The Global Philanthropy Forum presents Empowering Citizens to make Informed Choices with Dave Biggs, Co-Founder of Envision Sustainability Tools.
Dave Biggs has been a pioneer in the development and use of computer simulation tools to engage stakeholders in discussions about sustainable futures since the term â€˜sustainable developmentâ€™ was coined in 1987. As a Co-Founder of Envision, he helped to develop MetroQuest, which evolved out of over a decade of research at the Sustainable Development Research Institute at the University of British Columbia. MetroQuest is Sim-City-type software that can be customized to explore forty-year future scenarios for any region of the world. Envision has applied the tool in regions on four continents including Canada, The United States, Australia, New Zealand, England, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, and China. Mr. Biggs is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, and workshop facilitator and has authored several books and papers on sustainability and the role of scenario tools in inspiring positive change.