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Years ago, when I read Berkeley native Toby Hemenway's book The Permaculture City - Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town resilience, I discovered a paragraph about my company Popuphood!
At the time, I was leaning into the next phase of my work examining how I could bring permaculture principles into the planning projects that I was contributing to. It was a resonate chapter about creating conditions for prosperity that cited our work in Oakland.
This was a watershed moment for me to reframe the work I was doing in local economic development as applied permaculture principles creating the conditions for spontaneous possibilities. I dove into researching urban climate resilience. In 2020 I made a pivot to found Regenerative Futurist and offer a framework for urban development projects which expanded on the work of Popuphood to set the conditions for prosperity within planetary boundaries.
"[Complexity applied design (CAS) sets up conditions and guidelines which allow possibilities to emerge, creativity to thrive, and healthy and desirable outcomes to occur in communities and towns. Popuphood is a business incubator for reinvigorating depressed neighborhoods that attempt to set up the conditions for success, and then let it unfold.]"
I invite you to check out my updated website where you will find more info on how we can work together and how to partner with Prosperity Forest, my nature-based futures lab piloting backyard climate solutions on the shores of Lake Michigan.
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