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10 social innovation discoveries you should know about | Pioneers Post

10 social innovation discoveries you should know about | Pioneers Post | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

Kicking off a new 'Views of the World' series on Pioneers Post, Paula Woodman, social enterprise advisor at the British Council, uncovers a gargantuan social enterprise in India, discovers social entrepreneurs looking beyond tyranny in Myanmar, and...

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Revealed: The World's Leading Cities in Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective

Revealed: The World's Leading Cities in Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
(Vancouver, Canada, the overall winner in the category 'Best Green Building Policy', for its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan ) The most successful cities in the world at building sustainable urban environments have been recognised at the UN climate...
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Project for Public Spaces | Detroiters Work: The Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Regeneration of a Great American City

Project for Public Spaces | Detroiters Work: The Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Regeneration of a Great American City | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

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El reto de las transformaciones urbanas en América Latina

El reto de las transformaciones urbanas en América Latina | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
En la medida en que los centros urbanos de América Latina y el Caribe crecen en número y tamaño, estos enfrentan limitaciones en la disponibilidad, cantidad y calidad del suelo apto para urbanizar.
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Collection of e-papers on Collective Intelligence in ArXiv | Featured download | ecosistema urbano

Collection of e-papers on Collective Intelligence in ArXiv | Featured download | ecosistema urbano | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
A collection of research papers about collective intelligence, crowdsourcing, collaboration, collective decision making and related topics - PDF Downloads

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“Sit-able cities” might be even better than walkable ones

“Sit-able cities” might be even better than walkable ones | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Walkable cities are great. But once you get where you’re walking, you want to relax, right?

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How We Are Evolving With Our Technology

How We Are Evolving With Our Technology | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
PSFK Labs chats with Ayesha Khanna, director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, on how new technologies are changing the way we interact with our environment.

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Why Cycle Cities Are the Future

Why Cycle Cities Are the Future | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

The 2010 launch of the “Boris Bike” – London’s cycle hire scheme, was the clearest indication to date that cycling was no longer just for a minority, but a healthy, efficient and sustainable mode of transport that city planners wanted in their armoury.


There are now more than 8,000 Boris Bikes and 550+ docking stations in Central London. And the trend’s not anomalous to London: Wikipedia reports that there are 535 cycle-share schemes in 49 countries, employing more than half a million bikes worldwide.

However, the real question is: will cycling actually change the city?


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XPRIZE

XPRIZE | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity
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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.

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Top 25 Innovations in Government Awards - Ash Center

The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence in governance and strengthens democratic institutions worldwide.
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STEAM Carnival Intro Video (extended)

What is the STEAM Carnival? Learn more here: http://2bc.io/ks We're re-imagining the carnival to inspire young inventors in the fields of science, technology...

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Finland's Wuxi Theater: An Iconic Design that Harvests Rainwater

Finland's Wuxi Theater: An Iconic Design that Harvests Rainwater | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

Like the iconic waterfront Sydney Opera House, the Wuxi Grand Theatre, built by Finland’s PES-Architects, benefits from its location.


Located on a manmade peninsula, the theater is highly visible from all directions- a prime spot that provided the opportunity to construct an eye-catching roof that places the building in a direct dialogue with the city’s weather. Eight massive steel wings stretch out from the roof 50 meters high, adding a distinct sculptural element while reflecting direct sunlight, sheltering interior spaces from excessive heat. The slanted roof also works to harvest rainwater, taking advantage of the local climate and reducing the building’s impact on the environment.

Thousands of LED lights illuminate the aluminum wings; inside, the Main Auditorium is covered by over 15,000 bamboo blocks, capturing the local character while infusing a distinctly Finnish element in its forms and materials.

 

One year after its opening, the theater has seamlessly integrated its green terraces and lakeside landscape into the urban context and local culture...



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Betty Klug's curator insight, April 27, 2013 3:12 PM

We can save the world through education.  Expose your students to innovations around the world as starters for innovative student projects.

ParadigmGallery's curator insight, April 29, 2013 10:35 AM

A breathtaking setting and an award winning design.

