This pertains to the very interesting redirection challenge Rob Hopkins recently presented all of us. He, and, I imagine, others near him, have presumably begun "the development of the framework needed to systematically identify and organise appropriate patterns" and the "broad repertoire" Holmgren mentions in Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. According to Rob, they will say "Join in. Take it from here" when they reach a stopping point.
Holmgren: "Christopher Alexander's Pattern Language was a milestone in the recognition and organisation of classic patterns of human-scale built environments. Developing a similar pattern language for the much broader scope of permaculture design is a need that several permaculture designers have recognised. However, in developing such a pattern language there are two problems.
Whether we are designing a garden, a village or an organisation, we need a broad repertoire of familiar patterns of relative scale, timing and geometry that tend to recur in natural and sustainable human systems."
Albert Einstein found cycling conducive to imaginative thinking. Gentlepeople, pedal your bicycles.