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Let an entire fleet of buses be mobile incubators. Find the local role models in Detroit; the people that have already made their ideas grow in their Detroit neighborhood. Bring their creative entrepreneurship and inspiration to the whole city.

Let an entire fleet of buses be mobile incubators. Find the local role models in Detroit; the people that have already made their ideas grow in their Detroit neighborhood. Bring their creative entrepreneurship and inspiration to the whole city.

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A regional touring network of different science projects, inspired from Khan-academy and sidewalk astronomer John Dobson which often places his little homebuilt telescope in different streets at nights with cloudfree skies.

A regional touring network of different science projects, inspired from Khan-academy and sidewalk astronomer John Dobson which often places his little homebuilt telescope in different streets at nights with cloudfree skies.

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Sometimes, when we look at local councils and governing bodies, we wonder how some people ever get elected. What might happen if we could nominate local innovators to serve  limited term fellowships in local government to offer their special talents?

Sometimes, when we look at local councils and governing bodies, we wonder how some people ever get elected. What might happen if we could nominate local innovators to serve limited term fellowships in local government to offer their special talents?

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Empty buildings could be used as city farms, hereby empowering local communities to produce their own vegetables. This can be done both on rooftops, but also inside buildings, using energy efficient LED technology. f.e. http://www.verticalfarm.com

Empty buildings could be used as city farms, hereby empowering local communities to produce their own vegetables. This can be done both on rooftops, but also inside buildings, using energy efficient LED technology. f.e. http://www.verticalfarm.com

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An easy way to make the city a little bit more vibrant as well as instill a sense of community is by introducing a "growing" art project in a centralized spot. These unconventional art projects can utilize highly common goods, trash, or even plants.

An easy way to make the city a little bit more vibrant as well as instill a sense of community is by introducing a "growing" art project in a centralized spot. These unconventional art projects can utilize highly common goods, trash, or even plants.

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Let's repurpose existing spaces into modern lofts for students, artists, and professionals. Tenants (or volunteers-in-residence) would pay a part of rent through volunteer work in the local community, thus giving back while reducing a costly expense.

Let's repurpose existing spaces into modern lofts for students, artists, and professionals. Tenants (or volunteers-in-residence) would pay a part of rent through volunteer work in the local community, thus giving back while reducing a costly expense.

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Why not take unused apartment roof tops, and turn them into  gardens  for the community?

Why not take unused apartment roof tops, and turn them into gardens for the community?

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In the absence nearby parks or public plazas, small business owners have the power to provide comfortable and unique gathering spaces.

In the absence nearby parks or public plazas, small business owners have the power to provide comfortable and unique gathering spaces.

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What if...we could enable the communal "it takes a village" spirit in neighborhoods? The
concept of Green Sky is to engage individuals, business and government in green projects that create value through education, training and job creation.

What if...we could enable the communal "it takes a village" spirit in neighborhoods? The concept of Green Sky is to engage individuals, business and government in green projects that create value through education, training and job creation.

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New infrastructure in major emerging market cities should be designed with multiple uses in mind. i.e. marathons! Its one way to make sure a fast growing middle class doesn't become a sedentary one as conspicuous consumption spreads over time.

New infrastructure in major emerging market cities should be designed with multiple uses in mind. i.e. marathons! Its one way to make sure a fast growing middle class doesn't become a sedentary one as conspicuous consumption spreads over time.

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To truly change a community and become effective designers, I advocate for including citizen participation in the ideation process, interacting with the community, and assembling cross-disciplinary teams.

To truly change a community and become effective designers, I advocate for including citizen participation in the ideation process, interacting with the community, and assembling cross-disciplinary teams.

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