Cynthia E. Smith

Fall in Toronto


Design for the Other 90% opens in Toronto, Canada at Ontario College of Art and Design’s Professional Gallery October 4, 2008 through January 25, 2009. 
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, developing countries, affordable, solutions, problem solving, Toronto, Ontario College of Art and Design, OCAD, Professional Gallery, Canada, Design Exchange, public programs

Virtual Marketplace


World Bank’s Development Marketplace has started a blog to exchange and expand knowledge about innovation and social entrepreneurship for early stage development around the world.
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Designer of the Year: Campana Brothers


Brazilian designers Humberto and Fernando Campana will receive the prestigious Designer of the Year Award at this year’s Design Miami.
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50 Books / 50 Covers


The Design for the Other 90% exhibition catalogue has been selected by American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) as one of the one hundred outstanding book and book cover designs produced in 2007. 
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Mobilizing Resources


The majority of India’s poor still live in rural villages, while the many living in the urban areas have increasing purchasing power.
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Straw and Earth


An energy-efficient straw bale house is being built on the Mall, across the street from the US Capitol. Natural builders from around the country converged on Washington DC to construct the straw shelter and a bamboo shade structure. 
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Summer in Minneapolis


Design for the Other 90% reopens at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 24 and will be there right through the summer until September 7, 2008. The design solutions will be displayed within several second generation larger Global Village Shelters in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one of the largest urban sculpture parks in the United States.
Design for the Other 90%, traveling exhibition, developing countries, problem solving, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, summer, 2008, Global Village Shelters, Display, Sculpture Garden, free, anniversary, celebration

Design for the Other 90% Wins


For the second year in a row Cooper-Hewitt wins a Webby, the “oscars” of the internet! Congratulations to our very talented web creator, William Berry, for his amazing work.
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Out of Poverty


International Development Enterprises’ founder Paul Polak has just released his much anticipated book Out of Poverty, What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail. Based on his 25 years of experience he tells why traditional poverty eradication programs have fallen short and how his alternative approach works.
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Voûte Nubienne Affordable Housing


In sub-Saharan Africa, traditional building techniques are no longer feasible; due to increased deforestation use of timber for roofing and posts is not viable
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