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Clone of Leverage

Brian Dowling
Clone of the Systems Thinking Certification program Leverage model. There exists a well defined set of possible ways to alter an existing set of interactions. Each of these alterations will produce a particular effect depending on the relations the change is relative to. Identifying which are possible and which will migrate the interactions to produce the desired situation is the essence of the strategy.

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  • 5 years 4 months ago

Clone of Calculating Road Wear and Tear on Community Roads

JF White
The model is designed to provide a general understanding of the wear and tear on roads or a community's circulation system as a result of vehicle traffic generated by development within and outside of a community. It is not based on realistic assumptions regarding those impacts, it simply attempts to convey the flow of influence.
The imaginary city has a set area of roads measured in linear yards (width of roads is ignored) and an assumed number of vehicles on those roads set at 30,000 (per day). With those assumptions the wear and tear requiring repair is .02 or 2% Vehicle wear based on the 30,000 per year. There is also a calculated replacement cost of an additional 3% plus through vehicle wear or 5% per year.  An increase in vehicles increases this vehicle wear impact exponentially. The model assumes that there will not be less than 30,000 vehicles.
Expenditures for repair or replacement are set to balance out on an as needed based on 30,000 vehicles. An minimum additional 50 cars from external sources is then assumed. Adding New Homes and/or New Businesses places an even greater burden on the circulation system. 
The model does not consider additional funding. This will be added as a political factor but would need to consider the possibility of decreasing funding for other purposes.
Future additions to the model will include an inflation factor. Unfunded road work will get increasingly more expensive over time. Also a diminished revenue factor. A lack of capacity of the community's roads could likely result in a diminishment of the community's business sector thus reducing sales and property taxes and municipal revenue to expend on the roads. 

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  • 4 years 7 months ago

Clone of Complexity, Corruption and False Complacency assailing our Communities

Nirmal Chandra
There has been an ongoing effort to find a means of making systems thinking accessible and readily adopted by others not familiar with systems thinking. One line of thinking places a good deal of the blame on systems thinkers themselves, the problem is that they have not found a good enough method of explaining it and its benefits yet. 
Another possibility though is the extent to which those who are to be helped feel besieged by the situation in which they find themselves making them extremely wary about trying something new. 
This model is not realistic, at least it is hoped that there isn't anyplace where things are this bad. Different communities will be better or worse off in different categories and some will be succeeding in all areas. Those are the communities we need to learn from.
More explanation can be found under the information icons associated with each of the elements.

NCP

  • 3 years 5 months ago

Clone of Calculating Road Wear and Tear on Community Roads

sub cribed
The model is designed to provide a general understanding of the wear and tear on roads or a community's circulation system as a result of vehicle traffic generated by development within and outside of a community. It is not based on realistic assumptions regarding those impacts, it simply attempts to convey the flow of influence.
The imaginary city has a set area of roads measured in linear yards (width of roads is ignored) and an assumed number of vehicles on those roads set at 30,000 (per day). With those assumptions the wear and tear requiring repair is .02 or 2% Vehicle wear based on the 30,000 per year. There is also a calculated replacement cost of an additional 3% plus through vehicle wear or 5% per year.  An increase in vehicles increases this vehicle wear impact exponentially. The model assumes that there will not be less than 30,000 vehicles.
Expenditures for repair or replacement are set to balance out on an as needed based on 30,000 vehicles. An minimum additional 50 cars from external sources is then assumed. Adding New Homes and/or New Businesses places an even greater burden on the circulation system. 
The model does not consider additional funding. This will be added as a political factor but would need to consider the possibility of decreasing funding for other purposes.
Future additions to the model will include an inflation factor. Unfunded road work will get increasingly more expensive over time. Also a diminished revenue factor. A lack of capacity of the community's roads could likely result in a diminishment of the community's business sector thus reducing sales and property taxes and municipal revenue to expend on the roads. 

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  • 1 year 1 month ago

Clone of Calculating Road Wear and Tear on Community Roads

Damaris Harmon
The model is designed to provide a general understanding of the wear and tear on roads or a community's circulation system as a result of vehicle traffic generated by development within and outside of a community. It is not based on realistic assumptions regarding those impacts, it simply attempts to convey the flow of influence.
The imaginary city has a set area of roads measured in linear yards (width of roads is ignored) and an assumed number of vehicles on those roads set at 30,000 (per day). With those assumptions the wear and tear requiring repair is .02 or 2% Vehicle wear based on the 30,000 per year. There is also a calculated replacement cost of an additional 3% plus through vehicle wear or 5% per year.  An increase in vehicles increases this vehicle wear impact exponentially. The model assumes that there will not be less than 30,000 vehicles.
Expenditures for repair or replacement are set to balance out on an as needed based on 30,000 vehicles. An minimum additional 50 cars from external sources is then assumed. Adding New Homes and/or New Businesses places an even greater burden on the circulation system. 
The model does not consider additional funding. This will be added as a political factor but would need to consider the possibility of decreasing funding for other purposes.
Future additions to the model will include an inflation factor. Unfunded road work will get increasingly more expensive over time. Also a diminished revenue factor. A lack of capacity of the community's roads could likely result in a diminishment of the community's business sector thus reducing sales and property taxes and municipal revenue to expend on the roads. 

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  • 7 months 3 weeks ago

Clone of Complexity, Corruption and False Complacency assailing our Communities

sub cribed
There has been an ongoing effort to find a means of making systems thinking accessible and readily adopted by others not familiar with systems thinking. One line of thinking places a good deal of the blame on systems thinkers themselves, the problem is that they have not found a good enough method of explaining it and its benefits yet. 
Another possibility though is the extent to which those who are to be helped feel besieged by the situation in which they find themselves making them extremely wary about trying something new. 
This model is not realistic, at least it is hoped that there isn't anyplace where things are this bad. Different communities will be better or worse off in different categories and some will be succeeding in all areas. Those are the communities we need to learn from.
More explanation can be found under the information icons associated with each of the elements.

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  • 1 year 1 month ago

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