Sustainable Development Trilogy

By Tony Wernke and Terry Mock, SLDI Co-Founders

On the Cover

The spectacular view of the southern Oregon coast is from a tetrahedron-shaped mountain

(pictured right) – the tallest peak rising from the sea in Oregon. The dramatic

land/seascape area includes Ocean Mountain Ranch, a SLDI model sustainable land

development project, which is located in the headwaters of the Port Orford Community

Stewardship Area overlooking Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and the largest remaining

old growth forest on the southern Oregon coast.


Also depicted on the cover, the SLDI Code fractal symbol represents a geometrical algorithm introduced herein which

balances and integrates the triple-bottom-line needs of people, planet and profit into a holistic, fractal matrix that becomes

increasingly detailed, guiding effective decisions for sustainable results. It was originally developed to enable sustainable

land development throughout the planning, financing, design, regulating, construction and maintenance processes while

always enabling project context to drive specific decisions.

―Pass It Forward‖

The information contained herein has been derived from extensive research of preexisting theories on sustainable

development as well as the direct vetting and feedback from numerous sustainable development and other specific subject

matter experts. The authors have adopted the spirit of "Pass It Forward" for the contents of this document. As individual

thought leaders reflect on this information, adopt it, and share the work with others, it may adapt as specific circumstances

dictate and our knowledge of the world evolves.

As such, you are encouraged to share, copy, distribute and transmit this work under the conditions that you attribute it to

The Fractal Frontier - Sustainable Development Trilogy and include this link to the entire document -

http://www.triplepundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/THE-FRACTAL-FRONTIER.pdf. In addition, you are asked

to share your reflections and experiences with the original authors, so we may in turn also share them with others to help

achieve a sustainable future.

The principles embedded in the SLDI Code sustainable development matrix are universal in their application and need not

be confined to land development projects. In the Pass-It-Forward spirit, the SLDI Code fractal symbol and the SLDI Code

Sustainable Development Matrix diagram have also been gifted on behalf of the sustainable land development industry to

be used by anyone on any effort in which triple-bottom-line sustainable results are desired. Nothing in this document

should be construed as an endorsement, warranty or guaranty (express or implied) by Sustainable Land Development

Initiative, nor any persons or organizations involved in the creation of this publication.


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