Urgent Evoke

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Mapping EVOKE members

I started working on this and then found out that a great map had just been created. Check out the discussion board, click through to the map, and put yourself on it! Check it out here:

Posted on March 7, 2010 at 4:11am

Green maps: Sustainable Community Development

Following up on a post I made the other day, here is a site that looks really promising. My daughter worked on one of these green maps and thought that it was a good interface & organization. Continue

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 8:55pm

2020

In looking ahead 10 years I find myself looking back ten years and watching my trajectory. I am heading in a really exciting direction and see the past ten years as a set of experiences that will launch me forward. I have gained skills in administration, game design, teaching, and running businesses and non-profits. When I extrapolate forward, I see myself working with an innovative group of people, maybe stemming from EVOKE, designing programs, perhaps games or perhaps other group or… Continue

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 2:26pm

Power Evocation Game1

Collaboration
One example of collaboration that impressed me lately was one between Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo County (Both in MIchigan) around the issue of food accessibility. The students at the college did the research and put it together on the county web-site. The end result will be an active database of not only where fresh food is located in the county, but also identifies food deserts and food rich areas of the county. Both of these are important as new businesses and…
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Posted on March 5, 2010 at 12:15am — 3 Comments

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At 2:54pm on March 5, 2010, Bryan Carman said…
Hello and welcome
At 5:49am on March 5, 2010, Yemisi Ajumobi said…
Thanks for sharing your blog. William, I am so excited to go through your entry and all the resources you posted on Youth Empowerment. I am definitely looking forward to collaborating and engaging in active discussions on the subject. Definitely gonna PV you for knowledge share. :)
At 10:59pm on March 4, 2010, Jeff McNeill said…
Sawadee krab Khun William, yindee ti dai ruhjak na krab! I live around North Gate just inside the moat in Chiang Mai. My business partner is in the Changpuak area. Our publishing company is Lanna Innovation and I do Internet marketing through SEO Chiangmai. It will be great to work together on this game. Jer gan mai na krab!
 
 
 

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