received 238 proposals providing arguments that their site was the right location help drawContinue reading Good Jobs Are Good Investments
In times of change, the learners will inherit the Earth while the knowers will find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. -Eric Hoffer A regenerative future depends first and foremost on regenerative behavior by each member of our human community. Regenerative Development and long-term Regenerative management is aContinue reading Why Regenerative Development?
Puerto Rico is a mess. Or if it’s not, as Tommy Lee Jones observed in the movie No Place for Old Men, “It’ll do til the mess arrives.” That was a dark movie, and this is a dark time for 3.5 million American citizens. While Puerto Rico is not a state, its residents are Americans.Continue reading Elon: Puerto Rico Needs You
In my previous blog (June 2, 2017), I quoted a verse from the Hebrew Bible: “But now ask the beasts to teach you” (Job 12:7) and suggested that it provides a universal, ethical rationale for preserving biodiversity. More specifically, I proposed that animals have something to teach us about regenerative environmental relationships. In this blog,Continue reading The Ethics of Preserving Biodiversity: African Animals & Environmental Regeneration in the Anthropocene (Part II)
When flood waters rose in Houston and Hurricane Harvey spread eastward to already battered regions of the Gulf coast, the urgent priority was preservation of life, evacuation of those threatened and long-term care of the displaced. The unfolding tragedy that is Harvey has already killed dozens, with more to come. Cost estimates rose from $30Continue reading Sue the Bastards
The sense of dread was a chill that spread recognition that things are fixing to get a great deal worse. A tiny mention on my morning news feed reported that someone, likely the Russians, had successfully hacked the Wolf Creek nuclear plant in Burlington Kansas. And a dozen other power plants. Operators rushed to reassureContinue reading Shining Some Sun on Nuclear Nightmares
Who among us has not cursed their job? Regardless, few of us would like to lose it. It remains the ultimate luxury to be able, as the country song says, to tell your boss to “take this job and shove it.” But soon most jobs may tell us to shove it. Before then, we mightContinue reading Take This Job…Well Not So Fast