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Think.  Link.  Do.

New Commons is a whole new kind of think tank - one that goes beyond analysis and reporting. Through our facilitation services, event hosting, published works and speaking engagements, we deliver tangible results by helping clients first move from thought to action (THINK), then build a network with the right capabilities (LINK), and then mobilize that network to get the job done (DO).

Some current projects...

Shaping the Next Economy

  • Fostering a renaissance of manufacturing in RI “a culture of makers" with the Chafee Center at Bryant University and other partners

Fostering a Digital Culture

  • Determine the benefits and uses of broadband in shaping the next economy with Broadband RI
  • Planning for an online, state-wide digital repository for RI with "HELIN", the Higher Education Library Information Network 

 Focusing on Teaching and Learning

  • Process for developing "a high-leverage" policy for the schools of South Kingstown, RI with the first policy on student achievement
  • Future space and technology needs for fostering a twenty-first century community, teaching and learning, and religious life at the Union Theological Seminary in New York city (in partnership with Newman Architects in New Haven, Ct.)

Making Cities Resilient

  • Co-creator of Retrofitting for Resilience: Cities "a 6 session track" at the Building Energy conference in 2013 and upcoming in 2014 for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.