[permaculture] Re: zonation

Robyn Francis erda at nor.com.au
Tue Apr 20 17:59:35 EDT 2004


Micheal, 
maybe you could describe these invisible structure 'zones' as ZONE 0 SPHERES
of Influence: Personal, Immediate extended family/friends, Neighbourhood,
Bioregional, Sate/National, Global. Etc broken into themes like finance,
political, intra-personal etc
The methodology of Zonation in design is about physical placement in terms
of proximity, convenience, access and schedules, and as such is a great tool
for achieving a number of pc principles (work where it counts, conserve
energy etc) in the design process.
The principles of pc/sustainability can applied in many ways, on many
levels. It's good to see this discussion, but I concur with others in that
we shouldn't confuse the terminology of established design tools, though
they can certainly be useful models to inspire thinking beyond the intended
application. 
Robyn

On 20/4/04 2:16 PM, "Michael Kramer" <MKramer at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
> The following are Zone 1-5 examples in
> various aspects of our lives:
> 
> Financial: (local buying/trade, coop buying, Internet purchases,
> stocks/bonds, taxes;  job income, interest income, investment income, gifts,
> inheritance)
> 
> Personal: (eating/sleeping, exercise/relaxing, hobbies/reading, social life,
> travel)
> 
> Interpersonal: (partner/children, extended family, friends, acquaintances,
> strangers)
> 
> Spiritual: (prayer, weekly rituals, holiday rituals, fasts/retreats, vision
> quest
> 
> Emotional: (values/feelings, expressions, goals, contemplations, denial;
> love, friendship, tolerance, judgment, hatred)
> 
> Political : (local involvement, letter-writing, activism, organizing,
> voting/lobbying)





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