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 3-person board includes leaders in urbanism, organization, technology, and financial management:
Michael Mehaffy, Ph.D., Portland, OR
Ward Cunningham, software engineer, wiki pioneer, Portland, OR
Bernie Franceschi, financial advisor, Providence RI
Our 5-person advisory board includes leaders in architecture, urbanism, and other fields:
Christopher Andrews, architect, Oakland, CA
Susan Ingham, architect, Seattle, WA
Kathryn Langstaff, Autopoiesis LLC, Portland, OR
Amy Macklin, fundraising expert, Atlanta, GA
Yodan Rofe, professor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IS
executive director, is a researcher, author, educator, consultant and
practitioner in sustainable urban development. He is the author
of many professional journal papers and popular articles, as three
books and over twenty 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. He is the former
director of the Office of Christopher Alexander in Sussex, UK, and the
Centre for Environmental Structure-UK.
742 SW Vista Ave., #42
Portland, OR 97205
Email: michael dot mehaffy at the gmail domain.