We are confronted with a multitude of formidable challenges as global catastrophes draw closer in the areas of energy supply, resource management, land use and climate change.
Effective approaches to solutions can only come from strategies developed regionally and, when successful, adapted to other regions.
Local autonomy is most effectively realized by local cyclic management of resources, goods and services.
This requires developing interdisciplinary approaches and assembling experts from many fields to form clusters of expertise.
Information technology makes it possible for geographically dispersed experts to cooperate in clusters.