Howard Silverman

Howard SilvermanHi. Welcome. How are you?

My name is Howard Silverman, and I am a principal at the consultancy Pattern Labs, helping clients get good at change.

Here on Solving for Pattern, my focus is understanding change. (More about S4P.)

I also teach systems thinking in the Collaborative Design MFA program at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

For many years, I was senior writer and analyst at Portland, Oregon-based Ecotrust, where I led the development of publications large and small, for dozens of partners and clients, in a wide range of media. Along the way, I gained experience in numerous sectors (food systems, fisheries and forestry, climate and energy, green building, regenerative finance) and with diverse approaches (scenario planning, spatial planning, market design, event design, life cycle assessment, online-offline engagement, and developmental evaluation). From 2007 to 2012, I wrote and edited Ecotrust’s magazine-style blog, People and Place, which can still be surfed via the Internet Archive.

I started S4P in May 2012 with “A draught of a draught.” These posts offer a sampling of my approach: