Nicholas is a community organizer and educator focused on holistic, cross- sector strategies for regenerating local economies and communities of place.

Nicholas Mang’s work focuses on developing systemic frameworks for engaging citizens with place, facilitating charrettes with design team and key community stakeholders, and developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies that develop a healthy and viable relationship between human and natural communities over time.

Nicholas is a Prinicipal at Regenesis Group since 2005, consulting on a range of regenerative development projects across the the United States and Latin America. Nicholas is also the founding co-director of the Roots2Change, a nonprofit established in 2009 to bring regenerative development work to community and neighborhood-level planning processes.

Nicholas holds a PhD from Saybrook University, where his doctoral work focused on a regenerative, living systems approach to urban planning using the case study of Curitiba, Brazil as a lens. He has also had extensive organizational systems training and work experience through the Institute for Developmental Processes, including the design of leadership development processes, the facilitation of place-based visioning processes, the coalescing and evolving of group critical thinking processes, and the development and use of systemic frameworks.


  • Stanford University, BA, Cross-Cultural American Studies

  • Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, MA, Psychology

  • Saybrook University, PhD, Psychology


  • Central Park, McAllen, TX

  • Dreaming New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

  • IN Place, Santa Fe, NM

  • International District Library & Route 66 Plaza, Albuquerque, NM

  • New Town Plaza, New Canaan, CT

  • NMIIC, Santa Fe, NM

  • Old City Hall, Gilroy, CA

  • Paonia Vision Schools, Paonia, CO

  • Re:Mike Festival, Santa Fe, NM

  • Rio Atoyac Restoration Project, Puebla, Mexico

  • Russian River Confluence Summit, SCWA, Sonoma County, CA

  • Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Gateway, USFS, NV

  • The Reserve, Portalon, Costa Rica

  • Villages at Loreto Bay, Baja California, Mexico


  • Mang, N. (2019). Toward a Regenerative Psychology of Place. Routledge, Abingdon, UK (in final stage of editing – will be available in 2019)

  • Mang, N. & Shuman, M. (2017). Pollinating Prosperity: A New Approach to Economic Development in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (obtainable at http:// ImpactNetworkSantaFe_Oct2017_Report.pdf)

  • Mang, N. (2009). Toward a Regenerative Psychology of Urban Planning. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI.

  • Mang, N. (2009). A Leadership Case Study of Curitiba, Brazil (Obtainable at

  • Mang, N. (2007). The Rediscovery of Place and Our Human Role with it (Obtainable at