Effective settlements mimic ecological maturity

Human societies can be described as being made up of four types of capital.

capital_flowThis capital changes over time. If it mimicked nature it would mature.

maturityhousematurityAs human society matures along with nature there is a build up of the different types of capital as they interact with each other and human work. As you can see in the diagram above, the society matures to provide more and more of the food and shelter and energy needed by humans. The area delivers a service.

equationsAs shown in the diagram below, there are mature and immature stages of capital development of the different types.

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