Category Archives: Urban Solutions

2011: Among 7 billion of us, is there a typical person out there?


National Geographic examines the world’s population growth in a 2011 series, where the year will see global population reach 7 billion. Among the many interesting things is a look into whether there’s a typical human that meets certain predetermined traits. … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | Humanitarian Design and the power of change


Abject Object is a design enterprise that supports homeless individuals and shelters through the design, production, and sale of retail accessories made from reclaimed materials. A hands-on rather than handout model for social and economic empowerment, Abject Object teaches valuable … Continue reading

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Traffic Jams ~ a fascinating look at problem-solving around the world. Cairo, Egypt


The internet has enabled us to see and hear virtually “anything, anywhere” from the far corners of the world. There’s bound to be someone out there who’d post pictures, audio, and video on any imaginable topic. I’ve chosen to look … Continue reading

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Traffic Jams ~ a fascinating look at problem-solving around the world. Mexico City.


The internet has enabled us to see and hear virtually “anything, anywhere” from the far corners of the world. There’s bound to be someone out there who’d post pictures, audio, and video on any imaginable topic. I’ve chosen to look … Continue reading

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Traffic Jams ~ a fascinating look at problem-solving around the world. Lagos, Nigeria


The internet has enabled us to see and hear virtually “anything, anywhere” from the far corners of the world. There’s bound to be someone out there who’d post pictures, audio, and video on any imaginable topic. I’ve chosen to look … Continue reading

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Traffic Jams ~ a fascinating look at problem-solving around the world. Paris


The internet has enabled us to see and hear virtually “anything, anywhere” from the far corners of the world. There’s bound to be someone out there who’d post pictures, audio, and video on any imaginable topic. I’ve chosen to look … Continue reading

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Traffic Jams ~ a fascinating look at problem-solving around the world. Pyongyang, North Korea


The internet has enabled us to see and hear virtually “anything, anywhere” from the far corners of the world. There’s bound to be someone out there who’d post pictures, audio, and video on any imaginable topic. I’ve chosen to look … Continue reading

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