OakX:The Problem-Solving Economy Ahmad Mansur/Urban Economy Institute
Name: Ahmad Mansur, Strategist, Speaker, CollaboratorDoings: Director, Urban Economy Institute Aspen Fellow Documentary, “Innovating Cities”Focus: Leadership, innovation and economy in cities,regions and communities.
jhThe challenge for cities is to address “wicked problems.”Old leadership structures appear no longer capable of solving these complex problems with their bifurcated, industrial age thinking and tactics.Emergent leadership is adaptive, connected, distributed, relational activity, serving as a platform for innovation.
The Rise ofCitizen-led Innovation Ecosystems serve as an innovation platform to address complex challenges • Open systems • Social technologies • Crowd sourcing • Collaborative networks • Multi-directional
Building A Innovation Platform • Envision a transformative future • Launch experiments by prototyping • Connect with fellow innovators for learning and serendipity • Learn – workshops, learning journeys