- Civic forums are the first step in
rebuilding the civic
disciplines we need
to "think together"
- We have largely lost this capability, and
many of the challenges we face
cross political and organizational boundaries.
- In short, we
need to collaborate to compete in today's global economy.
only one problem: We are not very good at collaborating.
habits, the loss of civility, the lack of transparency all hinder
formation of the innovative and dynamic collaborations we need to
revitalize or education systems and our economy.
- Civic forums
provide the first step to learning how to innovate in the
dynamic, open networks that characterize today's global economy.