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Celebrate Neighborday on April 27 | Neighboring on GOOD

Celebrate Neighborday on April 27 | Neighboring on GOOD | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
It’s crazy how few of us know our neighbors: their names, their phone numbers, what they’re about. The explosion of online "social" networking has only made it easier to avoid face-to-face contact in the real world.
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I remember the days when a neighborhood meant more than just a group of people living on the same block. It was a community of people whereby no one was treated any less than another and everyone called everyone by their first name, celebrated together, cried together and shared together...IN PERSON!

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Brother Could You Spare a Pint? Redesigning Blood Donation

Brother Could You Spare a Pint? Redesigning Blood Donation | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Brother Could You Spare a Pint? Redesigning Blood Donation

 

How can the experience of blood donation be redesigned? In the U.K., where I live, only 4 percent of eligible people donate, despite great need. For our final project in ‘Innovation Design Engineering,' a double graduate degree at The Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, Dan McLaughlin, James Wright, Zhanling Feng and I embarked on a mission to re-imagine the future of mobile blood donation in the U.K. and subsequently the WORLD.
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It's a pint but not of beer...it's blood but not for Dracula!

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Density, Neighborliness, and the Concentrated

Density, Neighborliness, and the Concentrated | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

When I think about neighbors, I think about density. That's likely because my work includes occasionally travelling the world talking about great city-building, including what I call "density done well."

 

I discuss all the public interest benefits of smart densification in cities, designing for more people on less land using less resources, from lowering our carbon footprint and increasing our energy resiliency, to making walking, biking and transit more inviting, improving our public health, and avoiding the bankrupting economic costs of sprawl.

 

However, my favorite way of thinking about density is by looking at people. Putting more people together in beautifully designed neighborhoods and places, supports everything that makes us human, from creativity, tolerance, and happiness—to even sexiness!

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Neighborliness...a real human connection...not a thing of the past!

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Life is Full of Surprises...

Life is Full of Surprises... | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
...with a little craziness tossed into the mix! Which is your favorite?
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Awesome People and Amazing Animals: What a trip!

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Awesome People and Amazing Animals: What a trip!