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A Clearer Definition for Smarter Smart Growth

A Clearer Definition for Smarter Smart Growth | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
As cities become more conscious of their environmental and social impact, smart growth has become a ubiquitous umbrella term for a slew of principles to which designers and planners are encouraged to adhere.

 

NewUrbanism.org has distributed 10 points that serve as guides to development that are similar to both AIA’s Local Leaders: Healthier Communities through Design and New York City’s Active Design Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Design.  Planners all appear to be on the same page in regards to the nature of future development.  But as Brittany Leigh Foster of Renew Lehigh Valley points out, these points tend to be vague; they tell us “what” but they do not tell us “how”.

10 Rules for Smarter Smart Growth by Bill Adams of UrbDeZine San Diego enumerates how to achieve the various design goals and principles that these various guides encourage.


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The emerging Dutch social enterprise sector - The Guardian

The emerging Dutch social enterprise sector - The Guardian | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
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Social impact has traditionally been a non-profit or governmental affair, so there is an inherent distrust of any entrepreneur who tackles a social mission with a business model.

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Impact x

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Big News on ImpactX. Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about ImpactX.
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Can MOOCs Become Part of Best Practices in Online Learning? | University Business Magazine

Can MOOCs Become Part of Best Practices in Online Learning? | University Business Magazine | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for higher education decision makers. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.

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INSPIRATIONAL YOUTH: 4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning

INSPIRATIONAL YOUTH: 4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
We ask four incredible youths: What do you think is the future of education. Adora Svitak, Kid President, Thomas Suarez, and Ying Ying Shang.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:29 PM

Do you love Kid President as much as we do? Do you want to know what he and other young changemakers believe the future of learning is? Check out thoughts from these young movers and shakers, as well as stories and perspectives from other young changmakers via Ashoka's Youth Venture and Empathy Initiatives.

Wise Leader™'s curator insight, March 15, 2013 7:16 AM

An inspiration to us all.

Open Road Teens's curator insight, January 26, 8:16 PM

These kids would love Open Road! Not just based in pedagogical theory but the actual experiences and opinions of young people...


“One of the most powerful shifts in the future of education will come from not only the tools at our disposal, but from an underutilized resource: the students whose voices have for too long been silent. We’re pushing for seats at the decision-making tables, empowering ourselves by shaping our own learning, and taking on activist roles both online and off. To me, this signals one of the most hopeful signs of the future of education — the shift from a top-down, learning-everything-from-the-authority-figure approach to an approach characterized by peer-to-peer learning, empowerment  and grassroots change.”

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Mobiliario urbano digital creado por los ciudadanos en NYC

Mobiliario urbano digital creado por los ciudadanos en NYC | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it

Adage recoge la noticia del concurso en el que se han seleccionado 6 ganadores que ahora serán sometidos a votación; una votación que se puede realizar a través de Facebook, haciendo el proyecto todavía más social.


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The Happiest Cities in the World [Infographic]

The Happiest Cities in the World [Infographic] | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it

Happiness is a fleeting commodity in reality, it comes and goes, but the perception of happiness is the real bottom-line driver for cities and their branding.


What makes urban dwellers happy? According to a 10,000 respondent, 20 country research effort from GfK Custom Research, it is a location-based perception: does your city offer you places to go that make you happy? Apparently, the perception-reality gap is what is really interesting the city governments. Happiness is a fleeting commodity in reality, it comes and goes, but the perception of happiness is the real bottom-line driver for cities and their branding.

The winning locations end up being quite obvious candidates; entertainment and cultural heavyweights, beautiful urban areas and laid-back lifestyles lead the march...

See more statistics and data at the infographic and article link.


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bancoideas's curator insight, March 4, 2013 9:51 AM

Ciudades felices y ciudades inteligentes son #ideas que siempre deben ir de la mano #smartcities, no te pierdas esta #inforgrafía

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Infographic: Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting

Infographic: Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it

Inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal article, Sustainable America has created the following infographic to show how food is wasted and lost around the world, and what can be done about it.


Food waste and food security are serious problems, but there are current solutions and ways you can help. Read on to learn more, and stay tuned for our next blog post, which will delve deeper into some of the points made by Lappe and Nierenberg in the Wall Street Journal piece.


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Insects are the solution, more than 1,000,000,000 people on the planet eat insects every day.
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Insects are the solution. Western people has to use to know that more than 1,000,000,000 people on the planet eat insects every day and they are the most effective food.

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WikiHouse / Open Source Construction Set

WikiHouse / Open Source Construction Set | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
WikiHouse is an open community construction set. Design, share, download and print CNC milled houses and components.

