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Information to enhance and create ‘environments’ with short and long term generational goals that benefit and strengthen the human-nature interdependence. I call it the human element.
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Stunning Skyscraper Would Use Lightning For Electricity

Stunning Skyscraper Would Use Lightning For Electricity | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
From Inhabitat: Taking a cue from good ol' Ben Franklin, this electrifying tower design would harness bolts of lighting to smash molecules of water into hydrogen and oxygen.

 

Could this be a future energy structure? Possibly. Just need to perfect nanotech and make it financily viable.

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c_life: City as a Living Factory of Ecology – Urban Times

c_life: City as a Living Factory of Ecology – Urban Times | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
In the face of climate change, it is essential to make our cities more resilient and environmentally friendly.
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Reimagining Capitalism—as Principled, Patient, and Truly Social | Management Innovation eXchange

Reimagining Capitalism—as Principled, Patient, and Truly Social | Management Innovation eXchange | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century.
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50 Laboratories of Opportunity

50 Laboratories of Opportunity | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
One thing that the Chinese do quite well — and that the U.S. could learn from — is to test policy proposals before rolling them out nationally.
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TED 2012: 10 innovations that could help shape a better world

TED 2012: 10 innovations that could help shape a better world | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A week before our own TEDxObserver event, the annual TED festival in California unleashed another collection of ideas, from how to transform medicine to why we should learn to be alone...
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Design is Marketing

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Everywhere you turn, people are talking about design. It’s been hailed as the core ingredient to the success of everything from ad campaigns, to products, to entire companies.
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Richard Branson on Decision-Making For Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson on Decision-Making For Entrepreneurs | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The British billionaire talks about how he makes tough choices.
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7 bold urban projects to watch in 2012 | SmartPlanet

7 bold urban projects to watch in 2012 | SmartPlanet | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Cities struggled financially in 2011, but that doesn’t mean big urban projects aren’t on the way.
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From Sinkhole to Stimulus: Fixing Our Water Systems Will Get Jobs Flowing | OnEarth Magazine

From Sinkhole to Stimulus: Fixing Our Water Systems Will Get Jobs Flowing | OnEarth Magazine | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Much ink has been spilled on the deplorable state of the nation’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure -- and the terrifying sums ($390 billion according to the sometimes-hyperbolic American Society of Civil Engineers) it will take to remedy the situation. The EPA estimates $188 billion is necessary to manage stormwater and preserve water quality nationwide.

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Amid drought, water desalination gets attractive | CanadianBusiness.com

Amid drought, water desalination gets attractive | CanadianBusiness.com | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Amid drought, water desalination gets attractive...
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How to Encourage Innovation In Government | Governing People

How to Encourage Innovation In Government | Governing People | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Lego Ballista 3 The other day I was urging that we do something or other and got the response: "You're so cutting-edge." It wasn't a compliment.
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Landfills: From Beast to Beauty

Landfills: From Beast to Beauty | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Turning dumps to destinations says a lot about a municipality’s commitment to the local environment and approach to handling trash. 

 

This is a pratice that needs to be implemented around the world.  We throw away too many resources that have tremendous value.

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MIT to build online education platform - The Tech

MIT to build online education platform - The Tech | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
MIT is developing an online educational platform that will be open-source, largely free, and let users outside of MIT earn certificates for completing Institute-caliber courses online. 

 

The future of education is on the way!

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Italy's Ferrari of the railways gets off to a flying start

Italy's Ferrari of the railways gets off to a flying start | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The new Italo – the first privately operated high-speed train in Europe – is a train like no other, claims Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, chairman of Ferrari and boss of NTV, the firm challenging the state service...
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Ancient Green Building Innovations

Ancient Green Building Innovations | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The most sustainable vision may end up being the simplest one. We discuss what can be learned from traditional technologies.
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Structuring Environmental Management Choices - Structured Decision Making: A Practical Guide to Environmental Management Choices - Gregory - Wiley Online Library

Structuring Environmental Management Choices - Structured Decision Making: A Practical Guide to Environmental Management Choices - Gregory - Wiley Online Library | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

This is a great new book on decision making in organizations: Structuring Environmental Management Choices. It focuses on the triple bottom line.

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A Jobs Compact for America's Future

A Jobs Compact for America's Future | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Without a well-trained, well-paid, continuously improving workforce the United States cannot compete with other nations effectively—and won’t be able to sustain high and rising living standards.

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What Intersections Would Look Like in a World of Driverless Cars

What Intersections Would Look Like in a World of Driverless Cars | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Imagining a future without lights and stop signs.
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Innovation in government: Indonesia and Colombia - McKinsey Quarterly - Public Sector - Management

Innovation in government: Indonesia and Colombia - McKinsey Quarterly - Public Sector - Management | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
To become more responsive and effective, governments are experimenting with the way they monitor services (Indonesia) and work with the private sector to expand the economy (Colombia). A McKinsey Quarterly Public Sector article.
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The Next Smart Sustainability Idea: A Net Positive Impact Business | Partager sur LinkedIn

The Next Smart Sustainability Idea: A Net Positive Impact Business | Partager sur LinkedIn | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

If you've have heard about Reinventing Fire, Rocky Mountain Institute's roadmap for a secure, renewable energy future, and are like almost everyone with whom I have talked about it, you wonder where to start.

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Australian farmer revolutionizes water-turbine technology | SmartPlanet

Australian farmer revolutionizes water-turbine technology | SmartPlanet | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
MELBOURNE — Farmer and inventor Fred Sundermann has developed a breakthrough water turbine.
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Success through cooperation : Nature News & Comment

Success through cooperation : Nature News & Comment | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Anders Ekblom, head of science and integration at AstraZeneca, explains that the future of drug discovery lies in 'predictive innovation'.
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EPA offers free apps to check air quality, UV index – - CNN.com Blogs

EPA offers free apps to check air quality, UV index – - CNN.com Blogs | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

If you wanted to know the air quality Monday morning in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (good), Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (moderate), or Modesto, California. (unhealthy for sensitive groups), a new smart phone app from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could have helped.

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Hitting the Sweet Spot of Employees, Innovation & Sustainability

Hitting the Sweet Spot of Employees, Innovation & Sustainability | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Tapping in to the massive -- and often wasted -- resource of employee ideas can provide a win-win-win -- increasing employees' job satisfaction, saving money and reducing your environmental impacts.
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How to Leverage Collaboration to Make Your Business Thrive

How to Leverage Collaboration to Make Your Business Thrive | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Here are some tips for restructuring challenge campaigns to make them more successful.

A good article on how to let collaboration thrive in your organization.

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