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Weekly Round-up- online misinformation, a healthcare revolution, the future of community & more! 

Published Date: 12 February 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!


Julie MunkHow does misinformation spread online?

“The global risk of massive digital misinformation sits at the centre of a constellation of technological and geopolitical risks ranging from terrorism to cyber attacks and the failure of global governance.” (via The World Economic Forum, January 2016)


Julie Munk: A revolution in health care is coming

How might the future of healthcare look? (via The Economist, February 2018)

Community & civil society

Duncan Collins-Adams: A Potted History- Made in Stoke-on-Trent

Paladin Works is a time capsule for Stoke-on-Trent: it began life as a pottery factory, then hosted manufacturing, sales teams – and even a cannabis farm. As the building prepares to transform yet again, could it hold the key to Stoke's future? (video via The Guardian, January 2018)

So Jung Rim: How can cultural centres also be community centres?

(via Battersea Arts Centre, December 2017)

Duncan Collins-Adams: How relationships change the world and where to go with what we know

(via The Young Foundation, February 2018)

So Jung Rim: 5 challenges for civil society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

(via The World Economic Forum, December 2017)

Climate Change

Jordan Junge: Day Zero: How Cape Town is running out of water

For several decades Theewaterskloof dam has provided more than half the water supply for the four million inhabitants of nearby Cape Town​. But after three years of relentless drought, the reservoir is almost depleted. Unless the city can drastically cut its water use, the taps will run dry in a matter of weeks. (via The Guardian, February 2018)


Lorna Reed: How Cities Can Embrace Innovation Without Sacrificing Public Health and Safety (via Next City, January 2018)