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Civic Labs: Connected Citizens

Civic Labs: Connected Citizens | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it

What if government was as convenient and personal as an app on your phone?

http://youtu.be/rkjRZr7lReE ;

 


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MAPPING THE CHANGE: Las ciudades inteligentes como auténticas "repúblicas" de datos

MAPPING THE CHANGE: Las ciudades inteligentes como auténticas "repúblicas" de datos | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
El coste de esta nueva socialidad es la decreciente voluntad ciudadana de interactuar con desconocidos en los entornos reales de la ciudad, enriqueciendo la alteridad digital a costa del empobrecimiento de las ....

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reinalina's curator insight, April 24, 2013 10:06 AM

Mapeando el cambio en cuidades inteligentes! no puedes perder esta info,

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No quieras ser emprendedor, simplemente, emprende: 10 ideas para empezar

No quieras ser emprendedor, simplemente, emprende: 10 ideas para empezar | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
Acabo de participar en el Foro Emprende 2012 organizado en Cáceres por la Consejería de Empleo y Empresa del Gobierno de Extremadura y mi intervención la titulé "No quieras ser emprendedor, simplem...
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America's Most Bikeable Neighborhoods

America's Most Bikeable Neighborhoods | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it

'In honor of Bike to Work Day, we pulled together a list of America's most bike-friendly neighborhoods.'

The neighborhood rankings below are based on the latest neighborhood-level data provided to us by Walk Score (Walk Score measures walkability, Bike Score measures bikeability).

 

Bike Score places neighborhoods and cities into four categories based on a 100-point score (ranked on bike lanes, hills, destinations and road connectivity, and bike commuting mode share): Biker's Paradise (90-10), Very Bikeable (70-89), Bikeable (50-69), and Somewhat Bikeable (0-49). The data here cover more than 7,000 neighborhoods across the United States and the table at the article link shows America's 25 most bikeable neighborhoods.


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Jim Gramata's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:37 PM

Bike the Drive this weekend in Chicago!

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.
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Manolo Chinato recita Ama, ama, ama y ensancha el alma

Manolo Chinato recita su famoso poema dado a conocer por Extremoduro con la canción de éstos de fondo.
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100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices and as the Mobile Web and ...
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Socius Ars's curator insight, April 14, 2013 10:00 PM

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Boso Studios's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:08 AM

Great tools for Non-profits >

Carmen Giordano's curator insight, August 26, 2013 5:41 AM

Very interesting!

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How Are We Preparing Students to Be Tomorrow's Innovators?

How Are We Preparing Students to Be Tomorrow's Innovators? | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
According to the just-released Gallup-HOPE index for 2012, developing a world-changing invention is an aspiration shared by 42 percent of youth in grades 5-12. That's good news.
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WHO'S MAKING CHANGE: Sugata Mitra, Social Innovator, Builds a School in the Cloud

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 13, 2013 5:13 PM

Ted Prize Winner, Sugata Mitra, hopes to design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together. Read more about Sugata Mitra’s plan here. 


At Ashoka we too believe that children, and all adults in society can be powerful makers and creators. As Sugata Mitra’s work shows, leading change starts with asking great questions. This “self-directed intellectual journey” is what we at Ashoka refer to as self permission.

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5 Steps for Transforming Student Passion into Social Action - Forbes

5 Steps for Transforming Student Passion into Social Action - Forbes | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
Student entrepreneurs at Changemaker Central, Arizona State University's social innovation hub.

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Are you an entrepreneur? Learn how great leaders inspire action – TED (S. Sinek)

Are you an entrepreneur? Learn how great leaders inspire action – TED (S. Sinek) | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
This is not a talk for people with great ideas. Ideas by themselves are not enough for new start ups to flourish or for an innovation to succeed. This is a talk for people with dreams. Dreams and p...

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Why Is 'Authenticity' So Central to Urban Culture?

Why Is 'Authenticity' So Central to Urban Culture? | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it

As Jane Jacobs has said, it is in the mix of the streets where cities get their unique character and retain their independence. Authenticity comes from living in the city, rather than above it.


The more alike our cities and neighborhoods become, the harder we try to seek out spaces, food, and clothes that affirm a sense of realness and rootedness. The more alike we become, the thirstier we are for perceived individuality. And in crowded cities, being an individual means being rooted in modern notions of authenticity...


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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, February 2, 2013 4:58 AM

Authenticity and Character. I have been talking a lot about this issues as a trend for some time and reinforce its importance for the next years.

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com

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a lot of insight in this piece...TY
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El 'boom' del consumo colaborativo

El 'boom' del consumo colaborativo | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
El boom del consumo colaborativo El universo del consumo colaborativo se expande día a día y en España tomó velocidad de crucero en 2012, a pesar de la crisis.

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How to Raise Entrepreneurial Kids

How to Raise Entrepreneurial Kids | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it
Five parenting tips to help your kids become leaders and entrepreneurs.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and trends from Entrepreneur.com....
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Guía incompleta para colaborar | ColaBoraBora

Guía incompleta para colaborar | ColaBoraBora | Semillas de Innovación Social | Scoop.it

Guía incompleta para colaborar | ColaBoraBora


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