sustaining 3 billion new livelihoods 2030s- why i love to know infrastructure mapping practitioners

breaking 11/10/22 bloomberg at cop27  excellent for africa and green infrastructure  see also

 update ESG- general frames continue to lag cop & other SDGs- try some specific ones eg bayfront  (cost of renewables dropped so fast -problem is the legacy distribution networks - CBI there isnt anywhere that a new coal fired generation plant is economic over lifetime of plant but stuck in yesterdays models)  more


Back in 1984 I started co-authoring 10 yeras of 2025Reportwith my father Norman who was 33 yeras into conducting voin neumann survey at The Economist (Vn alumni survey what goods will 100 times more tech per decade united humans around? VN alumni include all his peer Goats of maths including Einstein, Turing ... largely a network who immigrated in 1920s to usa from region of europe which has first got on global connectivity innovation learning curve with ITU 1865!):

this updated in different languages the goal of valuing 3 billion new livelihoods for millennials 2030s to be sustainable.

Roughly a billion new would come from green, community building & tech for win-win market models- though the venn diagram interaction would be what deep/diverse learning data modeling needed to integrate. Our book timelined reasonably accurately threats and opportunities of coming of web 1 around 1990;includimng digital rivaling mass briadcasting reach by around 2000 and web2 mobile and deep data replacing pc as msot populos way of connecting from 2003 ion (what at the UN ITU became assula wsis summits0

as well as the decade long source of the 2025report which aimed to map digital cooperation of the web era, these resources connected with 2025 report maps:

alumni of Von Neumann, Economist, Smith, Keynes from 1951

aluni of Japan & Asia Risg & JFK Interdependence models from 1962

Alumni of billion womens empowerment modeling from 1972

Legacy coopertaion platforms of Fazle Abed, Jim Kim from UN2016 soon to integrate Guterres UN2 and egov models of Tech Envoy & Digital Roadmapping 

New livelihood and new education modesl referer to innovations not possible with 20th c thinking prior to von neumann peers goift of 100 tiems more tech per decade - certainly not the empire mindset or the paper money printing finance divorced from gold standard begun by nixon 1971.

Green jobs identify milllennials as the first generation that leaves mother earth as renewable for the next generation as it was for them. This means totally different utility and infrastructure investment models from toise of the carbon and waste has no cost era. Unfortunately while these new models were discussed in privitisation work at The Economist and by eg Peter Drucker, this is not the model of privatisation that the big 5 accountants nor american/nobel professors redesigned meaning of privitisation around.

While it is well understood that the asia rising model was built on rural keynesiansinsm (ie full employment last mile community services) this is certainly not what the west chatted about after 2008's subprime. Instead you had the absurd notion that there might not be enough workk for millennails and 3 day weeks might be an answer. This is absurd to anyone who keeps their eyes open - I have never seen more work needed at the community level from that which we elders have bequeathed to the younger half of the world of the 2020s. In other words we need community finacning daos; we need to turn crypto economics into satoshi reality (blockchain one of the greatest knowledge-transparency innovations of all time)

Then by tech for good von neumann meant celebrarting 100 times more etch per decade focused on way above zero-sum models- eg wjen life critical knowhow is netwo0rked that multiplies value in use and across borders unlike consuming up things or additive modellng of GNPs. (and zero sum currencies - see Economist 1972 "next 40 years" where it is clarified why zero sum currency rankings agencies need to be extinguished.

the 3 billion new jobs opportunities interact - eg you could redraw ouyr diagram in venn form - and argue that peace is where all 3 of the new job domains interconnect

there are also geonomic crises - the world's compasses are not equal- eg only 10% of people live south of teh equator and suez and panama canals have relegated their importance to shippin'gs worldwide trading routes (80% of world trade is shipped wherever physical things are involved either in end product or supply chain) ; though education is potentially a wonderful digital trade -it doesnt depend on shipping infrastructure but what Un2.0 calls digital cooperation's global connectivity first studied by switzerland's ITU 1865!

