Habitat Jam Offers Online Discussion of Urban Issues Dec 1-3

HabitatJAM-logo.gifThe Government of Canada, in partnership with IBM and UN-HABITAT, have put together a 72-hour online event in preparation for the World Urban Forum, to be held enxt summer in Vancouver. It’s called “Habitat Jam” and it’ll basically be a, dare I say, jam session about urban issues – poverty, water, sustainability, safety, and business. You can register to participate for free right here.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

4 responses

  1. At corporate communications firm that I work for as my day job, we helped IBM develop the concept of the…shudder…groan…”jam.” Despite the ubermarketingspeak nature of the name, the actual implementation has worked out quite well. IBM has been regularly holding worldwide jams internally as a means of sharing ideas throughout the company to great success.
    It’s weird to see this aspect of my salary-earning life cross paths with the sustainability nerd side of my life, but I’m really stoked to participate in this…urp…”jam.”
    Thanks for the post.

  2. Habitat Jam

    Triple Pundit: Habitat Jam Offers Online Discussion of Urban Issues Dec 1-3
    The Government of Canada, in partnership with IBM and UN-HABITAT, have put together a 72-hour online event in preparation for the World Urban Forum, to be held enxt summer in …

  3. Thank you so much for your support of Habitat JAM. (Disclaimer: I am a PR rep at IBM, one of the event’s sponsors).
    To help everyone better understand what they will experience when they participate in this worldwide event Dec. 1-3, today IBM released a podcast, “IBM and the Future of our Cities,” featuring a discussion between Charles Kelly, commissioner general of the World Urban Forum III, which is using the Habitat JAM to help develop the agenda for its June conference in Vancouver and Mike Wing of IBM, who leads IBM’s jamming activities internally.
    The podcast can be dowloaded at http://www.ibm.com/investor/viewpoint/podcast/16-11-05-1.phtml.
    And don’t forget to register in advance at http://www.habitatjam.com.

  4. Habitat Jam and the Future of Our Cities

    Where will you be from December the 1st till 3rd ? Got any plans that would make a difference in the world we live in today and perhaps in the near future ? No? No plans? Then you may want to stay tuned and register to join Habitat Jam. The Unite…

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