 

"Evoking the character of a butterfly, eight massive steel wings stretch out from the roof 50 meters from the ground. While the wings add a distinct sculptural element to the crown of the theater, they reflect direct sunlight, sheltering interior spaces from excessive heat. The slanting of the roof wings also work to harvest rainwater, taking advantage of the local climate and reducing the building’s impact on the environment"


bravo....beautiful...PES Architects

Natalie Curtis's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:03 AM

I love the idea of Finnish architecture meeting in this locale to design this magnificent theater. Not only does the purpose of the architecture and the sustainability and environmental friendly aspects of this building speak for itself but the design of the life-like butterfly wings blends in gorgeously to it's surrounding landscape. The design and overall appearance can be appreciated at home and abroad and is a sight to behold, I'm sure. The inside is as equally as impressive as the outside- which has an interesting job of harvesting rainwater and regulating the amount of heat that may need to be reflected off of the building... which cuts down on energy usage. 

Impressive, PES Architects.

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Siete españolas, entre las mil empresas que más invierten en innovación

Siete españolas, entre las mil empresas que más invierten en innovación | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Siete empresas españolas participan en el ranking mundial de inversión en I+D 'Global Innovation 1000: Navegando en el Futuro Digital', realizado por la consultora Booz & Company, que incluye a las 1.000 empresas que mayor capital destinan a...
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“Hay que innovar en el servicio”, afirma Henry Chesbrough

“Hay que innovar en el servicio”, afirma Henry Chesbrough | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
El gurú de la innovación abierta resaltó la importancia de tener en cuenta al cliente.
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Financial innovation is the next big thing in clean energy and efficiency | SmartPlanet

Financial innovation is the next big thing in clean energy and efficiency | SmartPlanet | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
A new wave of investment in renewable energy and efficiency upgrades is being driven by innovation in finance — not in technology, policy or bus

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Ten Criteria for the Perfect New Product | Innovation Management

Ten Criteria for the Perfect New Product | Innovation Management | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

What a brilliant idea! That’s what a lot of people think after a new idea pops into their minds. Or it’s something someone says at the end of a wonderful ideation workshop where a team of colleagues has just brainstormed new concepts.

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"Réinventons l'école" : les meilleures conférences TED sur l'innovation pédagogique - Educpros

"Réinventons l'école" : les meilleures conférences TED sur l'innovation pédagogique - Educpros | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
VIDEO. Ken Robinson, Salman Khan, Sugata Mitra, Daphne Koller… Ces penseurs de l'éducation ont animé des conférences TED dans lesquelles ils s'attachent à donner ...

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Stephanie Moreau's curator insight, October 27, 2013 3:04 PM

les conférences les plus inspirantes

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How the Complete Streets Movement is Improving our Communities

How the Complete Streets Movement is Improving our Communities | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
To say my friend Barbara McCann is a bicycling enthusiast is more than an understatement.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:43 PM

As you go to the polls across America today, consider this.

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America's Best Bike Cities: 7. New York City | Bicycling Magazine

America's Best Bike Cities: 7. New York City | Bicycling Magazine | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Bicycling Magazine features bikes, bike gear, equipment reviews, training plans, bike maintenance how tos, and more, for cyclists of all levels.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:24 AM

Ah, another best-of list.  I'm sure we could write our list these days and be fairly accurate without magazines telling us what they think.  

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Developing the Demand Side | Social Enterprise World Forum

Developing the Demand Side | Social Enterprise World Forum | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
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openMontessori's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:00 PM

Montessori Presence is necessary at such forums.Three time Nobel Laureate Dr.Maria Montessori must have done something to impress the Nobel Committee.....think Canadians think.

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FutureFest

FutureFest | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Some of the planet’s most radical thinkers, makers and performers are gathering in East London this September to create an immersive experience of what the world will feel like over the next few decades.
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Hottest Technology Trends in Silicon Valley

Hottest Technology Trends in Silicon Valley | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

The past few weeks I have been researching hottest trends in the silicon valley and key trends & challenges in each sector. Here are the results presented as an infographic. I'm also writing on a

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Audacious thinking: agitate, dare to imagine the future

Audacious thinking: agitate, dare to imagine the future | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
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Social innovation is stepping in to help Denmark's exhausted welfare system

Social innovation is stepping in to help Denmark's exhausted welfare system | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

An inspiring enterprise which employs and empowers people with autism has already expanded to eight countries, explains Max Parknas

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