Howard Silverman

Howard Silverman

Assistant Professor

BS 1984 University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School (Decision Sciences: Management of Information Systems)

Howard Silverman is a principal at the consultancy Pattern Labs, working with the tools of systems, scenarios, resilience, and design thinking and practice. He teaches systems thinking in the MFA Collaborative Design program at PNCA. For many years, Howard was senior writer and analyst at Portland, Oregon-based Ecotrust, where he led the development of publications large and small, for dozens of partners and clients, in a wide range of media.

Along the way, he gained experience in sectors (food systems, fisheries and forestry, climate and energy, green building, regenerative finance) and with approaches (scenario planning, spatial planning, market design, event design, life cycle assessment, online-offline engagement, and developmental evaluation). Howard writes at Solving for Pattern.