Those who work in the area of sustainability seek to enable our world and its inhabitants to support life in a holistic and enduring manner. But what does sustainability strategy actually look like?
Sometimes humans seek to solve problems with complex solutions when a simpler path is best. Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal of Cal Poly Pomona and the Biomimicry Institute will speak about the inspiration that he finds in the natural world, and how a focus on optimization—rather than maximization—can create sustainable outcomes.
On the other hand, sometimes embracing complexity is the best approach. Nicko Fusso of D-Prize will speak about international development and how the best approach to addressing poverty in Africa is by realizing the fact that its causes are many in number and diverse in nature.
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