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Milton Friesen

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Milton Friesen

Core ideas that orient a significant amount of my work include the exploration of complexity science by means of various network approaches. Network dynamics are a persistent feature of our human interactions including the organizations, institutions and societies that Cardus is working to support and make sense of. Planners are also in constant interaction with these social structures at a wide variety of levels.

I am very interested in how organizations adapt to change (or fail to adapt) including the cities where most of the global population lives. Resilient enterprises at all scales invest energy in designing and nurturing intelligent processes that allow room for surprise, novelty and feedback.

I have served a three-year term as an elected municipal councillor and run in two other municipal campaigns (including a mayoral race) that did not lead to election.

Research development themes include a nearly completed Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo School of Planning that is focused on new ways to measure the social fabric of neighbourhoods, as well as participating in the Waterloo Institute on Complexity and Innovation (WICI) and the University of Waterloo Network Science reading group.

I have written a number of articles for Municipal World and serve on the Steering Committee of the Thriving Cities Project (Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture) at the University of Virginia.

Michelle and I have four children ages 14, 17, 20 and 22. We live in a three-story brick house in East Hamilton.

Key Themes

Complexity Science
Network Science
Urban Planning
Social Capital
Social Infrastructure

Recent Publications

Municipal World
The Unexamined City: Evaluation that Serves the Common Good.

Municipal World
Can Data Standards Improve Our Lives? ISO 37120 and Canadian Municipalities.

Municipal World
Social Infrastructure: Underpinning the Success of Cities.

Berkeley Planning Journal
Finding Your Fit: A Proposal for Emerging Planning Scholars.

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Saviors at City Hall? Review of Benjamin Barber's book "If Mayors Ruled the World."

Commentary

Sep 1, 2016
Social Cities
Sep 1, 2016
Social Cities
Jun 1, 2016
Social Cities

Comment

Jun 8, 2017
Feature Essays
Mar 2, 2017
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Aug 31, 2016
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Sep 1, 2015
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Mar 1, 2015
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May 29, 2014
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Aug 17, 2012
Reviews & Opinions
May 30, 2012
Reviews & Opinions
Feb 29, 2012
Reviews & Opinions
Jan 21, 2011
Reviews & Opinions
Sep 17, 2010
Reviews & Opinions
Feb 12, 2010
Symposium
Jun 5, 2009
Reviews & Opinions
Jun 1, 2009
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May 22, 2009
Visual Art
Dec 1, 2008
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Convivium

Jun 5, 2017
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Mar 21, 2017
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Jan 30, 2017
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Nov 28, 2016
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Jan 6, 2016
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Oct 1, 2015
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Aug 1, 2015
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May 13, 2015
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May 12, 2015
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Aug 16, 2013
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Jul 31, 2013
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Jun 14, 2013
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Apr 10, 2013
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Mar 11, 2013
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Aug 31, 2012
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Aug 17, 2012
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May 17, 2012
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Dec 2, 2011
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Nov 4, 2011
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Oct 12, 2011
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Oct 3, 2011
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Sep 1, 2011
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Jul 15, 2011
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Jul 7, 2011
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Jun 2, 2011
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May 31, 2011
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May 19, 2011
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Mar 25, 2011
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Feb 28, 2011
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Feb 18, 2011
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Feb 4, 2011
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Jan 14, 2011
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Jan 7, 2011
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Dec 24, 2010
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Dec 17, 2010
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Dec 3, 2010
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Nov 2, 2010
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Oct 29, 2010
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Sep 10, 2010
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Aug 30, 2010
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Aug 20, 2010
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Aug 13, 2010
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Aug 6, 2010
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Jun 4, 2010
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May 21, 2010
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May 14, 2010
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Apr 23, 2010
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Apr 9, 2010
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Mar 19, 2010
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Mar 12, 2010
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Mar 5, 2010
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Feb 26, 2010
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Feb 19, 2010
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Feb 12, 2010
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Feb 5, 2010
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Jan 22, 2010
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Jan 14, 2010
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Jan 8, 2010
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Dec 18, 2009
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Dec 11, 2009
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Nov 27, 2009
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Nov 20, 2009
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Nov 6, 2009
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Oct 30, 2009
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Cardus Policy in Public

Dec 22, 2010
Recommendation
Jun 15, 2009
Response

News

Nov 21, 2013

Cardus Audio

Research Publications & Articles

Mar 1, 2014



Contact Milton

email:
  mfriesen@cardus.ca
website:
  www.ingenuityarts.com
work:
  (905) 528-8866 x 124
cell:
  (289) 880-2200

Cardus Team Member

Program Director, Social Cities

Cardus Senior Fellow

Expertise What's this?

Social Infrastructure
Complexity Science
Network Science
Social Capital
Urban Planning

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