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Evolving a City with David Sloan Wilson
Krista's Journal: June 21, 2012

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Evolving a City
David Sloan Wilson believes that evolution is not just a description of how we got here. He says it can also be a tool kit for improving how we live together. He's taken what he's learned in studying evolution in animals and is now applying it to the behavior of groups in his hometown of Binghamton, New York. His goal is to help people behave pro-socially — at their best, and for the good of the whole.

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Krista is off this week after having spent ten days conducting interviews in Istanbul, Turkey and moderating discussions at the Halki Summit on Global Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability with some of the world's leading thinkers on climate change and the environment. She will resume writing her journal next week.

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