We Can Have Peace in East Asia Through Regional Prosperity | Opinion

China and the U.S. are now hurtling by design or inadvertence into war, with no offramp or effective mechanism to prevent it. The present danger is acute for four reasons. The political and military leadership in both countries are framing the conflict as a struggle for world hegemony, with China seeking to shift the balance […]

Gaiapolis East Asia

Highlights of the Conversation with Gaiapolis Project Founders In this video, the Gaiapolis founders discuss the practical challenges in realizing the Gaiapolis vision in the complex setting of East Asia. The matter is urgent, given the rising military and political tensions in the region. Gaiapolis suggests that rapidly enhancing quality in every sphere of life […]

Conversation with Grandmaster Li Junfeng

Highlights of the Conversation with Grandmaster Li Junfeng For a 2015 conversation please click HERE. (Featured image Heavenly Waterfall © 2022 by Julian Gresser)

Scientists should see beyond flawed model for more accurate earthquake prediction

Julian Gresser says new warning system with more precursors of seismic activity shows promise. Today is the six-year anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, which killed nearly 70,000 people, injured over 370,000 others and left about 4.8 million people homeless. Few things in this life are certain, but the human tragedy attending mega earthquakes is […]

The Trigger Method: A Powerful Way to Assess the Leverage of Strategic Industries and Technologies in Economic Growth and Job Creation

The Trigger Method (in Japanese: hikigane shiho) (The Trigger Method PDF) was conceived during a two- year research project and special cross disciplinary course conducted by Professor Julian Gresser at the Harvard Law School and MIT’s Program on Science, Technology, and Society between 1982-1984. It was part of a book Partners in Prosperity—Strategic Industries for the U.S. and […]

Santa Barbara as a Resilient City: 10 Steps Toward Sustainable Change

To effect beneficial change in any community requires a commitment by that community to heighten the level of awareness, engagement, and innovative thinking. Here are ten practical actions for Santa Barbara to implement a program of immediate and sustainable change toward enhanced integral resilience benefiting the entire community. Action # 1: Launch a Community-wide Educational […]

Big Heart Intelligence in Healthy Workplaces and Sustainable Communities

Following recent advances linking green design and a Well Building Standard™ that are reported to enhance cognitive function, the author passionately advocates a bold new concept of “Big Heart Intelligence (BHI). BHI will transform how we design, build, and engage in healthier, more sustainable workplaces and living environments, and catch the wave of the next […]