Tag Archives: diversity

Inclusive from the word ‘go’

Yesterday, at the Pecha Kucha Night ‘Green Your City’ edition, I had an interesting interaction that indicates a bit of where my thinking has started to go since returning from the Just Metropolis conference. I was talking to a friend about something I was sure she’d either be interested or know about. “It’s this event […]

Musings and reading on collaborative rationality in urban planning and civic projects

This is an extremely long post mashing together Beth Simone Noveck’s chapter on collaborative democracy with Judith Innes and David Booher’s recent book on collaborative rationality in planning called “Planning with Complexity,” mixed liberally with my own thoughts on community management in open source software. A lot of hand-waving, block quotes, and thinking out-loud.

Blogathon 2009 – That Racist Troll Incident

In which Karen describes her encounter with a racist troll on YouTube.

Blogathon 2009 – Where Strangers Become Neighbours, Giovanni Attili and Leonie Sandercock

Review of academic book about the unique process for setting the stage for cultural diversity in Vancouver, on a public policy level, with focus on transformative change and storytelling.

Friends get media coverage!

It wasn’t until today, almost a week since it came out, that I got a chance to flip through last week’s issue of the Georgia Straight and to see that a whole whackload of people I know and respect, were practically in every major section in the first half of the paper! Pete Quily got […]

Evaluating Diversity in Unconference Participation

One thing I’m thinking about today as we continue to cobble together the details on the SkyTrain Unconference is diversity. This flared up as a topic of discussion in the Web 2.0 world more generally a while back, with many high-profile bloggers like Jason Kottke looking at the gender breakdown of speakers at conferences, and […]