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2022 Conference Highlight #intheloop

2022 Conference Highlight #intheloop

2022 Conference Highlight

Is System Dynamics the Missing Subject in our Educational System?

Is System Dynamics so valuable that we should encourage its inclusion in our educational system? This year, presentations at International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) supported this hypothesis. The President of System Dynamics Society, Shayne Gary, noted a growing trend in appreciating systems thinking as a useful tool to explain complexities. The ever-expanding requirement to cope with a complex world opens room for increased utilization of System Dynamics in our daily life. The power of the method was proved in the global study “Limits to Growth” fifty years ago. Jorgen Randers reflected on this Anniversary by comparing the initial study results with today’s worldwide situation. The project signals one of the most important features of System Dynamics, the capacity to describe phenomena and present their behavior in time, on a global scale.

From Our Community

Recording & Resources: Multisolving Working With Complexity and Interconnection – Watch

Reading: System Dynamics Focuses More on Sustainability Than the Sustainable Development Goals – Read

Open Model: Baby Formula Shortage – Simulate

Reading: Examining the Success of Women of Color-Owned Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the United States – read

Learning

Book: Understanding the Dynamics of Nuclear Power and the Reduction of CO2 Emissions: A System Dynamics Approach – Buy

Book*: The Sustainability Puzzle – Buy
*FREE with the code OURFUTURE

Jobs

Professor and Department Chair – Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences | UMass Lowell

Research Associate | Loughborough University

Assistant Professor | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Quantitative Analyst | Exelon

Articles

System Dynamics Review
What Jay Didn’t Tell Us: Hidden Gems in the System Dynamics Practices of Jay W. Forrester – read

Animal – Science Proceedings
Non-Linear Thinking: From Mental Models to Mathematical Models in Animal Science – read

Systems
Using Cascaded and Interlocking Generic System Archetypes to Communicate Policy Insights—The Case for Justifying Integrated Health Care Systems in Terms of Reducing Hospital Congestion – read

Mineral Economics
Perspectives on Exploration and Extraction of Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposits in Norwegian Waters – read

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

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China Chapter News

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2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

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2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

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China Chapter News

China Chapter News

China Chapter News

The 2022 China Chapter Annual Meeting & Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) System Dynamics Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on September 13 as a combination of online and offline. More than 70 participants from universities, enterprises, and scientific research institutions attended the forum.

The theme of this forum was “System Dynamics and Collaborative Governance”. The purpose was to explore intersectional theories, concepts, issues, and lessons learned at the nexus of collaborative government and System Dynamics, to advance understanding of the cross-cutting and complex issues of collaborative governance implementation. Under the current general trend of interdisciplinary and coordinated development, in-depth academic discussions on this topic have essential theoretical and practical significance. This forum invites leading researchers both in system dynamics and collaborative governance to share their views and advice from the perspective of academics, public government, and business practices.

Prof. Wu Zhong, vice president of SUIBE, delivered the opening speech. He expressed his sincere congratulations on the convening of the forum and expected that this forum would inspire us both in methodological and theoretical contents. This forum is also an innovative exploration based on years of in-depth collaboration between SUIBE and the University of Palermo in Italy. Beginning in 2014, a collaborative Ph.D. program on “Model-Based Public Planning, Policy Design, and Management” was officially started. The development of the project has promoted academic cooperation and talent training between the two universities.

 

This forum had two sessions: “Moment of Glory” and “Moment of Rising Stars”. The Moment of Glory was dedicated to the memory of Professor Qifan Wang, one of the leading pioneers of System Dynamics in China, for his outstanding contribution to the development of the discipline. This session was chaired by Professor Yongguang Zhong, Chairman of the System Dynamics Committee of the Systems Engineering Society of China. First of all, the video clips show Professor Wang’s outstanding contributions to the leadership and development of system dynamics in China in various aspects such as talent cultivation, academic research, and international cooperation. Afterward, John Sterman, Paal Davidson, and John Richardson also revisited their friendship and experience of working with Professor Qifan Wang through videos. The representatives of Professor Qifan Wang’s former students also shared the guidance Prof. Qifan Wang provided to their academic path.

 

The discipline was passed on to young scholars represented by those participating in the “Moment of Rising Stars”. This session was chaired by Professor Jiayin Qi. Professor Carmine Bianchi from the University of Palermo delivered the keynote speech entitled “Enhancing societal resilience to super-wicked problems and localizing Sustainable development Goals through Dynamic Performance Management & Governance”. Young scholars Linlin Wang, Federico Cosenz, Peishan Loo, and Zhenping Zhang presented their research respectively. Each speech was followed by comments and discussions by two experts.

