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Research Lab

Innovation division [Statutes]

Setting the foundation

Director: A. Perdicoulis

Lab

Hub Expertise Innovation Deployment Outreach/ Missions Network
Systems Thinking bookBuilding Competences book

Breakthrough

Keen on efficiency in procedures and substance, Systems Planning℠ makes a paradigm breakthrough with originality and rigour: stakeholders get to visualise, think, and understand ’how things work’, how reality relates to them, and how to define the planning problem plain and simple. Then, of course, comes problem-solving, plans, simulations, decision, as well as reviews and revisions — but, just like Ella’s mother advised, “t’ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it”.

Storyline:  Situation  •  Breakthrough  •  Experience  •  Competence  •  Community  •  Knowledge  •  Commitment

Holistic Hub

Spirit · Art

Haute Culture The art of efficiency™ calls for human creative skill and imagination, guided by method and technique. Systems Planning℠ sees its objects of interest holistically as complex entities with explicit relations, set in a broader humanising environment. In this context, Systems Planning℠ seeks simplicity, elegance, and goodness in a unique way, accessible and capable of confronting the mainstream alternatives.

Facets:  In a Nutshell  •  Spirit  •  Élan  •  Investment  •  Exclusivity  •  Reliability  •  Founder/ Trustee

hub Holism Archetype Antipodes Classic Education℠ Haute Culture™

Holism

pen
Reality and representation
Visionsystem, function, form (SF2™)
Perspectivessystems, processes, plans
Mental modelsdisclosed reasoning, multi-stakeholder
wreath
Humanisation
Efficiencysimplicity, elegance, goodness
Personal developmenteducation, competences
Community developmentculture, civilisation, activism

Archetype — Human values and scale

Systems Planning℠ invests in human competences, caring for both personal and community development through Classic Education℠ as much as Academic Activism℠. The underpinning archetype relies on human values (e.g. justice, ethics, the common good) that are close to people (e.g. for reasoning, reflection, appreciation, living experience, intervention) — hence, at a human scale.

Thematic perspective: The cause and associated ideals

cause

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Antipodes

The holism of Systems Planning℠ contrasts with a number of persistent but not exactly commendable principles and practices, collectively constituting its antipodes. And since Systems Planning℠ insists in explicit relations for better understanding of the structure and function dynamics, the antipodes are more insightfully presented in a mental model — technically, a commented RBP.

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Index of Juxtapositions

Activity perspective: Antipodal network

antipodes

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

R&D-Powered Expertise

The expertise of Systems Planning℠ is powered by research and development (R&D) and then corroborated by education and publishing, so it naturally defines a broad Expertise. Professional interests (e.g. academics, practitioners), Systems Planning℠ are catered to by a scholarly profile (planning methodology) and a complementary professional profile (planning analysis and development).

fields R&D Dynamics R&D Style Domain K·B Sampler Profiles

Activity perspective: R&D dynamics

dynamics of expertise

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

R&D Style

BonaFide Character
BonaFide™ Character
Quality
Stands for
Enquiry — e.g. knowledge, understanding
Ethical means — e.g. ethical publishers, ethical sponsors

Opposes
Demeaning institutional pressures, whether conscious or not
Delusive popularity indices dictated as proxies of excellence

Rigorous Conduct
Rigorous™ Conduct
Stands for
Methodic preparation — e.g. study, investigation, understanding
Meticulous execution — e.g. protocol, techniques, resources, records
Shared and resolute reasoning — e.g. assumptions, decisions
Painstaking communication — e.g. writing, illustrations

Opposes
Unscrupulous authoring — e.g. for the obtention of ‘career points’
Ill-advised attitudes hampering decision-making or course corrections

Esteemed Outcome
Esteemed™ Outcome
Stands for
Applications to assay knowledge — e.g. hypotheses, methods
Feedback from the applications — e.g. success, corrections
Selective dissemination — e.g. publications, consulting

Opposes
Conjectural knowledge — e.g. due to insufficient time, inappropriate method, or limited care
Low-quality publications — e.g. by carelessness, for ‘vanity’, or ‘career’ purposes

Reference: Research technical folio

Quality:  Comprehensive Provisions  •  Reliability Standing  •  Competitive Advantage™  •  Operating Principles  •  R&D Style  •  Editorial Style  •  Teaching Style

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Profiles

Scholarly

Planning Methodology
SF2 SPM SPML alternatives

Systems Planning℠
Vision

Systems Planning℠
Methodology

Systems Planning℠
Language

Alternatives to
Systems Planning℠

Practitioner

Planning Analysis and Development
prototyping review revision fields

Systems Planning℠
Object Prototyping

Systems Planning℠
Object Review

Systems Planning℠
Object Revision

Professional
Fields & Industries

Learned Innovation

The innovation of Systems Planning℠ — i.e. clear vision, disclosed reasoning (i.e. methodology and language), as well as avant-garde scholarly dissemination and competence-based stakeholder empowerment — has the backing of extended R&D. A prime working facility for innovation are the exploratory and experimental Systems Planning℠ journals, establishing an open and accessible ‘lab space’.

Innovation Vision Methodology Language Dissemination Empowerment
Scholarly Endeavours
Topics— e.g. argumentation, decision-making, causality, performance, quality
Preparation— e.g. concepts, praxis, skills, rigour, methodology, trade, conduct
Mentoringempowering academic guidance in a reflective/ coaching mode
Studio R&D Projects
Primary/ Science— e.g. MIA, EATIA, GreenKeys
Applied/ Community— e.g. QSJ Database, BIT Culture, LDF Transform
Consolidation/ Monographs— e.g. Organisation governance, Research communication
Lab Journal Series
Systems Planner practice lab ETYMOS concept lab oestros community lab XV Games junior lab

‘Practice lab’

‘Concept lab’

‘Community lab’

‘Junior lab’

Vision lab Efficiency lab Storytelling lab Quality lab

‘Inception lab’

‘Competence lab’

‘Storytelling lab’

‘Quality lab’

Vision

Vision
Structure, Function, and Form (SF2™)
argument

Visual Argument™

Systems Planning℠ takes an analytic X-ray View™ on intangibles (e.g. structure and function) in each of its objects of interest, which enables an Explicit Planning™ modus operandi that turns all knowledge and reasoning visible and shareable.

