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32 Imaginative And Beautifully Designed Maps- Hannah Wasserman posted a LEARN in Design, Art and Maps
I’m a big fan of the United States Bookshelf. What’s your favorite?
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13. Topographical Lego map of NYC by JR Schmidt

32 Imaginative And Beautifully Designed Maps
Hannah Wasserman posted a LEARN in Design, Art and Maps

I’m a big fan of the United States Bookshelf. What’s your favorite?

See the full list on buzzfeed

13. Topographical Lego map of NYC by JR Schmidt

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Today’s desk-side reading/inspiration/motivation/procrastination @hansulrichobrist #theGOODlibrary #GOODreferences #neonorangeisalwaysawesome

Today’s desk-side reading/inspiration/motivation/procrastination @hansulrichobrist #theGOODlibrary #GOODreferences #neonorangeisalwaysawesome

Cities don’t always respond effectively to the needs of their communities. Frequently, those needs get encumbered by red tape. As a result, technology is evolving to create more fluid communication between the people and the polity, and IBM is betting that it won’t be long before you’ll notice it. By 2017, there’s expected to be more than three billion smart phones in the world, opening up cities to people like never before. Check out the video here. 
Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse.

Cities don’t always respond effectively to the needs of their communities. Frequently, those needs get encumbered by red tape. As a result, technology is evolving to create more fluid communication between the people and the polity, and IBM is betting that it won’t be long before you’ll notice it. By 2017, there’s expected to be more than three billion smart phones in the world, opening up cities to people like never before. Check out the video here. 

Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse.

‘WarkaWater’ is a 9 m tall structure (30 foot) bamboo framework. Inside the hanging fabric and spanned in tension inside capable to collect potable water from the air by condensation. The lightweight structure is designed with parametric computing, but can be built with local skills and materials by the village inhabitants without the aid of special machinery.
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Posted by GOOD Community member Murtaza Baker.

‘WarkaWater’ is a 9 m tall structure (30 foot) bamboo framework. Inside the hanging fabric and spanned in tension inside capable to collect potable water from the air by condensation. The lightweight structure is designed with parametric computing, but can be built with local skills and materials by the village inhabitants without the aid of special machinery.

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Posted by GOOD Community member Murtaza Baker.

Celebrating Nelson Mandela: Master of South Africa’s Fate

My first image of Nelson Mandela took the shape of an illegal portrait, spray-painted on a concrete wall surrounding a rugby field in George, South Africa.
The year was 1984, I was eight years old and South Africa was the pariah of the world. State President PW Botha was a year away from delivering the infamous “Rubicon” address, and Nelson Mandela faced another six years as prisoner of the South African government…
It’s quite extraordinary to reflect on that moment now, as the South Africa that I was born in has changed beyond recognition…
…Madiba, as he if affectionately known, has been an absolute inspiration to all South Africans. From the moment of his release, he demonstrated no obvious bitterness and has shown a willingness to forgive that is simply extraordinary. He undoubtedly helped to defuse or avert a civil war and channeled his energies towards reconciliation and building a better future for the country of his birth. South Africa now boasts arguably the most liberal and forward-thinking constitution on the planet. This is largely thanks to Madiba.
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GOOD community member, Bruce Good, wrote in Global Development and Global Citizenship
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Celebrating Nelson Mandela: Master of South Africa’s Fate

My first image of Nelson Mandela took the shape of an illegal portrait, spray-painted on a concrete wall surrounding a rugby field in George, South Africa.

The year was 1984, I was eight years old and South Africa was the pariah of the world. State President PW Botha was a year away from delivering the infamous “Rubicon” address, and Nelson Mandela faced another six years as prisoner of the South African government…

It’s quite extraordinary to reflect on that moment now, as the South Africa that I was born in has changed beyond recognition…

…Madiba, as he if affectionately known, has been an absolute inspiration to all South Africans. From the moment of his release, he demonstrated no obvious bitterness and has shown a willingness to forgive that is simply extraordinary. He undoubtedly helped to defuse or avert a civil war and channeled his energies towards reconciliation and building a better future for the country of his birth. South Africa now boasts arguably the most liberal and forward-thinking constitution on the planet. This is largely thanks to Madiba.

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GOOD community member, Bruce Good, wrote in Global Development and Global Citizenship

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It’s Not Rocket Science: Students Need Clean Drinking Water

Studies have shown more than 40 percent of children and adolescents are drinking at least one sugar-sweetened beverage per day.  With increasingly high rates of childhood obesity in the U.S., experts are pointing to sugary beverages as the primary driver. So, it’s no wonder the rocket scientist in the video above feels compelled to invent a portable filtration system to put in children’s lunch bags as a safe alternative to soda.

Health happens in schools through a number of ways and it doesn’t take rocket science to find simple, creative solutions to improve the health of our schools

Together we can start with a simple task like making water more available in schools

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GOOD Community member Jackie Ramirez wrote in Health, Culture and Education 

Our Friends At AbleMade Create Exclusive Products Made To Fund Social Impact Projects

Collaboration = power. We’re asking you to collaborate with us and help fund Able Made’s first 2014 collection in time for Valentines Day. Each piece in the line will fund a specific social impact project. Our beautifully designed, exclusive products are made by amazing designers and brands, and fund charitable projects around the globe. 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to produce Able Made’s upcoming 2014 collection and help promote it through spring. Become an Able Made Producer and get amazing perks for contributing!

