Our simple, basic problem is that the current assessment of decoupling between GDP growth and ecosystem and social group degradation is based on a structural, institutionalized dissipation of economic information and on the political-media inhibition of social and ecological information.
The dynamic modeling of cost systems (DMCS) approach for sustainable territories management proposed in our doctoral thesis (Morlat 2016) and refined in this book aims to measure the linkage, restructuring and innovation values conferred by the use of a new territorial information system. These measures promote the assessment of the strength of cohesion between the ecological, sociotechnical and socioeconomic components of the territorial system, i.e. the level of negentropy associated with a territorial situation, with the state of a territory.
However, these static measures – relating to a state of the territory – are not sufficient. Let us not be under any illusions. Socioeconomic evaluations are constantly being questioned – not biased by vocation as neoclassical evaluations are, but fluctuating by nature, tinged with circumstances, and obviously not free from interpretation bias. This is why we have insisted so much on the fact that designing and implementing the collective solution of a problem – in this case the collective activity of maintaining the sustainability of the territory – is an activity located in time and territory.
Let us return to the three positions – political, ...