Yesterday our colleagues gave us an update on our Strategic Doing Flint Model. For seven years, a team has been transforming their neighborhoods with practical collaborations formed by following simple rules.  Think for a moment about complex challenges — the wicked problems you face. They can paralyze us. We don’t know where to start.  Now…

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For over five years, the Agile Lab team has been donating its time to help civic leaders in Flint, Michigan. Our starting challenge: How could we reduce teenage homicide rates.¬†Below, you can see a video we completed several years ago with the core team that initially came to us for help. Now, the most trained…

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We have been working with our colleagues at Michigan State University to adapt our agile strategy training to the specific circumstances of distressed communities. These disinvested neighborhoods present particular challenges. The starting point in these communities is different. They face a history of disinvestment that produces long-term scars. Oftentimes, like Flint, whole neighborhoods face trauma,…

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