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Starting a series of articles at CLEAR VILLAGE, appreciating your input !
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Franz Nahrada Nov 19, 2009.

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Franz Nahrada replied to Heiner's discussion GLocal and what to do after RIO-20 ?
"Heiner, beim besten Willen kann ich aus Deiner Kommunikation keine Botschaft rausdestillieren ...."
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"Franz I think we must move this thing because its out of the scope of a villages network ;-)"
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"It takes the electronic media to discover this. A warm thought to Marshall McLuhan up in the Skies, especially for the amazing things he wrote about the extension of our nervous system  in "war and peace in the global village"."
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"Steve, your creative passion is always full of surprises....although the story sounds familiar to me. We had a similar case as, for the revitalisation of our village spirit, we re-enacted the "Battle of Schwarzlackenau", the first battle…"
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My education:
Studies at the University of Vienna: sociology, philosophy & political science. Master degree in sociology (1983).
My work and my background:
1982 to present:
professional experience in hotel management & tourism - assistant manager and later Director of HotelKarolinenhof Vienna
1998 to present:
Director of GIVE research lab, Vienna

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initiator, maintainer

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A new years message to Globalvillagers

A new years message to Globalvillagers


                "We are the ones who still seem to be figuring out...

       to be the ones we've been waiting for."

                Tom Atlee,

A happy new year 2011 to everybody, be it via the mailinglist or other channels !

I have not written to the communit(ies) for quite a long time and want to give an update on many points… Continue

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Options, options, options .....

Today I had a skype chat with Katri Sander from Communitytools - a project in development in Tallin, Estonia. She is project manager in this exciting and extraordinary endavour that means a lot to me. Communitytools is a very serious attempt to provide local communities all around the world with…


Posted on July 29, 2010 at 12:30pm

June 2010 letter to the Globalvillages Community

This post goes -identically - to the members of the NING Group 'Global Villages Network' and to the members of the yahoogroup 'globalvillages'.

This is going to be a rather lengthy letter with many messages overdue - and therefore it makes sense to start right away with a table of contents:

thank you for the effort to read this!



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1. State of Global Villages Network, NING… Continue

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 6:06pm — 15 Comments

A clarification (especially concerning our friends in Russia)

I have gained some attention in Russia after writing to the governor of Archangelsk about an opportunity to support sound rural development with the help of a Global Villages Network. This network is supposed to be a network of experts and innovators all around the world that cares about the future of Villages.

I need to make some clarification before going on with this matter. It is very interesting that there was a generally receptive attitude to the existence of such a network,… Continue

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 11:30am

Message from Russia.

Recently our friend Gleb Tyurin organized a high level meeting on innovative ways in rural development in the Region of Vologda (between Moscow and Archangelsk). A group of experts and local and federal policy makers awaited dialogue with external participants via videobridge. To my bad surprise, Gleb seemed to be very nervous in the morning when the conference started. We could only connect shortly and… Continue

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 10:00am

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Comment Wall (28 comments)

At 1:42am on November 28, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Franz,

I'm interersted in Networking and to see what web 2.0 tools people are using to teach online.
At 11:06pm on December 8, 2008, Les Squires said…
count me in
At 3:19am on January 27, 2009, Tony Gwilliam said…
hey big black beard, from white beard. its good to be here.
At 11:24am on February 5, 2009, Michael Gurstein said…
Hi Franz,

Thanks for the initiative and the invite... Looking forward to the interaction.


At 2:34am on February 23, 2009, Kevin Flanagan said…
Hey Franz, I hope for this new aesthetic to emerge from a commitment to a more holistic approach to life. I am not the artist hiding away in the studio. It is important to be active to engage and contribute positively to learn and share as part of a community in whatever way one can. Im busy enough with college at the moment but Im looking forward to learning more about GlobalVillages Network and to contribute too.

All the best

At 7:27am on April 1, 2009, Sandi Brockway said…
I am happy to see this coming along here. Ning now has combined subscription feed at for interesting new implications perhaps.
At 5:57pm on May 26, 2009, Fabio Barone said…
Thanks for the welcoming. I'll think about the blog post. My thinking has further metabolized since, but maybe blogging about it could be very beneficial. First of all though, gratulation für Dein Engagement!
At 3:58pm on June 9, 2009, Knut Berndorfer said…
hab dir eine message geschickt, aber deine mailbox ist voll
At 6:52pm on June 25, 2009, dustin tusnovics said…
mag deine idee der vision, aber let us bring it down to the 'real World' it's time to do and not only to have visions, we have to act!!
we need to start real projects, implemet our visions and ideas, and evaluate!!

results will change the world!!

in trust

At 9:13pm on July 12, 2009, Paul Fernhout said…
On your question about my blog post -- I have not changed it recently and it is still visible to me. I wonder if I need to change permissions on it?

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