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Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations

“Drop an atom bomb on a city and it will survive… A million people move to cities each week, and will until 2050…” Physicist Geoffrey More...

Video: A local story of working together

Here’s a short video about how people in Bellingham, WA, created a “triple bottom line” win for the social, economic, and environmental benefit of the More...

Video: Are droids taking our jobs?

Robots and algorithms are getting good at jobs like building cars, writing articles, translating — jobs that once required a human. So what will we More...

Video: The currency of the new economy is trust

There’s been an explosion of collaborative consumption — web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Rachel Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and More...

Video: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

Watch Clay Shirky’s discussion on how the open-source movement is helping solve problems around the world.  He recommends governments take a page from the open-source More...

Rediscovering the Wealth of Places

In 2010 I had the great privilege of publishing Rediscovering the Wealth of Places: A Municipal Cultural Planning Handbook for Canadian Communities through Municipal World. I am More...