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Building the Knowledge Culture

Defining the City: Use KM/Knowledge Services to Make Your Point

Guy St. Clair

What is a city? And what is the role of knowledge development and knowledge sharing – what knowledge workers refer to as “KD/KS” – in the life of a city? A challenge from Mr. Joan Clos, the newly installed Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (popularly known as UN-HABITAT), gives us something to think about in this connection. More specifically, to think about how the work we do affects society at a macro level. Mr. Clos’s challenge also – not to put too fine a point on it – provides an intriguing opportunity for people working with…
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World Habitat Day – Sharing Knowledge About Cities and How We Live in Them

Guy St. Clair

In the public arena, knowledge development and knowledge sharing (KD/KS) is often experienced in official observances and celebrations. Most participants are usually not aware that they are engaged in an activity as significant in their lives as KD/KS, but that’s fine, too. Knowledge development and knowledge sharing are such a universal human trait, it’s not necessary to be always aware when it’s happening. Nevertheless, when there are such events, it’s good to take notice of them, for they are an essential element in society. We are ¬†better people (and better informed) when we take part in these activities. A case…
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