As a non-profit designing at the regional scale, our role builds market potential for a transition from an extractive to regenerative economy.


CREATING A CULTURAL SHIFT THROUGH EDUCATION

A culture of health requires the activation of a regenerative economy; a system of relationships supporting health-generating value. Communities have the material and human potential to do so, what we lack is a systematic engagement process that integrates alignment across sectors and between people, around the potential of a healthy culture. This entails an uncovering of the community essence (understanding socio-ecological factors) and purposeful engagement to work towards potential. Led by a defined and consistent process, developing capacity for achieving systemic goals occurs with quick, simple but powerful steps of progress to build collective will and sustain motivation. This is the developmental process our team offers.


ACTIVATING REGENERATIVE NETWORKS

Terra Cura recognizes the need for a living systems integrator. As a Regenerative Development Corporation, our mission is to activate networks of impactful projects within a region through education, design and planning. These networks set forth the motion to strategically shift cultural habits towards health. Stakeholders emerge as partners capable of transforming investments to grow community health. Our facilitation applies thinking and communication frameworks that cohere cross-sector collaborations.

illustration by Eva Leung /Adam Davenport


what we challenge

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

Scale

Shift from working in silos, checking off outcomes, to discovering a transformational yet manageable scale of impact. This scale emerges as a social/cultural and ecological boundary, project goals, capabilities and a timeline of actions.

Field-building

Develop a field of caring by integrating an initial group that brings passion around interest areas. This aggregates and amplifies the energy that people bring. The group becomes an attractor and motivator. It grows.

Activating Potential

Shift from fragmented problem solving to working towards region-specific potential of the whole socio-ecological system. “When we work with potential,” as Russell Ackoff says, “problems dissolve. They are really symptoms of a system failing to meet its potential.”

Whole-system Thinking

A project is regenerative when it works as a node in a network (reciprocal, mutually beneficial), rather than a party in a transaction (incentive, compromise). Networks interact as dynamic nested systems, compounding impact.

Practice

Shift civic engagement from “want-and-need” events to a consistent practice of co-creation; learning, self-reflection, and participation. 


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