Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Rogers Frantz had spent the morning putting the finishing touches on the afternoon’s main event. His colleague Richard Florida, author of “The Rise of the Creative Class, “was to have a lunchtime discussion with the legendary urbanist, writer and activist Jane Jacobs, author of many books including the seminal “The Death and Life of Great […]

Charleston, South Carolina, and New Orleans, Louisiana, are similar in many ways. Both are beautiful cities with rich histories and famed for their distinctive brands of southern Gothic charm. Both are coastal cities situated at the intersection of major freshwater river systems, one on the Atlantic Ocean, the other on the Gulf Coast. Like many […]

All systems operate at scale, and all scales are relational.  One of the first steps in making use of whole-systems thinking is understanding scales and your relationship to them.  We propose four scales: the “Me” scale, the “My” scale, the “Us/Them” scale, and the “One” or global scale. The “Me” Scale The “Me” scale refers to systems and […]