June 22nd, 2022

How to Rebuild Trust

In 2020 our world was upended and today…

A convergence of crises—the global pandemic, political divisiveness, vexing income inequality, social and racial injustice, the climate crisis and global migration—affects everyone’s daily life and especially our ability to trust. Witnessing this “trust deficit” set in motion a new realization that reimagining our future urban life would require a different approach to solving difficult problems.  Could we learn to see the world through the lens of others?

We were compelled to explore the foundations for a trusting society and launched a unique process called Question Storming—engaging over 200 people from 30 countries around the globe, from all walks of life, diverse cultures and many political perspectives.  We asked, “How Can We Rebuild Trust in a Broken World?

This report summarizes empirical evidence from twenty “Question Storming” sessions, sharing insights and recommending decisive actions that create trustworthiness.

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