What Is Sustainable Places

What Is Sustainable Places?

This site is dedicated to an exploration of sustainability – what it means and what is required for humanity to transition to a future in which people everywhere live well, and in harmony with the non-human world on which we are all dependent.

In other words, how do we create sustainable places – at the global and local scale.

What is sustainability all about? – the concept and history of sustainability

The global system – a systems perspective of global sustainability

System dynamic models – models that facilitate an understanding of system behaviour

About William Grace

William Grace is a Fellow of Engineers Australia with over 30 years of experience in infrastructure and development in Australia and internationally. He also has post-graduate qualifications in system dynamics from a leading US university. He is an independent sustainability adviser, researcher and consultant, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia’s Urban Design Research Centre.

Bill’s research interests involve the application of systems analysis to sustainability strategy at the global, national and local level. He has researched and presented in Australia and internationally on sustainability and resilience with a particular focus on the role of complex system dynamics simulation. He was previously Deputy Chairman of the Western Australian Sustainability Roundtable, which was charged with providing advice to the Premier on implementation of the Western Australia State Sustainability Strategy.