Biography

Scott Cloutier is an Assistant Professor and Senior Sustainability Scientist in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. His research and applied work explore and address processes of sustainable community development. He focuses on alternative forms of developing human communities that recognize our connection to one another, the planet and all its life, and the universe. He draws on various tools including natural building, regenerative development, biomimicry, and permaculture to promote a sustainable future.

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Introduction If we are going to open humanity up to a global story beyond one of overconsumption, stress, and unsustainable practices, we first need to change the stories within ourselves. Living in America, we mask our stress and fear behind small doses of pleasure obtained through consumption. Stress in America has increased in recent years …

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In a world of rapid urbanization, communities are losing green spaces to concrete jungles. Without green spaces, the economy, the environment and society are compromised. Imagine taking a walk through a modern city. You could be on your way to work, to run errands, or just to get some exercise. You are making your way […]

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Introduction Opportunities to work in the food system, at many scales, are plentiful but, often, only for a select few. Greater diversity and inclusivity is needed to both educate a diverse audience on food system practices and welcome newcomers to the space. Many small-scale and sustainable farms throughout the United States offer farm-based …

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We are searching for some kind of harmony between two intangibles: a form which we have not yet designed and a context which we cannot properly describe – Christopher Alexander.   Introduction Imagine a future… …where words like equality, equity and justice are ancient relics to describe past societies who failed to embrace one another. …

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