SF2™ Features

x-ray view
X-ray View™ on intangibles
Vision Type:Analytical aspect
Facets/ about:Structure/ organisation; Function/ operation; Form/ manifestation
explicit planning
Explicit Planning™ modus operandi
Vision Type:Procedural aspect
Principles:System Knowledge; Visual Reasoning (Visual Argument™); Structured Problem
visualisation adjustments
Visualisation Adjustments™
Vision Type:Information refinement
Relevance:PoV; direction; extent and aggregation (zoom-and-focus/ scope-and-scale)

Methodology

SPM
Systems Planning Methodology (SPM™)
original undertakings
deployment
For ‘high-level’ planning tasks corresponding to methods, Systems Planning℠ develops and maintains an avant-garde methodology (SPM™) with disclosed reasoning (Methodology technical folio).
Methods
Explicative Causal Thinking Diagrammatic Causal Analysis Decision Model Analysis

Explicative Causal Thinking™

Diagrammatic Causal Analysis™

Decision Model Analysis™

‘XYZ’ Problem Definition Qualitative Simulation Efficiency Assessment

‘XYZ’ Problem Definition™

Qualitative Simulation™

Efficiency Assessment™

Iterative Refinement Schema

Iterative Refinement Schema™

Utility/ Examples
How to conceive/ create new plans
How to review and/ or revise existing plans
How to document and refine decision-making
How to define the planning problem efficiently
How to assess the efficiency of plans and/ or planning
How to preview the function of systems, processes, or plans
How to solve a planning problem holistically towards perfection
Workshop Arrangements
X-ray packs masterclasses pro utilities

method & technique combinations
— entry level —

method & technique combinations
— advanced level —

maps & procedures
— all levels —

Language

SPML
Systems Planning Modelling Language (SPML™)
original undertakings
deployment
For ‘low-level’ planning tasks, Systems Planning℠ develops and maintains an avant-garde modelling language (SPML™) as a coordinated set of disclosed-reasoning techniques (Language technical folio).
Techniques
Reverse Blueprints Hierarchical Breakdown Structures Concept Association Diagrams

Reverse Blueprints™

Hierarchical Breakdown Structures™

Concept Association Diagrams™

Concise Process Diagrams Extended Process Diagrams Personalised Process Diagrams

Concise Process Diagrams™

Extended Process Diagrams™

Personalised Process Diagrams™

Information Flow Diagrams Transaction Chain Diagrams Descriptive Causal Diagrams

Information Flow Diagrams™

Transaction Chain Diagrams™

Descriptive Causal Diagrams™

Text Mark-Up

Text Mark-Up™

Utility/ Examples
How to represent system structure and function
How to represent hierarchical structure
How to represent processes concisely (global PoV)
How to represent processes in detail (global PoV)
How to represent processes in detail (actor PoV)
How to represent coupled money & product/ service flows
How to represent causal mental models and reasoning
How to represent semantic categories in text
Workshop Arrangements
X-ray packs masterclasses pro utilities

method & technique combinations
— entry level —

method & technique combinations
— advanced level —

maps & procedures
— all levels —

Dissemination

Perdicoulis Publishing
Perdicoulis Publishing™
governance folio

Publishing folio

To disseminate its content appropriately, Systems Planning℠ develops and maintains an avant-garde editorial interface with notable innovation (Publishing technical folio).
Editorial Style
CasualFlow Editorial Process OpenReview Editorial Process ProxyFree Editorial Process LiveFile Documents

CasualFlow™ Editorial Process

OpenReview™ Editorial Process

ProxyFree™ Editorial Process

LiveFile™ Documents

Brief explanation
CasualFlow™ Editorial Process — non-periodical and non-pressured
OpenReview™ Editorial Process — invites perpetual community-wide feedback
ProxyFree™ Editorial Process — eschews surrogates (e.g. impact factor, rankings)
LiveFile™ Documents — ‘software’ editions with continuous improvement (like ‘apps’)
Systems School
Systems School™
lectures
Interactive dissemination of Systems Planning℠ develops and maintains a notable teaching style adjusted for purpose, content, audience, and epoch (Teaching technical folio).
Teaching Style
ActiveLearning Class Sessions LiveRevision Class Sessions CaseProject Class Sessions

ActiveLearning™ Class Sessions

LiveRevision™ Class Sessions

CaseProject™ Class Sessions

Details
ActiveLearning™ — the students as researchers, project managers, or entrepreneurs
LiveRevision™ — interactive report styling, text revision, and technical illustrations
CaseProject™ — focus case-studies to stimulate student interest and engagement

Empowerment

Systems Planning
Systems Planning℠
Haute Culture Systems Planning℠ creates empowerment to planners and stakeholders alike by investing in their autonomy through competences and a broader culture (Competences technical folio).
Competitive Advantage™
Professional Perfection Personal or Team Fulfilment Organisational Advancement

Professional Perfection™

Personal/ Team Fulfilment™

Organisational Advancement™

Features
Professional Perfection™ — understanding, intelligence, refinement
Personal/ Team Fulfilment™ — confidence, mastery, satisfaction, recognition
Organisational Advancement™ — streamlined structure, fluid function, tuned form
Blueprint Executive
Blueprint Executive™
quality Systems Planning℠ actively extends its empowering experience to the wider community through cooperations (e.g. projects, visits) within the scope of R&D, praxis, and education. (Office technical folio).
R&D Style
BonaFide Character Rigorous Conduct Esteemed Outcome

BonaFide™ Character

Rigorous™ Conduct

Esteemed™ Outcome

Details
BonaFide™ Character — enquiry (e.g. knowledge, understanding); ethics (e.g. publishers, sponsors)
Rigorous™ Conduct — preparation, execution, reasoning, communication
Esteemed™ Outcome — applications, feedback, dissemination

Educational activities (cf. list view)

Teaching/ Training
Insight Lectures Outreach Seminars Specialist Workshops Scholarly Clubs

Insight Lectures℠

Outreach Seminars℠

Specialist Workshops℠

Scholarly Clubs℠

Contemplation
Coaching/ Consulting
Academic Mentoring Academic Activism Cognitive Coaching Boutique Consulting

Academic Mentoring℠

Academic Activism℠

Cognitive Coaching℠

Boutique Consulting℠

Highly interactive
Academic Mentoring℠ — academic project guidance in a reflective mode
Academic Activism℠ — community awareness in a reflective mode
Cognitive Coaching℠ — praxis project guidance in a facilitative mode
Boutique Consulting℠ — praxis project guidance in a counselling mode
Largely expository
Insight Lectures℠educational talks with perspectives of praxis and theory
Outreach Seminars℠explanatory/ motivational talks on mission themes
Simulated environments
Specialist Workshops℠ — short and focussed training sessions (X-ray Packs™, Masterclasses™)
Scholarly Clubs℠ — broad cultural and communicational competences (Culture beneath technique™)

Deployment

Bringing Systems Planning℠ into effective action — e.g. carrying out original work — requires routine deployment workflows involving computer-based resources (i.e. software). Software is indicated in ‘current setups’ and organised in application genres, which are then dispatched in ‘deployment suites’. As always, users must judge for themselves regarding fitness-for-purpose, pricing, alternatives, etc.

