Tagged: sustainability

Bjarke Ingels: An Architect For A Moment Or An Era? 0

Listen to Bjarke Ingels’ “An Architect For A Moment Or An Era?” interview for NPR

In a business that’s often poorly paid and anonymous, 39-year-old Bjarke Ingels has become something rare, especially at his age: a “starchitect” in demand. Now, the Danish architect, who has museums, apartment buildings and parks around the world, is taking his talents to New York City […]

Mobile Payments Startup joins group run by the UN and Bill Clinton 0

Information Technology in Brazil: Startup joins group run by the UN and Bill Clinton

The startup PagPop –creator of a system that allows Hairdressers, hot dog vendors and other small entrepreneurs to receive payments by credit card on smartphones — has joined the Business Call to Action, a group of companies that develop business models focused on solving Millennium goals […]

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Eco Design Fair: Showcasing innovation and sustainable design in Shanghai

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Eco Design Fair will bring to Shanghai’s South Bund a full day of exhibits and activities for visitors to learn about green and healthy living, and seeking earth-friendly alternatives in fashion, food, energy, transportation, wellness, home, gardening, finance and more […]

Watch Graham Hill’s “Less stuff, more happiness” talk at TED 0

Watch Graham Hill’s “Less stuff, more happiness” talk at TED

Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life […]

Watch Autodesk’s “Introduction to Design for Lifetime” video 0

Watch Autodesk’s “Introduction to Design for Lifetime” video

As part of their Sustainability Workshop series, Autodesk’s Introduction to Design for Lifetime video clearly and visually explains the factors we need to consider when introducing new products. It recognizes that some products should be made to last a long time, others should live shorter lives, and that there’s a grey area of products in between that are not so easy to classify; but the one thing they all need to share is a good “end-of-life” strategy […]

Watch Alex Steffen’s “The shareable future of cities” talk at TED 0

Watch Alex Steffen’s “The shareable future of cities” talk at TED

How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need — while reducing the time we spend in cars […]

Watch highlights from “Reimagining Manufacturing: The Technologies Driving the New Industrial Revolution” during Autodesk [IDEAS] The Innovation + Design Series 0

Watch highlights from “Reimagining Manufacturing: The Technologies Driving the New Industrial Revolution” during Autodesk [IDEAS] The Innovation + Design Series

As concepts like mass-customization, personal manufacturing, and the Maker movement go mainstream, a new set of questions is forming about what this manufacturing transformation really means […]