Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

‘Essen for Ruhr’: transforming a region into a leading European metropolis

Friday, September 18, 2009 16:17 2 Comments

“Essen for the Ruhr“, is the capital of Culture 2010. It represents 53 cities, towns and districts and 5.3 million inhabitants, making it the third largest conurbation in Western Europe (after London and Paris). It is the first time that the capital of culture has been designated to an entire region (it’s usually a city) […]

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Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 17:24 No Comments

‘Design Revolution:100 Products That Empower People” is a book by Emily Pilloton, industrial designer and founder of Project H design a charitable organization that supports, creates, delivers, and scales life-improving humanitarian product design solutions. The book, which has caused a lot of excitement on the blogsphere, tweetspace and in design circles all over, showcases 100 […]

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Experience design shapes the cities of the future

Thursday, September 3, 2009 17:25 No Comments

Experientia: putting people first is an international Turin-based experience design company that provides innovative user-centered design services to companies helping them to create user-friendly products. Experientia also share their research and knowledge with online readers through their much-loved and widely read blog that delivers daily insights – just about all you need to know – […]

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Organoponicos: Thriving Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 16:15 2 Comments

The BBC Two’s Future of Food recently published an article entitled ‘The vegetable gardeners of Havana’. In the article Sarah Murch explains how a major food crisis in Cuba, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, gave birth to Havana’s organoponicos, urban allotments used for growing vegetables and fruit. Today, organiponico’s produce 4 million tonnes […]

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Mipim 2009: Cities and Regions, Architecture and Architects

Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:16 No Comments

Marcia Caines Palais Des Festivals © Mipim 2009 In view of the financial crisis, the 20th MIPIM international property fair was inevitably different to past years. The annual 20 year-old event, a property sector institution based in Cannes that brings together thousands of delegates – architects, developers, agents and other property professionals – from all […]

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