The Ingenuity Gap is a book by Thomas Homer-Dixon that evolved out a 1995 article, The Ingenuity Gap. It is a moving plea for the attention and intelligence in the face of increasingly complex problems.
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The University of Waterloo is moving their School of Architecture to Cambridge Ontario. This project is taking a historic building and renovating it for an elite architecture school that could bring new life to Cambridge downtown.
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In a previous blog on Information Studies at the University of Toronto, Information Studies, I looked at the Chartreuse paper created by the dean there. Now that has been developed into an academic plan, see Faculty of Information Studies home page and the FIS Academic Plan. Note the three major thrusts of their proposal and the way they plan to model an electronic university for the rest of U of T. Will anyone listen when they do?
Cities and municipalities, which have become a hot issue, in Canada, have become interested in developing universities. A university brings the right sort of knowledge people into a neighborhood so we are seeing a lot of interest in moving universities and setting up new campuses of existing ones. McMaster is in discussion with Burlington and I am helping with this. (See, McMaster Daily News – July 29: A McMaster presence in Burlington?.) As I am helping you will see blog entries on subjects around the development of university activities.
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