This book presents five critical dimensions on relationships, institutions, produc-
tion, organisation, and governance from design and systems perspectives for the
systematic transition of unstable and vulnerable communities across the world to
sustainable community systems.
• The first section discusses features of relationships and processes to deepen
cooperation and trust within a community.
• The second section examines institutions within and outside a district to
foster synergy across institutions within a district and to minimise negative
externalities on local communities within a district.
• The third section deals with food production systems that are nature-
friendly, resilient, efficient and sustainable.
• The fourth section discusses the design of producer organisations that can
graduate to become sustainable community enterprise systems.
• The fifth section focuses on community governance that can facilitate
decentralised, participatory, transparent and democratic local governance
• offers a fresh perspective on design thinking for optimising internal design
• provides a systems perspective on building sustainable community systems
at the lowest governance unit in different countries, such as Ward/Gram
Panchayat/Panchayat Council/Gewong/Union Council/GN.
• gives insights into design & systems perspectives towards building
sustainable community systems within a district of any country across the