If humanity is to live on this beautiful planet of ours indefinitely, we must design and innovate within the next generation or so, the means of creating a sustainable society, and we must complete a mission to realise it. This in turn requires that we envision, design and create sustainable prosperity, which involves the simultaneous advancement of four forms of prosperity: economic, ecological, social and cultural. To create a sustainable society we must be able to imagine it, model it and understand how it would behave. We cannot work to create a future that we do not first imagine, and we must be able also to imagine how it would work through the creation of appropriate metaphors and models. This book will help our understanding of some core aspects of sustainability, in particular our understanding of the working of both sustainable and unsustainable systems, and it will help us develop the tools to assess whether we are progressing in our journey towards the realisation of a sustainable society.
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