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Ecosystem Services

Guten morgen, everyone!  The coffee is steaming and streaming, so the day is looking bright!

Today the company’s work will slow down a bit (although it rarely truly stops) as a hunker down to work on my paper.  The website project, though, looks like it got a green light yesterday, so very soon it should go “live.”  For a panel discussion on using technology in government and (though they may not realize it) the move towards governance, please visit SummitNet.

For those interested in more environmental matters, in December the US Department of Agriculture announced the creation of the Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets.

Think about tomorrow.

Filed under: Civic Media, Food

Friday’s accomplishment challenge

Happy Friday, everyone.  While today was originally supposed to be a relatively quiet day and good for writing and productivity, it looks like we’re going to be a little more challenged in getting things done.  We’ve got some meetings now this morning, and so this afternoon looks to be a race across some strategy documentation for one of the nonprofits, some basic decisions on the civic media project, and tying down some questions with our Energy Working Group and future clients.

In the meantime, we still are working on completing the Hawai’i Futures Index and the original Energy Narrative.  These should be out soon, and I know some of you will find them very interesting.  And we have gotten the nonprofit future project officially rolling, so work on that has now begun.  Yeah!

Think about tomorrow.

Filed under: Civic Media, Energy, Nonprofit, scenarios

Crossing Wednesday and the economic stimulus

Good morning, everyone. Today we’re looking at a split schedule, which works very well some days, and unfortunately not so well others. I myself will be working on my paper this morning, further drafting elements of my political design framework, incorporating lines of thought from classic political science, public administration, and futures studies. Hopefully, the resulting building blocks will be properly futures-oriented and practical enough that future designers will have a good springboard from which to launch.

This afternoon we’ll be working more on the website project more, and while getting this relatively straightforward site up and running quickly can be a challenge, the long-term potential for the site as a core of a larger system of sites and applications designed to support greater civic engagement is actually very exciting (especially for a political scientist like me). Again, if anyone knows of any good ‘civic media’ sites, sites (and applications) designed to support civic participation and engagement, please let us know.

And here’s an interesting article, a preview from the NYT Magazine about the economic stimulus and a variety of takes on economic growth, recovery, and issues related to our economic performance.

Think about tomorrow.

Filed under: Civic Media, Economics, Governance, Hawai'i

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