The Intelligent Community Forum is hosting a free online event titled “How Cities and Regions Can Restore a Culture of Human Connection” on February 24, 2022 from 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST.
We live in a time of political, social and economic turmoil, made worse by nearly two years of pandemic. Around the world, nations, regions and communities struggle to master contention, conflict and outrage among people divided by social standing, economic status and core beliefs.
Forty years of technological innovation have transformed how we live, earn a living, learn, play, entertain and engage, creating vast new opportunities and new understanding of our shared past. The same waves of change are currently leaving millions behind, economically, socially and culturally. The conflict and anger in civil society is hurting our ability to connect, collaborate and govern.
In this free, three-hour online conference, the Intelligent Community Forum and its 2021 Intelligent Community of the Year, the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, begin a year-long journey uncovering lessons and sharing best practices for managing conflicts, reconciling past wrongs and rebuilding the trust that makes communities work.
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