Re-framing knowledge: Participatory Video for water governance

  Ashoka Changemakers is a global community of action that grows the impact of changemaking – from leading social innovators and community activists to Fortune 500 companies and global foundations. It has built a network of more than 15,000 innovators, hundreds of...

Working towards a ‘Better Future’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I recently attended the first international Better Future Network (BFN) Forum in Rio de Janeiro, November 24th-28th, hosted by the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (CCCI) of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, in partnership with COEP (Comitê de Entidades...

Big Tent Communique: Learning to Build Inclusive Cities

More than half the population of the world is now living in urban habitats. Asia is the fastest growing region in urbanisation. In the past decade, nearly half a billion Asians have moved to urban habitations, and the trend continues.  Cities and towns are centres of...

An alternative paradigm of knowledge production

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium in Lubbock, Texas October 6th-10th, where over 500 scholars and professionals convened to discuss ‘Engaged Scholarship’, with a focus across disciplines, communities and geographies....
The World We Imagine: Collective voices from around the world

The World We Imagine: Collective voices from around the world

We are living through a crisis of scale, a crisis that affects all systems and that requires a new understanding of reality, a new conscience, and a new way of organizing the collective in all areas, overcoming the undesired effects of the old models. A positive...

New eBooks from the Canadian Social Economy Hub

Over the five years of the Canadian Social Economy Research Partnerships, public policy emerged as a key theme. This e-book brings together the National Hub’s public policy and knowledge mobilization paper series, three papers examining strategic and practical aspects...

The Pulse of the Knowledge Democracy Movement Quickens

The UNESCO Chair in CBR and Social Responsibility in Higher Education has entered into several months of heightened activity beginning with the Canadian launch of the Chair at the First People’s House at the University of Victoria on March 4th, 2013. Co-Chairs Rajesh...

Reflections on the Cascadia Sustainability Field School

What is sustainability? Join us as we traverse Cascadia from Victoria, BC to San Francisco, CA exploring how this popular but elusive concept has come to be variably understood in this transboundary region. This video captures what twenty-eight geography students and...