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‘Reed Canyon’ and Crystal Springs Creek: 'Reclaiming' a Natural Area

The landscape is the land we live in.  It is the place and the territory that surrounds us: built, disturbed, neglected or purposeful.  A garden is a piece of that landscape that we have defined as special, that we have applied our own purpose to, a theme, above and beyond the natural forces at work across its face to grow plants of our choice.  9,106 more words


What will it take?

What will it take for Mary Polak and Christy Clark to take real action on the serious concerns being raised by the citizens of Shawnigan Lake? 2,034 more words

Building Resilience for Better Outcomes in Complex Crises: Syria refugee crisis

I’ve had the good fortune to work on the Syria refugee crisis over the past year, helping UNDP and UNHCR highlight innovative responses to the crisis, report on progress in building resilience across the region, and facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues to generate new approaches to the refugee crises locally (in four Middle Eastern countries). 757 more words

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Adjusting a Theory of Change midway

I got a very good feedback on my blog post last week on complexity informed Theories of Change, it was shared widely on Twitter. But I also got some questions. 493 more words


Complexity informed Theory of Change

We know that current development challenges are complex. But not all elements of a development programme are necessarily complex. How does a theory of change look like that shows us which aspects of a programme are complex and which aren’t? 1,240 more words


Tri-Met's Orange Line Landscapes: Bybee Stop to Oak Grove

Part 2 of the Orange Line series

Heading south of the Harold St. overpass the Orange Line leaves the most urbanized portion of its route, or at least its most densely populated stretch.   5,108 more words