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NYTimes: For Some of the World’s Poor, Hope Comes Via Design

NYTimes: For Some of the World’s Poor, Hope Comes Via Design | Geography Education | Scoop.it
“Design With the Other 90 Percent: Cities,” a show organized by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, shows how the problems of millions of the world’s poorest people are being addressed.

 

Last week was heavy on the #OWS movement (I was speaking at a forum on my campus, so it was most certainly on my mind).  On the flip side, what about the 1%?  Do any of their foundations and charitable donations seek to counterbalance poverty in some of the slums?  This is a timely reminder that while the system may be imbalanced, there are great people and fantastic projects all around the world bringing hope to communities, one person at a time.  

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