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Resilience, systems thinking and social networks

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Resilience, systems thinking and social networks

A space to explore complex adaptive systems, systems thinking and how to think about networks in relation to transition

Group Type: Transition Initiatives
Members: 93
Latest Activity: Jan 12, 2013

Purpose of the Group

I hope this can be a space where we can discuss Complex Adaptive Systems, Social Networks and their relationship to transition initiatives. I would love to explore resources and thinking about how to analyze and support the creation of Reslience in our network, and communities.

My starting point will be to share some resources I am reading and grappling with and to see where we go from there. I encourage folks to add resources and to share what questions they might want to explore here in the discussions I am starting below.

Here we go.....

Discussion Forum

How can we leverage technology to go create a network of local food supplies and expertise?

Started by yf35. Last reply by mary rose Sep 13, 2011. 36 Replies

Once you learn enough about healthcare it's inevitable that you look for the down stream cause of a lot of the problems. One is clearly at the government level. However, the government is likely to…Continue

Tags: resilience, garden, network

Let's Relate Wishes to "Places to Intervene in a System"

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by Kathryn Alexander, MA Jan 2, 2011. 6 Replies

Many, if not most, of the wishes people articulate in response to Les' invitation refer, consciously or not, to the…Continue

How shall we use this space?

Started by bill aal. Last reply by Helmut Leitner Aug 24, 2010. 4 Replies

As more people sign up here, I am wondering what would be the best use of the space?  I have some questions based on my reading and thinking in the area:What do we mean by Community Resiliency?How do…Continue

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Comment by David Eggleton on January 23, 2010 at 11:10am
Kathy et al,
The goodies are showing up in the Discussion Forum, not out here.
Comment by Briana Barrett on January 21, 2010 at 12:31am
Hi bill et al, and thanks for the invitation!
I don't know the term Complex Adaptive Systems as a term, but I'm living in quite a few of them, and loving it! I look forward to sharing my experiences of adapting to and in and influencing my neighborhood system, and hearing of others doing the same. I notice how tempting it can be to attend lots of exciting SCALLOPS/Transition/project gatherings and fun parties, and have no time for simple neighborhood conversations over tea... which is my priority. I'm shifting my system (aka habits and tendencies to stay equally busy even though I've given up stuff in order to be less busy and more available for neighborhood community building) and enjoying my transition.

Comment by lane on January 19, 2010 at 7:21pm
Hi Bill: Happy to see another local group. The Transition Cascadia petered out
around Christmas time and I haven't had a chance to rally everyone. I had
hoped we would accomplish more, but who knows? We certainly need
systems thinking a a lot more. I had hoped to have a gathering last summer,
but it is more complicated than one thinks to make one happen, and
it takes a lot of volunteers, too. Happy New Years and I hope your
life settles down a but. Take care, Lane
Comment by Kathy Jacobson on January 19, 2010 at 2:33pm
Howdy Bill,
The email invite reports I will start by put few links to materials that influence
my thinking
. I'm not seeing them here yet but look forward to your input/sharing on this vital topic. Thanks! kj
Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on January 19, 2010 at 1:23pm
Welcome Bill and welcome to the new group. Be sure to invite others into this specific "user group". Let me know when you want assistance.

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