3 biggest failures to prep for the future

1985-1990-1995 reunite the peoples of ussr with livelihoods (we predicted fall of wall before 1990 and the need for both euro and usa to celebrate freedom of peoples with a 1990s marshall plan which never happened - instead big accountants actually created russian oligarchs)

2000 handover of mass public tv to digital-reality tv program reaching quarter oi world's people through broadcasting number 1 chalenge to start of 21sr C: innovate solutions to man's greatest risk being discrepancies of incomes amd expectations of rich and poor nations- if this had become number 1 web page for cooperatiion entrepreneurs to solve that would have been a real action process unlike the weak and gteenwashable millennium goals and the lack of american awareness prior to 9/11

above all we argued ed-tech by mid 2010s should be offering more and more students and teachers a skills dashboard and personal trainer bot of next lessons to skill up and match with sdg gen livelihoods 

nb attributed to guterres youth briefing UNGA 2022 - you'll need to help old leaders from nw- they are scared - all their assumed models are falling apart fro, climate to 2020s implosion of EU-Russia; - in terms of geonomic compasses while there are some transparent east west reconciliation modeling seeking to repair what eg british-dutch-japanese empires did to 80% of asian lives up to 1945, both south north and north south infrastructute models are yet to be truly mapped

- with arctic circle  huge northern source of old and new energy;

with eg rainforest a souther source; we ulimately have euro-russia as north-south criiiss; we have north america-latin america as one of several south north crises - and of course we have desert oil crises closest to the equator

- one of the common problems is we are looking at huge natioanl geographies where most of the land has little value but those who own the oil well or the mineral mine control all of the peoples wealth/ 


cuuriculum of infrastructure investment

aiib - navigating interaction of sdgs from viewpoint of AIIB

this has been rated the biggest electroa demand in usa since 2016 or earlier but as far as I can see no popularly transparent platform for this yet exists in usa

so since 1982 first trip to asia , when there's something I dont undersdtand at all ; I include asia's two thirds of humans in my googles or other ways of surveying innovation knowhow

One of most eyeopening of 60 trips to Asia was Jeju S Korea 2017 aiib annual conference

before this trip

i didnt know that asian engineers with Korens in the lead can now build 500000 person new towns (extended city suburbs) in 2 years; and these can be the most digital spaces in the world

I didn't know that jeju is a world leader as as an autonomous region going carbon neutral

some website follow ups to jeju include  - aiib learning space

how does infrastructure come into un2 ranking of egov and in particular public goods as one of the 9 transformation pieces wherever govs want serve peoples and maximise both tech and real community action learning

also I have visited bangladesh 16 times to listen to fazle abed- the one thing bangladesh needs is a shared superport; in fact myanmar needs that but for some reason the west certainly has never helped (see also yunus 2008 book chapter which we debated with 2000 students)- since my father was ten navigatpr in aliled bomber command myanmar ww2- its absurd that cox's bazaar is now a sorry refugee camp instead of a thriving superport

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====================2022 october expert youtiube dialogues infranstructure

International organizations play an important role for multilateral cooperation and development, and the promotion of high standards. As part of this family, AIIB draws on the good practices of other organizations, endeavors to be innovative in its institutional governance and strives to build an organization that is agile, lean and efficient in its governance and operations.

This webinar will explore the following questions:

  • How important are international organizations for multilateral cooperation?
  • How can we deepen the impact of MDBs and ensure their success?
  • How can AIIB best strengthen and evolve its innovative governance model while remaining faithful to its vision and objectives?
Mr. Mathias Cormann
Mr. Mathias CormannSecretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Ms. Friederike von Tiesenhausen (Moderator)
Ms. Friederike von Tiesenhausen (Moderator)Global Head of Public Affairs at Bloomberg LP
Ms. Khuong Thanh Ha
Ms. Khuong Thanh HaDeputy Director General of the Department for International Cooperation, the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV)
Ms. Francesca Utili
Ms. Francesca UtiliDirector-General for International Financial Relations, Department of the Treasury, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy
Prof. Ngaire Woods
Prof. Ngaire WoodsInaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance, Oxford University
Dr. Ludger Schuknecht
Dr. Ludger SchuknechtVice President and Corporate Secretary, AIIB

I dont undertsnad the politics of who finances what but my goodness we needed transparent braidcasting exactly the opposite that the bbc world secvrice has brought to this subject- what a shame that the bbc gets the wrong end of ever cooperation needed for human sustainabiloity 

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aiib2022 day1 4.30 to 5.30

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integrity and Scrutiny

ESG is at top-of-mind in many organizations. Stakeholders - including clients, regulators and others - demand the demonstration of value creation and committed ESG pledges. Meanwhile, the proliferation of ESG standards, ratings and taxonomies has created confusion to investors and corporate consumers. These challenges require a coordinated effort to influence and promote genuine ESG efforts. More and more attentions have been attached to ESG data integrity, meaningful disclosure and tightening scrutiny.

