June 2, 2010
“Self-organization is a process of attraction and repulsion in which the internal organization of a system, normally an open system, increases in complexity without being guided or managed by an outside source. Self-organizing systems typically (but not always) display emergent properties.”
I am proposing that the City of Detroit establish Sustainability Testing Zones for the exploration of Open Social modes and models. These Sustainable Development Zones will facilitate the development and documentation of Emergent Technologies that will inform Land Use, Urban Planning, bridge the gap between people and government, Community Resilience, Economic Development and Cooperative and Community owned business.