San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) — Urban and Regional Planning with Conrado Garcia Madrid

The San Miguel de Allende project started in 2010 with the local chamber of commerce, exploring the development of San Miguel beyond its strong successes in tourism.  This multi-stakeholder project evolved by 2014 to include the governor’s office, exploring regional development of Guanajuato.

Initial Project Description

In this 22-minute exploration, Conrado provides an overview of this strategic systems work, the process with both groups, initial insights, key experiences or shifts in the participants, and documented impacts.

Video (or audio-only version)

ISC Live Lab Co-investment and Return on Co-investment

Context.  In 2010, we were refining a framework and approach to integrating strategic systems processes with large groups of diverse stakeholders.

Co-investment.  In this large initiative, we co-invested our intellectual property of strategic systems thinking, large-scale collaborative systems change.

Return on Co-investment.  The return on this co-investment was in the development of processes for engaging local co-hosts throughout a community to co-lead collaborative processes, as well as refining of processes for bringing local governmental agencies and community leaders into a generative process.

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