Finally, Professor Yongguang Zhong and Professor Enzo Bivona respectively summarized the whole forum. The overall arrangement and the quality of the academic discussion are the inheritance and development of system dynamics disciplines, promoted dialogue and communication between China and the rest of the world in the field of system dynamics, and the cultivation of more young scholars in this field.

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2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

By Shayne Gary – President of the System Dynamics Society

The current president of the System Dynamics Society addressed our worldwide community at the 2022 Conference in Frankfurt. He highlighted Society updates, challenges, and opportunities.

“We’ve got some really exciting opportunities [such as] connecting and building relationships with rapidly growing adjacent communities. We can also capitalize on the growing appreciation that many complex problems require a systems perspective.”

Shayne Gary 
President of the System Dyanamics Society

2023 Systems Travel Award

Apply Today!

Systems will be awarding one Travel Award to a junior scientist. This award provides financial support for the winners to attend an international conference in the field of systems to be held in 2023

From Our Community

Reading: Nature: Mega-Model Predicts US Opioid Deaths Will Soon Peak – Read

Recording:  Data & Uncertainty in System Dynamics – Watch

Reading: Dynamic Model Predicts Bright Future for Digital Prosthetics  – Read

Recording: Introduction to Economics and System Dynamics – Watch

Learning

Book: Managing the Dynamic Nature of Cyber Security – Buy

Tutorial: Population Explained: World Dynamics – Modeling with Minsky – Watch

Jobs

Director of Modeling & Technology | Climate Interactive

Graduate Research Assistant | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Postdoc: Societal Aspects of Industrial Decarbonisation | Radboud University

Customer Success Manager | Silico

Articles

System Dynamics Review
Using Analytical Equations to Represent Nonlinear Relationships – read

Documenting the Modeling Process With a Standardized Data Structure Described and Implemented in DynamicVu – read

Systems
Exploring the Impacts of COVID-19 on Coastal Tourism to Inform Recovery Strategies in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa – read

ACS Publications
Systems Thinking for Effective Interventions in Global Environmental Health – read

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

Recent News

China Chapter News

China Chapter News China Chapter News The 2022 China Chapter Annual Meeting & Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) System Dynamics Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on September 13 as a combination of online and offline....

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

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2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference. Due to long United States visa appointment waiting times at American embassies and consulates worldwide, the Society has started...

Upcoming Events

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2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference. Due to long United States visa appointment waiting times at American embassies and consulates worldwide, the Society has started issuing Invitation Letters to 2023 Conference attendees.

Note that you do NOT need a visa to enter the United States if you’re a citizen of the European Union or countries in the Visa Waiver Program. You can check the estimated wait time for a nonimmigrant visa interview appointment at a U.S. embassy or consulate here.

To request your Invitation Letter you must be a current member of the Society and provide us with an abstract. This statement of no more than 250 words should describe your participation in the 2023 Conference. Please mention any work you plan to submit to the conference program and/or how System Dynamics is related to your current study program or work.

Each person requesting an Invitation Letter must fill out a separate form. All letters will be sent in PDF format to the email address provided. Please include in the notes if a paper letter is required. Allow 7-10 business days for your Invitation Letter to be processed. If you do not receive your letter within this time period contact us for assistance.

We regard the right to deny any request we believe to be fake and to ask for more information regarding the company or affiliation of the attendee to ensure the validity of requests. Please reach out to conference@systemdynamics.org with any issues.

 

Send your request below

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Jay Forrester Seminar Series #intheloop

Jay Forrester Seminar Series #intheloop

Jay Forrester Seminar Series
Mini-Courses to Develop System Dynamics Skills

The Jay Forrester Seminar Series consists of lectures and discussions conducted by the founder of the field with his Ph.D. students in the fall of 1999 at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The series was recorded by Susan Forrester and the Society used to handle this resource in a DVD. 

For the past year, a group of volunteers has been working on this valuable material. They completely revamped the series into a more accessible, on-demand, online course. 

A total of 11 courses will be available throughout the next months. Three of them have been released already!  Select from rich and engaging mini-courses with discussion questions to interact with other students, quizzes to test your knowledge, and readings to dive deeper. The first mini-course is free for everyone!

