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The ultimate goal of any system should be full system sustainability in every aspect of that system. This should hold true no matter how simple or how complex that system may be. For any system to be truly sustainable, it has to be fluid and adaptive in naturei. Social and environmental climates are always changing and technology is always advancing. There is no established precedent for Systemic Sustainability as the systems, like the surrounding social and ecological environments, are always changing. The entire system must be built with a very delicate balance between affixed principles and more fluid principles. Constant social, environmental and other research and analysis is also imperative to the ability of the system to adapt and change as it becomes necessary and also in order to integrate those parts that do well within all of the community developments and/or systems being built and those already fully operational. Systemic Sustainability is an ongoing process that will never be wholly solved.

Systemic Sustainability or Whole System Sustainability involves creating a system wherein everything within that system stands well on its own, but also serves to strengthen the other portions of that system. The primary concerns for systemic sustainability involve economic sustainability, environmental sustainability and social sustainability. None of these individual components would long stand on their own, much less in full support of other aspects of the sustainable development.

If there is any real weakness, it is during the early phases of the construction of such a development wherein no singular portion of the system is fully developed or self-supportive. This is in large part why the construction of such a complex system may very well best be served through the natural development under the funding of a large, fully incorporated venture. In this way, the original Incorporation will be fully self-sustaining, even while engaging only in ventures that are “friendly” even if not wholly sustainable of their own accord. Environmentally friendly, socially friendly and … is there even such a concept as “economically friendly” … will only be attainable through a constant source of funding to keep the entire system alive and progressing until such a time as the entire system is fully developed.

The incorporated parent would also be in a much better position to establish the protocols and funding for both the Private Hedge Fund and the ensuing corporations that would also serve to fund the ongoing construction. Given the restrictions and set parameters of the current system in place, it would be necessary to have a unique and independent incorporated structure for each and ever community development as was to be constructed.

However, given the potential for any singular incorporated body to grow well beyond its original intent and purpose, it is potentially feasible at least, that the establishment of a large enough incorporated venture could conceivably fund a larger number of community developments, either across a singular nation or even globally.

The community developments will be most vulnerable and subject to irreparable impairment during the construction phase and before such a time as all of the independent systems within the overall system are independently sustainable. While it would be great to find someone willing to toss a hundred million dollars into such a structure, it seems far more likely that building the incorporated structure that would allow for self-funding is a much more viable and realistic possibility and ultimate solution.

i It was once said that in theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there are far too many variables that have never been accounted for, creating a vast chasm in the differences between theory and practice. Like the environment itself, the real world is constantly changing and evolving and any system that is not capable of changing with the times is doomed before it ever begins. The Integrated and Adaptive Community Developments are built with just such fluid environments in mind. The ability to adjust bits, pieces or even the entire system are key to its overall systemic sustainability.

 

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