What? Systems Innovation is a community-powered platform for the application of systems and complexity theory towards the development of innovative new solutions to wicked problems. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the key systems we all use and rely on need to evolve and we believe that complexity & systems thinking are central [...]
Many different systems develop gradually and then enter a period of rapid change and eventually emerge in a new state of quasi-stability. We can track change from the states of take-off to acceleration and stabilization
As economies develop they require a greater input of energy, and they become more dependent on the continuous input of that energy in order to maintain their basic structure and processes
Water which can easily be seen as the most valuable resource on Earth is in many places treated as if it did not have any value at all. But the scarcity of water globally - where and when it is needed - is an increasing economic reality that will likely change the nature of the value we ascribe to water in the coming decades.
Water flows through almost every part of our economies and everything we do. It connects, agriculture, health, energy, food, environment, and conflict. Of all the domains to an economy, it is likely to be the most resistant to a reductionist approach to management.
The Rise of Sustainability Part two in our series "Age of Transition" this video explores the rise of the concept of sustainability as it has gone from the fringes to the mainstream within just a few short decades, driven by an environmental crisis on a global scale. In [...]
Complexity Theory: Key Concepts This video presents some of the key concepts in complex systems theory in pictures. We look at systems, non-linearity, networks, self-organization and adaptation using rich visuals. There are many definitions for what a complex system is here are just a sample of them; The Advances [...]