Mini-Courses are FREE for Society members | $25 for non-members. 
Unlock All Benefits

From Our Community

Recording: Measuring and Modeling the Mental Wealth of Nations – Watch

Recording: The U.S. Climate Bill — A Systems View with Global En-ROADS Scenarios – Watch

Reading: A New Data Driven-Model Could Provide a Powerful Policy Planning Tool to Combat the Nation’s Opioid Crisis – Read

Call-for-Papers: Systems-Level Public Health Interventions – Submit

Newsletter: DESTA completed 4 years in April! – Read

Learning

Book: Understanding the Dynamics of Nuclear Power and the Reduction of CO2 Emissions: A System Dynamics Approach – Buy on Amazon

Summer School: Thinking and Modeling Systems-Oriented Solutions for Sustainability – Sign Up

Course: A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of the Root Causes And Solutions to the Climate Crisis – Sign Up

Articles

System Dynamics Review
Behavioral Responses to Risk Promote Vaccinating High-contact Individuals First – read

Quantifying the COVID-19 Endgame: Is a New Normal Within Reach? – read

Systems
Knowledge Management as a Domain, System Dynamics as a Methodology – read

Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Individual Workplace Well-Being Captured into a Literature- and Stakeholders-Based Causal Loop Diagram – read

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

Recent News

China Chapter News

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2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

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2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

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Economics SIG News: Summer 2022

Economics SIG News: Summer 2022

Summer 2022 Events

Tyrone Keynes on “The Impact on National Accounts from NPI’s: Economic Pandemic Model”

May 12th, 2022 Noon – 1PM (New York)

Demonstrating the effects on the national and regional accounts of lock-down measures.

Click here for more details.

Alfonso Martinez Valderrama on “Dynamic National model for prospective and analysis of Environmental and Socioeconomic policies”

June 10th, 2022 Noon – 1PM (New York)

SD detailed model for a National Economy (case Spain: 2000-2030). Overview of structure and main modules. View of some results and scenarios.

We will email the event details closer to the date of each event.

Requests

Please help the Econ SIG by checking out the current list of cases and blog posts and IDENTIFYING the ones that are relevant to the Econ SIG by May 13.

News

Dr. Saeed Langarudi, Ph.D. has accepted a position as an associate professor of system dynamics at the University of Bergen.

“Economics to prevent social collapse: Raworth & Keen speak to Extinction Rebellion UK” (YouTube video).

Volunteer 

Interested in getting involved? We are always looking for volunteers to help out with tasks. Please fill out this form if any of our activities interest you and we will reach out to you.

Past Newsletters

Stored in this SDS Discuss(ion) Board topic

If you want to join the Econ SIG, present your work, or report news, please email Christine Tang (ctang@wpi.edu).

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Statement from System Dynamics Society

Statement from System Dynamics Society

Our hearts go out to those who are suffering because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There are many Ukrainian practitioners of System Dynamics, and we hope they will be able to continue work in the field. To help with this, the System Dynamics Society is waiving conference fees for all those from Ukraine who are able to attend this year’s conference either in person, or virtually. We are also waiving Society membership fees. We have asked the Program Chairs for this year’s conference and the System Dynamics Review Editor to highlight the work of Ukrainians. For those who seek financial support for research projects and other activities in System Dynamics we are prioritizing applications by Ukrainians to the Strengthening the Field Fund.

The Society will also cease association with all organizations and activities supporting or facilitating Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ensure there are no connections on our website or other publications.

The scale of loss in this conflict is enormous, and much of it is irreversible. While the System Dynamics Society can only play a very small part in helping, we want our colleagues from Ukraine to know that we stand with them.

Actions

  1. Waive 2022 conference fees for anyone from Ukraine (virtual or in-person).

  2. Waive Society membership fees for anyone from Ukraine through the end of 2023.

  3. Encourage Ukrainian Society members to work with the STFF to create appropriate proposals.

  4. Encourage journal editor and conference Program Chairs to highlight contributions by Ukrainians.

  5. Stop association with all organizations and activities supporting or facilitating Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ensure there are no connections on our website or other publications.

The statement and accompanying actions were approved by the Policy Council of the System Dynamics Society on April 6th, 2022.

