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The Venus Project

The Venus Project advocates an alternative vision for a sustainable new world civilization unlike any socio-economic system that has gone before. It calls for a straightforward redesign of a culture, in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt, and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but totally unacceptable.

www.thevenusproject.com

 

Your Street Challenge

The Your Street Challenge invites creative proposals for how an aspect of Cape Town street life can be enhanced through the power of design.

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Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities

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.

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Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky

New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.

www.thehighline.org

Rachel Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself?

Venice, Italy is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to  outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make  architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material  that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.

Tomorrow’s Cities

A 15min informational film, inspiring people to integrate sustainable energy approaches into urban development. Designed for use with city officials in South African cities. Developed for Sustainable Energy Africa, a leading NGO in the field.

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