Deployment Deployment Routines Software Ensemble Contact

Deployment Routines

undertakings  Original Undertakings
Prototype Modelling Document Review/ Revision
A·B·F·P·R Document Production
e·Book Production Article/ Folio/ Pamphlet/ Report Production
W Web Media Production
Front-End Development Webcast Production Logo Production
S Software Production
Stencil Production Document Design™
specialist workshops  Specialist Workshops™
Moderated Group Modelling Document-based Modelling
scholarly clubs  Scholarly Clubs™
e·Book Writing Article Writing Typeset Artwork Creation

Deployment routines:  Undertakings  •  Document Production  •  Web Media Production  •  Software Production  •  Workshops  •  Club Events

Software Ensemble

Application Genres — Full Suite
LaTeX and TikZ HTML and CSS ebooks Markdown

— digital typesetting —

— web development —

— e·books —

— text markup —

Graphviz visual diagramming executive management artwork dev

— graph layout —

— visual diagramming —

— executive management —

— artwork —

— app development —

Deployment suites:  Undertakings  •  Document Publishing  •  Web Publishing  •  Software Publishing  •  Specialist Workshops™  •  Scholarly Clubs™

Digital typesetting

LaTeX and TikZ
The Typography Club   The Drawing Club Processing/ Output:Documents, diagrams
Languages:TeX, LaTeX, XeTeX; TikZ
Credits:The TeX typesetting language was developed by Donald E. Knuth; LaTeX is a set of macros developed by Leslie Lamport; the XeTeX variant was developed by Jonathan Kew to support extended font sets; pdfLaTeX compiles directly to PDF, developed by Hàn Thê’ Thành. TikZ is a set of macros for the PGF vector graphics language, both developed by Till Tantau.
Editors:TexShop, Kile
Snippet management:SnippetsLab
Bibliography management:BibDesk, Yep
Research:DevonAgent Pro
Equations:Latexit
Review/ Revision:PDF Expert
Current Setup
TexShop SnippetsLab BibDesk Yep DevonAgent Pro Latexit PDF Expert

TexShop

SnippetsLab

BibDesk

Yep

DevonAgent Pro

LaTeXiT

PDF Expert

Utilities
Document Design   SPML   Utility Collection TikZ SPML™— pdfLaTeX
Document Designs™— pdfLaTeX
Starter files
SPML   Training Collection Annotated bibliography (DB) — bibTeX
Annotated bibliography (TeX) — pdfLaTeX
Beamer presentation — pdfLaTeX
Academic poster — pdfLaTeX
PT encoding — pdfLaTeX
TikZ line art — pdfLaTeX
TikZ trees — pdfLaTeX
Standalone DCD™ — pdfLaTeX
Standalone CPD™ — pdfLaTeX
Standalone RBP™ — pdfLaTeX
External resources
The LaTeX Project— official website
MacTeX— TUG distribution
TeX StackExchange— Q&A
Texample.net— TikZ examples

Front-end web development

HTML and CSS
The Typography Club Processing/ Output:Websites, webpages
Languages/ Filetypes:HTML, CSS; optionally, JavaScript (JS)
Credits:The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are developed and maintained by the W3C. JavaScript is an interpreted programming language, originally developed at Netscape.
Editors:Coda, SubEthaEdit, TextMate
Snippet management:SnippetsLab
Browsers:Safari, Firefox, Opera
Utility:Font Book
Current Setup
Coda SubEthaEdit SnippetsLab Font Book Safari Firefox Opera

Coda

SubEthaEdit

SnippetsLab

Font Book

Safari

Firefox

Opera

Starter files
Training Collection Webpage sample — HTML
CSS stylesheet — CSS
Javascript updater — JS
External resources
CSS Zen Garden — CSS design
CSS Tricks — CSS techniques
Lea Verou — front-end web development
W3C — HTML and CSS authority
Font Squirrel — fonts

Text Markup

MD
The Typography Club Processing/ Output:Documents (mainly text)
Language:Markdown/ MultiMarkdown
Credits:Markdown is structured plain-text formatting, developed by John Gruber; MultiMarkdown is an extended version developed by Fletcher Penney.
Editors:MultiMarkdown Composer, iA Writer, SubEthaEdit
Snippet management:SnippetsLab
Previewer/ Exporter:Marked 2
Review/ Revision:PDF Expert
Current Setup
MultiMarkdown Composer iA Writer SubEthaEdit SnippetsLab Marked2 PDF Expert

MMD Composer

iA Writer

SubEthaEdit

SnippetsLab

Marked 2

PDF Expert

Utility
Utility Collection X11 Specials — SSS
Starter files
Training Collection MultiMarkdown sample — MD
Markdown sample — MD
External resources
The Daring Fireball — John Gruber's blog
MultiMarkdown — Fletcher Penney's version

Graph layout

Graphviz
The Drawing Club Processing/ Output:Diagrams (graphs)
Language:DOT
Credits:DOT is a graph description language and Graphviz is the respective visualisation software for graphs — both developed by AT&T Research.
Layouts:DOT, NEATO, FDP, TWOPI, CIRCO
Editors:SubEthaEdit, TextMate
Snippet management:SnippetsLab
Visualisation:Graphviz
Review/ Revision:PDF Expert
Current Setup
Graphviz SubEthaEdit SnippetsLab PDF Expert

Graphviz

SubEthaEdit

SnippetsLab

PDF Expert

Modes
SPML   Utility Collection Graphviz SEEmode — SubEthaEdit
Starter files
SPML   Training Collection Nodes and edges — Graphviz
Clusters — Graphviz
External resources
Graphviz— home

Visual diagramming

OmniGraffle
The Drawing Club Processing/ Output:Diagrams (incl. graphs)
Editing:WYSIWYG (visual)
Editors:OmniGraffle, Visio, LibreOffice Draw
Code-based alternative:Graphviz
Freehand drawing:Concepts
Review/ Revision:PDF Expert
Current Setup
Concepts OmniGraffle PDF Expert

Concepts

OmniGraffle

PDF Expert

Stencils
SPML   Utility Collection SPML™ stencil — OmniGraffle™ 7
SPML™ webcast edition — OmniGraffle™ 5
Plain DCD™ stencil — OmniGraffle™ 5
Plain CPD™ stencil — OmniGraffle™ 5
Plain RBP™ stencil — OmniGraffle™ 5

Executive management

executive management
The Drawing Club Processing/ Output:Plan, programme, or project documentation
Methods:Gantt Chart (e.g. task view, resource view); Scrum (e.g. backlogs, burndown charts, scrum boards)
Credits:Gantt Chart is a type of bar chart for task and resource arrangements within executive proposals (e.g. plans, programmes, projects), credited to Henry Gantt. Agile project management features iterative improvement, which requires appropriate artefacts (e.g. logs, charts, boards) to maintain focus and guide progress.
Gantt:OmniPlan, Visio, GanttProject, Ninox
Agile:Ninox, OmniGraffle, Numbers, Trello
Review/ Revision:PDF Expert
Current Setup
OmniPlan Ninox Numbers OmniGraffle PDF Expert

OmniPlan

Ninox

Numbers

OmniGraffle

PDF Expert

Starter files
Training Collection Gantt sample — OmniPlan™ 2
PhD thesis milestones — OmniPlan™ 2
Budget perspective — OmniPlan™ 2
PERT diagram — OmniGraffle™ 5

e·books

ebooks
The Typography Club   The Writing Club Processing/ Output:e·books
Format:EPUB·3
Credits:e·books — or ‘electronic books’ — are published volumes in a digital format; besides the expected attention to the content, they create a different reality in digital typography alongside LaTeX and Markdown.
Editors:Scrivener, SubEthaEdit
Language:Dictionary, Thesaurus
Visualisation:Books
Review/ Revision:PDF Expert
Current Setup
Scrivener iBooks Author Books Dictionary Thesaurus PDF Expert

