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The Resource From what is to what if : unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want, Rob Hopkins

From what is to what if : unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want, Rob Hopkins

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From what is to what if : unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want
Title
From what is to what if
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unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want
Statement of responsibility
Rob Hopkins
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Language
eng
Summary
"In these times of deep division and deeper despair, if there is a consensus about anything in the world, it is that the future is going to be awful. There is an epidemic of loneliness, an epidemic of anxiety, a mental health crisis of vast proportions, especially among young people. There's a rise in extremist movements and governments. Catastrophic climate change. Biodiversity loss. Food insecurity. The fracturing of ecosystems and communities beyond, it seems, repair. The future--to say nothing of the present--looks grim. But as Transition movement cofounder Rob Hopkins tells us, there is plenty of evidence that things can change, and cultures can change, rapidly, dramatically, and unexpectedly--for the better. He has seen it happen around the world and in his own town of Totnes, England, where the community is becoming its own housing developer, energy company, enterprise incubator, and local food network--with cascading benefits to the community that extend far beyond the projects themselves. We do have the capability to effect dramatic change, Hopkins argues, but we're failing because we've largely allowed our most critical tool to languish: human imagination. As defined by social reformer John Dewey, imagination is the ability to look at things as if they could be otherwise. The ability, that is, to ask What if? And if there was ever a time when we needed that ability, it is now. Imagination is central to empathy, to creating better lives, to envisioning and then enacting a positive future. Yet imagination is also demonstrably in decline at precisely the moment when we need it most. In this passionate exploration, Hopkins asks why imagination is in decline, and what we must do to revive and reclaim it. Once we do, there is no end to what we might accomplish. From What Is to What If is a call to action to reclaim and unleash our collective imagination, told through the stories of individuals and communities around the world who are doing it now, as we speak, and witnessing often rapid and dramatic change for the better"--
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1968-
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Hopkins, Rob
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Imagination
  • Positive psychology
  • Change (Psychology)
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • Change (Psychology)
  • Imagination
  • Positive psychology
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From what is to what if : unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want, Rob Hopkins
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction : what if things turned out OK? -- What if we took play seriously? -- What if we considered imagination vital to our health? -- What if we followed nature's lead? -- What if we fought back to reclaim our attention? -- What if school nurtured young imaginations? -- What if we became better storytellers? -- What if we started asking better questions? -- What if our leaders prioritised the cultivation of imagination? -- What if all of this came to pass?
Control code
1097959859
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781603589055
Lccn
2019023639
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029601394
System control number
(OCoLC)1097959859
Label
From what is to what if : unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want, Rob Hopkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : what if things turned out OK? -- What if we took play seriously? -- What if we considered imagination vital to our health? -- What if we followed nature's lead? -- What if we fought back to reclaim our attention? -- What if school nurtured young imaginations? -- What if we became better storytellers? -- What if we started asking better questions? -- What if our leaders prioritised the cultivation of imagination? -- What if all of this came to pass?
Control code
1097959859
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781603589055
Lccn
2019023639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029601394
System control number
(OCoLC)1097959859

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