At AIIB, our Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) integrates good international practice on planning and management of risks and impacts into decision-making on, and preparation and implementation of, Bank supported Projects. We are committed to aligning our operations with the goals of Paris Agreement by July 1, 2023, and 50 percent of overall approved financing by 2025 to be directed towards climate finance.

This webinar’s invited speakers will:

  • Elaborate their insights and perspectives on ESG.
  • Share experience of their respective organizations and their roles in the ESG ecosystem.
  • Discuss how AIIB and other financiers, corporates, regulators, standard-setters and auditors can better collaborate on this pivotal front.
H.E. Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith
Minister of Finance, Thailand
Dr. Darian McBain (Moderator)
Sustainability Advisor to Monetary Authority of Singapore
Ms. Fang Eu-Lin
Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change Leader, PwC Singapore;
Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainability Excellence Lead
Mr. Sean Kidney
CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Mr. Nicholas Tan
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Structuring & Distribution, Bayfront Infrastructure Management
Dr. Joachim von Amsberg
Special Adviser

update ESG- general frames continue to lag cop & other SDGs- try some specific ones eg bayfront  (cost of renewables dropped so fast not the distribution - CBI there isnt anywhere that a new coal fired generation plant is economic over lifetime of plant but stuck in yesterdays models)

singapore : esg general ratings only .48 correlation (ie useless matematically expoenially)

goes back to needing ranking per global market sector purpose not indidual companies (eg japa approack take responsibility for markets japan is number 1 in insuring corporations eound)

emission blackspots us, euro , china (each different in timing but all significant - eg us 5% people using 25% carbon but no china also 30% emissions)

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In July, the G20 endorsed the G20 Blueprint for Scaling Up InfraTech Financing and Development, which the 

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Now, the approaches from the blueprint are available on our website, and demonstrated by more than 30 new case studies. 


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flagship Webinar: Sustainable Infrastructure Toward a Connected World

Recent years have seen compounding crises from the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical tensions, and devastating natural disasters among others. Global challenges such as high inflation, energy and food security, and debt sustainability will persist for many years to come. These challenges have not only highlighted the crucial role of infrastructure in supporting social and economic activity, but also the need for better, smarter and more efficient infrastructure that is economically viable, environmentally sound and climate-resilient.

As part of the multilateral community, AIIB plays a key role in financing both economic growth and recovery through its infrastructure mandate. Its sectoral focus makes AIIB uniquely able to influence the development of how infrastructure responds to short term crises and longer-term development needs.

This event will explore how AIIB can better achieve its mandate and help its clients to finance more effective, efficient and sustainable infrastructure in the future.

Mr. Jin Liqun
President and Chair of the Board of Directors, AIIB
H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait
Minister of Finance, Egypt
Ms. Haslinda Amin (Moderator)
Anchor and Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg Television
Dr. Donald Kaberuka
Chairman and Managing Partner of SouthBridge
Ms. Rachel Kyte
Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and former CEO of Sustainable Energy for All
Mr. Wang Dongwei
Vice Finance Minister, Ministry of Finance, China
Sir Danny Alexander
Vice President, Policy and Strategy, AIIB

changing school an community infrastructures - how did it take so long to blend digital and real

register here #chronfest est 12.30 mon 10/31  11/1

day 1 of 2 of festival of san fran's chronicle of higher ed

12:35 pm

Why Colleges Must Change

Families say college costs too much. Enrollment is suffering. And students have an increasing number of choices for their education, including more learning opportunities outside of higher ed. In this environment, how should colleges adapt?

