Endeavour founder Maarten Desmet conducted research in Bhutan into a book about it., a development model according to cultural values, and wrote
According to this model, the government takes responsibility for providing the preconditions to safeguard collective happiness or well-being.
These kinds of value models, such as the Doughnut Economy model, offer opportunities for our society to tackle challenges in a systemic and holistic way.
Although the BNG is successful in many areas in Bhutan (education, environment, health care), it fails to translate this value model into urban planning.
Endeavour is an ongoing investigation into how we can build such a value framework within urban processes with different stakeholders.
Gunter Pauli, Han Vandevyvere, Edel Maex, Marleen Temmerman, Yasmine Kherbache, Dirk De Wachter, Leonor Wiesbauer, Philippe Vandenbroeck, ...