October 21 is the thirty-first meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite.

Systems Thinking and Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology is:

At the July 2015 meeting of the International Society for Industrial Ecology in Surrey, UK, plenary sessions reflected with reviews and prospects on the field.  The talks highlighted chapters in a forthcoming open access book, Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology.

This month, we're fortunate to have Chris Kennedy, president of the ISIE, guide us through some of the basics of Industrial Ecology, and enlighten us on the linkages with systems thinking.  He is a professor in the Environmental Engineering Research Section at the University of Toronto.  Chris Kennedy's recent research include the study of urban metabolism and applications in urban planning and design.


Suggested pre-reading: 

The discussion will use a 2015 publication as a center:

Videos have been now posted of the plenary talks from the ISIE Conference 2015 "Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology".

Diligent readers may also refer to:

Participants should not feel limited to this suggested pre-reading, but should recognize that other attendees may have not read, or are reading differently, that content.


Post-meeting artifacts

Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.

OCADU: Systems Thinking Ontario with Chris Kennedy describing Industrial Ecology, in a role as president of ISIE. Systems thinkers also asking questions about relations between IE and other fields and organisations. Interdisciplinary researchers working across interdisciplinary organisations means lots of overlaps. (Lambert Lounge, OCADU, Toronto) 20151021