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Align, Leverage, Shift
With generous support from the Chicago Community Trust, Foresight Design Initiative conducted a systems analysis of the region's water and energy efficiency efforts with the objective of revealing insights and opportunities to accelerate change and catalyze greater impact. Foresight conducted over 30 semi-structured interviews with stakeholders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to better understand their areas of focus, motivations, drivers, strategies, and barriers. Through this analysis, 13 interventions for greater impact were identified to inform the work local stakeholders, as well as the local funding community. Highlights can be found in this report.
The Nature of My Ambition?
A Midsummer's Symphony of Lights
I run at dusk. Heat wilts me, so I head out on the cusp of the day's end, following the rail-to-trail path through town, and then across miles of farmland toward the next small rural Ohio outpost. My heart pounds as the sun evaporates, beauty and exertion intermingling. I exercise without a soundtrack; overcoming the tedious silence is part of the discipline. Mind games. Read more.
From "Smart Cities" to "Smart Communities"
Today, more complex challenges, beyond just efficiency, are being posed to the great promise of the information revolution in cities. Read more.
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