Monthly Archives: November 2009

World Studio…social change in action

Practivism II — Investing in the process of lasting social change.  World Studio is a marketing and design firm in NYC founded by Andrea Pellegrino and Mark Randall.  They also have created a foundation associated with their company. The question … Continue reading

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Practivism…design's role in creating social change

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Next Steps for next generation communities…

At the Jasper Innovation Forum, our last task in small groups was to develop SMART objectives and place those objectives in an Impact Achievability Matrix. Specific. Measurable. Agreed upon/Actionable. Realistic. Timely. So we went into groups and a) did a … Continue reading

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Longevity and implications for next generation communities

Axel Meisen (former President of Memorial University and now Chair of Foresight at the Alberta Research Council) challenged us to think about 3 issues “overnight”: What if we do move past fossil fuel – what are the implications for Alberta? … Continue reading

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Thomas Homer-Dixon: Innovation, Adaptation, and Resilience in a new world

Always challenging being an “after-dinner” speaker – especially when the Jasper Innovation Forum audience has been up and at ‘em since 7am that day and it is now approaching 9pm.    The main thesis of Professor Homer-Dixon’s talk was that communities … Continue reading

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Working Collaboratively and Listening Appreciatively

I chose to join the “Connectivity” group at the Jasper Innovation Forum in the belief that it is all about systems and interconnections – we really have to try to think holistically about our lives and our futures.  Here are … Continue reading

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Jasper Innovation Forum — the framework model

Always interesting and educational to experience different approaches to bringing groups towards visions and actions. The facilitator for this session was Paul Clark from VisionGain Consulting in Calgary.  He laid out the process for the two-day session as follows: Development of … Continue reading

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