Being audacious in mid-sized cities: Lisa’s TEDX UNB SJ talk

Written by Lisa Hrabluk

Best-selling author. Award-winning journalist. Purpose-led entrepreneur. Find me hanging out where culture, people and ideas collide.

April 17, 2018

I’m been talking a lot lately about being audacious.

It’s what we’re going to need to negotiate our way through the massive social, economic, political and ecological change we are experiencing.

I am particularly interested in the development of community-led solutions to complex, or wicked problems faced by cities located outside large metropolitan areas. That’s all of Atlantic Canada, the near and far north of the rest of Canada, the American mid-west and that large swath of New England that exists just beyond Boston’s pull.

Why? Because these cities have different problems than large metropolises and are currently being left behind in the race to adapt to the world’s current pace of change. The people living and working in these cities want and need to participate in a conversation that recognizes their unique challenges and opportunities.

That’s what my TEDX UNBSJ talk is all about. Please watch it, share it and join the conversation here at Wicked Ideas and on our social media channels.


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