Jason Wingard, President, Temple University; Author, The College Devaluation Crisis: Market Disruption, Diminishing ROI, and an Alternative Future of Learning

Scott Carlson , Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

1:05 pm

The Classroom, Reinvented

College instruction is stuck in the past. What does the latest science say about the future of learning and how to achieve inspiring, effective, and inclusive teaching in college? What can college leaders do to help faculty embrace new methods and strategies?

Cathy N. Davidson, Senior Advisor on Transformation to the Chancellor, City University of New York; Co-author of The New College Classroom

Christina Katopodis, Associate Director of Transformative Learning in the Humanities, City University of New York; Co-author of The New College Classroom

Beckie Supiano, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

1:35 pm

Sponsor Case Study: Transforming the Student Experience at Smith College

Ellen Harter Wall, Senior Director, IT Change Management and Samantha Earp, Vice President/Chief Information Officer at Smith College will join Kevin Molloy, Senior Higher Education Advisor at Workday to discuss the changes that Smith College implemented to enhance the student experience.

2:00 pm

A Higher Bar for Higher Ed

The equity-driven movement toward hiring based on skills not degrees is one of several big changes buffeting the economy. What’s more, the rise of digital-learner and employment records create new ways to communicate abilities. Do these developments “raise the bar” for higher ed? Will they change our understanding of the purpose of college?


Byron Auguste, President and Co-founder, Opportunity@Work

Ana Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington

Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

2:40 pm

The Student View

What do students themselves say they need from colleges? This panel will include students reflecting on the ideas shared during the first day of the festival and what they want more of from higher ed.


Tvetene Carlson, PhD Student, Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

Skye Alex Jackson, Founder, National Black Student Alliance; Sophomore, Brown University

Oyin Adedoyin, Staff Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

3:05 pm

Closing Remarks


day 2 of 2

2:30 pm ET


12:35 pm

What’s Wrong – and Right – With American Higher Ed

Too much of the American higher-education system operates with “the logic of a night club,” restricting access to participants. This is one of the key criticisms from Malcolm Gladwell, author of Tipping Point, Outliers, and three other New York Times bestsellers. With higher education, one of the writer’s self-described obsessions, this session will feature his critiques, what he’s learned in his reporting on how underprivileged students access the system, and his ideas for how colleges can improve.

Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times best-selling author; Co-founder, Pushkin Industries, which produces Revisionist History and other podcasts. The recently released audio book, I Hate the Ivy League: Riffs and Rants on Elite Education, is a collection of the writer’s podcast episodes on higher education.

Ian Wilhelm, Assistant Managing Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education

1:20 pm

The Evolving University

American universities have evolved into a global standard for their roles in scientific discovery, teaching, and public service. But their evolution is often incremental. In a time of rapid societal and economic change, how do they reinvent themselves?

Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University

Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

1:50 pm

Adobe Sponsor Session

2:10 pm

Communicating Science in a Climate of Mistrust

Universities and scholars today face a fraught environment when discussing their research. As the pandemic highlighted, facts frequently do not always have a foothold in the public discourse, and social media provides a new express lane for misinformation to spread. This panel will explore how higher-ed administrators and professors should best communicate scientific information to the public and how to enhance trust in science.

Nicholas Dirks, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Academy of Sciences; former Chancellor, University of California at Berkeley

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law & Policy; Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health; Research Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta

Dominique Brossard, Professor and Chair, Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Morgridge Institute for Research

Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Provost Professor of Public Policy, Psychology, and Behavioral Science; Director, Behavioral Science and Well Being Policy Initiative; University of Southern California

Session co-organized with the New York Academy of Sciences

3:10 pm

Pushkin Sponsor Session

3:30 pm

Reconnecting a Divided America

How have colleges helped create the country’s cultural and political divisions? How can colleges help repair them? Join a conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Will Bunch as he discusses his new book and the right role for higher education in society.

