Creating society in and for an urban 21st century
May 2nd, 2010

Commencement

Bill Gates in Harvard

Obama in Michigan

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by Hans | Posted in Education, Future, Nice things, Politics | Comments Off |
April 30th, 2010

The coming melt-down in higher education (as seen by a marketer)

Seth Godin takes on higher education.

The solutions are obvious… there are tons of ways to get a cheap, liberal education, one that exposes you to the world, permits you to have significant interactions with people who matter and to learn to make a difference. Most of these ways, though, aren’t heavily marketed nor do they involve going to a tradition-steeped two-hundred-year old institution with a wrestling team. Things like gap years, research internships and entrepreneurial or social ventures after high school are opening doors for students who are eager to discover the new.

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April 29th, 2010

Demos, Resilient Nation

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This pamphlet calls for a radical rethink of resilience.  Instead of structures or centralised services, it argues that citizens and communities are the true source of resilience for our society. Using numerous case studies it highlights what policy makers can learn from people’s resourcefulness and points to new tools that can transform our ability to respond when disaster strikes.

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April 29th, 2010

Roz Savage

by Hans | Posted in Energy, Environment, Food, Future, Travelling | Comments Off |
April 25th, 2010

Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

Everyone’s out today.

by Hans | Posted in Cities, Nice things | Comments Off |





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