IS THE “GREAT UNRAVELING” UPON US?

Introducing “The Great Unraveling?”, a series of interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts on a broad range of environmental and societal challenges, culminating with a powerful discussion on what these converging and accelerating crises mean, and how we can respond. What if we don’t...

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Welcome to the Edge of Chaos 2.0

This book came about after we spent two years in the 1990s immersed in complex adaptive systems theory in the hope that Mother Nature’s rules for evolution could teach us something useful about how to help organizations take advantage of turbulence to evolve and move themselves to the next level...

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Post Carbon Institute: What Could Possibly Go Right?

Check out these recent “What Could Possibly Go Right?” interviews with thought leaders!   “Less consumption of everything,” is Vanessa de Oliveria Andreotti’s response to our central question, What Could Possibly Go Right? But she’s not just talking about...

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Racial Justice

This page contains a variety of different types community support and educational resources to address issues of racial injustice.  If you have resources to share, please do, as we want this page to be helpful and current. Community Resources: Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI) ...

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NON-PROFIT HAPPY HOUR

  TUNE IN: NON-PROFIT HAPPY HOUR Airing weekly on XRAY.fm (1:30 pm Fridays, after the City Club broadcast), “The Non-Profit Happy Hour” is an great way to stay engaged with Portland’s civic leaders and trends. A half-hour interview program with host Phil Busse. Our fresh...

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Act for the World

The world agreed on 17 GLOBAL GOALS that affect everyone, everywhere. It’s up to us to call upon Congress to work with the UN to achieve them. Here’s how you can ACT FOR THE WORLD. Pick one issue you care about, or pick them all. PEACE AND JUSTICE   POVERTY   EQUALITY AND...

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Making Massive Small Change

The system is not broken: it was built this way. And governments alone cannot solve these problems. But there is another way—the Massive Small way.  Making Massive Small Change, the first truly comprehensive sourcebook, showcases cities as they really are—deeply complex, adaptive systems. As...

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