Will Bunch, Author, After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up Our Politics — and How to Fix It

Ruth Simmons, President, Prairie View A&M University


Sarah Brown, News Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education

4 pm

Closing Remarks

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survey 1of child centric education

My dream: everyone experiences Harrison Owen OpenSpace After%20the%20Rage.pdf

IF SCHOOLS were child centric they would make age relevant interventions:

if anyone is illiterate at age 6 it only takes 90 days to change that - best of all a literate kid can be main helper in 20 minute session - see sunita gandhi

finacial literacy would be practicsed from age 8 - see aflatoun ( works in 100 countries

from age 10 pre-teens would have access to pfysical and mental health studies designed peer to peer -see Lancet

no kid would leave primary school without knowing how open space meetings/teamwork is facilitated

teachers would be celebrated for clarifying which skills involve experiential learning not classroom examination - while there is some recognition that music and sports involve practice, its shocking that coding isnt valued this way ..


Do you have life-changing moment to share? - what was it and what did you think or do differently after it?

example until 9/11, i assumed that (good) futures are happening somewhere in the world and would be searched out so that all could communally replicate them;  === 9/11 caused me to question whether global connectivity will give us time to find sustainable solutions for our kids- i became particulaly interested in places where good education leaps appeared but did not get app'd the world over - one example actually goes back to my favorite 1990s advances in schools that a small cliuster of new zealand schools pioneered - download it here

i welcome discussion of this book's parts at any time rsvp if you have a solution every community that develops youth could be cooperational

in 1984our book with economist editors 2025report made the case for 40 year commitment to every child identifying own skils dashboard and maximising AI curation of this- we valued this as sustainability critical worldwide cooperation - we see no logic for changing this concern

== we live in an age where most up to half of knowhow of techforgood changes every 3 years - we needed mindsets for exploration not for being standard examined; a nation that makes its college students its largest debt class is likely to collapse economically socially environmentally if web3 is designed for celebrating sustainability cooperation; and if web3 is not designed for neough yout to linkin the first sustainability generation then we are all heading the way of the dodo

I am learn to learn  

TECH - What is IT? and which exponential multipliers most impact human and natural futures?

AI   >. silicon chip singularity (ie when one chip > one brain in pure analytical capacity) - science fictiion no moore

who programs the ai - the race to include lost voices eg girls- the world of statistics re=-examined like never before (eg previously mass statistics very weak at coding meaining from numbers)

Biotech  >> Affective science (loveq and emotional intelligence remains human's unique edge over artificials for at least 10 more years!)

Some people say that Virtual or Augmented Reality has advanced at its best so far in last 12 months that there are hardly any qualified teachers only pioneering explorers- does this matter - well its VR which is your gateway to web3 - intead of just a mobile device you will like wear  a visual sensor system; equally others argue that you shouldnt worry about how fast you put googles on - what you should want is to take back ownbership of what you spend time creating virually- look at the small print of the big platforms you probably dont own anything without them..maybe this is a generation issue bu interstingly the met-generation can now work on chnaging anything that old systems are destroying (eg climate) ...t 

 IOT which things will now have brains and be as mobile connected as you are

Crypto - can communities celebrate financiang their own most urgent sustainability cooperations? if they dont who wil?

Cyber >> Drone - opportunities and threats of public spaces- first in spaces like the arctic circle if we dont use drones we will get no warning before the big meltdown

-the mkist memorable western campus event i attended in 2010s was tufts colllaboratory summit convened mainly by arctic circle youth under 25; 

one of the main debates how to help teachers in arctic circle schools empower their students to use virtual reality to visit other arctic circles schools communities; many of the changes and solutions are analogous; I am reminded by educators leading the compilation of virtual realty libraries of the DICE acronym - a reen might want to do something dangerous like climb everest, why not VR simulate that? there are impossible things a trainee doctor will never be able to travel inside a humans gut but that can be VR'd; there are catastropghic simulations - you would rid the world of bees just to test if donald is wrong about nature being more powerful than he is, you can simulate it; or the future of smart tourism may be curation of what a community is proudest of being visited for - this way ecotourism, cultural appreciation exchanges can be twinned to maximise celebration of each other- and by the way friends of the tourist can join in virtually- of corse this raises a metaverse question - that Hong Kong is leading the world on

being 100% public - good and bad hacs- note context matters - context 1 smart city context 2 isolated vilalge no moore context 3 make a huge land safe at borders

3D printing aka additive engineering

Big Data Small by market tech sector Leapfrogging

Nano cf einstein - to innovate science model more micro


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