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Design Exchanges


Design with the Other 90%: CITIES exhibition opened last week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to large crowds and international press. The exhibition’s location provides a unique opportunity to connect numerous stakeholders, including design professionals, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, academics, those in the public and private sector, and the general public.
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Design with the Other 90%: CITIES


The first exhibition in this series, Design for the Other 90%, sparked an international dialogue about how design could improve the lives of poor and marginalized communities around the world. Professional designers traditionally focused on 10% of the world’s population, but that has dramatically changed in this new millennium.
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New York, Sustainable City - Who Knew?


You may be surprised to learn that New York City is one of the most energy-efficient places in the United States, consuming a quarter of the national average in energy consumption and emitting a quarter of the national average of carbon dioxide, according to Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
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MIT's CityCar and the Future of Uncertain


Just what, exactly, is MIT’s CityCar? It is a car, yes, and a tiny one at that. It looks a bit like a jellybean and it’s stackable, like a grocery cart.
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City Views


Preparation for the next exhibition in the Design for the Other 90% program series brought me to numerous informal communities in mega-cities throughout Southeast Asia. 
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Social Changemakers


Join in a Twitter-based Social Entrepreneurship Chat organized by Ashoka. The real time discussions on social entrepreneurship issues take place the 1st Wed of the month, 4-6PM US Eastern Time.
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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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