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  1. Valdosta Metro 1 Speakers’ Series Designing a Creative and Sustainable Economy for Metro Valdosta Or “What the hell is all this blah-blah about a Green Economy?” Shaping a Sustainable Community

  2. A Down-and-Dirty Roadmap Shaping a Sustainable Community

  3. Bait & Switch: From ET to Sustainability From Impact 2012 Plan Shaping a Sustainable Community

  4. Tonight’s Agenda • Thinking beyond NAICS categories, or • getting to Systems Thinking • Defining the Challenge of Cities • Group Exercise & a Story • Link the Story to Sustainability • Applications to Valdosta Shaping a Sustainable Community

  5. The Problem: (And you thought Valdosta was unique?) Shaping a Sustainable Community

  6. And a few of the Consequences . . . Shaping a Sustainable Community

  7. The Heart of the Problem Man is thus metamorphosed into a thing, into many things. The planter, who is Man sent out into the field to gather food, is seldom cheered by any idea of the true dignity of his ministry. He sees his bushel and his cart, and nothing beyond, and sinks into the farmer, instead of Man on the farm. The tradesman scarcely ever gives an ideal worth to his subject, but is ridden by the routine of his craft, and the soul is subject to dollars. The priest becomes a form. The attorney, a statute-book; the mechanic, a machine; the sailor, a rope of a ship. Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Scholar Address (1836) Shaping a Sustainable Community

  8. Group Exercise (Buddy can you spare a $20 bill?) Shaping a Sustainable Community

  9. Analyzing the Exercise • What Makes this Positive Feedback Loop Work: • Rules • Speed & Momentum • Fragmentation: Every person for him/her self • Lack of dialogue • Self-interest • Social Conventions (doing my part, being polite, etc.) • Sitting on the sidelines (not getting involved) What Breaks this Positive Feedback Loop? Shaping a Sustainable Community

  10. Insanity Shaping a Sustainable Community

  11. The Story Shaping a Sustainable Community

  12. Addressing Fragmentation (with a nod to analytical philosopher Nelson Goodman, Languages of Art (1968) SUSTAINABILITY LIVABILITY • Partnership for Sustainable Communities: HUD, DOT, & EPA • Provide more Transportation Choices • Promote equitable, affordable Housing • Enhance Economic Competitiveness • Support Existing Communities • Coordinate Policies & Leverage Investment • Value Communities & Neighborhoods AGGLOMERATION ECONOMY (Robert Inman) Shaping a Sustainable Community

  13. How do you do this for a Community? Shaping a Sustainable Community

  14. How do you do this for a Community? The Brass Ring: Over this generation, 60 million people will be moving into cities with live/work/play, sustainable offerings. • CONNECTIVITY: • Environmental stewardship connected to social well-being connected to economic vitality • Mobility • Geography of Access • Not about additional $s, Optimizing Current Spend • Getting the metric(s) right: Maslovian Hierarchy leads to Optimizing Happiness Shaping a Sustainable Community

  15. A few real-world examples • Augusta, Georgia’s multi-modal corridor • Gulfstream’s world-class sustainability program • Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge Shaping a Sustainable Community

  16. In Common #1: Differentiation in a S-Shaped World Shaping a Sustainable Community

  17. In Common #2: Expanding the Notion of Value More Tangible More Intangible Shaping a Sustainable Community

  18. What’s the Value? Revenues/Value Enhancement Creative Economy Jobs Brand/Reputation Recruitment of Talent Attract Grants, Funding Retention of Young Talent More Tangible Short Term Long Term More Intangible Seniors: Convert from cost burden to value Reduce Regulatory Exposure Leveraging Current Spend Operational Costs Cost/Risk Reduction Shaping a Sustainable Community

  19. In Common #3: Addressing the Obstacles Head-on Force-Field Analysis Shaping a Sustainable Community

  20. Re-Visiting Tonight’s Agenda • Thinking beyond NAICS categories, or • getting to Systems Thinking • Defining the Challenge of Cities • Group Exercise & a Story • Link the Story to Sustainability • Applications to Valdosta Shaping a Sustainable Community

  21. What Have I Left You With? A Tale of Two Cities . . . And a Tale of Where Courage Resides Shaping a Sustainable Community

  22. One Final Story: Uncle Scribe Shaping a Sustainable Community