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Innovations for Urban Resilience

Building resilient cities is increasingly important. Currently, over 50% of people worldwide live in cities, and by 2040 that number is likely to exceed 75-80% worldwide. Cities are complex structures that link business centers to residential areas, weaving together the products and services that fulfill the needs of both; and we need to address resilience […]

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The Challenge of our Time – Durability & Resilience vs. Efficiency. Why Systems-Scale and Long-Term Thinking Matter.

Four articles* were published within 10 days covering the ecological collapse of the Everglades, Suez Canal blockage, Notre Dame Cathedral rebuilding and farmers who survived the Great Depression.  Each reveals the importance of systems-scale, the interconnectivity of all systems, and the resulting impact when we focus on siloed solutions based on the overwhelming commitment of […]

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Enduring Curiosity

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.”  (Baba Dioum, 1968.)  Curiosity is the greatest gift from our childhood. Each of us is born wide-eyed and full of questions about the world. The impossible feels possible, and […]

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Is This Our Moment?

Written May 12, 2020 Edited for length March 15, 2021 Like so many others, I have been thinking a lot about this time in history and what will come from the massive global event that is the Coronavirus pandemic. My thoughts, though, have focused on an extremely broad context and outcome and lead me back […]