What’s Wrong With Current Approaches to Urban Sustainability

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Most cities approach sustainability in the wrong way. During a recent review of sustainability projects, I identified more than 220 district-scale projects in 115 cities across North America, ranging from less than half an acre to 1,150 acres. These projects provided a glimpse of the growing importance of sustainability to municipal business issues. An increasing number of cities use sustainability ... Read More »

Breed- Bullying: It’s the Pits

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What does Seattle think of America’s Most Misunderstood Breed of Dog? Seattle is truly a city that has gone to the dogs.  Seattle is home to 45 dog-friendly hotels, 150 dog-friendly restaurants and Kenmore Air even allows canine passengers to sit next to their owners. Seattle-based companies such as Amazon and Jones Soda allow their employees to bring their dogs ... Read More »

Building Connections, Maintaining Networks

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One of the reasons Northeastern asked me to serve as the founding Dean and CEO of its Seattle Graduate Campus was because I am fairly well “connected” or “networked” in the Seattle community.  In my earlier roles as the Chair of many civic organizations (Seattle Chamber, Seattle/King County Economic Development Council, Director of Washington Aerospace Partnership) and one of the leaders ... Read More »