Isabel builds spaces for collaboration and learning to provide the foundation for sustainable futures.
Isabel Bottoms designs and leads the implementation of processes for collaborating, learning, and sharing knowledge at multiple scales. With one foot in the future, she operates with a deep awareness of systems and ecology, looking for leverage points to catalyze the transformations needed to sustain life on earth and in our communities. Most recently, she led the creation of a participatory vision for a national energy system, facilitated a dialogue between forestry stakeholders to build an ambitious forestry policy, worked to prototype software with several municipalities, and supported international advocacy networks to improve their communication. Isabel develops her practice through attention, reading, listening, and outdoor contemplation. She also conducts action research on how an individual’s transformative learning experience can effect system transformation.
Sustainability, process design, futures, convening, policy
- Making Pathways project as part of the Reos Energy Transitions Program