The Foundation is a small catalytic organization that seeks to convene other collaborators in strategic ways, and thereby leverage its small resources for maximum effect. The Foundation’s name, Sustasis, is a Greek word that means “to stand together” or “to come together into integrality.” The Foundation’s mission is to help to bring people and resources together to collaborate on the vital challenges of our time.
Our 9-person board includes leaders in architecture and urbanism, software and other fields:
Christopher Andrews, architect, Oakland, CA
Ward Cunningham, software engineer, Portland, OR
Bernie Franceschi, investment advisor, Portland, OR
Susan Ingham, architect, Seattle, WA
Kathryn Langstaff, Autopoiesis LLC, Portland, OR
Amy Macklin, fundraising expert, Atlanta, GA
Michael Mehaffy, Structura Naturlis Inc. , Portland, OR
Kyriakos Pontikis, professor, Cal State Northridge, CA
Yodan Rofe, professor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IS
Mehaffy, our executive director, is a researcher, author, educator, consultant
and practitioner in sustainable urban development. Michael is the author
of many journal papers and popular articles, as well as eleven book
chapters, and he is a member of the editorial boards of three international
research journals in sustainable urbanism. He serves as a consultant to
governments, university research projects and others. His expertise in
sustainable urban development and climate change was recognized when he was
invited in 2009 to present a paper at the prestigious IARU Scientific Congress
in Copenhagen, a briefing session for the treaty negotiations of December 2009.
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