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The New Optimists Forum July Update is now on-line.
The 70 or so people involved, over half of whom are regional scientists, have already made a remarkable difference — summed up in the Birmingham 2050 Scenarios Project Report (which contains all four of the previously published mini-reports).
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There’s been some great stuff happening over the last couple of months, all reported in the January Forum update.
The image here is a montage of stills created from the filming of the 1st December workshop at Birmingham Leadership Foundation.
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With the wealth of info from all the Forum’s 2012 activities, we’ve created this “54-matrix” to generate ‘narrativium, multi-media stories of possible food futures for Birmingham 2050.
This 54-matrix shows glimpses of possible futures — and here’s how to ‘read’ it:
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There will be 20+ young citizens, the next generation of decision-makers tomorrow at the Birmingham Leadesrhip Foundation. They’re generating multimedia stories from the future — if you want to join in, there’s still time for a few more to register here.
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Here is my presentation on what it takes to feed Birmingham, a city of 1M people:
If you want to help shape Birmingham’s future, come along to this facilitated workshop on 1st December, co-hosted with the Birmingham Leadership Foundation.
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The latest newsletter about the Forum is here. This photo, of infant Brummie Xavier Kwese Jabbar’s hand encircled by that of his mother, features on the opener page.
On this page, too, is Forum news, on t’other is a list of the impressive 50+ people who’ve contributed so far.
Continue reading “Update on the scenarios project: Food futures for Birmingham 2050″
We’ve completed the first, divergent phase of the scenarios we’ve generating about food futures for Birmingham 2050; i.e. what we’ll be eating in here in forty-odd years’ time.
Continue reading “Semantic web, distributed energy, Growing Birmingham . . .”
The outputs (recordings, transcripts from the conversations, blogposts, interviews, tweets) from these events are analysed under the guidance of Warwick Business School, and will be posted soon.
Meanwhile, here’s a one-pager summary of the impact of the New Optimists Forum: NewOptimistsForum-27thFeb2012.
Top of our impact list is that food and food issues are rising smartly up the agenda in the city. Indeed, there are more than a few intimations that food security will be part of Birmingham’s long-term strategic planning.
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Several hundred people piled into Birmingham’s Council House last night for the launch of the Birmingham Leadership Foundation, myself included. People who know me will realise I’m a tad allergic to the word ‘leadership’; intelligent “followership” is, I think, a more useful, more demanding attribute.
Nonetheless, what was impressive was the type of engagement and discussion. For starters, we represented the demographics of the city far more than at most such gatherings. Plus, the hoary stuff about our auto manufacturing skills didn’t get a mention.
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