Sustainable living and growing centers as EnergyWaterFoodNexus management catalysts

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John Motloch et. al.


Explores proposed global network of Sustainable Living & Growing Centers (SLGC) as regional

EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN) Management Catalysts and as seeds for growing resourceeffective

networks of self-reliant, thriving communities. Each SLGC is a regional productionteaching-

research-demonstration center built on an ECSIA® technology-based food production

platform. In each regional SLGC, people learn to thrive by collaborating with their local complex

system. The pilot SLGC -- Baltimore Urban Farmstead -- is being launched as a productioneducation-

research-demonstration center for learning-by-doing how to live within regional

complex adaptive systems; and for generating, applying, managing, and diffusing knowledge

needed to transform dysfunctional ecological and social landscapes into fully-functional complex

eco-social-economic systems. In this pilot, SLGC people will learn to live in systems and to make

whole-system decisions, in rural and urban contexts, that empower communities to thrive within

their local EWFN via whole-system strategies responsive to place and people

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Motloch et. al., J. (2022). Sustainable living and growing centers as EnergyWaterFoodNexus management catalysts. International Journal of Energy Water Food Nexus, 1(1), 1–6. Retrieved from