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WEEKLY EMAIL: FEBRUARY 03, 2011


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FEATURED THIS WEEK : JONATHAN SCHULTZ

Give a Minute

Local Projects's new initiative invites urban citizens to organize and act to improve their blocks, stoops, playgrounds, even exercise routines.
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JOHN THACKARA

Renewable Energy: Salvation or Snake Oil?

The Energy Report, published today by the World Wildlife Fund, asserts that the world's energy needs could be met by wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and sustainable forms of bio-energy. Yes, but at what cost?
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MARIA POPOVA

COMMON

Can capitalism and social good co-exist? That's the question Alex Bogusky is answering with a wholehearted yes in his new venture, an open-source medium for social innovation.
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ERNEST BECK

Mensch at Work

While it might be true that “pro bono projects remain the lesser-loved stepchildren of architectural practice,” this book suggests that a growing number of architects are starting to think otherwise.
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MARIA POPOVA

The Age of Coworking: Collaborative Consumption for the Creative Community

Communal workplaces offer a unique environment for what I like to call "creative restlessness": that distinct itch to contribute to the world typical of those who have chosen to make a living from their life's calling.
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COMMON

Report on Alex Bogusky and Rob Schuham's COMMON project marrying capitalism and social change.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: FEBRUARY 23, 2011

Design Indaba

Held annually in Cape Town, South Africa, Design Indaba is one of the few global conferences to celebrate creativity as a source of economic growth and prosperity by addressing disciplines from advertising to publishing and from fashion to performance art. Past conferences have hosted the likes of Ross Lovegrove, Stefan Sagmeister, Yves BĂ©har, Hella Jongerius and Terence Conran.

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RECENT BOOKS RECEIVED

Design Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things MeanDesign Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean
Roberto Verganti

Getting to Plan B: Breaking Through to a Better Business ModelGetting to Plan B: Breaking Through to a Better Business Model
John Mullins & Randy Komisar

A Fine Line: How Design Strategies Are Shaping the Future of BusinessA Fine Line: How Design Strategies Are Shaping the Future of Business
Hartmut Esslinger

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