Publications & Contributions

Articles & Books

Katharine Zywert. 2024. Sustainable Communities for a Healthy PlanetUniversity of Toronto Press.

Katharine Zywert & Stephen Quilley. (2023). “Health” in Wallenhorst, N., Wulf, C. (eds). Handbook of the Anthropocene. Springer, Cham.

Zywert, K. (2021). “Planetary Health and Wellbeing from a Limits Perspective.” In K. Kish and S. Quilley, Ecological Limits of Development. Routledge.

Kish, K., Zywert, K, Hensher, M., Davy, B. J., Quilley, S. (2021). “Socioecological System Transformation: Lessons from COVID-19World2 (1): 15-31.

Hensher, M., Zywert, K. (2020). “Can healthcare adapt to a world of tightening ecological constraints? Challenges on the road to a post-growth futureBMJ 371 m4168.

Hensher, M., Kish, K., Farley, J., Quilley, S., Zywert, K. (2020). “Open knowledge commons versus privatized gain in a fractured information ecology: lessons from COVID-19 for the future of sustainability.Global Sustainability. 3:E26.

Katharine Zywert & Stephen Quilley (Eds). 2020. Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet. University of Toronto Press.

Katharine Zywert. 2020. “Imagining Health Systems 150 Years from Now: Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for the Future of Human Health.” In Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet. University of Toronto Press.

Katharine Zywert & William Sutherland. 2020. “Making Medicine Work in the Anthropocene: Tenets of a Meta-Medicine for Complex Adaptive Systems.” In Zywert, K., Quilley, S., Eds. Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet. University of Toronto Press.

Stephen Quilley & Katharine Zywert. 2019. “Livelihood, Market, and State: What does a political economy predicated on the ‘individual-in-group-in-PLACE actually look like?” Sustainability 11 (15): 4082.

Stephen Quilley & Katharine Zywert. 2019. “The One Earth Approach: Planetary health in an era of limits.” In Jennifer Cole (Ed.) Planetary Health: Human health in an era of global environmental change. Oxfordshire: CABI

Katharine Zywert. 2017. “Human Health and Social-Ecological Systems Change: Rethinking health in the Anthropocene.” The Anthropocene Review. 4 (3): 216-238.

Katharine Zywert & Stephen Quilley. 2017. “Health systems in an era of biophysical limits: The wicked dilemmas of modernity.” Social Theory & Health. Online First Article, p. 1-20.

Katharine Zywert. 2017 “New Prescription: Designing a sustainable community care system in a world without growth.” Alternatives Journal 43 (1): 52-55.

Katharine Zywert. 2016. “Medicine in the Anthropocene: Modern healthcare and the transition to an ecologically viable society.” Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium. OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, October 13-15, 2016

Presentations

Zywert, K. (2021, August). “Health systems in an era of biophysical limits: wicked tensions and prefigurative approaches” Panel Session, Health and Degrowth. 8thInternational Degrowth Conference: Caring Communities for Radical Change. Virtual, August 24th-28th, 2021.

Zywert, K. (2021, May). “Learning to prioritize human andplanetary health in post-growth health systems.” Spotlight Presentation at Biennial Canadian Society of Ecological Economics 2021 Conference, Pathways for Inclusive and Sustainable Recoveries. Virtual, May 27th-29th, 2021.

Zywert, K. (2021, April). “Nurturing health across social-ecological scales: Investigating how therapeutic gardening, care farming, and the soil health movement can improve human and planetary health.” Lightning Talk at Planetary Health for All: Bridging Communities to Achieve the Great Transition. Virtual, April 25th-39th, 2021.

Zywert, K., Quilley, S. (2021, April). “Social-Ecological Systems for Planetary Health” in Social Sciences for Planetary Health, Side Event at Planetary Health for All: Bridging Communities to Achieve the Great Transition. Virtual, April 25th-39th, 2021.

Zywert, K. (2020, December). “Managing the Anthropocene” Breakout Session, Managing the Anthropocene and Stopping Pandemics Before They Start at Where do we go from here? Preparing our movements for the next 4 years. Progressive Strategy Conference, Massachusettes Peace Action. Virtual, December 5th-6th, 2020.

Katharine Zywert. May 2019. “Building Networks of Community Care in Times of Ecological and Economic Change: How care farming improves health across scales.” Engaging Economies of Change. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics. Waterloo, ON, May 22nd-25th, 2019.

Perin Ruttonsha, Kirsten Wright, Dordi, T., Zywert, K., Kurniawan, J., Hui, J. May 2019. “(The) State(s) of Complexity.” Special Session, Engaging Economies of Change. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics. Waterloo, ON, May 22nd-25th, 2019.

Katharine Zywert. February 2019. “Social-Ecological Systems Change and the Future of Human Health”, WICI Graduate Fellowship Awardees Lecture, Waterloo, ON, February 26th, 2019.

Katharine Zywert. April 2018. “Systems Thinking as a Tool to Promote Human Health and Sustianable Behaviour Change.” Leveraging Systems Approaches to Improve Human and Planetary Health. Waterloo, ON, April 25th-26th, 2018.

Katharine Zywert. April 2018. “Imagining health systems 150 years from now: 14 researchers and practitioners discuss their best and worst-case scenarios for the future of human health” Improving Population Health in an Era of Social-Ecological Instability and Economic Contraction.Waterloo, ON, April 5th-6th, 2018.

Katharine Zywert. November 2017. “Social Innovation in a Time of Ecological Constraints.” SPARK! Social Innovation Exchange. Toronto, ON, November 27th-29th, 2017.

Barbara Jane Davy, Kaitlin Kish, Katharine Zywert, Stephen Quilley. August 2017, August. “Environmentalism at the Margins: Exploring existing possibilities for an alternative modernity. Communities and Resilience Practices.” Resilience 2017. Stockholm, Sweden, August 20th-23rd, 2017.

Katharine Zywert. May 2017. “Beyond conventional sustainability in healthcare. Environmental Studies Association of Canada.” Congress 2017. Toronto, ON, May 30th 2017.

Katharine Zywert. April 2017. “Human Health and Long-Term Social-Ecological Systems Change: Emerging Alternatives for Health in the Anthropocene.” Planetary Health Alliance Inaugural Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, April 28th-30th, 2017.

Katharine Zywert. May 2016. “Aging and Death in Radical Green Politics.” Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR), University of Waterloo.

Reports 

Tanya Darisi, Lisa Watson, Katharine Zywert, Geetha Van den Daele, Sean Duffy. 2017. Strengthening Youth Entrepreneurship Education: An Evaluation and Best Practices Report. Change Openly.