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2022 International System Dynamics Conference Schedule #intheloop

2022 International System Dynamics Conference Schedule #intheloop

We’re going hybrid! #ISDC2022
International System Dynamics Conference
July 18-22, 2022 | Frankfurt & Online

In-Person or Online? It’s your decision! Attendees can access the Conference program with either a Frankfurt ticket or a Virtual ticket.

The International System Dynamics Conference is approaching fast and we can’t wait to meet you in person in Frankfurt or virtually. Take a look at the Conference schedule and start planning the sessions you want to attend!

SCHEDULE
A rich and insightful program is being prepared. The conference attracts a diverse list of speakers from all over the world and they will share ideas and stories that will inspire and empower attendees.  

PRACTICE & IMPACT DAY 
A day dedicated to sharing ideas and stories that inspire real-world applications of System Dynamics and systems thinking. The Practice & Impact Day, which will be held on July 21, is part of the full Conference program and is also available as an in-person day pass event. Sign Up

WORKSHOPS
Currently, upskilling has never been more important. Join hands-on workshops that will help you develop and refine valuable skills. Conference workshops will be held Online on Tuesday, July 12 (ahead of the Frankfurt conference) and in person on the last day of the conference in Frankfurt. 

From Our Community

Blog, Q&A, and Recording: How to Publish in the System Dynamics Review

Health Policy Special Interest Group Webinar Recording

isee systems “Did you know?” Stella features

Jobs

Research Associate | Center for Community Resilience

System Dynamics Subject Matter Expert | Lloyds Banking Group

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

Recent News

China Chapter News

China Chapter News China Chapter News The 2022 China Chapter Annual Meeting & Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) System Dynamics Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on September 13 as a combination of online and offline....

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop 2022 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS By Shayne Gary – President of the System Dynamics Society The current president of the System Dynamics Society addressed our worldwide community at the 2022 Conference in Frankfurt. He highlighted...

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference. Due to long United States visa appointment waiting times at American embassies and consulates worldwide, the Society has started...

Upcoming Events

Recent Business cases

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2022 International System Dynamics Conference Tickets #intheloop

2022 International System Dynamics Conference Tickets #intheloop

We’re going hybrid! #ISDC2022
International System Dynamics Conference
July 18-22, 2022 | Frankfurt & Online

In-Person or Online? It’s your decision! Attendees can access the Conference program with either a Frankfurt ticket or a Virtual ticket.

Ticket Types

Frankfurt Ticket
Get access to the full program in Frankfurt. Including Practice and Impact day, workshops, and banquet. 

Virtual Ticket
Attend all plenaries, parallel sessions, virtual workshops, roundtables, and other conference sessions.

Early Bird Rates

Enjoy a great discount by registering before June 09. Society Members enjoy up to $100 extra discount. Join or Renew today and unlock all benefits!

Current Prices

Frankfurt Ticket

Regular
Member $695 | Non-member $795
Student
Member $345 | Non-member $420

Virtual Ticket

Regular
Member $335 | Non-member $435
Student
Member $195 | Non-member $270

Practice & Impact Day

July 21st is a day dedicated to sharing ideas and stories that inspire and empower real-world applications of System Dynamics and systems thinking. You can join in person with a special ticket* that includes access to all events on Thursday as well as local workshops.

Current Price: $345
Register Now
*Available for in-person attendance only

5th Annual System Dynamics Competition
by the South Africa System Dynamics Chapter

Register now for one of the biggest competitions in the field.

This challenge is FREE to enter, with fantastic sponsored prizes!

Jobs

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions | Harvard – Massachusetts General Hospital

Ph.D. Position – Open Strategizing for Infrastructures in Transition | Radboud University 

Professor/Associate Professor | National University of Singapore 

Non-tenure-track Faculty Position| Emory University 

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

Recent News

China Chapter News

China Chapter News China Chapter News The 2022 China Chapter Annual Meeting & Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) System Dynamics Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on September 13 as a combination of online and offline....

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop 2022 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS By Shayne Gary – President of the System Dynamics Society The current president of the System Dynamics Society addressed our worldwide community at the 2022 Conference in Frankfurt. He highlighted...

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference. Due to long United States visa appointment waiting times at American embassies and consulates worldwide, the Society has started...

Upcoming Events

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Women In System Dynamics – In Honor Of International Women’s Day

Women In System Dynamics – In Honor Of International Women’s Day

Join us in celebrating and remembering women in System Dynamics

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

Over the past several decades, more women have become part of the System Dynamics field, greatly increasing gender diversity in our discipline. We have many amazing, inspiring, brilliant, and visionary female leaders. Today we highlight women in the field who have published books related to System Dynamics and systems thinking, although this list is not exhaustive.