Scrivener

iBooks Author

Books

Dictionary

Thesaurus

PDF Expert

artwork

artwork
The Drawing Club Processing/ Output: illustrations, logos
Formats:vector, raster
Credits:Image needs to be communicated with equal care as ideas, and this calls for artwork in a variety of means and techniques.
Freehand drawing:Concepts
Vector editors:Affinity Designer, Graphic
Photography editors:Affinity Photo, Pixelmator Pro
Spatial editors:Blender, Magic Maps
Utilities:Image Vectorizer, Mindcad Tiler, Font Book
Current Setup
Concepts Affinity Designer Graphic Affinity Photo Pixelmator Pro iMovie QuickTime

Concepts

Affinity Designer

Graphic

Affinity Photo

Pixelmator Pro

iMovie

QuickTime

Blender Magic Maps Image Vectorizer Mindcad Tiler Font Book GarageBand Keynote

Blender

Magic Maps

Image Vectorizer

Mindcad Tiler

Font Book

GarageBand

Keynote

App development

App Development
Training Collection   Utility Collection Output:Software (Training, Utility)
Formats:.app, .xml, .plist, etc.
Credits:Software (i.e. computer programs, or ‘apps’) help execute, support, and/ or complement technical operations involving ‘regular’ documents — e.g. content formatting, filetype conversion, workflow automation.
Editors:Xcode, Automator, SubEthaEdit
Snippet management:SnippetsLab
File management:Leap, Transmit
Current Setup
Xcode Automator SubEthaEdit SnippetsLab Leap Transmit

Xcode

Automator

SubEthaEdit

SnippetsLab

Leap

Transmit

Outreach

brand uniqueness   Haute Culture Systems Planning℠ reaches out to the wider community through missions — e.g. regarding social, scientific, or professional innovation — to actively and confidently ‘make for a better world’ by means of its uniqueness and Haute Culture℠. All missions seek constructive engagement with the community.

outreach Missions Activism flag Seminars SIG Interactivity Contact

Thematic perspective: Missions by category

missions


Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Academic Activism℠

Academic Activism
flag

extension Systems Planning℠ is holistically dedicated to efficiency, so it is sometimes necessary to give emphasis on particular ideals. In a wider community context, Academic Activism℠ raises (or ‘flags’) appropriate issues related to the missions of Systems Planning℠ and creates community awareness through guidance in a reflective mode — e.g. through careful observation of situation dynamics, informed discussions, group mental modelling, and the collaborative conception of creative solutions.

mentoring NB: The complementary reflective-mode activity of Academic Mentoring℠ is geared towards academic guidance in a restricted community, typically involving students.

Thematic perspective: Academic Activism℠ flags

issues of academic activism

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Optimum: intended state/ objective (Z)
Concern: ideal/ top interest (Y)
Lead: example/ action (X)

Issues in a wider community context

Note

On Activism

Safeguarding — In the name of ‘objectivity’, academics usually refrain from becoming activists. However, inactivity in the face of social or professional situations that are unfavourable to further knowledge is not ethically advisable. Pacific and benevolent attitudes should not preclude academics from helping the community confront perilous situations through community awareness and learned reflection.

Encouragement — On a more ‘positive’ note, the wider community can be stimulated (e.g. presented with knowledge and opportunities) for even further knowledge and creative thinking, beyond the scope and reach of formal education. This type of activism also fits the social function of academics, and usually comes in the ‘community extension’ responsibilities of their job description.

Superiority Activism anchored in academia naturally assumes a contemplative style, but its profoundly distinctive feature is the quest for higher causes or ideals — for instance, organisation, understanding, knowledge, efficiency, scientific rigour, ethics, which all actually relate to each other and make a network of excellence — and this makes for an activism markedly different from political or commercial campaigns.

Reference: Operations technical folio

Notes:  Metrics  •  Copyright & licensing  •  Editions  •  Software  •  Screening  •  Alumni  •  Class ethos  •  Academic advice  •  Activism  •  Sources

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Outreach Seminars℠

Outreach Seminars
Outreach Seminars

extension Outreach Seminars℠ are explanatory and/ or motivational talks that present interesting aspects of Systems Planning℠ along the themes of its missions to a broad range of stakeholders worldwide.

NB: Together with the Specialist Workshops℠, Scholarly Clubs℠, and Academic Activism℠, all of which involve their participants quite actively, Outreach Seminars℠ are of the most direct means to reach out to the wider community. Special interest groups (SIG) consolidate the community around similar efforts.

Events (cf. Thematic Conferences/ Independent Talks)

