Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Fisher's areas of expertise lie in the application of design thinking to human organizations and systems. These relate to many pivotal political questions of the day, including how best to allocate resources while taking into account the triple bottom line of equity, economics, and the environment. His work is part of a transformation in the design fields, which find themselves increasingly engaged in the design of "invisible" policies, processes, and procedures, as much as the "visible" products and environments traditionally associated with design. Fisher sits on several community boards in the Twin Cities, including the Advisory Board of The Urban Land Institute and of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation; the Trust for Public Land; and the Board Knowledge Committee of the American Institute of Architects.