What's your vision of the future of the Central Coast?
An Invitation to Journey Together to an Ideal 2020
By Bill Veltrop, Monterey Institute for Social Architecture (MISA). We inhabit one of the most blessed regions on our planet — and yet we share many of the same problems (poverty, violence, pollution, environmental degradation, illiteracy, unemployment, homelessness, divisiveness, teen pregnancies and more) of less endowed regions.
These pervasive problems are a natural consequence of archaic social architecture — social systems that share three fundamental design flaws:
1) Narrow and myopic definitions of success
2) Design based on control over people
3) Lack of capacity to re-invent the systems we inhabit
The Good News: These pervasive design flaws are man-made — literally. We can reverse these flaws and open ourselves to an almost unimaginably wondrous future — for this region and beyond.