Month: April 2017

Numbers are powerful. They provide context, status, and proximity to goals. They can be used to shame or celebrate.  Often they are presented as irrevocable facts, but we can ‘work’ numbers to get them to tell our story, or to uncover one that has remained silent for too long. It’s argued that data is the […]
In advance of MGBCE on April 20th I’ve been talking to keynote speakers about what’s on their minds and what drives their work, bouncing these ideas off other conversations I’ve been having.  In a previous blog I stated that cities are structured locally and that they are the engines of change in the world. I […]
Last week focused on the need for a language decoder ring to help us determine whether sustainability is a concept, a framework, or a movement. This week we tackle the term resilience. Look in the dictionary and there are a variety of definitions of the word. Even more so, the synonyms: elastic, springy, flexible, supple, […]
Last week this series focused on some of the roles we take on and those facets of ourselves that we highlight to get our job done. This week I am thinking about the words and phrases that we use that tell others what we believe in and the roles we represent. You can join the […]

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