Monterey

Institute for

Social

Architecture

 

With the frequency and magnitude of change in our current world accelerating, MISA has chosen “Region” as the basic unit of design for their work of building capacity within whole systems that are willing and wanting to embrace transformation as a way of life.


Any single organization, no matter how large is way too small in the context of all of it’s stakeholders and often is at the mercy of the larger systems in which they are embedded. Town or community is still too small a focus and yet State is too large. Region allows enough diversity and leverage for big shifts to occur, while allowing all players to get together regularly to co-create their common future.


Example: MISA started working with Hartnell College, in the Salinas Valley region of Northern California in 2008. In 2009, the Big Sur Land Trust and the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary both agreed to be part of a Regional Initiative for radically increasing the well-being of all of the population of the region - in effect to begin a conversation throughout the region about the whole.


Regional Focus

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