old header - feb 2023 in hong kong to discuss how much has changed since dec 2019 death of abed and decade of Bangladesh as number 1 cooperation space- will be updating soon - with singapore friends, we have huge cooperations planned new york march 2023 glasgow june 2023 - mail chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if your city in middle of scaling cooperations with UN tech envoy office or 23-24 college year buildinup to UNsummit future DUBAI + 2021 Entrepreneurial Revolutions top 12 countdown 2025report.com

dhaka : hk hkft singapore  2 oxbridge Netherlands ...glasgow adam smith cop26 november with italy &. 3abc hong kong fintech 4abc seoul and busan 5abc Vienna geneva & Hague 6abc ny state community corridors 7abc nordica
8abc haidian-beijing youth 9abc barcelona rome 10 abc uae stanford & valley ,, boston 12 abc tokyo ER begun 1976 The Economist 1 2
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Saturday, April 30, 2022

austin and new york


 John SOUnDTRACK/Ma-el - can we form a club of teachers who want AI to be the new literacy- ie who want permission to question how ai can help with every sdg agenda, with every artistic skill, with whatever is the most joyful skill teachers bring at each age  group. There are many routes towrads this. For example i can start to make some very simple slides on what david attenboroughs advice is on anything and check this with his anthropologist son who I briefly went to school with.. This week on pbs in summary attenborough  said food/agriculture is about 25% of emissions. 3 most important behavioral changes rich citizens can make : 1 dont waste food (up to half is wasted in cities); 2 dont create demand for food that is distributed by airplane; 3 start reducing consumption of red meat because those farm animals are huge methane emitters. John i think you made 2 films for john mackey. Is there a summary of what they said.? Do you know if his retirement this summer is 1 because he's unwell or 2 because he wants to get back to his life mission of food activism  and conscious capitalism. Given that he is Austin's most famous businessmen (alongside michael dell) I wonder what connections might be makeable with austin's interst in future of everything both the summits and www.uasutin.org which is organsing summer schools for graduates - whats never been taught before that their generation urgently needs to knowhow network?    .. john I dont know if your friend don beck influences any of austin's futurisers https://worldbusiness.org/fellows/don-beck-ph-d/ See footnote)  I am aware of 4 nations being in the lead of ai literacy in schools - the simplest example being singapore https://aisingapore.org/ (jeanne is there a person in your team who could keep us uptodate on your views of places in the lead on this )  the un is hosting 2 summits this year on education is not fit for purpose - while interesting they are not hosted by people who are also asking how does ai linkin with everything any child needs to grow up with (last week announcement of biden national ai panel again excluded teachers from being pivotal) - also both UN summits are being cooridnated by spanish speaking people - here is agenda of barcelona's in 3 weeks https://cdn.eventscase.com/www.whec2022.org/uploads/users/699058/uploads/537120cbb5f4e347454252ac59c5b21248d2e39dfe506ad4ae2bda86d925c5b3f9a7654d508498f97c2ca24855913889e5b4.62695bedaf224.pdf the other summit will be at the UNGA in september  -john can i arrange a meeting with eg you and jose (and maybe camilo of you think enginers in columbia u are interested) to see if you have a list of people we can interview on how they want education to change- footnote one reason I am weird is my first job in the uk national development project computer based learning at University of Leeds - i was responsible 1973=6 for teaching statistics to psychology students whenever our pdp11 computers broke down this led me to spending most of my life on decoding what nasty psychology is embedded in corporate branding and ad agency world (so chnaning mad avenue from ad agency to transmedia agency would be a joy if anyone sees that as doable)  I would agree with charles graves approach https://spiraldynamicsintegral.nl/en/origin/ -whilst I can see johns' friend don beck is a nice man frankly some of the people who certify spiral dynamics experts that i met in london are control freaks so understanding jeannes's school of psychology for humanity is a bonus for me

Thursday, April 21, 2022


- do you have any associates or alumni in Hong Kong - there are about 4 movements there that I believe can help younger half of the world remediate sanity .... I still havent found a euro city with as much collaborating entrepreneurs with unique tech relevant actions as hk (and of course the putin nightmare has thrown everything into chaos; if i had travel time I would probably keep searching geneva and or The Hague; where I know who I want to connect with but am missing a high level entry i suppose after sundays french election we will at least know what leaders Euro has); I am absolutely determined to map whos who in new york over next 16 months- guterres next 2 unga summits aim to change education and change all other youth future dynamics- do you have a connection number 1 in new york? I am interested in any place with enough connections - just mentioning the ones I happen to have some long run understanding of;  some updates at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sustainability-2025-report-last-edition-chris-macrae-ma-damtp-cantab/  (I wish I had found a way to soros as dad and Economist's main inspirations were budapest's von neumann and much of soros interventions in the 1980s!)

