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Permablitz is helping communities get together and have fun learning about, designing and implementing suburban food systems – one backyard at a time.
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Aside from Detroit there are two other cities that have experienced sweeping economic and industrial declines.  Turin, Italy is the home of Fiat, which struggled for years, and Youngstown, Ohio which felt the impact of reduced steel production.

Aside from Detroit there are two other cities that have experienced sweeping economic and industrial declines. Turin, Italy is the home of Fiat, which struggled for years, and Youngstown, Ohio which felt the impact of reduced steel production.

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 India is the diverse country with different culture, communities, festivals.Not only the traditional festivals bring the vibrancy but also traditions, culture and mainly people bring vibrancy to India.

India is the diverse country with different culture, communities, festivals.Not only the traditional festivals bring the vibrancy but also traditions, culture and mainly people bring vibrancy to India.

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I had known about the [Murmur] project for a while, but I finally took a Saturday to stroll around and find the green, ear-shaped signs.  Through my mobile phone, I called the local number on the sign and, for the first time, listened to my city.

I had known about the [Murmur] project for a while, but I finally took a Saturday to stroll around and find the green, ear-shaped signs. Through my mobile phone, I called the local number on the sign and, for the first time, listened to my city.

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There is a growing interest in using GIS technology to visualize successful transformation of our cities. What can expanding the formal indicators we use to measure the health/vibrancy of our cities can teach us?

There is a growing interest in using GIS technology to visualize successful transformation of our cities. What can expanding the formal indicators we use to measure the health/vibrancy of our cities can teach us?

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Detroit Collaborative Design Center: design activism through direct action and community participation.

Detroit Collaborative Design Center: design activism through direct action and community participation.

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During my trip to Mumbai in 2009 for our graduate class research project, a few friends and I decided to take upon a bigger challenge than what we were doing. We wanted children to help fix issues in their community by sharing their ideas and stories

During my trip to Mumbai in 2009 for our graduate class research project, a few friends and I decided to take upon a bigger challenge than what we were doing. We wanted children to help fix issues in their community by sharing their ideas and stories

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I have two stories, while being mugged, one man managed to convince his assailant to join him for dinner. Another, cares for those facing extreme poverty. The theme is the ability of one individual to connect with another for the positive.

I have two stories, while being mugged, one man managed to convince his assailant to join him for dinner. Another, cares for those facing extreme poverty. The theme is the ability of one individual to connect with another for the positive.

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Grameen Danone started as a social business collaboration to provide children in Bangladesh with essential vitamins. Through the process Danone discovered that shortening the supply chain and smaller production could also increase profits.

Grameen Danone started as a social business collaboration to provide children in Bangladesh with essential vitamins. Through the process Danone discovered that shortening the supply chain and smaller production could also increase profits.

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Tim Brown of IDEO had a short interview with NPR, reviewing what he saw as an opportunity to improve the 'skills gap' in the US. By having people learn through tacit/explicit learning, we can build a more capable workforce, and enable new careers.

Tim Brown of IDEO had a short interview with NPR, reviewing what he saw as an opportunity to improve the 'skills gap' in the US. By having people learn through tacit/explicit learning, we can build a more capable workforce, and enable new careers.

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Traffic in Lagos, Nigeria is pretty nuts. If you live on the Mainland, it can take you 3+ hours to get to work on Lagos Island (with good weather!). A daily commute can involve numerous forms of transportation -- walking, buses, taxis, motorcycles.

Traffic in Lagos, Nigeria is pretty nuts. If you live on the Mainland, it can take you 3+ hours to get to work on Lagos Island (with good weather!). A daily commute can involve numerous forms of transportation -- walking, buses, taxis, motorcycles.

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JR believes art can change the world. By taking pictures of people and printing them out as huge posters and post them to public spaces like people's roofs or walls by streets, he changes the atmosphere of a neighborhood full of crimes.

JR believes art can change the world. By taking pictures of people and printing them out as huge posters and post them to public spaces like people's roofs or walls by streets, he changes the atmosphere of a neighborhood full of crimes.

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