    — 2019 —
  1. PPM   HTW Perdicoulis, A. (2019) Big Understanding™ in a data world. Innovation Masterclass, Porto Business School (PBS), Porto, Portugal, 16 February 2019
  2. — 2018 —
  3. DLC   ISC Perdicoulis, A. (2018) Towards an SPML™ input interpreter. School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, 12 June 2018
  4. — 2016 —
  5. HTW Perdicoulis, A., and J. Jesus (2016) A ênfase da AIA enquanto ‘processo social’ e a pesquisa da causalidade. 6a Conferência Nacional de Avaliação de Impactes (CNAI’16), Évora, Portugal, 19–21 May 2016
  6. — 2014 —
  7. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2014) Urban form in a systems view. 21st International Seminar on Urban Form ‘Our common future in urban morphology’, Porto, Portugal, 3–6 July 2014
  8. HTW Perdicoulis, A., J. Jesus, S. Camarão, and J. Rodrigues (2014) Elaboração do argumento do EIA através de diagramas causais. 5a Conferência Nacional de Avaliação de Impactes (CNAI’14), Viseu, Portugal, 19–21 March 2014
  9. — 2008 —
  10. DLC   HTW Perdicoulis, A. (2008) Causal Networks in Impact Assessment. Seminar, Golder Associates, Oxford, UK, 2 April 2008
  11. DLC   HTW Perdicoulis, A. (2008) Causality Analysis in EIA. Interactive seminar, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD), Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, 1 April 2008
  12. — 2007 —
  13. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2007) Medical doctor or mathematician? Role models for spatial planners. International Conference ‘New concepts and approaches for urban and regional policy planning?’ Leuven, Belgium, 2–3 April 2007
  14. — 2006 —
  15. DLC   HTW Perdicoulis, A. (2006) Contributions of stock-and-flow diagrams (SFD) and causal loop diagrams (CLD) to the impact assessment process. 24th International System Dynamics Conference, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 23–27 July 2006
  16. HTW Perdicoulis, A. (2006) Landscape Dynamics. Landscape Architecture European Workshop, Eastern Macedonia & Thrace (EMT) Institute of Technology, Drama, Greece, 11–13 April 2006
  17. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2006) Project Planning. Landscape Architecture European Workshop, Eastern Macedonia & Thrace (EMT) Institute of Technology, Drama, Greece, 11–13 April 2006
  18. — 2005 —
  19. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2005) Sustainable Lifestyles — formulation of lifestyles and environmental impacts. Achieving Synergies between Urbanisation and Sustainable Development: Where to go? Seminar organised by the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University (OBU), UK, in cooperation with the Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Sweden; Oxford, UK, 27 October 2005
  20. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2005) Research Presentation (Strategic Planning, SEA, EIA, EMS) at the UFZ — Umweltforschungszentrum, Leipzig, 12 July 2005
  21. HTW Perdicoulis, A. (2005) Dynamics in urban planning: examples from practice. International Conference on Environment, Ecosystems, and Development, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society, Venice, Italy, 2–4 November 2005
  22. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2005) The Portuguese sustainability indicators, legal thresholds and standards — Implications for EIA. 4th Workshop of the PhD Programme in Environmental and Resource Management, BTU Cottbus; St. Marienthal, Germany, 27–30 November 2005
  23. — 2004 —
  24. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2004) Avaliar Estrategias com referencia aos proprios objectivos ou directamente as preferencias da comunidade? 1a Conferência Nacional de Avaliação de Impactes, Aveiro, 3–5 November 2004
  25. PPM   TEN Perdicoulis, A. (2004) Special and Convened Sessions: Environmental Dynamics Roundtable. 22nd International System Dynamics Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 25–29 July 2004
  26. — 2003 —
  27. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2003) Estratégia e Dinâmica de Sistemas. PhD Seminar, Instituto Superior das Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE), Lisbon, 11–12 December 2003
  28. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2003) Municipal Planning and Management with the Help of System Dynamics: the Case of Vila Real. ERASMUS lecture, University of Bergen, 17 October 2003
  29. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2003) Environmental Dynamics: the Contribution of System Dynamics to Sustainable Development. ERASMUS lecture, University of Bergen, 17 October 2003
  30. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2003) The Integrating Spirit of Environmental Dynamics. MIT Sloan School of Management, weekly seminar series, 7 of March 2003
  31. PPM Perdicoulis, A., and J.C.C. Fernandes (2003) The second phase of the Vila Real Modelling Project: Planning a Local Agenda 21 for Vila Real. 21st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, New York, 20–24 July 2003
  32. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2003) O sentido do ambiente no desenvolvimento local sustentavel: organizacao de sistemas. V Jornadas Ambientais, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Bragança, 7–11 April 2003
  33. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2003) A paradigm shift in sustainable development. 9th International Sustainable Development Research Conference (ERP Environment), University of Nottingham, 24–25 March 2003
  34. — 2002 —
  35. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2002) State-of-the-Art in Environmental Assessment. ERASMUS lecture, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, 29 May 2002
  36. PLC   DLC Perdicoulis, A. (2002) Environmental Dynamics Seminars, within the UTAD–CMVR cooperation protocol (The Vila Real Modelling Project); Vila Real, 8, 15, 22, and 29 April 2002
  37. PPM Perdicoulis, A., and J.C.C. Fernandes (2002) A conceptual model for the municipality of Vila Real. 20th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Palermo, 28 July – 1 August 2002
  38. HST Perdicoulis, A. (2002) Philosophical Principles Guiding Sustainable Development Instruments. Indaba workshop, 22nd annual meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment, The Hague, 15–22 June 2002
  39. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2002) A dynamic appendix to environmental impact statements enhances impact forecasting and process transparency. 22nd annual meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment, The Hague, 15–22 June 2002
  40. — 2001 —
  41. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2001) Information Technology in Environmental Assessment. ERASMUS lecture, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1 June 2001
  42. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2001) System Dynamics at the service of strategic environmental assessment. 19th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Atlanta, Georgia (USA), 23–27 July 2001
  43. PPM Perdicoulis, A. and L. Ramos (2001) As questoes ambientais e o desenvolvimento territorial: argumentos a favor de uma nova abordagem metodologica. VIII Encontro Nacional da APDR, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, 29 June – 1 July 2001
  44. — 2000 —
  45. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (2000) A participação do público na elaboração do estudo de impacte ambiental. III Jornadas de Engenharia Biológica, University of Minho, Braga, 29–31 March 2000
  46. — 1999 —
  47. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (1999) Local Authority System Decomposition for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Purposes. ERASMUS lecture, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, 9 September 1999
  48. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (1999) The template project: helping local authorities forecast the outcomes of their development strategies. 19th annual meeting of the International Association of Impact Assessment, Glasgow, 15–19 June 1999
  49. — 1997 —
  50. PPM   HST Perdicoulis, A. (1997) How do growth and change relate to sustainability? 3rd annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference (ERP Environment), Manchester Conference Centre, 7–8 April 1997
  51. — 1996 —
  52. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (1996) Appraisal of Local Authority Development Plans. PhD presentation, University of Salford, Salford, UK, 27 November 1996
  53. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (1996) Appraisal of Local Authority Development Plans. PhD presentation, University of Salford, Salford, UK, 27 November 1996
  54. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (1996) Public participation in the selection of local authority plans. 6th annual European Environment conference, Advances in European Environmental Policy: Critical Issues in Policy Success, University of Leeds, 16–17 September 1996
  55. PPM Perdicoulis, A., and S. Power (1996) System dynamics in the impact assessment of plans. Conference on Integrating Environmental Assessment and Socio-Economic Appraisal in the Development Process, University of Bradford, Bradford, 24–25 May 1996
  56. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (1996) Appraisal of tourism development plans. Sustainable Tourism conference, Newton Rigg College in association with the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, 17–19 April 1996
  57. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (1996) Matrices versus Simulation in Plan Appraisal: experience from the application to a case study (Syros, Greece). Seminar, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 3 July 1996
  58. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (1996) A New Method for Plan Appraisal. Seminar, Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, 28 February 1996
  59. — 1995 —
  60. PPM   IMC Perdicoulis, A. (1995) Current Research in Environmental Studies: Environmental Auditing, Environmental Resource Management, and Constraints of EIA. Higher Education Link Programme (British Council) seminars, Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore, India, 7–18 March 1995
  61. — 1994 —
  62. PPM Perdicoulis, A. (1994) The State of the Environment of Syros. PhD Interim Report presentation, University of Salford, Salford, UK, 28 November 1994

Missions

Systems Planning℠ Missions
Planning Competences Impact Continuum Planning Practice Monitor

Planning Competences™

Impact Continuum™

Planning Practice Monitor™

Diagrammatic Literacy Campaign Inductive Science Campaign The Quality Movement

Diagrammatic Literacy Campaign™

Inductive Science Campaign™

The Quality Movement™

Accessible Science History of Science, Education, and Culture How Things Work

Accessible Science™

History of Science, Education, and Culture™

How Things Work™

Teaching Exchange Network

Teaching Exchange Network™

Direct Outreach Means
Outreach Seminars℠ — explanatory/ motivational talks (e.g. academics, practitioners, community)
Academic Activism℠ — contemplative community awareness — e.g. situations, resolutions
Scholarly Clubs℠ — culture/ integration events (e.g. art, philosophy, discourse)
Specialist Workshops℠ — short and focussed training sessions

Planning Competences™ (PLC)

