Safety, Good Health, Productivity, Compensation, Innovation, Preserved and Constructed Infrastructure, Passing on Knowledge, and Justice. These eight community imperatives, what Garvis dubs the "Naked 8," are things communities almost never argue about. Civic design acknowledges that the most pressing issues facing our communities are full of complexity and lie beyond the capabilities of any one institutional form. Institutions such as governments, businesses, non-profits, and non-governmental organizations are all built to excel at certain goals and none of them are designed to do everything well. It is only when we weave those tools together that we gain the capacity to sustain a forward movement
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The honor roll -- Introduction -- Sudden illumination syndrome -- That's angertainment! ; Advocacy goes boom! ; If I had a hammer -- The political design behind our political system -- Tool time ; Why do we weaponize our tools first? -- The naked eight ; Higher ed is no longer just a lecture hall -- The problem with problem solving ; Life versus living : which is the best path to death? -- Re-regulating regulation ; Egg on their faces ; Taking the loophole out of regulations -- A matter of habit(at) ; What would Superman do? ; Green just got greener -- Network : the real killer app ; From strategic inefficiency to breakthrough relationships -- (Y)our opportunity to influence : the seven C's ; Putting the 7C's into action ; Green as hyper-conspicuous luxury -- Corporate social responsibility [word has a line through it] revelance ; Sometimes, the best gift is to allow someone to make one for you -- Public spaces, public places ; Post-political and the idea that government CAN be made better -- War or trade? ; Standing on the shoulders of giants -- What's grabbing your attention these days?