By Doug Vilsack, Executive Director, Posner Center for International Development (Colorado)
Shared Space 101
The shared space movement has taken off over the past decade. … Continue
Added by Doug Vilsack on January 25, 2015 at 10:59am —
This is part 2 of a four-part article series “Cultivating Climate Justice” which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending… Continue
Added by Deepa Panchang on November 24, 2014 at 11:42am —
Last week I attended an unconference. Well. Not really. My husband was invited and me and my son tagged along. So far, apart from saying unconference, that's really a common occurrence. If you are like me, we have been to our fair share of conferences, trainings, conventions, either as a primary attendee, a trainer or as a participant. So why is this worthy of a blog?
I was just going to soak on sun and sand as a treat to… Continue
Added by Catalina Rojas on October 22, 2014 at 12:30pm —
Over the past three years of doing research in the Peruvian Amazon, I have seen first hand the advances in access to drinking water in rural areas, as well as the substantial obstacles that continue to exist. This blog explores the challenges ahead in rural water access, especially given the possibility of a new post-2015 goal of universal access. …
Added by Jami Nunez on August 12, 2014 at 4:39pm —
Added by Atlas Service Corps on January 30, 2012 at 12:27pm —
It has been said that laughter is the closest distance betwen two people!
We encourage you to come learn more about laughter and humor research at our AATH conference in Chicago April 19-22 2012. We believe that joyful people can promote peace and collaboration. Learn from our researchers. Earn 3 hours graduate college credit at our … Continue
Added by AATH (Mary Kay Morrison) on January 24, 2012 at 2:07pm —
The U. S. Department of State sponsors the "Doors to Diplomacy" educational challenge - to encourage middle school and high school students around the world to produce web projects that teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. Each student team member of the winning "Doors to Diplomacy" Award team receives a $2,000 scholarship, and the…
Added by Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres on October 11, 2011 at 1:32pm —
There is a significant gap between youth-centered programming in sport for development and sport development in South Africa. This gap can be seen in various sectors – in the corporate… Continue
Added by Sarah Moran on June 17, 2011 at 6:30am —
A few months ago, PARCC at Syracuse University launched its blog, Conflict and Collaboration, on wordpress.com. It features faculty from PARCC, including Lou Kriesberg, Miriam, Ellman, Paul Hirsh, Rosemary O'Leary, and others. Please visit us for some interesting and wide-ranging persepctives, most recently on the death of Bin Laden and future relationship with Pakistan. I invite you to comment and if you wish to post a blog, please let me know. … Continue
Added by Catherine Gerard on May 5, 2011 at 10:00am —
There are 41 excerpts from a variety of sources which are now accessible in the current “Table of Contents” for the "Special Moments of Inspiration and Insight: A Reader from Books and Documents in the English Language" Book Project (accessible at www.specialmomentsbook.net ). The addition of new excerpts led to a revision of the subject headings… Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on May 31, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Urtak surveys insights
The URTAK universe is expanding FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT! More than two dozen new urtaks were created last week alone!
To explore this paradise of opinion information, click here: http://urtak.com/urtaks
To find out what people in your community think, create an URTAK here: http://urtak.com/urtaks/new
URTAK of the week!
The French philosopher… Continue
Added by Rocky on July 1, 2009 at 8:48am —
Ask, Answer, Learn
and help our leaders lead with fresh insights through collaboration.
Added by Rocky on May 31, 2009 at 9:53pm —
This week we are upgrading our server capacity as we prepare to launch the do it yourself urtak feature. The Urtak project is growing!
Top 5 - War
In our many thousands of years on this planet humans have found countless ways to waste energy and resources. But no activity is as useless and destructive as war. This week's Top 5 casts a glance at this subject, which captures our imagination like few others.… Continue
Added by Rocky on May 22, 2009 at 8:50am —
The Urtak project's rate of growth is accelerating. Many new participants have joined, and their contributions are bringing us closer to making collaborative public opinion a reality.
Top 5 - The environment
Climate change and environmental degradation will continue to affect us all in the coming decades. These problems clearly require collective and global solutions. What are the views of the Urtak community? This week's Top 5 tries to shine a… Continue
Added by Rocky on April 23, 2009 at 12:16pm —
One of the many things that we all have in common is our need to sleep. But naturally, as individuals, we have different experiences with our nightly rest. These are examined in this week's Top 5.
Do you have trouble going to sleep?
Do you drool as you sleep?
Do you love to sleep?…
Added by Rocky on April 12, 2009 at 9:53am —
My fellow primates,
This week we passed 1,500,000 responses from participants in nineteen Urtak communities. The Urtak project is picking up speed.
Top 5 - Our animal friends
Given our shared ancestry (condolences to the doubters), it seems normal that we should take interest in our evolutionary cousins. In fact, questions about animals are some of the most common on Urtak. Here are some particularly interesting questions, resolved once and for all by your… Continue
Added by Rocky on April 4, 2009 at 9:38am —
March 3, 2009
Either today or tomorrow Urtak will collect its millionth response. Collaborative public opinion is a reality. Our next step - one billion!
Top 5 - The economy
The world economy is in depression. This will affect everyone, and it has already changed the way we see the world. Words like nationalization and socialism, so far out of the mainstream just one year ago, can now be heard every day in the mass media.
The Urtak population, a… Continue
Added by Rocky on March 7, 2009 at 3:08pm —
Some of the breadth of insights now possible - some questions and opinions about "conflict."
Do you have any interesting questions?
What will other people think?
Ask, answer, learn. Participate.
Participate in public opinion.
Added by Rocky on January 24, 2009 at 8:30pm —
This is this week's urtak news, as sent to participants in the urtak collaborative public opinion project
(please note that polling results from our community can be found at the url noted after each question below):
We here at Urtak are hard at work on the next stage of development, which will allow anyone to create their own urtak, with their own questions. We hope that we will be able to announce its release very soon.
Top 5 - W.… Continue
Added by Rocky on January 20, 2009 at 12:00am —
Please follow this link
to find out what participants in the urtak collaboration opinion project think so far.
What do you think?
I say yes, "too much power."
Join the urtak project and participate in public opinion.
Added by Rocky on January 6, 2009 at 10:15am —