dedicated to envisioning and inspiring a transition
toward life-sustaining, resilient human communities…

thought leadership

bringing forth emergent, whole-systems solutions in response to global challenges such as climate catastrophe and food insecurity, which are pushing the learning edge in various fields of practice…

practicing ecosocial design from the ground up, where ecology and society meet to form mutually beneficial relationships

ecosocial design

applying productive placemaking to underutilized  spaces to grow food, fuel, fibers, feed, and “farmaceuticals”

productive placemaking

rethinking livelihoods – re-imagining how we live into our places and make a living through regenerative enterprise

rethinking livelihoods

utilizing pattern language to power regenerative platforms for planning and design that facilitate dispersal of healthy patterns everywhere 

regenerative platforms

creating a pattern language to curate a diverse set of life-sustaining practices worth replicating broadly, to all our places

pattern language OS

pattern language os

design portfolio



Mario Yanez is dedicated to envisioning and inspiring a transition toward life-sustaining, regenerative human communities. He has an academic background in finance, information systems and ecology. He has several decades of experience applying systems thinking to developing and funding cutting-edge interventions supportive of a much-needed cultural evolution. As a whole-systems designer, he is working globally at various scales, implementing productive landscapes and ecosocial systems. As a scholar-practitioner, he is researching complexity and pathways toward cultivating wholeness in society and economy. Mario practices globally and is native to the Greater Everglades bioregion.

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