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I am a translator operating between regular folks, governments, politicians, engineers, planners, designers, leaders, movements, artists, and corporations. My focus is on finding the best ways to solve persistent human problems.

We need to renegotiate our relationship with the earth.

Particularly how to provide energy, heat, convey and protect clean water, manage our human waste streams, protect the natural world around us and to feed people in better partnership with the earth to produce what we need to flourish.

Cities are where it is at.

It is time to nurture whole people and whole communities. It is time to make this transition from a world of domination and extraction to a world of regeneration, resilience, deep cooperation and interdependence.

Lets get to work. 

Affiliations: Daly/GonzalezHester Street CollaborativeInternational Living Future Institute

recent talks:

Keynote, “Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future” , Community Engagement Conference January 23, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. https://cec.osu.edu

Keynote, “From Domination to Regeneration: Cultivating a New World View in Perilous Times.” Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture, Institute for the Humanities, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor. https://lsa.umich.edu/humanities/news-events/all-news/search-news/ibrahim-abdul-matin-to-give-2018-jill-s--harris-memorial-lecture.html

Panelist, Public & Private Incentives for Sustainability” Fordham Environmental Law Review, Fordham University School of Law. March 2018. https://www.fordham.edu/download/downloads/id/10200/agenda.pdf

Civic Dilemmas of Infrastructure, Civics Unplugged. Roosevelt House, NY https://civicsunplugged.org/discover-the-issues/infrastructure