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A modern case for regional collaboration, #MeToo, the paradoxical rise of one percent populism & more!

Published Date: 13 March 2018

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!

Collaboration

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs: A modern case for regional collaboration

How are cities and regions leading against some of humanity's most pressing challenges? (via Brookings, February 2018)

Universities

Julie Munk: How Universities Are Tackling Society's Grand Challenges  

A new report that documents the ways nearly 20 higher education institutions are rallying research communities to take action. (via Scientific American, February 2018)

#MeToo

So Jung Rim: I am a knife

‘At the very least we need to ask why it took the fall of Harvey Weinstein to turn the sexual harassment of women into front page news’ (via London Review of Books, February 2018)

Populism

Duncan Collins-Adams: The paradoxical rise of one percent populism

Following the strong populist performance in the recent Italian elections, this blog examines who the real beneficiaries are behind these worldwide populist movements. (via Nesta, March 2018)

Cities

Jordan Junge:  Austin just became the first city in the Southern US to pass an expansive paid sick leave policy

Austin just became the first city in Texas to pass an expansive paid sick leave policy, despite state preemption measures that bar them from passing other progressive workers’ rights bills. (via City Lab, February 2018)