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Prosocial Spatial Urbanism Project



Essex County, NJ USA


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Employing Prosocial Positive Change Methods to Facilitate Equity, Collaboration, and Climate Mitigation in Spatial Planning


Frederick Law Olmsted, Upton Sinclair, Jane Adams, Jane Jacobs, and Rosa Parks all used positive change methods. Politics is a method of change.


Prosocial is a practical method of change based on evolutionary theory and complex system science. These two paradigms are the theoretical foundations for virtually any subject, including the subject of positive change (Wilson, 2020). Positive change is not an original idea.


Aristotle said, "The whole is more than the sum of its parts.” A complex system is a collection of parts that, when interacting, appear to move in unison in such a manner that you often forget the parts are all themselves systems (Gel-Mann, 1988). Examples of complex systems are Earth’s global climate, the human brain, transportation systems, an ecosystem, social and economic systems, like cities, metropolises, and regions — and finally, the entire universe.

Prosocial Spatial Urbanism's goals are to create better regions and better communities, through better planning by meeting the needs of all.

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