Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Socio-Technical Systems for Connecting Social Knowledge and the Governance of Urban Action

This paper seeks to expand our focus to understand how communities can assemble and manage knowledge to support more rational decisions regarding government services and actions in the community environment. We focus on the knowledge transfer interface between communities and … Continue reading

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Managing community knowledge to build a better world

Our planet faces many impending crises as a consequence of growing populations and rising affluence. Governmental bodies at any level seem unable to provide the leadership to mitigate these. It seems to be up to those in the community who … Continue reading

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How to Work a Crowd: Developing Crowd Capital Through Crowdsourcing

Traditionally, the term ‘crowd’ was used almost exclusively in the context of people who self-organized around a common purpose, emotion, or experience. Today, however, firms often refer to crowds in discussions of how collections of individuals can be engaged for … Continue reading

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The future of crowd work

Paid crowd work offers remarkable opportunities for improving productivity, social mobility, and the global economy by engaging a geographically distributed workforce to complete complex tasks on demand and at scale. But it is also possible that crowd work will fail … Continue reading

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Thinking Like a Network

“Relationship is the fundamental truth of this world of appearance,” – Tagore Over the past several years of supporting networks for social change, we at IISC have been constantly evolving our understanding of what is new and different when we call … Continue reading

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Designing Academic Conferences as a Learning Environment

The main aim in organizing academic conferences is to share and develop knowledge in the focus area of the conference. Most conferences, however, are organized in a traditional way: two or three keynote presentations and a series of parallel sessions where participants … Continue reading

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Movilidad Urbana: Una cuestión de derechos

Tendencias y retos sobre la gestión de movilidad urbana. La planificación y el diseño urbano para garantizar acceso y cercanía. La movilidad es lo que más va a cambiar las ciudades en el futuro. Como nos movemos; como paseamos; como … Continue reading

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Networked Urbanism: Social Capital in the City

Despite considerable interest in social capital amongst urban policymakers and academics alike, there is currently little direct focus on its urban dimensions. In this volume leading urban researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Australia, Italy and France explore … Continue reading

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Global Cooperation depends on the strength of Local Connections

The story of humanity is one of extraordinary cooperation but also terrible conflict. We come together to build cities, civilizations, and cultures, but we also destroy these through violence against each other and degradation of our environment. Given that human … Continue reading

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Why the future of social change belongs to community research

People don’t exist as isolated entities, and social programs, movements, or data analytic methods that assume they do are not aligned with reality—and may be doomed to fail. We all know that providing therapy or tutoring to a child may … Continue reading

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