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the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments, and culturally diverse society
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Is China's lakeside city the future of urban planning?

Is China's lakeside city the future of urban planning? | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

China's next new city will be designed by US firm KPF, next to Hunan's regional capital, around a 40-hectare lake.


Adjacent to Changsha, the ancient capital city of Hunan, the design implements the sort of urban innovation that creates a sustainable and truly habitable environment.

"We can introduce integrated urban innovation," von Klemperer says, "we can combine water transport with localised energy production, cluster neighbourhood centres, advanced flood prevention and water management, and urban agriculture. Meixi is an experiment in future city planning and building. It will serve Changsha as a new CBD, but it will also serve as a paradigm for other Chinese city planners. It's a kind of live test case."

 

The firm seeks to achieve these goals through its dense, mixed-use urban, plan, with integration with surrounding mountains, lakes, parks and canals. Meixi Lake will eventually be home to 180,000 inhabitants, living in "villages" of 10,000 people, clustered around the canals...



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Is #Climate Change Responsible For Hurricane #Sandy?

Is #Climate Change Responsible For Hurricane #Sandy? | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
Coming as it is just a week before Election Day, Sandy makes the fact that climate change has been entirely ignored during this campaign seem all the more grotesque.
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Greece: freedom of speech suspended “until further notice” | Reflections on a Revolution ROAR

Greece: freedom of speech suspended “until further notice” | Reflections on a Revolution ROAR | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
In Greece, the attack on press freedoms and the collusion with Golden Dawn are indicative of a government in panic and a crumbling hegemonic order.
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What the Pirate Party has done for Europe

What the Pirate Party has done for Europe | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

“In short: Without them, there would now be a “three-strikes” scheme in Europe, and ACTA would most likely have been in global effect. Instead, the political support for copyright monopoly reform has grown by orders of magnitude, and finally, there are subtle but very important changes in the language used by Parliament.

 

Without the Pirate MEPs, ACTA would be a global treaty today well on its way to coming into force, with all what that means...

 

Comment: If you live in Europe and you like the internet, read this!


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China artist Zhang Huan(张洹) doing performance 'my new york'----new york videodyssey(219)

this is the only full version video about Zhang Huan's performance 'my new york'(in 2002)on youtube,zhang huan(张洹)is an artist from china who came to America...


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Digital media in museums: Projection system exploits shape of historic room

Digital media in museums: Projection system exploits shape of historic room | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
Digital signage is almost a given in new museums and galleries today, but a recent installation at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum demonstrates how AV technology can also be used to enhance exhibits in older buildings.
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Rooftop Farms Next Logical Step in 'Green' Building

Rooftop Farms Next Logical Step in 'Green' Building | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
Rooftop Farms Next Logical Step in 'Green' BuildingNuWire InvestorGreen roofs—using rooftop space with a thin covering of soil for growing vegetation—have gradually become more popular within the past decade.

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How'd I Get a Brain - BrainFacts.org

How'd I Get a Brain - BrainFacts.org | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

A bedtime story about the process of brain development, as lovingly told to a baby. (Video)


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Dramatic Time-Lapse Videos Show Changes to Earth’s Surface Using 40 Years of Satellite Images

Dramatic Time-Lapse Videos Show Changes to Earth’s Surface Using 40 Years of Satellite Images | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
How have we altered the planet's surface over the last four decades? Luckily, between years of Landsat data and Google computing power, we have the technology to find out.
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Tackling Complexity Why Diversity Matters

Tackling Complexity Why Diversity Matters | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

Diversity – of experience, thinking, personalities – is now regarded as a critical element in navigating organisations through complex times.

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How To Create Products For People Living On Less Than $4 Per Day

How To Create Products For People Living On Less Than $4 Per Day | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
Think your organization is productive? We’d like to direct your attention to D-Rev, a nonprofit technology design firm that aims to improve the health of people around the world living on under $4 per day.
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YALDA 2012 Conference: Innovation and creativity for a better Africa

YALDA 2012 Conference: Innovation and creativity for a better Africa | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
by Doyin Jaiyesimi  The 4th Biennial conference for Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) will hold from the 4th to 7th October 2012, in partnership with Lagos Business School, LEAP Africa and FindajobinAfrica.com.
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Amsterdamse ondernemers pakken versnippering aan | Young Startup

Amsterdamse ondernemers pakken versnippering aan | Young Startup | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
@ACE_Amsterdam @SIFEVU Interessant! "@Young_Startup: Amsterdamse ondernemers pakken versnippering aan @StartupAMS http://t.co/JPb7o3ra"
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Intuitive Decision Making

Intuitive Decision Making | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

 

Recent research into the workings of our brain has stirred the debate with respect to intuitive decision making versus rational decision making. How much we should rely on intuition when making difficult decisions? In his book, The Power of Intuition, Gary Klein suggests that 90 percent of critical decisions are made using our intuition. 


