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Co-opting Guerilla Art for Good – Next American City

Co-opting Guerilla Art for Good – Next American City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Can street art catalyze investment in long-overlooked corner of Baltimore?
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An Urban Garden for Your Bus Stop

An Urban Garden for Your Bus Stop | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A London guerrilla gardening project aims to plant food up and down a city bus line.
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Why we shouldn't be talking about embedding sustainability

Why we shouldn't be talking about embedding sustainability | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I hold my hands up. I have used the phrase ‘embedding sustainability’ myself. Most recently on the cover of the publication ...
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From Tweet to Street: Anti-Poverty Campaign Takes Supporters' Messages to Camp David - News - GOOD

From Tweet to Street: Anti-Poverty Campaign Takes Supporters' Messages to Camp David - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A robotic activist lobbies world leaders to take action against global poverty with tweets painted on the pavement.
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Good Eats: Meals With A Mission Makes Charity Intimate, Tasty

Good Eats: Meals With A Mission Makes Charity Intimate, Tasty | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Gala dinners are too big. How about a smaller donation pool over a home-cooked meal?
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Connecting The Dots: The Clean Energy Solutions Center Is Making A Difference For Policymakers

Connecting The Dots: The Clean Energy Solutions Center Is Making A Difference For Policymakers | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
by Adam James Ever hear the one about the Icelandic geothermal systems engineer and the Kenyan project developer who walk into a bar? As interesting this meeting might be, it’s unlikely to happen anywhere but in a bad renewable energy joke.
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Pollution May Be the Cause of Earth’s Expanding Tropical Belt

Pollution May Be the Cause of Earth’s Expanding Tropical Belt | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A wider tropics may also get drier, with unknown consequences.
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Annular Eclipse Hits U.S. Sunday: Scientific American Podcast

Annular Eclipse Hits U.S. Sunday: Scientific American Podcast | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Lucky sky-watchers in the western U.S. are in for a treat Sunday: an annular eclipse.

That’s when the Earth and moon's relative orbital positions leave the moon too small to completely cover the sun, from our point of view. The result is a black disk encircled by a brilliant ring of fire. It’s the first time since 1994 that an annular eclipse will hit the mainland U.S.

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The Secret to Tokyo's Rail Success

The Secret to Tokyo's Rail Success | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Fares are nice, but real estate and retail holdings are the main reasons why its private rail companies profit.
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More Effective Aid: the G8’s Approach to Food Security

More Effective Aid: the G8’s Approach to Food Security | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In light of the G-8 summit's focus on food security, David Gartner aruges that key governance structures have not yet adopted the best practices from earlier G-8 initiatives in fields such as global health.
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"A Breakthrough Opportunity for Global Health" by Joseph E. Stiglitz | Project Syndicate

"A Breakthrough Opportunity for Global Health" by Joseph E. Stiglitz | Project Syndicate | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Every year, millions of people die from preventable and treatable diseases, especially in poor countries.
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In New Orleans, Net-Zero Energy Homes Go on the Market - Environment - GOOD

In New Orleans, Net-Zero Energy Homes Go on the Market - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
More than five years ago, Global Green USA started working to help New Orleans build back greener.
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Planning for Public Health – Next American City

Planning for Public Health – Next American City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Whether it’s a question of commuting or of parks, transportation and planning professionals make decisions that affect travel and open spaces every day. An argument for why we should view these decisions as public health decisions.
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How Metropolitan Regions Can Win Friends and Influence Economies

How Metropolitan Regions Can Win Friends and Influence Economies | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In an essay for Next American City, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley highlight ways metropolitan areas can effectively share expertise.
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World Population 2050- a data sculpture

World Population 2050- a data sculpture | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Countries´population at Year 2050: See the future population levels in this innovative DataSculpture (as column heights). Until 2050, India is expected to become the most populous country, surpassing China.
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GOOD Maker Challenge: How Would You Use Storytelling to Improve your Community? - GOOD Projects - GOOD

GOOD Maker Challenge: How Would You Use Storytelling to Improve your Community? - GOOD Projects - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
How would you use $3,000 towards uniting and improving your community through storytelling?
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Key Tax System Concepts, Explained

Key Tax System Concepts, Explained | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
With lawmakers likely to debate tax policy later this year, discussion about marginal tax rates is increasing.
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Americans still support environmental protection, thank you

Americans still support environmental protection, thank you | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Conservatives take note: A new poll shows a decisive majority of Americans believe protecting the environment is good for the economy.
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'Glorious Nation' Where Apples Originated

'Glorious Nation' Where Apples Originated | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Nearly every child has bitten into a crabapple (left) at some point and spit it back out--yuck!
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The Other Half of the Battle: Obama, the G8 and Food Security in Africa

The Other Half of the Battle: Obama, the G8 and Food Security in Africa | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Mwangi Kimenyi and Witney Schneidman discuss the Obama administration's phase two rollout of the food security initiative, Feed the Future.
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The Urban Premium: Walk Score Linked to Housing Prices | Streetsblog.net

The Urban Premium: Walk Score Linked to Housing Prices | Streetsblog.net | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

I tested the impact of Walk Score on median house prices controlling for household income, unemployment, and cost of living. The sample includes 259 cities for which I had Walk Score data and Census data by Metropolitan Statistical Area for the other controls. The results suggest that for a one-point increase in Walk Score, we can expect a .5% increase in a cities’ median house price, and this result is statistically significant.

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Facebook Doesn't Need Your Money; Invest in Africa Instead - Business - GOOD

Facebook Doesn't Need Your Money; Invest in Africa Instead - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Facebook may be the rage, but a more productive investment awaits abroad, where demand for capital is far higher.
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