Howard Silverman teaches applied systems thinking in the Collaborative Design program at Pacific Northwest College of Art. and in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. For many years, he was senior writer and analyst with Ecotrust, a Portland, Oregon-based NGO, working on food, fisheries, forestry, urban ecosystem services, and other initiatives. He is a partner at Pattern Labs, writes at Solving for Pattern (More about S4P.), and serves on the boards of Mercy Corps Northwest and Recode.