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Photo Michael Doyle Author and Social Architect San Francisco - Michael Doyle died suddenly on Jan. 29, 2007. Born Dec. 21, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he spent most of his life in San Francisco. Michael created a whole new field of collaborative strategic planning, facilitation, large-scale change in multi-sector global organizations and contributed to fundamentally new approaches to city planning. He brought a level of consciousness, creativity and intuition to a field that had been largely analytical. He was an entrepreneur (co-founder, Interaction Associates); author (How to Make Meetings Work, with over 800,000 copies in print in 10 languages), architect and innovator. He brought ideas that were radical for their times that have now become the standard for planning and development. Above all, he brought his immense spirit and the human element into his work. He was an elder mentor to young people and a valued and deeply loved friend of many. Most recently he turned his passions and his considerable genius to addressing the issues around global warming, developing nations and problems of children caught in the foster care system. Surviving are the love of his life, Juli Betwee of San Francisco; sister, Alice King and her children Danny, David and Jimmy; cousins, John and Fredda McGoff and their children Seth and Morgan all of Cincinnati; mother-in-law, Vicki Betwee of Maui, HI; brother-in-law and wife, Jon and Joan Betwee; nephew, Erik Betwee of Maui, HI; niece, Lisa Betwee and beloved grand niece Isabella Betwee of Los Angeles and countless friends. Memorial donations may be made to: EMQ Children and Family Services, 251 Llewellyn Ave., Campbell, CA 95008 www.emq.org Private Memorial Services will be arranged by the family
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 4, 2007
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