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GOOD Community member Suzanne McKenzie wrote in Giving Tuesday and Fashion

Infographic: The Rise of Millennials Living at Home

A recent Pew Research analysis found that 21.6 million America’s young people—that’s 36 percent of Millennials (loosely categorized as those between the ages of 18 to 31)—live with their parents at home. With the highest percentage in at least four decades, the study attributed the rise to three major factors: declining employment, rising college enrollment, and declines in marriage rate. Click above to see how the changing trends in our society and economy are changing opportunities for Millennials.
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GOOD Community members Elisa Huang and Tyler Hoehne contributed in Culture, Living and Economy

Infographic: The Rise of Millennials Living at Home

A recent Pew Research analysis found that 21.6 million America’s young people—that’s 36 percent of Millennials (loosely categorized as those between the ages of 18 to 31)—live with their parents at home. With the highest percentage in at least four decades, the study attributed the rise to three major factors: declining employment, rising college enrollment, and declines in marriage rate. Click above to see how the changing trends in our society and economy are changing opportunities for Millennials.

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GOOD Community members Elisa Huang and Tyler Hoehne contributed in Culture, Living and Economy

Interactive Infographic: 11 Controversial Health Innovations (That We’re Still Talking About)

From pasteurization to deet, the world has seen many health innovations that have inarguably saved lives, reduced illness, and prevented severe outbreaks. Yet whether due to unforeseen consequences, changing moral or cultural attitudes, or environmental concerns, many of these innovations have become sources of controversy and debate today.
Back in September, we launched the GOOD Pioneers of Health Challenge in search of the most creative and innovative leaders in health work across the African continent. The response we got was amazing—and diverse. Health innovation continues to highlight radical people with radical solutions to major global issues. 
This is a short list of some of the issues we’ve found ourselves talking about with friends, family, and colleagues. We know there are dozens more that we could include. So tell us: What health innovations are you talking about?


GOOD Community members Jessica Rivera and Tyler Hoehne contributed in Health, Environment and Infographics

Interactive Infographic: 11 Controversial Health Innovations (That We’re Still Talking About)

From pasteurization to deet, the world has seen many health innovations that have inarguably saved lives, reduced illness, and prevented severe outbreaks. Yet whether due to unforeseen consequences, changing moral or cultural attitudes, or environmental concerns, many of these innovations have become sources of controversy and debate today.

Back in September, we launched the GOOD Pioneers of Health Challenge in search of the most creative and innovative leaders in health work across the African continent. The response we got was amazing—and diverse. Health innovation continues to highlight radical people with radical solutions to major global issues. 

This is a short list of some of the issues we’ve found ourselves talking about with friends, family, and colleagues. We know there are dozens more that we could include. So tell us: What health innovations are you talking about?

GOOD Community members Jessica Rivera and Tyler Hoehne contributed in Health, Environment and Infographics

Use GOOD Spots to Find and Share the Best Small Businesses

We’re excited to announce the launch of GOOD Spots, an interactive map for the GOOD community to share and find the best small companies. So whether you want to try a new coffee shop, or have one you think is worth raving about, we want you to join us in celebrating local businesses. It’s easy to search and share by location, category and name to find and spread the word about small businesses in your area—or even the next place you plan to visit.
Join us on GOOD Spots and help us find and support the small businesses that everyone should know about.

Posted by GOOD Community member Emily Howard in Business, Community and Infographics

Use GOOD Spots to Find and Share the Best Small Businesses

We’re excited to announce the launch of GOOD Spots, an interactive map for the GOOD community to share and find the best small companies. So whether you want to try a new coffee shop, or have one you think is worth raving about, we want you to join us in celebrating local businesses. It’s easy to search and share by location, category and name to find and spread the word about small businesses in your area—or even the next place you plan to visit.

Join us on GOOD Spots and help us find and support the small businesses that everyone should know about.

Posted by GOOD Community member Emily Howard in Business, Community and Infographics


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CONTEST TIME! Show us how the arts have restored your neighborhood + you could win an Arts ReSTORE LA prize pack! Just tweet or Instagram with #artsrestore to be entered to win. Deadline to enter is Nov 8 + winner will be announced at a reception on Nov 16 at 7:00pm at 1056 Westwood Blvd! More info on Arts ReSTORE at artsrestore.la by hammer_museum http://ift.tt/HjNm9j

la2050:

CONTEST TIME! Show us how the arts have restored your neighborhood + you could win an Arts ReSTORE LA prize pack! Just tweet or Instagram with #artsrestore to be entered to win. Deadline to enter is Nov 8 + winner will be announced at a reception on Nov 16 at 7:00pm at 1056 Westwood Blvd! More info on Arts ReSTORE at artsrestore.la by hammer_museum http://ift.tt/HjNm9j