Thomas Hartmann writes in the journal Planning Theory on wicked problems and clumsy solutions in planning. Thomas Hartmann, 2012. Wicked problems and clumsy solutions: Planning as expectation management. Planning Theory August 2012 vol. 11 no. 3 242-256 Abstract In 1973, Horst W Rittel and Malvin A Webber introduced the term ‘wicked problem’ in planning theory. They … Continue reading Cultural Theory and Planning
“Our thinking has created problems which cannot be solved by that same level of thinking," (Attributed to Albert Einstein in Leonard D. Goodstein and J. William Pfeiffer, eds, The 1985 Annual: Developing Human Resources, Issue 14 New York: John Wiley & Sons, p. 185) What you think about why I don’t eat meat is culturally … Continue reading Eating less meat?
Princeton University - Princeton University's 2012 Baccalaureate Remarks http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S33/87/54K53/
Commenter 'riskviews' recently suggested: I would guess that Grid-Group Theory would predict that it would not itself be widely accepted. In fact, I belive that if it WERE widely accepted, then that would prove it false. There are a few possible responses to this interesting proposition. First, riskviews could be right. Cultural theory has been explored in … Continue reading Does Cultural Theory predict its own rejection?
Every salesperson has learnt that you don’t sell the sausage, you sell the sizzle. Sizzle: “the desirable, tempting and enticing sounds and aroma that convince you to eat what is basically a dead pig.” Sausages are only the start, of course. Wouldn’t you love more time? This new dishwasher will give you what you want! … Continue reading Selling the Sizzle
Here's some provocative questions about Cultural Theory from Y. Before I attempt an answer, I wonder if anyone else reading this has an opinion or comment... 1. is the theory considered to be a post modern one? 2. does it have prestige in the academic world or is considered niche theory? 3. do you think … Continue reading Some questions about Grid-Group Cultural Theory
The way we power our homes has a strong connection with our cultural expectations. Here's an extract from the book Before the Lights Go Out. http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/04/what-small-will-mean-for-energy-in-the-future/255873/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews
How do you feel about the fact that the United Nations is sponsoring 2012 as the year of the co-operative? Shareable: Co-ops are Big: Charles Gould on the Int'l Year of the Co-op - http://pulse.me/s/66nFt
Is the UN Using Bike Paths to Achieve World Domination? - Atlantic Mobile - http://pulse.me/s/5KIjE