Sustainability | Environment

Sylvi Ulli-BeerGovernance dynamics of energy technology change: Analyzing socio-technical transitions towards sustainability.

Allyson Beall and Kara WhitmanEnvironmental Science and Sustainable Solutions: Lab and Field Manual.

Krystyna Stave, Goraw Goshu, Shimelis Aynalem (Editors): Social and Ecological System Dynamics: Characteristics, Trends, and Integration in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia

Systems Thinking

Derek Cabrera and Laura Cabrera Systems Thinking Made Simple: New Hope for Solving Wicked Problems.

Joy Richmond, Lees Stuntz, Kathy Richmond, and Joanne Egner (Editors): Tracing Connections: Voices of Systems Thinkers.

Pre-College Education | Children’s Books | Teacher’s Manuals

Anne LaVigne and Lees StuntzModel Mysteries: An Exploration of Vampires, Zombies, and Other Fantastic Scenarios to Make the World a Better Place.

Rob Quaden, Alan Ticotsky, and Debra LyneisThe Shape of Change including Stocks and Flows.

Demi (Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt): One Grain of Rice.

Diana Fisher: Lessons in Mathematics: A Dynamic Approach and Modeling Dynamic Systems: Lessons for a First Course.

Jennifer Andersen, Anne LaVigne, and The Creative Learning Exchange: Systems in Motion: Exploring Complexity through an Interdisciplinary Lens.

Linda Booth Sweeney: When a Butterfly SneezesConnected Wisdom: Living Stories About Living Systems, and When the Snow Falls.

Applied System Dynamics and Systems Thinking | Methodology | Organizational Change

Inge Bleijenbergh, Hubert Korzilius, Etiënne Rouwette (Editors): Methods, Model Building and Management: A liber amicorum for Jac Vennix.

Michele Battle-Fisher: Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy and Public Health Ethics: Public Health and Private Illness.

Nalini Pillay, Andries Botha, and Josephine MusangoApplied System Dynamics With South African Case Studies. Watch Nalini Pillay and Andries Botha discuss lessons from their book in this Seminar Recording.

Nancy Roberts, David F. Andersen, Ralph M. Deal, William A. Shaffer: Introduction to Computer Simulation: A System Dynamics Modeling Approach.

Nici ZimmermannDynamics of Drivers of Organizational Change.

Regine Bendl, Inge Bleijenbergh, Elina Henttonen, Albert J. Mills (Editors): The Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations.

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Deborah Andersen and David Andersen: Theories of Decision Making: An Annotated Bibliography.

MIT Artificial Intelligence Group: John McCarthy, Robert Brayton, Daniel Edwards, Phyllis Fox, Louis Hodes, David Luckham, Klim Maling, David Park, Stephen Russel: LISP I: Programmer’s Manual

In 1959, Phyllis Fox and Alexander Pugh wrote the first version of DYNAMO (DYNAmic MOdels) and the system dynamics language that became the industry standard for over thirty years).

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Donella (Dana) Meadows was an inspiring leader, scholar, writer, teacher, a Pew Scholar in Conservation and Environment, and a MacArthur Fellow, and was one of the most influential environmental thinkers of the twentieth century. After receiving a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard, she joined a team at MIT applying the relatively new tools of System Dynamics to global problems. While Donella Meadows researched and wrote about global problems, she herself also practiced local solutions, a living personification of Rene Dubos’ famous expression, “Think Globally, Act Locally.”

Donella’s ideas, insights, teachings, environmental leadership, and belief in the capacity of humans to create a sustainable world continue to inspire and motivate us today. 

Visit the Donella Meadows Project by the Academy for Systems Change to learn more about Dana’s life and work.

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Dana wrote and co-authored several books, including the following: 

Twenty years after their influential book Limits to Growth was published to worldwide acclaim, the authors revise several scenarios of growth, concluding that the global industrial system has already overshot some of the Earth’s vital ecological limits.

Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update is a warning that overshoot cannot be sustained without collapse. But there is reason to believe that humanity can still reverse some of its damage to Earth if it takes appropriate measures to reduce inefficiency and waste.

The Electronic Oracle investigates the practice and impact of systems analysis and computer modeling, particularly as applied to social policy. Case studies of nine models address issues of economic development, resources, and the environment.

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