Monthly Archives: March 2011

MEDIA vs REALITY: The “Bike Lane Backlash” & Big Dig Disasters

TweetIs the media’s job to reflect unpolished reality back to us?  Or to help us interpret the reality hidden in the chaos of daily events?  Or to convince us of its own version of reality?  Usually, no matter how sincere … Continue reading

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MEDIA vs REALITY: The “Bike Lane Backlash” & Big Dig Disasters

TweetIs the media’s job to reflect unpolished reality back to us?  Or to help us interpret the reality hidden in the chaos of daily events?  Or to convince us of its own version of reality?  Usually, no matter how sincere … Continue reading

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MEDIA vs REALITY: The “Bike Lane Backlash” & Big Dig Disasters

TweetIs the media’s job to reflect unpolished reality back to us?  Or to help us interpret the reality hidden in the chaos of daily events?  Or to convince us of its own version of reality?  Usually, no matter how sincere … Continue reading

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DESIGNING EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS: Mobilizing Constituencies, Developing Expertise, Sustaining Action

TweetThe worlds of Program Directors and Advocates often intertwine, as the later are often hired to serve as the former.  Even though Advocates typically want programs to be expansive, open ended, and systemically transformative while Program Directors can only survive … Continue reading

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CONCRETE STEPS: More Ideas For Immediate Action

TweetThis post continues the list of specific suggestions for improving the bikability and walkability of our streets.  Some are quick and easy, others more complicated but with more long-term impact.  A few are focused on Metro-region municipalities but most require … Continue reading

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CONCRETE STEPS: Some Ideas For Immediate Action

TweetGrand visions and long-range analysis have enormous power to frame issues and create an actionable context.  But they don’t lead to anything unless operationalized by specific, preferably simple, do-able steps forward.  When I’m consulting with organizations on strategic planning I … Continue reading

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