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WEEKLY EMAIL: NOVEMBER 24, 2010


CEOs for Cities Community Challenge: Robust Public Life

FEATURED THIS WEEK : MARIA POPOVA

CEOs for Cities Community Challenge: Robust Public Life

For two days, in Detroit, a roomful of experts in civic engagement, activism, public policy, journalism, government, volunteerism, technology and other facets of citizenship set out to define and dissect "robust public life" — what does its contemporary conception look like? How can it be measured?
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PHIL PATTON

Keith Richards and His Amazing Portable Cassette Recorder

The recent announcement that Sony would cease manufacturing the Walkman in Japan raised eyebrows. Who knew they were still making them? It also reminded us that the history of mobile sound playing and recording has had a powerful influence on the way we experience and even make music. So says an astute commentator — Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. 
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ALEXANDRA LANGE

Dan Wood

Since 2003, WORKac's research and teaching have focused on questions about ecology and urbanism. They first explored these issues in three dimensions with their winning entry for the MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program in 2008: PF1, or “Public Farm 1,” a reinvention of the summer pavilion as a working farm made of cardboard tubes. In October, the first phase of the studio's Edible Schoolyard New York City opened at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn.
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Kiva

Report on Kiva, the pioneering microfinance site, which won a 2009 INDEX award for humanitarian design.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: DECEMBER 07, 2010

TED Women

How are women and girls reshaping the future? The first ever TEDWomen invites men and women to explore this question in depth: From the developing world, where a single micro-loan to a single girl can transform a village; to the West, where generations of educated women are transforming entire industries. The diverse international program takes a long look at women through the lens of change agent, intellectual innovator, idea champion ...

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