The Application of Complexity Science to Community Development

Kirsten Moy – Aspen Institute Senior Fellow

This session will highlight the work of leading practitioners applying complex systems and regenerative frameworks to community and economic development. How can a new understanding of open, self-organizing systems inform agile, adaptive approaches to inclusive community transformation? How can regenerative approaches to multi-capital (social, cultural, ecological, built, financial) wealth formation drive 21st century economic development? Increasingly, regenerative communities are being supported by emerging local, national, and global networks of learning, projects, and capital. As communities reach breakthroughs, they provide an important opportunity to redefine policy agendas to support the emergence of regenerative economies at all levels of scale.


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March 20, 2018