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Design Actions for the Common Good

Design Actions for the Common Good

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About the University : About us The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in August 1961. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, Sussex has become a leading teaching and research institution. Innovative research and scholarship Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

The Protester - TIME's People Who Mattered in 2011 Once upon a time, when major news events were chronicled strictly by professionals and printed on paper or transmitted through the air by the few for the masses, protesters were prime makers of history. Back then, when citizen multitudes took to the streets without weapons to declare themselves opposed, it was the very definition of news — vivid, important, often consequential. In the 1960s in America they marched for civil rights and against the Vietnam War; in the '70s, they rose up in Iran and Portugal; in the '80s, they spoke out against nuclear weapons in the U.S. and Europe, against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, against communist tyranny in Tiananmen Square and Eastern Europe. Protest was the natural continuation of politics by other means. And then came the End of History, summed up by Francis Fukuyama's influential 1989 essay declaring that mankind had arrived at the "end point of ... ideological evolution" in globally triumphant "Western liberalism."

Matchstick Marvels: Models Only the models listed in dark ink can be seen at the Matchstick Marvels museum. # Year Model name & description Number of Matchsticks 1. 1977 Church 500 2. 1978 Barn 5,000 3. 1979 USS Constitution 8,000** 4. 1980 Stagecoach 2,000 5. 1981 Stern wheel riverboat 20,000 6-9 1982 4 Windmills 2,000 10. 1983 1930's Locomotive 1,500 11. 1984 Bicycle 500 12. 1985 Small Civil War Cannon 1,000 13. 1986 Small USS Iowa Battleship 7,000** 14-16 1987 3 Country Schools 1,500 17. 1987 USS Midway aircraft carrier 16,000 ** 18-22 1987 5 Rocking Chairs 500 23. 1987 Freightliner flatbed tractor-trailer 4,000 24. 1988 Robert E. Lee 19th century steamboat 50,000 ** Robert E. What's coming in 2013?

The Power of 10 The Power of 10+ is a concept PPS developed to evaluate and facilitate Placemaking at multiple city scales. It is a powerful tool for generating constructive conversations to identify targeted Placemaking efforts. Cities succeed or fail at the human scale – the place scale – and this scale is often overlooked. The Power of 10+ shows how paying attention to the human experience when building a city’s destinations and districts can have immediate and widespread impacts. The idea behind this concept is that places thrive when users have a range of reasons (10+) to be there.

Over 400 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page Just imagine what could become possible if an entire city had seen just one of the documentaries above. Just imagine what would be possible if everyone in the country was aware of how unhealthy the mainstream media was for our future and started turning to independent sources in droves. Creating a better world really does start with an informed citizenry, and there's lots of subject matter to cover. From all the documentaries above, it's evident that our society needs a new story to belong to.

Five Things Governments Can Do to Encourage Civic Startups « Civic Innovations 2012 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Civic Startup.” With the growth of the open government movement and more and more governments embracing open data, we see an increasing number of useful civic applications being developed. Every weekend hackathon spawns multiple projects that could potentially live on as a successful venture or company. Some hackathons are specifically geared toward producing viable companies – this is exactly the approach that was taken at last November’s “Education Hack Day” in Baltimore. At that event, the idea was to set up winners with as much expert advice and opportunity as possible to launch a business around their weekend project to help teachers.

Design Alternatives to the Enclosed Elevator Lobby: Fire and Smoke Safety Solutions Stair Treads and Covers SlipNOT® stair treads are available in plate, grating, perforated plate, and flattened expanded metal; customized to meet specifications. Stair tread covers can be easily retrofitted over existing slippery stairs and are available in steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Reshape the Conversation An innovative shape that invites collaboration, The Puzzle Table is offered in several colors, surfaces, and edge options to fit a variety of uses. And with six different heights, it also fits a variety of students—K through 12.

Dream your city Dream Hamar This project ‘Dream Your City’ reflects a collective dream to redesign the city center of Hamar in Norway. How does Hamar view itself and what does Hamar want to be? The redesigning of Stortorget Square aims for citizens to ask questions about their city and work together to improve it.

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