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WEEKLY EMAIL: MARCH 11, 2010


The Nano Effect on Urban India

FEATURED THIS WEEK : AVINASH RAJAGOPAL

The Nano Effect on Urban India

Standing on a low, gray platform in the Cooper-Hewitt's Great Hall, the Tata Nano, India's tiny, approachable new car, looks rather pleased with itself. Maybe it shouldn't.
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KAOMI GOETZ

Kopernik

A new website follows the increasingly familiar model of funding socially progressive design and technology projects a few dollars at a time.
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LYLE OWERKO

The Butterfly People

Samburu tribe members from Kenya.
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Peepoobag

Report on Peepoobag, a new self-sanitizing, single-use, biodegradable container for human waste.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: MARCH 26, 2010

2nd Conference on Economic Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity

The second international conference on degrowth will develop clear policy proposals and strategies for action on degrowth and define the key open questions and research agenda. The conference will foster interaction between participants and put emphasis on the development of cooperative research. This conference will follow a novel format. It will include selected keynote speeches and roundtables by distinguished degrowth scholars. The conference will however mainly be based on paper presentations with oral sessions, posters and working groups.

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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
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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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