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Visioneering: an essential framework in sustainability science

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Authors
Kim, Joon; Oki, Taikan
Issue Date
2011-07
Publisher
SPRINGER TOKYO
Citation
SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE; Vol.6 2; 247-251
Keywords
ResilienceVisioneeringSystems thinkingSocial-ecological systemsSustainability science
Abstract
The science of sustainability has inevitably emerged as a vibrant field of research and education that transcends disciplinary boundaries and focuses increasingly on understanding the dynamics of social-ecological systems (SES). Yet, sustainability remains an elusive concept, and its nature seems unclear for the most part. In order to truly mobilize people and nations towards sustainability, we place emphasis on the necessity of understanding the nature, cost and principles of `visioneering`aEuro"the engineering of a clear vision. In SES, purpose is the most important pillar, which gives birth to vision-the key to fulfilling the systems` mission. Such a systems perspective leads us to redefine resilience as jumping back to the original purpose, for which SES do not necessarily retain the same structures and functioning after disturbances. A sustainable future will require purpose-driven transformation of society at all scales, guided by the best foresight, with insight based on hindsight that science can provide. Visioneering with resilience-based systems thinking will provide communities with a logical framework for understanding their interconnections and purposes, envisioning a sustainable web of life, and eventually dancing with the systems.
ISSN
1862-4065
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/75104
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-011-0130-8
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