Planning Competences
     governance folio

Outreach folio

MissionEnhance planning efficiency through stakeholder competences at the ‘invisible’ side of planning — e.g. mental models, causality, procedural protocols.
RemitEssential
AimResearch, training
Pilot initiatives
Academic Activism℠   Academic Activism   flag     objective criteria, formal problem
Specialist Workshops℠   Specialist Workshops
Cognitive Coaching℠   Cognitive Coaching
Deciphers℠   Deciphers
Inducers℠   Inducers
Competences/ Base Skills
Primer— be critical, organised, meticulous, flexible
Action— see, understand, define, seek
Acumen— tell, assess, be clear, be bold
Communication— be aware, receptive, open, comfortable
Books
The ‘Building Competencesbook (2011)
The ‘Systems Thinkingbook (2010)
Specialist Workshops℠
Reverse Blueprints™— system maps
Hierarchical Structures™— hierarchy maps
Decision Logic™— decision maps
Process Profile™— process maps
Plan Workings™— strategy maps
Efficiency Assessment™— efficiency maps
Strategy Board™Graphic SWOT™
Impact Tracing™— impact maps
Graphical Narrative™— storytelling
Creative Hypothesis™— sapience
Scholarly Clubs℠
The Classics Club℠— works of classic authors
The Drawing Club℠— reasoning in diagrammatic form
The Typography Club℠— digital typography
The Writing Club℠— writing/ composition
The Speech Club℠— oral communication

Impact Continuum™ (IMC)

Impact Continuum
     governance folio

Outreach folio

MissionEnhance the efficiency of impact management through the enhanced integration of impact assessment and planning instruments.
RemitSpecial — impact assessment (e.g. SEA, EIA) and management (e.g. EMS)
AimResearch, prototyping
Pilot initiatives
Academic Activism℠   Academic Activism   flag     informed management
Impact Continuum℠   Impact Continuum
Launch of the ‘Furthering EIA’ book
Resources
The ‘Furthering EIAbook

Planning Practice Monitor™ (PPM)

Planning Practice Monitor
     governance folio

Outreach folio

MissionSeek the explicit definition of the planning problem, shared system knowledge, visual reasoning, and induction methods through the examination of plans, planning processes, and related mental models.
RemitEssential
AimResearch, learning
Pilot initiatives
Academic Activism℠   Academic Activism   flag     formal problem
Planning Research℠   Planning Research
Plan revisions
Housing plan
Local transport plan
Arts strategy
Health policy
Indicative research topics
Process modellingFraunhofer FIT
Process integration (EIA–EMS)OISD, OBU
Causality (EIA)OISD, OBU
Causality (SEA)UFZ
Shared experience
The ‘Systems Thinkingbook
R&D projects
Indie books
Systems Planner journal
oestros journal
Efficiency journal

Diagrammatic Literacy Campaign™ (DLC)

Diagrammatic Literacy Campaign
     governance folio

Outreach folio

MissionEnhance the reasoning and communication of structure and function in systems, processes, and plans with the Systems Planning Modelling Language™ (SPML) and the Systems Planning Methodology™ (SPM).
RemitEssential
AimPrototyping, training
Pilot initiatives
Graphical Narrative™ workshop
The Systems Planning℠ Gallery — Artwork collection
The Drawing Club℠   The Drawing Club
Dissemination events [AP]
SPML™ input interpreterNTUA, Athens, Greece, 2018
‘Building in style’Engineering day, ECT–UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal, 2013
Impact TracingWorkshop, CITTA–FEUP, Porto, Portugal, 2012
Causality Analysis in EIASeminar, OISD, Oxford, 2008
SFD & CLD in EIAConference, ISDC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2006
SD and strategySeminar, Management PhD, ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal, 2003
Shared experience
The ‘Systems Thinkingbook

Inductive Science Campaign™ (ISC)

Inductive Science Campaign
     governance folio

Outreach folio

MissionImprove experimental outcomes and/ or decisions by providing better hypotheses as inputs, conceived through appropriate induction methods — e.g. creative processes.
RemitSpecial — limited to the preparation of hypotheses/ proposals
AimResearch, prototyping
Pilot initiatives
Academic Activism℠   Academic Activism   flag     mental models
Creative Hypothesis™ workshop
Inducers℠   Inducers
Shared experience
The scientific qualifieroestros №11
People knowoestros №8
Detective workoestros №4

The Quality Movement™ (TQM)

The Quality Movement
     governance folio

Outreach folio

MissionUnderstand quality as the inherent properties of substance (e.g. planning objects), and appreciate the work involved to produce desired states of these properties.
RemitExtra — extended scope (e.g. quality, efficiency)
AimResearch, prototyping
Pilot initiatives
Academic Activism℠   Academic Activism   flag     scholarly publishing
Planning Partnership℠   Planning Partnership
The Typography Club℠   The Typography Club
The Writing Club℠   The Writing Club
Perdicoulis Publishing℠   Perdicoulis Publishing featuring LiveFile™   LiveFile Documents documents
Bites‘quality lab’ scholarly journal
Shared experience
The ‘Project Management’ book
Diversity in production environmentsoestros №17
Sharing the scienceoestros №16
The scientific qualifieroestros №11
On qualityoestros №10
Educated readershipoestros №7

History of Science, Education, and Culture™ (HST)

History — Science, Education, and Culture
     governance folio

Outreach folio

MissionComprehend civilisation as historical developments at the global scale, from the perspective of science, education, and culture.
RemitExtra — extended scope (e.g. education, culture)
AimResearch, training
Pilot initiatives
Academic Activism℠   Academic Activism   flag     organic university, ethical research
The Classics Club℠   The Classics Club
Revolução académica na Casa de Mateus Seminar
Shared experience
The ‘Research Communication’ book
The ‘Academic Life’ book
Shadow measurementsoestros №9
The sum of the partsoestros №6
Historical Booksreading list

Accessible Science™ (ACS)

Accessible Science
     governance folio

Outreach folio

MissionRe-condition scientific publishing to accommodate trustworthy knowledge that is physically and conceptually accessible, steering clear of ‘exploitation’ or ‘underground’ models.
RemitExtra — extended scope (e.g. scientific publishing)
AimResearch, prototyping
Advocacy
R. ArgullolLa cultura enclaustrada (El País, 2014)
N. KristofProfessors, We Need You! (NY Times, 2014)
Pilot initiatives
Academic Activism℠   Academic Activism   flag     scholarly publishing
Perdicoulis Publishing℠   Perdicoulis Publishing ProxyFree™   ProxyFree Editorial Process CasualFlow™   CasualFlow Editorial Process OpenReview™   OpenReview Editorial Process editorial process
Scholarly Web℠   Scholarly Web
Shared experience
Scientific credibilityoestros №21
The science marketplaceoestros №19
Curators of scientific publicationsoestros №18
Diversity in production environmentsoestros №17
Sharing the scienceoestros №16
Educated readershipoestros №7
On qualityoestros №10
Academic Lifeessay (ebook)

How Things Work™ (HTW)

How Things Work
     governance folio

Outreach folio

MissionExplore and document ‘how things work’ through an accurate understanding of the structure, function, and form of systems, processes, and plans.
RemitEssential
AimLearning, training
Pilot initiatives
Academic Activism℠   Academic Activism   flag     mental models
Systems Alliance℠   Systems Alliance
Deciphers℠   Deciphers
Core practice
Urban and Regional Planning
Public Administration and Policy Making
Business Administration and Strategy Making
Project Management and Process Modelling
Information Management and Decision Making
Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment
Extended practice
Science
Engineering
Medicine
Law
Journalism
Literature
Cuisine
Journals
Systems Planner— practice lab
ETYMOS— concept lab
oestros— community lab
XV Games— junior lab
Visions— inception lab
Efficiency— competence lab
Fables— storytelling lab
Bites— quality lab

