AiREAS is taking cocreative and multidisciplinairy responsibility for “healthy cities” by taking air quality and human health as points of reference.
AiREAS is the very first sustainocratic cooperative venture that was born out of the work of the Dutch STIR Foundation. Even though AiREAS has a world wide mission it establishes highly focused “Local AiREAS” for any specific territory (city, province, region). The mission of any Local AiREAS is to cocreate a healthy city through purpose driven interaction of the four key parts of any local society:
- Local government: regional responsibility
- Business: applied innovation and services
- Science: research and education
- Local population: behavior and mentality
These four pillars are invited to formalize a cooperative that is kept together by a civilian, independent, non institutionalized person with specific qualifications of connecting people to the result driven purpose of the cooperation.
The first local AiREAS was created in the city of Eindhoven (The Netherlands) in 2010 by Jean-Paul Close and Marco van Lochem. It became effective as a local cooperative mission with all members in place, on October 11th, 2012, in the city of Eindhoven (NL). The value driven cooperation developed two interactive city backbones:
* ILM: low cost, fine maze, real time air quality measurement system (making the invisible visible)
* Health monitoring of a large sample of citizens.
These backbones feed the interactive proces of applied social, technological and policy innovation.
The original objective was to show the world that healthy cities can be created when responsibility is taken by the entire community together. Now the experience is made available worldwide. Local AiREAS elsewhere in the world will be local for local and interconnected in a worldwide network.
AiREAS uses the STIR loop as part of the principles of the transformation economy, redefining human system’s complexities.
If interested please contact me:
Jean – Paul Close
Initiator of AiREAS, Sustainocracy, Transformation economy and STIR loop.