A failing system can be a powerful driver for transformative change, as exemplified by the Articles of Confederation. Adopted by the central US government and submitted to the states in November 1777, it left the fledgling nation weak and internally divided, setting the stage for the Constitution that is still in force today.
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On August 8, 1945, President Harry Truman signed the United Nations Charter, making the US the first nation to join the new international organization. While we take it for granted today, after the devastation of World War II the UN was a major step towards a more peaceful world.
Astute oversight is everything. Every member of the Foresight Design Initiative Board of Directors is a strategic addition to the larger whole. Most recently, David Leopold, Director of Project Management at the City Digital division of UI Labs signed on. Connecting with smart, enthusiastic, constructively critical colleagues has been essential to my professional development.
June 14 is a special day in the history of computing: Charles Babbage proposed his difference engine to the Royal Astronomical Society in 1822, and UNIVAC 1 was dedicated for service to the US Census Bureau in 1951. While we probably take their importance for granted today, the development of these devices was indispensable to better understanding and managing complexity.
Building on last week’s theme of collaboration and in honor of the late Dr. Benjamin Barber, a champion of cities and democracy, we will explore the difference between city “government” and “governance.” But what does governance even mean?Read More