Teaching Exchange Network™ (TEN)

Teaching Exchange Network
     governance folio

Outreach folio

MissionBuild a network of enthusiastic similar-thinking scholars and their institutions, on the subject matter of Systems Planning℠ and its teaching.
RemitEssential
AimNetworking, teaching
Pilot initiatives
Systems Academy℠   Systems Academy
R&D exchange
Academic visits and fellowships

Interactivity Modes

Interactivity Modes
association extension involvement

Association
— specialists —

Extension
— wider community —

Involvement
— new talent —

Examples
Association with established specialists — e.g. community development agents, consultants
Extension to the beneficiaries — e.g. via undertakings, support, teaching, training
Involvement of new talent — e.g. UG or PG students

Activity perspective: Community relations

interactivity

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Association

association
     governance folio

Outreach folio

Systems Planning℠ associates with specialists (e.g. research, praxis) through projects or organic unit™ engagements (i.e. education or R&D), with reciprocal contributions through work and feedback.
Commitments
Networking (SIG) initiatives — namely:
Systems Alliance℠
Planning Research℠
Planning Partnership℠
Systems Academy℠
Scholarly Web℠
Impact Continuum℠
Special
Exchange visits
Educational cooperations (e.g. workshops, clubs)
Research cooperations (e.g. supervision, applied R&D)

Extension

extension
     governance folio

Outreach folio

Systems Planning℠ extends its reach to the wider community through guidance (e.g. Specialist Workshops℠) and support (e.g. Cognitive Coaching℠) to common undertakings.
Commitments
Original Undertakings — prototyping, review, revision
Praxis SupportCognitive Coaching℠; Boutique Consulting℠
Specialist Workshops℠
Scholarly Clubs℠
Insight Lectures℠
Outreach Seminars℠
Academic Activism℠
Special
Community R&D projects — e.g. service appointments, applied research, community awareness

Involvement

involvement
     governance folio

Outreach folio

Systems Planning℠ seeks, discovers, and involves brilliant minds (e.g. through a junior talent search) from a worldwide pool of academics, students, and/ or practitioners.
Commitments
Junior TalentDeciphers℠; Inducers℠
Special
Placements — e.g. supervised research; applied R&D projects
Contests — e.g. technique competitions; skill demonstration
Prerequisites
Facility with SF2™, SPM™, and SPML™
Familiarity with the objects, expertise, and fields

Network

Systems Planning℠ is cooperative (Network technical folio), and this section is an index of individual and institutional participants with due credits for their contributions (earliest first). The entries of inactive connections are maintained as part of the Systems Planning℠ history.

Network People Organisations Social Media SIG Contact
Interactivity Modes
association extension involvement

Association
— specialists —

Extension
— wider community —

Involvement
— new talent —

People

Over the years, many people have — directly or indirectly — contributed to the development and application of Systems Planning℠. The list below is a subset of a longer list of credits. Teams are usually formed per project (e.g. R&D, application, writing).

Contributing Associates

Anastassios Perdicoulis
Anastassios Perdicoulis
AffiliationAssistant Professor (UTAD); Senior Researcher (FEUP); Visiting Researcher (OBU)
Systems Planning℠ creditsFounder and trustee; R&D (since 1993); director of the development divisions (innovation, praxis, teaching); director of the executive interface (Blueprint Executive℠); editor-in-chief of the editorial interface (Perdicoulis Publishing℠)
Athanasios Perdicoulis
Athanasios Perdicoulis
AffiliationNational Power Company, GR
Systems Planning℠ creditsMentor (1966–2011) — systems, projects, quality, culture
Hans Kasperidus
Hans Dieter Kasperidus
AffiliationResearcher (UFZ)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (2004–2007)
John Glasson
John Glasson
AffiliationEmeritus Professor (OBU); Visiting Professor (Curtin University)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (since 2006); ‘Building Competences’ book launch (2012); Editorial advisor (since 2015)
Bridget Durning
Bridget Durning
AffiliationSenior Research Fellow (OBU)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (since 2007); ‘Furthering EIA’ co-editor (2012)
Jake Piper
Jake Piper
AffiliationResearch Associate (OBU)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (2007–2008)
Lisa Palframan
Lisa Palframan
AffiliationSenior Lecturer (UH)
Systems Planning℠ creditsFurthering EIA’ co-editor (2012); Editorial advisor (2013–2017); R&D (since 2014)
Maria Rosario Partidario
Maria do Rosário Partidário
AffiliationAssociate Professor (IST); Head of SENSU R&D group; President of CEG R&D centre
Systems Planning℠ creditsFurthering EIA’ book launch (2013)
Konstantin Weiss
Konstantin Weiss
AffiliationInformation architect; PhD candidate (Informatics, UTAD)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (since 2013)
Vitor Oliveira
Vítor Oliveira
AffiliationSenior Researcher (CITTA, FEUP)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (since 2013); Editor of ‘Systems View’ (RMU); Editorial advisor (since 2013)
Julio Jesus
Júlio Jesus
AffiliationEIA Consultant, Júlio de Jesus Consultores; formerly Ecobase Consulting
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (since 2014); Column co-host/ co-author of ‘Argumento Visual’ (2014–2015)
Ana Cerdeira
Ana Cerdeira
AffiliationQuality and Environment, Metropolitano de Lisboa
Systems Planning℠ creditsEditor of ‘Visto de Longe’ (2009–2012); Editor of ‘Argumento Visual’ (2014–2015)
George Glavas
George Glavas
AffiliationCEO, GreenCivil
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (since 2017); Editorial advisor (since 2017)

Organisations

Systems Planning℠ seeks — and has already had the privilege — to cooperate with a number of organisations, whether as contributing associates or ‘third-party’ beneficiaries (Network technical folio).

Teaching/ Research
Institutions
Enterprise/
Consultants
Cultural
Institutions
Local/ Regional
Government
Scholarly
Associations
Repositories/
Libraries
Academic
Sponsors

Teaching/ Research Institutions

Varvakios Model School
Varvakios Model School
DivisionAthens Campus
Systems Planning℠ creditsFoundation (philosophy, art, science)
University of Washington
University of Washington
DivisionSeattle Campus
Systems Planning℠ creditsFoundation (science, arts and humanities)
University of Salford
University of Salford
DivisionEnvironmental Resources Unit (ERU); School of Environment and Life Sciences
Systems Planning℠ creditsFoundation (science, engineering, philosophy); R&D (1993–1997)
UTAD
University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)
DivisionDepartment of Engineering, School of Science and Technology (ECT)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D and lectures (since 1997); home (http://www.tasso.utad.pt/)
UFZ
Umweltforschungzsentrum (UFZ)
DivisionStadtökologie, Umweltplanung und Verkehr (Urban Ecology, Environmental Planning, and Transport)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (2004)
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University (OBU)
DivisionOxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (2007–2010; 2014–2017)
CITTA
Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP)
DivisionResearch Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment (CITTA)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (since 2010); home (http://www.fe.up.pt/~tasso)
Fraunhofer FIT
Fraunhofer FIT
DivisionRisikomanagement und Entscheidungsunterstützung (Risk Management and Decision Support)
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D (2011)
Porto Business School
Porto Business School
DivisionCenter for Business Innovation
Systems Planning℠ creditsInnovation masterclass (2019)

