Simone Bastianoni and Federico M. Pulselli of Ecodynamics Group co-authored the volume FLOURISHING WITHIN LIMITS TO GROWTH, in cooperation with researchers from the University of  Copenhagen (DK), Aalborg (DK), Frostburg State (Maryland, USA) e Towson (Maryland, USA). The group, called “The Club of Siena”, because of preliminary work made in the last years at the University of Siena, investigates the theme of the limits to growth, following the well known book of 1972 published for the Club of Rome by MIT researchers.


Decades of research and discussion have shown that human population growth and our increased consumption of natural resources cannot continue – there are limits to growth. This volume demonstrates how we might modify and revise our economic systems using nature as a model to sustain and flourish within these limits.


“The Club of Sienna has provided a helpful review, exposition, and extension of the Club of Rome’s systems modeling approach, demonstrating the increasing relevance of the 1972 book The Limits to Growth to problems that continue today. Especially recommended for environmental studies and economics courses.” Herman E. Daly, University of Maryland, USA.


“This book creates the intellectual spine for the Club of Siena, walking in the footsteps of the famous Limits to Growth, but turns away from the fears of collapse towards showing that staying within the limits can offer agreeable, pleasant, even wonderful living conditions. An inspiring reading for those who believe in the need to change course.” Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Institute of Social Ecology, Vienna, Austria.


“A profound treatise of the fallacies of the growth paradigm. Plus good suggestions for flourishing within the limits. Good tax signals can make us more successful. Bravo!” Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-President, The Club of Rome, Emmendingen, Germany.