Bigger or more dynamic doesn’t mean more resilient

Consider two settlements. The first one is a small metropolitan area of Barnstable town. The second is Rochester, a large area with rapidly growing economy. Which of the two, you think, would be more resilient? That may sound unnatural to those obsessed with growth but the answer is the area of Barnstable. Various resilience rankings […]

Urban Dynamics 50 years later. We still make it wrong

More than a half century ago Jay W. Forrester tried to warn the public about unexpected consequences of policy programmes. When one of system’s facets was pressed on, he wrote, eventually seemingly unrelated parts would end up being disbalanced, meaning that no matter how good or bad the policy programme was, it would inevitably affect […]