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Professionally, Ted and Carmen continues with this attempt to avoid and mitigate the impact on millions of people worldwide who face needless impoverishment by being in the pathway of development projects. Their internationally recognized theory of Routine and Dissonant Culture  explains the psycho-social and cultural disruptions facing the displaced.

Read Ted’s Foreword to Global Implications of Development, Disasters and Climate Change Price and Singer 2016: Responses to displacement from Asia Pacific(2016)

Who is Ted Downing?

View a 2 min video from Who is Ted Downing? by Tani Sanchez.

Review Ted’s on-going work to end government financing of political parties and institute a new open election system. The Arizona Open Primary Election Initiative gathered over 350,000 signatures and was on the ballot in November 2012, but failed to pass. As it California, it may take several attempts.