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Theory and Practice of Integral Sustainable Development -- Part 2: Values, Developmental Levels, and Natural Design

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By Barrett Brown

Keywords: sustainable development, Integral Sustainability, international development, economic development, developmental psychology, Ken Wilber, values, value systems, interiority, expanding worldviews, four quadrants, integral framework, AQAL, Spiral Dynamics, Don Beck, developmental levels, developmental stages, developmental waves

This is part two of a two-part paper that offers an overview of Integral Sustainable Development. The entire 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 I) and three waves of natural evolution (part II). The framework maps out and integrates human consciousness and behavior, culture, systems, and the physical environment. Drawing upon cross-cultural and transdisciplinary studies, as well as data from field researchers, this framework is shown to be vital for a comprehensive and accurate approach to addressing our social, environmental, and economic challenges. Included are introductory analytical tools for practitioners (parts I and II), as well as synopses of current sustainable development initiatives—by organizations such as the UNDP HIV/AIDS Group, and UNICEF Oman—which use the Integral framework (Appendix).

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BarrettBrown said:

Part One of this is in the "Introductory" folder.
Fri, Mar 30 2007 6:35 PM
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