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Monday, January 4, 2010

Design Intelligence - AIAS Forum Synopsis

How interesting that one of my favorite websites (Design Intelligence) in which I spent a fraction of my travels to AIAS Forum reading essays and books from, wrote a very nice synopsis about the Forum.

Raising Our Young
Posted: January 4th, 2010 | Author: Jim Cramer | Filed under: Education, Leadership, Professional practice | Tags: AIAS, IDP, professional association, students |

There has never been a time in human history when strategic foresight was more needed. The American Institute of Architecture Students delivered a good dose of it last week. In fact, the AIAS Forum in Minneapolis was an exemplar in several ways.

The Twin Cities’ below-zero temperatures and deep snow did not cool the Forum participants’ expectations that this would be a relevant and dynamic session. More than 500 students participated, 20 of whom were vying for elected office in AIAS.

As the students energetically took over the Hyatt Regency Hotel, there was an organized and spontaneous discussion on meaningful change and overcoming difficulties. Furthermore, there was palpable passion for the future brimming with ingenuity. The emerging environmental leadership was at once sophisticated and convincing....
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