Enterprise

Continental
Continental Corporation
LocationVila Real, Portugal
SectorAutomotive industry
DirectorM. Pinto
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D project
Kathrein
Kathrein Automotive
LocationVila Real, Portugal
SectorAutomotive industry
DirectorM. Pinto
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D project
QSJ
Quinta de São José (QSJ)
LocationErvedosa do Douro & Vila Real, Portugal
SectorWine and tourism
DirectorJ. Brito e Cunha
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D pilot study
BIT
SONAE
Business Information Technology (BIT)-SONAE
LocationPorto, Portugal
SectorIT services
DirectorD. Alves
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D pilot study
LDF
LDF — Sistemas de Comunicação
LocationVila Real, Portugal
SectorCommunication systems/ services
DirectorF. Novais
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D project and related publications
USC
USC — UTAD Solutions Consulting
LocationVila Real, Portugal
SectorBranding, events, marketing
VP External AffairsF. Costa
Systems Planning℠ creditsTraining/ Coaching

Consultants

GreenCivil
GreenCivil
LocationAthens, Greece
SectorEIA consultancy
DirectorG. Glavas
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D projects
Belem Lima Arquitectos
Belém Lima Arquitectos
LocationVila Real, Portugal
SectorArchitecture
DirectorA. Belém Lima
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D
P4S
P4S — People for Success
LocationLisbon, Portugal
SectorHR consultancy (e.g. personality type, emotional intelligence)
Directors/ teamM. Serra, F. Novais, D. Alves
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D project and related publications
Ecobase Consulting
Ecobase Consulting
LocationLisbon, Portugal
SectorEIA consultancy
DirectorJ. Jesus
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D project and related publications
Júlio de Jesus Consultores
Júlio de Jesus Consultores
LocationLisbon, Portugal
SectorEIA consultancy
DirectorJ. Jesus
Systems Planning℠ creditsArgumento Visual’ signature column

Cultural Institutions

Casa de Mateus
Fundação Casa de Mateus (FCM)
CooperationCiclo de Conversas sobre Ciência e Cultura’, 2013–2014 & 2014–2015
Systems Planning℠ creditsThe Classics Club℠
IICM
Instituto Internacional Casa de Mateus (IICM)
CooperationCiclo de Conversas sobre Arte, Ciência e Cultura’, 2015–2016 & 2016–2017
Systems Planning℠ creditsThe Classics Club℠

Government

CM Vila Real
Municipality of Vila Real
LocationPortugal
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D project
CM Alijo
Municipality of Alijó
LocationPortugal
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D project
Greek Government
Municipality of Syros
LocationGreece
Systems Planning℠ creditsR&D project

Associations

IAIA
International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)
GroupsEnvironmental Impact Assessment (EIA)/ Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Systems Planning℠ creditsMotivation and initial ideas for SPML (1998–2008)
System Dynamics Society
System Dynamics Society (SDS)
GroupEnvironmental Dynamics Special Interest Group (ED-SIG)
Systems Planning℠ creditsInitial versions of SPML (2002–2006)

Learning Resources

Reading
Publication repository
MaintainerJohn Sterman
ResourcesSystem Dynamics articles
Reading
Library catalogues
MaintainerA. Perdicoulis
ResourcesSystems Planning℠ books and journals

Academic Sponsors

DAAD
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Systems Planning℠ creditsInternational academic activities (UFZ 2005, BTU 2008)
British Council
British Council
Systems Planning℠ creditsInternational academic activities (e.g. visits)
FCG
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG)
Systems Planning℠ creditsInternational academic activities (e.g. conferences)
FCT
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
Systems Planning℠ creditsInternational academic activities (Fraunhofer FIT 2011)
ERASMUS
Erasmus, EU
Systems Planning℠ creditsInternational academic activities (e.g. visits)

Social Media

Systems Planning℠ marks its presence in selected mainstream social media with decorous profiles (e.g. a ‘page’ in Facebook), and is represented by its founder and trustee when necessary.

Social Media
Amazon Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Xing YouTube

Amazon
— books —

Facebook
— books —

Twitter
— news —

Pinterest
— artwork —

Linkedin
— profile —

Xing
— profile —

YouTube
— webcasts —

Special Interest Groups — SIG

association The association of Systems Planning℠ with research and praxis specialists shares experience and work, thus advancing and maturing all parties. Creating ‘pools’ of associates comes as a preparation for active networking — these are the ‘lasting’ (as opposed to transient) special interest groups (SIG).

Activity perspective: Lasting SIG

SIG

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Lasting SIG
Systems Alliance Planning Research Planning Partnership

Systems Alliance℠
exploring system organisation —

Planning Research℠
exploring action arrangements —

Planning Partnership℠
— intervention design praxis —

Systems Academy Scholarly Web Impact Continuum

Systems Academy℠
— systems education praxis —

Scholarly Web℠
— avant-garde scholarly publishing —

Impact Continuum℠
exploring impact management —

Systems Alliance℠

Systems Alliance
HTW Category:Special interest group (SIG)
Interest:Exploring system structure (e.g. constructs, situations)
Mission:How Things Work™ (HTW)
Details:Web Ports
Research Lab
Research Lab℠ — the innovation (development) division of Systems Planning℠

Planning Research℠

Planning Research
PPM Category:Special interest group (SIG)
Interest:Exploring action arrangements (e.g. plans, projects)
Mission:Planning Practice Monitor™ (PPM)
Details:Web Ports
Research Lab
Research Lab℠ — the innovation (development) division of Systems Planning℠

Planning Partnership℠

Planning Partnership
TQM Category:Special interest group (SIG)
Interest:Intervention design praxis (e.g. plans, projects)
Mission:The Quality Movement™ (TQM)
Details:Web Ports
Planning Studio
Planning Studio℠ — the praxis (development) division of Systems Planning℠
Blueprint Executive
Blueprint Executive℠ — the executive interface of Systems Planning℠

Systems Academy℠

Systems Academy
TEN Category:Special interest group (SIG)
Interest:Systems education praxis (e.g. teaching, training)
Mission:Teaching Exchange Network™ (TEN)
Details:Web Ports
Systems School
Systems School℠ — the teaching (development) division of Systems Planning℠

Scholarly Web℠

Scholarly Web
ACS Category:Special interest group (SIG)
Interest:Avant-garde scholarly publishing (e.g. independent, innovative)
Mission:Accessible Science™ (ACS)
Details:Web Ports
Perdicoulis Publishing
Perdicoulis Publishing℠ — the editorial interface of Systems Planning℠ (v. Editorial Style)

Impact Continuum℠

Impact Continuum
IMC Category:Special interest group (SIG)
Interest:Exploring impact management (e.g. SEA, EIA, EMS)
Mission:Impact Continuum™ (IMC)
Details:Web Ports
Linkedin
Linkedin group
Furthering EIA
The ‘Furthering EIAbook
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