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PatternDynamics

Creating Cultures of Sustainability

AUDIO/MPEG 11.3MB
By Tim Winton

PatternDynamics (PD) is an Integral Sustainability pattern language designed to facilitate sustainability communication. It functions as an Integral typology composed of a set of symbolic patterns representing natural organizing principles, or recurrent dynamic patterns of relationships, important for sustaining ecological, social and economic health.

An Integral Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

1 hour 9 mins
AUDIO/MPEG 19.9MB
By Gail Hochachka and Karen O'Brien

We discuss the limitations of contemporary approaches to climate change adaptation and consider how Integral Theory and the AQAL framework can contribute to a new understanding of adaptation by making room for many disciplines, perspectives, and validity claims.

Theory and Practice of Integral Sustainable Development

Part 1: Quadrants and the Practitioner

Published: June 1, 2006
PDF 248.7KB
By Barrett C. Brown

This article, part one of a two-part paper, explains the rudiments of a practical framework that integrates the crowded conceptual and operational landscape of sustainable development and enables practitioners to 1) identify the full-range of needs and capabilities of individuals and groups, and 2) tailor the specific developmental response that fits each unique situation. The fundamentals of this framework are four major perspectives (explained in Part 1) and three waves of natural evolution (explained in Part 2).

Theory and Practice of Integral Sustainable Development

Part 2: Values, Developmental Levels, and Natural Design

Published: June 1, 2006
PDF 329.8KB
By Barrett C. Brown

This article, part two of a two-part paper, explains the rudiments of a practical framework that integrates the crowded conceptual and operational landscape of sustainable development and enables practitioners to 1) identify the full-range of needs and capabilities of individuals and groups, and 2) tailor the specific developmental response that fits each unique situation. The fundamentals of this framework are four major perspectives (explained in Part 1) and three waves of natural evolution (explained in Part 2).

An Introduction to Integral International Development

Published: January 1, 2007
PDF 876.1KB
By Gail Hochachka

Integral Theory is introduced as a multiperspectival approach to international development. The author explains the way each quadrant relates to international development and offers some methodologies to work with phenomena and dynamics arising in each quadrant. At the end of the article, an example of an all-quadrant development intervention in Peru is described.

An Overview of Integral International Development

Published: January 1, 2007
PDF 1.6MB
By Gail Hochachka

International development is a diverse field attempting to address some of the most pressing global problems facing humanity today. Although the field has come a long way over the past 50 years, it is far from perfect. In this article, the author discusses how the quadrants, lines, and levels of Integral Theory assist in this ongoing refinement of international development practice.

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