Comment 37849

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted February 05, 2010 at 03:15:05

  • dorsan >>> "I am curious as to what concrete, measurable, tangible and intangible outcomes you feel a learning city would accomplish in Hamilton."

Learning City is more a road map than a blueprint. A road map could assist you in locating a destination and offer many paths to get there - but offers no assurances of outcomes during the journey or upon arrival.

Cartography is really about discourse - about persuasion - about projections of spatial perceptions and misperceptions. A Learning City is also about discourse. Rhetoric just comes with the territory, as different cities adapt the notion of Learning to their own conditions.

Hamilton has had many road maps in its recent past, but has come to depend on measurable outcomes before undertaking journeys - and as a result has talked itself out of many undertakings which would have resulted in some very fascinating placemaking and job creation outcomes - as it once did in our distant past.

But now we are afraid of maps - as they bring with it associations of movement, journeys and the possibility of unmeasurable outcomes like change.

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