Jean-Paul Close

Jean-Paul Close
STIR Foundation, Eindhoven, Netherlands · research

Bachelor of Science Math Computer Science

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Introduction
Based on insights on huge local and global challenges a new societal layer was defined referred to as Sustainocracy, the awareness driven participation society. Local priorities are formulated a developed together in cooperative ventures in which local governments, innovative entrepreneurs, scientists, education and citizens work together. The results are analyzed and published for world wide use.
Additional affiliations
February 2009 - present
STIR Foundation, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Position
  • Founder
Description
  • Experimenting with living lab projects on sustainable human progress by using Sustainocracy, its methods and defintion of core human values as guiding principles
February 2009 - present
STIR Foundation, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Position
  • Founder
Description
  • Adding empowerment, self leadership and value driven entrepreneurship through participatory learning methods to existing cognitive learning institutions.

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Publications (22)
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The Water Footprint (WF) of products produced within an alternative food production network (FRE2SH) that applies aquaponics and insect farming was determined. In determining the water footprint the water footprint assessment (WFA) method, created by the water footprint network (WFN) was utilized. Furthermore, a comparative analysis has been done b...
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The mechanisms of all life and ecosystems on Earth have a spiritual dimension of interconnectedness. We refer to such patterns as the process of dynamic, awareness-driven clustering, which applies as much to the microscopic molecular world of energetic connectivity that formed the earliest and smallest forms of life, as to the complex world of DNA...
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The change of societal context from a treatment to wellness paradigm has far reaching implications in healing our relationship with our environment and our selves. The method represents a new level of regional development through participatory engagement. It is referred to as Sustainocracy and involves local citizens, government, innovative entrepr...
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[Full text: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/eco-cities/reflections] This essay begins by reflecting on the fact that the city of Eindhoven has been declared the 'smartest city in the world' at a time when, paradoxically, it was suffering from major problems, including crime and air pollution. What could be lacking from such a model so that it has the...
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With this summarized research report, AiREAS substantiates the wish and need to establish to a broadly supported Health Deal between the population of any region in the world and its executive governance. Since 2011, AiREAS has become functional as a formal cooperative multidisciplinary workgroup initiated by proactive civilians that invited the pa...
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In our theory, we expected to be able to trigger entrepreneurship while helping people to resonate with healthy city development by offering raw and processed data to which they could relate.
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Not many cities in the world can be seen in the present day as being a community of a singular cultural background. Most have seen migration patterns from within and outside their national boundaries. Eindhoven itself grew instantly to 40,000 inhabitants in 1920, when the small transit town of about 6000 souls annexed 5 villages so as to gain in si...
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In April 2015, AiREAS was contacted by TNO , a powerful Dutch technological research organization, who had become a member of the AiREAS value-driven community one year earlier. During that year, we had been looking at ways to get TNO involved in our projects. This time, it was TNO itself that came up with the proposition.
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In August 2015, one of our partners in the regional government pointed out to us that the Marathon of Eindhoven that year was subsidized based on an innovation clause.
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When we started using the ILM real time, air quality measurement system in 2013, the ‘what next?” question arose amongst the AiREAS group. Our cooperative venture for creating a healthy city was not just meant to make visible the invisible but also to do something with what we see. The ILM gave us a first detailed glance into the quality of our own...
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In autumn 2015, we were surprised by two different but highly significant signs of support for our method of working.
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In marketing terms, a business model uses communication instruments to attract customers or develop brand awareness and loyalty. There is always a degree of manipulation in such communication, as we try to influence human purchasing decisions through persuasion . Persuasion is therefore more than the simple act of providing information; it is a pro...
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With the ILM available to make visible the invisible we have been able to look into the patterns of air pollution in our city at the level. We could build up cases and relate our exposure to pollutants to our own behavior and responsibilities. But our purpose driven and multidisciplinary interaction around the core values of health and air quality...
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The way we build our human complex societies, their rise and collapse, can be related to the amazing working of our individual and collective consciousness and the (lack of) willingness to address fundamental change. Using the personal path finding and determination of our founder as an example we reveal the coming about of the ideology behind Sust...
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This book describes the coming about and first results of the AiREAS "healthy city" cooperative in the city of Eindhoven and Province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. AiREAS is an initiative focused on the multidisciplinary co-creation of healthy cities using the core human value of human health and air quality as guiding principle for profound...
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This volume describes phase 3 of the AiREAS multidisciplinary cocreation effort to produce a Healthy City. Phase 1 referred to making visible the invisible from an air quality and human exposure perspective. Phase 2 studies air quality related to health and Phase 3 looks at air quality, health and lifestyle from the perspective of persuasion to inn...
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Part 1 of this paper summarizes the author’s perspective about human evolution, which includes observations about the quantum leap that we are about to experience that will be preceded by chaos and enlightenment. Part 2 describes the author’s experience with a new sustainability venture in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, which takes the form of a new m...
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When Jean-Paul Close returned to Holland in 2001 he found himself returning to a society that he no longer recognised compared to the one he had left in 1974. The resulting culture shock had a significant impact on his personal life and the way in which he started looking at human organisations. Previously, he had taken society for granted and assu...
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When money is the prime objective people are capable of destroying our environment and happiness. When money however is seen as a means we can ask ourselves what we would do to make the world a better place Multidimensional entrepreneurship provides you with a working model to develop a successful business identity using the 5K method to change ide...

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Projects (3)
Project
To see how get people out of their comfort zone while gaining public perspective of wellness while reducing environmental and social decline.