Friday, April 1, 2022

global village collab networking New york new york

birth of NYCCAI.com  15 years ago we launched Collab Cafe New York - it was the second main city that we sampled 2000 yunus social business books an 10000 dvds mainly to under 30s who wanted to collaborate as first sd generation- when the rest of the world talks about major cities they mean at least 6 million people dependent on each others livelihoods (eg with an accountable mayor); and typically when a supercity is responsible for a continental nation(not an island) way north of 10 million peoples communities are interdependent such as seoul tokyo ...USA is an untypical nation - you could say new york is america's only supercity as just described and its also at unique future crossroads worldwide  benchmarking collabs relevant to the intersection of

 SDGs - sustainability due to hq of United Nations

 ESG financial world due to wall street

Education's futures; 

arts future -eg global broadway -  the later4 2 being youth's only chance of scaling sustainability generation

all of this needs back from the future mapping with  100 times more tech every decade -  my father met neumann 1951 Princeton (for our purposes influencing and influenced by NY)  www.nyccai.com  and was given the journalistic scoop of 100 times more

we started in the bronx where the un started because the university tv would interview us

here are our most productive spaces since

flatiron triangle - within 2 minutes walk of flatiron (one of ny's oldest skyscrapers and junctions ) you have the most conscious film studios in NY if not all of america- not related to our tour harry potter theme just opposite soundtrackNY- we have published a good and bad hubs guide since london opened some hubs in 2003 (partnering with huge open space summits called be the change- and the unfulfilled UK-G8 goal that 2005 would be year of make poverty history) after the debacle of impacthubs, 1776 and wework - there is a new breed of potentially deeply societal hubs try NeueHouse   (T)- 7 minutes walk from flatiron. As one example NH is US HQ for The Philanthropy Workshop-also see https://generalassemb.ly/ general academy - a benchmark institution for minimising how long you need to qualify for a tech skilled job - and really exciting when it teamed up to be new york main promoter of the la-mountain view xprize search in learning ( sadly the eventual winner didnt make much impact yet seen by me- please say if you have a more informed view)

also 130 5th ave liberty city ventures.com James Lang, Liberty City Ventures

James is a Managing Director at Liberty City Ventures in New York City. The firm led a major investment in Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands, a leading investor and creator of blockchain-based games and NFTs. Read more at CNBC. Liberty City Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investing in companies building blockchain technology solutions and companies implementing blockchain technology. James has served as an operations executive of several of the venture firm's portfolio companies including OTC Trading, a bitcoin exchange in the U.S

japan society connections- this is one block from the UN -since the only nationals who remember interdependence my father and jfk celebrated from 1962 is japan - i find it easy to meet sdg conscious people in japan embassy than the un compound but of course if you have an invite to speak inside the sacred space and want to collaborate please say- the vanderbilt ymca is optimal if you have a heavy meeting diary here- this region includes university branch of hong kongs biggest philanthropist li ka shing (and practically speaking this village region also contains HQ of us largest philanthropist george soros open society university networking /foundation - as well as other foundations eg Rockefeller, Ford ...)   when it comes to that rare animal the us bottom-up foundation we are so grateful historically to www.thp.org ; although founded to end hunger it was probably the first american network to clarify (and relentlessly design its processes) to celebrating female village empowerment as integral to asia rising out of extreme poverty/hunger

we are huge fans of an associated virtual hub https://virt.com/search/?term=brooklyn&when=past this example shows events brooklyn has contributed to UN dialogues on making 2015-2030 the period when the younger half of the world become sustainable - historically 2 accidental drawbacks of the UN are that relatively speaking it fails to share global human solutions with communities inside america and nsiders particularly national bureucrats become inbred in trying to find solutions the whole world needs to co-create - virt helps makes the UN (all the urgent collaboration challenges of sustainability accessigbe especially tpo youyth and teachers). we welcome nominations of other resources like virt  

brooklyn youth (of every rainbow color) but sadly not yet any of their academic masters have always open spaced with us on deepest community challenges ask chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk for latest submap if that interests you; rhe only all black america city summit we have felt welcome in is the annual wall street-rainbow summit of jesse jackson- I dont know all tge ins and outs of JJ but he ia fearless interviewed of ceos- the time I attended the summit at the times 

Square sheraton top brass at cvs were saying we have a new vision of how every community depends on our location and part of our commitment to health is to stop selling cigarettes; jackson laid into cvs - havnt you been a major destination for the opioid mob

here is a list of other places we'd love to linkin - many have played musical chairs since covid - so we dont yet have maps of whether they are in same village

brac hq usa (and any residual connection fromn its 2007 founding with columbia u and soros foundations




hq schwarzman scholars - other ways graduates can interact with turning ESG from greenwashing to sustainability investment

music specials timms lincoln center with julliard and singforhope.org; 92y - musicforsdfs.com recently moved from nippon life in wall street to london;

acumen which used to share a building with google NY (not checked if it still does on the west side

new york has some of the nations lead examples of dual language schools - their secret is 2 different cultures have had to fight standard curriculum gov for so long to start up the dl school that the whole community of parents, teachers and kids links in as one - heroic ; as one of us's first regions to promise right to schooling from 3 up - searching out best playschool examples in ny is relevant - as is the fact that un education envoy gordon brown occasionally turns up at NYU when in town and the journal of education in crisis /refugee locations is fine and should be closely linked to bracusa, lego, yidan prize whech is how abedmooc 4.5 rolls

come back or chat with me -after about 50 lunchclub interviews new y0orkers hacve started to show me some inside tips

watch out fopr the muesumm of new york - ity has [promised to help co-host tokyo mayot koike sister city tour with new york which has proclaimed first climate and sdg priority after covid

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