“Eighty percent of low income people have trouble obtaining legal representation or otherwise accessing the civil court system to protect their property, family, and livelihood.” (Brennan Center for Justice, New York University Law School). People with moderate incomes don’t do much better; a large majority represent themselves, get help from someone who isn’t a lawyer, or do nothing when faced with a legal problem. (American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services). As Margaret Hagan put it, visually: So What? Access To Justice & Technology: Everyone, Anytime, Anywhere | Expert Thinking @ Neota Logic
A car used to be the ultimate symbol of freedom and independence but increasingly consumers view ownership as an expense and a burden. Often considered the gateway to other forms of Collaborative Consumption, Car Sharing is becoming increasingly popular with its promise of personal convenience and social improvement. It is time to explore this new age where access is better than ownership. (That’s half the weight of the Golden Gate Bridge!)
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For a greener, fairer world! We forge alliances to end the world economy’s dependence on fossil fuels, to make development more resource-efficient, and to reform global agriculture. Future visions for the environment, climate, and energy The main issues here are the consequences of climate change, possible alternatives such as renewables, and an end to the use of nuclear power We need an ecological and social turnaround Discover the Böll Stiftung
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Public Access Design is CUP’s new series of projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them. Public Access Design projects are short, intensive collaborations of CUP, an artist or designer, and a community organization that is working to break down a complex policy or planning issue that affects its constituents. The collaboration results in a visual tool that meets an advocate’s organizing needs as they arise—getting information directly to communities where they are, and when they most need it. CUP: Public Access Design
Community Development Project CDP is pleased to share our newest report, Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient New York City Housing Authority Post-Sandy. The report, using data from 600 surveys, interviews and background research, reveals some of the major issues that NYCHA residents have faced since Hurricane Sandy, such as slow and inadequate repairs, malfunctioning boilers, mold and a lack of job opportunities. The report offers practical and effective solutions that the new NYCHA Chair and City leadership can use as a roadmap as they partner with community-based organizations to assess how to spend Sandy-related funds, revise NYCHA’s emergency procedures and consider broader NYCHA reforms.
The Top 20 Interactive Visualizations of 2013 Interactive websites are a great way to communicate visually. With modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, they now provide a nearly limitless multimedia canvas for designers, developers, journalists and animators to build interactive experiences. News organizations, non-profits, companies, and even ambitious individuals are producing incredible digital multimedia experiences as ways to get their message seen. Here are 20 of the best interactive projects we discovered on Visual.ly this year, in five categories: maps, visual reports, data explorers, timelines and scrollers. Maps are a great way to showcase data that has any sort of location associated with it. The best maps help show spatial patterns or trends.
Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart - Quartz These flows represent 75% of human migration from 2005-2010. (NB only flows over 50,000 are displayed.) Circos/ Krzywinski, M. et al.
is personal The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden discussions about economic policy to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security. To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America. EPI proposes policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers. EPI was founded by economists who felt that the story of the economy is best told through the lens of working people and their families: if they are suffering, the economy is suffering, no matter how high the stock market soars. This is why the Institute has always focused attention on trends in living standards, including employment, income growth, work hours, wage and benefit trends.
Inter-American Human Rights System The Inter-American System for the protection of human rights is one of the world’s three regional human rights protection mechanisms, and is responsible for monitoring and ensuring implementation of human rights guarantees throughout the 35 independent countries of the Americas. The descriptions and resources below detail the System’s mandate and opportunities for advocacy. Visit the News Room for articles on recent developments involving the Inter-American System. Resources for Advocates
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To Russia With Love Russia's anti-gay "propaganda law" assault on freedom of expression Russia's Parliament has backed a bill which outlaws the "propaganda of homosexuality among minors" in a move that will restrict fundamental human rights and is in breach of the country's international obligations to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from discrimination. The State Duma voted almost unanimously in favour of the controversial measure with only one parliamentarian against and another abstaining, during the first reading. The law would make the "promotion of homosexuality among minors" an administrative offence in federal law, with fines of up to 500,000 roubles (US$ 16,200). "This law is an attack on the right to freedom of expression," said David Diaz-Jogeix, Europe and Central Asia Programme Deputy Director at Amnesty International.
Circular visualization Circos is a software package for visualizing data and information . It visualizes data in a circular layout — this makes Circos ideal for exploring relationships between objects or positions. Introduction to Circos, Features and Uses // CIRCOS Circular Genome Data Visualization
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Dasani’s Fort Greene reaches deep into the last century. Her grandmother Joanie grew up in the Raymond V. Ingersoll Houses, next to the Walt Whitman Houses. Both projects opened in 1944, an era of New Deal reforms that gave rise to white flight and urban decay. Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life - The New York Times
Using Infographics to Educate the World About Human Rights As individuals, we may disagree on many issues, from philosophy to politics, to what constitutes proper nutrition. But if there is one topic everyone recognizes as tremendously important, it’s that everyone is entitled to basic human rights. One of the biggest challenges to getting people the rights they deserve as human beings, however, is awareness. And many human rights activist organizations have turned to visualization to help inform the public about issues going on in the world.
LIFT Impact Report 2013: Building Strong Foundations–Working to LIFT people out of poverty for good.
This Brilliant Visualization Could Build A Better Reddit | Co.Design | business + design
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