Greetings! You’ve arrived at the website of Douglas Worts. Within this site, you will find a range of resources and discussions related to my career in museums, as well as my interests in culture, creativity, culture and sustainability. There is also a link to material on my ancestors who were early industrialists in Toronto – during the early/middle 19th century.
Click here to check out my recent Blog Post: Grappling with Economic Growth – Reflections on the UN’s SDGs (a thorny cultural challenge) – The United Nations is currently preparing its Sustainable Development Goals for the world. Following on the heels of the Millennium Development Goals, which attempted to address some of the world’s worst problems related to poverty, eduction, housing and more, the SDGs will attempt to chart a course towards addressing the systemic unsustainability of humanity’s current reality on this planet. This blog post argues that ‘culture’ is an essential dimension of this challenge, affecting all aspects of economic, political, social and environmental policy and practice.
Culture and Sustainability– culture’s foundational role in our unsustainable society and its potential to foster sustainability
Museology– the potential of museums to be culturally relevant
WorldViews Consulting – my consulting company
Museums in the Winds of Change – A blog on how museums are adapting
Environmental Translation Project – A resource linking environment to focuses, like culture, food, cities, and more
Working Group on Museums & Sustainable Communities – A unique group of Canadian museum professionals
The Whiskey Connection– my connection to 19th century distilling in Toronto
Green Laurier – a project exploring the use of geothermal heating/cooling systems on a downtown Toronto street
Contact Doug Worts: dcworts ( at ) douglasworts.org
“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of.
In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”