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Presencing Institute - 1 views

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    The Presencing Institute is an awareness-based action-research community for profound individual and institutional renewal. Over the past two decades, we have developed Theory U as a social technology, led cross-sector change initiatives worldwide, and created a popular innovation platform (originally launched as a Massive Open Online Course) called u.lab.



Brian G. Dowling

The Donella Meadows Project - The Donella Meadows Project - 1 views

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    The mission of the Donella Meadows Project is to preserve Donella (Dana) H. Meadows's legacy as an inspiring leader, scholar, writer, and teacher; to manage the intellectual property rights related to Dana's published work; to provide and maintain a comprehensive and easily accessible archive of her work online, including articles, columns, and letters; to develop new resources and programs that apply her ideas to current issues and make them available to an ever-larger network of students, practitioners, and leaders in social change.
Brian G. Dowling

Bombs in Your Backyard - ProPublica - 0 views

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    The military spends more than a billion dollars a year to clean up sites its operations have contaminated with toxic waste and explosives. These sites exist in every state in the country. Some are located near schools, residential neighborhoods, rivers and lakes. A full map of these sites has never been made public - until now. Enter your address to see the hazardous sites near you, or select a state. Related story »

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Sharing our Theory of (Practice Based) Change - Nurture Development - 0 views

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    This blog aims to build upon last week's three part series entitled 13 Staging Posts of Learning and Development. We'd like to lift out four staging posts of particular significance. These four staging posts consolidate our theory of change; the framework within which we guide strategic change, implement practice, create a sustainable legacy and evaluate impact.
Brian G. Dowling

Sketch City: Civic Hacking and Open Data in Houston, Texas - 0 views

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    We work together to advance technology and data in public decision making. Our community of 2,700+ people work on projects, attend events, help shape public policy, and produce the annual City of Houston Hackathon in May.
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The Framework That Will Make You Understand E-participation - CitizenLab - 0 views

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How are WE Doing? A Public Engagement Evaluation Platform | Pepperdine University | Sch... - 0 views

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    For almost a decade, the Davenport Institute has been researching, training, and consulting with public officials to improve the ways in which governments involve their residents in making tough policy decisions. This work has taken us throughout California and across the country, learning about and teaching the latest techniques in effective participatory governance.
    We continue to hear from public leaders seeking to capture a "30,000-foot view" of their government's practices in this area. That is why we are launching "How are WE Doing?" to be that lens through which you can evaluate your municipality's public engagement processes.
Brian G. Dowling

Kialo - 1 views

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    Kialo cuts through the noise typically associated with social and online media, making it easy to engage in focused discussion.
Brian G. Dowling

Kingfisher - Visual Mapping Software - 0 views

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    Kingfisher is a visual mapping tool that helps individuals and teams understand, explain, and collaborate on complex information. Based on years of applied research on how we think and learn, Kingfisher works the way your brain does: by organizing parts that can be combined and connected to each other to form a complete picture.



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Solar United Neighbors of DC (DC SUN) - 0 views

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    Solar United Neighbors is the only organization in the country dedicated to representing the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters. See how we've been helping people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights since 2007.
Brian G. Dowling

The Organization - Emerald Cities Collaborative - 0 views

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    Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national nonprofit network of organizations working together to advance a sustainable environment while creating high-road -- sustainable, just and inclusive -- economies with opportunities for all. ECC develops energy, green infrastructure and other sustainable development projects that not only contribute to the resilience of our metropolitan regions but also ensure an equity stake for low-income communities of color in the green economy. 
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Welcome to TaxBrain | TaxBrain - 0 views

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    TaxBrain is an interface to open source economic models for tax policy analysis. The code for the TaxBrain webapp interface is itself open source.


Brian G. Dowling

Sociocracy For All - Sociocracy Training, implementation and community - 1 views

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     sociocracy is about one-ness. One-ness as in: we are all one. And I don't mean it in an esoteric way. I mean it as interdependence. You cannot do anything without others' contribution. And you cannot do anything without affecting others
Brian G. Dowling

Meeting of the Minds - Innovations in Urban Sustainability & Civic Technology - 0 views

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    Meeting of the Minds brings together urban sustainability and technology leaders to share knowledge and build lasting alliances.
Brian G. Dowling

Implementation & Equity 201 Archives | Smart Growth America - 0 views

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Forum for the Future - 0 views

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    Forum for the Future US brings all of Forum's system innovation, futures and sustainable business tools and expertise to solve sustainability challenges across North America.

    Working with major businesses including Target, Walmart and McDonald's, smaller companies like Method and Annie's, and NGOs such as The Rainforest Alliance, we have helped reshape the business models and convene the coalitions capable of creating lasting change.

    We believe that only by keeping a keen eye on what the future might hold can we make sound decisions for the longer term.

    We also believe that the key systems that we rely on, like food and energy, are broken and in need of complete transformation. Forum equips its Network members with the knowledge, training and practical tools to innovate. We provide them with a platform for collaboration where they can test solutions and make their successes bigger and better.
Brian G. Dowling

System theory for architects - 0 views

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    The most important work on EA and applied System Theory today."  "Makes EA more powerful, coherent and usable."
    "I read and regularly refer… way beyond any other EA/system engineering/human factors/systems theory resource."
    "I just want to tell you how much I appreciate your musings on systems…  exceptionally useful".
Brian G. Dowling

Financial Health of Residents: A City-Level Dashboard - 0 views

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    The financial health of a city is closely intertwined with that of its residents. Financially healthy residents are better able to weather difficult times, are less likely to need city supports and services, and can contribute more to the local economy by supporting property, sales, and income taxes.


    Our data dashboard provides a unique snapshot of residents' financial health, including credit bureau data, to tell the story of city financial health. Recognizing that cities differ and their residents' needs are diverse, we construct city peer groups to highlight shared challenges and promising interventions. What's your city's picture of financial health?

Brian G. Dowling

Mental Modeler - Fuzzy Logic Cognitive Mapping - 0 views

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    Based in Fuzzy-logic Cognitive Mapping (FCM), users can easily develop semi-quantitative models of environmental issues, social concerns or social-ecological systems in Mental Modeler by:
     Defining the important components of a system
     Defining the relationships between these components
     Running "what if" scenarios to determine how the system might react under a range of possible changes.
Brian G. Dowling

LOOPY: a tool for thinking in systems - 0 views

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    In a world filled with ever-more-complex technological, sociological, ecological, political & economic systems... a tool to make interactive simulations may not be that much help. But it can certainly try.
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