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Should Mayors Rule the World?

This interesting TedTalk the brings up lots of great questions about modern democracy. I have long thought that small is better. Small units of government – decision-making and action-taking units – can access and leverage local knowledge way better than provincial, state or country wide systems. Provided of course they have a strategy or system […]

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The Moral Equation

I’ve been writing a lot about values and vision lately and that got me thinking about this really cool (to me) equation I learned in while taking the Provincial Instructors Diploma Program (PID) at Vancouver Community College… eons ago. I actually hunted around for quite awhile looking for this equation. I even went so far […]

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Flipping Neighborhood Design

Cover photo of downtown Chilliwack in 1957. Warren Karlenzig – Collective Intelligence: Cities as Global Sustainability Platform – TEDxMission Recently the city of Chilliwack unveiled a new plan for the downtown. It seems like a great, values and vision based plan to revitalize the downtown core. The idea is to create the conditions that could facilitate development of a Live […]

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Will the Real Early Adopters Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up…

Sorry, heard Eminem a few hours ago and “please stand up” is echoing around my brain… One of my favorite bloggers is Harold Jarche. I’ve been reading his blog for the past year or so and it’s one of the few that I always make the time to read. I initially began to read it […]

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What is Community?

Jesse Lyn Stoner recently posted Does Your Organization ASPIRE. I love her posts for many reasons. She posts about vision, values, attitudes,¬†leadership, team building, culture, purpose, collaboration… all things I think¬†about, read about, study, teach and promote. It’s all great stuff … and it doesn’t always scale to community. It’s Newtonian when we need Quantum. […]

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It’s Not Apathy – It’s Barriers

During the last municipal election I had a rather disturbing conversation with one of the folks running for council. The gist of the conversation was that I believed that city hall, elected councillors, and city staff could do a better job of engaging, informing, inviting, and generally including constituents in local initiatives, decisions and plans. […]