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What makes a brilliant project leader?

What makes a brilliant project leader? | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

What makes a brilliant project leader? I spoke to Mike Clayton, author of Brilliant Project Leader, about the key skills and talents of people who make excellent project leaders. This is what he had to say.


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The Selfish Meme-Twitter, dopamine, and the evolutionary advantages of talking about oneself

The Selfish Meme-Twitter, dopamine, and the evolutionary advantages of talking about oneself | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

This spring, a couple of neuroscience researchers at Harvard published a study that finally explained why we like to talk about ourselves so much: sharing our thoughts, it turns out, activates the brain’s reward system. As if to demonstrate the thesis, journalists and bloggers promptly seized the occasion to share their own thoughts about the study, often at a considerable cost to accuracy. “Oversharing on Facebook as Satisfying as Sex?” the Web site for the Today show asked.

 


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CCAA - Crash Course Cultureel Ondernemerschap

CCAA - Crash Course Cultureel Ondernemerschap | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

Dit najaar organiseert binoq een crash course cultureel ondernemerschap. Deze training is bedoeld voor managers en leidinggevenden (zowel zakelijk als artistiek) in de cultuursector, die op zoek zijn naar concrete handvatten op het gebied van ondernemerschap en leiderschap.

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IKEA Catalog Photoshop Controversy Spawns New Internet Photo Meme

IKEA Catalog Photoshop Controversy Spawns New Internet Photo Meme | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
IKEA received a lot of bad press around the world earlier this week after it came to light that the company had Photoshopped the women out of its Saudia Arabian catalog. The company has since apologiz...
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In 2012 IKEA received a lot of bad press around the world after it was brought to the publics attention that the company had photoshopped women out of its Saudia Arabian catalog. This IKEA catalog photoshop controversy spawns a new Internet photo meme. Despite the fact that the company has apologized, the Internet is most definitely not ready to let the story die down. The new photo meme that has been brought about from this controversy was called I(KEA) Got 99 Problems but a B**CH Aint One! This reference came from Jay-Z's song 99 Problems. This photo meme involves taking photographs that are well-known, and replacing the women in the photos with IKEA products. This creationg of the photo meme was the Internet's way of getting back at the company even though they did apologize for what they did.

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Hacking Society (and Learning How to Fix It)

Hacking Society (and Learning How to Fix It) | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

"More and more people are trying to balance money, an inevitable need, with fun, creative and cultural expression, sense of community and meaning. They strive towards a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle and ultimately a more human existence.

 

But apart from these people, who will promote the resilient enterprises of the future, the ones that include social impact, changemaking and economic sustainability in their budget?

 

Who are these future leaders who work to create their own existential balance between research, curiosity and productivity? How will they be recognized as such?

 

What they share is definitely a Hacker Mindset, the curiosity to understand and investigate new solutions..."


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'It Has To Feel Right': Jason Pearson Draws Mental Health, Quantum Physics And T&A [Art] - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews

'It Has To Feel Right': Jason Pearson Draws Mental Health, Quantum Physics And T&A [Art] - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
Best known to comics readers for his many covers for Marvel's Deadpool and for his creator-owned series Body Bags (first published by Dark Horse an...

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Off the street: art for all? - Blog - ABC Arts

Off the street: art for all? - Blog - ABC Arts | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
Adrian Doyle, artist and co-founder of Melbourne Street Art Tours, reckons Melbourne is the best place in the world to see street art. Facter, also a Melbourne-based street artist and editor of webzine Invurt, agrees: “I do believe that there is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind, globally, of those who follows street art, that Melbourne is one of the very top destinations, anywhere – it’s not just valid, it is fact,”

Early this year, Christa Larwood, writing for BBC travel, claimed that Melbourne has emerged as an unlikely leader in urban art, and is now compared with Berlin, New York and Sao Paolo, attracting “urban art A-listers like Blek le Rat (the Parisian “godfather of the stencil”) and Banksy.”

Melbourne’s street art is marketed as a tourist attraction, a must-see for Lonely Planet backpackers. But not everyone is enamoured with street art. For many, there is little difference between graffiti (tagging) and street art of value.

 


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Gendership Beyond Politics: A Universal Force For Change

Gendership Beyond Politics: A Universal Force For Change | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

If you’ve been hanging out wondering who will win the battle to make the War on Women (WoW) their election year issue, you’re probably still waiting...

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5+ Best Welcome Landing Pages

5+ Best Welcome Landing Pages | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
As everyone knows, if your website has a great welcome landing page you have a good chance to keep your visitors on your website. The general goal of a landing page is to convert site visitors into sales leads.
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Innovation Excellence | Top 50 Innovation Tweeters of 2012

Innovation Excellence | Top 50 Innovation Tweeters of 2012 | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
We thought it would be a fun summer activity to pull together a list of the top innovation personalities and information sharers on twitter.
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