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Urban Bricolage anniekoh: The temporary public art work Loaded Text has made me more obsessed with ways of making planning public. The artists Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler “hand wrote the entire 65-page text of the Downtown Durham Revitalization Plan on a 150-foot stretch of damaged sidewalk” (source) Description from the Museum of Durham History on a retrospective of the work created in June 1989 by artists Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler in downtown Durham: 20 Timeless Tips to Make the Most Out of Life The first step to making the most out of life is deciding what you hope to accomplish. What is it you desire? There is no right or wrong answer. Maybe you aspire to do satisfying work that will allow you to add value to the world. Maybe you’re looking for a fulfilling relationship that brings you joy. Maybe you want to become fit and healthy so you can be a positive example that your children can look up to.

5 Secret Restaurants in Paris Promise you won’t tell anyone…! 1. L’Etage de Pastavino – Saint Germain’s best-kept secret International Open Data Hackathon - Eventbrite Invalid quantity. Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Resilient Cities - ICLEI: Home 15 April 2014 Together with eight international organizations ICLEI joined a new urban resilience partnership which was announced at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia last week. “There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for urban resilience in recent years. This new collaboration represents a consolidation of those efforts as we prepare for an explosion of urbanization in the 21st century” said Margareta Wahlström, UNISDR Chief and Co-patron of the Resilient Cities congress 2012 and 2013.

6 Secrets to Living a Life In Truth Your truth is your own. It’s personal and does not have to mean grand adventures. It’s exactly what you want it to be and while it may take some self investigating, it’s well worth it. the 5 stars of open linked data While perusing the minutes of today’s w3c egov telecon I noticed mention of Tim Berners-Lee’s Bag of Chips talk at the gov2.0 expo last week in Washington, DC. I actually enjoyed the talk not so much for the bag-of-chips example (which is good), but for the examination of Linked Data as part of a continuum of web publishing activities associated with gold stars, like the ones you got in school. Here they are: I think it’s helpful to think of Linked Data in this context, and not to minimize (or trivialize) the effort and the importance of getting the first 3 stars. It was interesting that he didn’t mention RDF once (unless I missed it) and talked instead about Linked Data Format. Correction he did mention it, thanks Anders.

Metadesigners Open Network An early prototype of The Lovers' Clock artwork See this set of notes on finding a more synergistic form of temporality 8 Remarkable Things to Do with Your Life We can all live life to the fullest, be happy and successful, leave a great legacy and be legendary. You may doubt it and think only the lucky ones live like that, but the following list is going to change your mind.You can build the ideal lifestyle and turn your dreams into a reality, if you do these remarkable things with your life (and stick to them). It takes time, energy, courage and dedication. But you’re not alone.

Celebration of the 40th anniversary of the launching of Limits to Growth in Washington, DC On Thursday March 1st 2012, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launching of Limits to Growth, the first report to the Club of Rome, a symposium entitled “Perspectives on Limits to Growth: Challenges to Building a Sustainable Planet” was hosted in Washington, DC by the Club of Rome and the Smithsonian Institution’s Consortium for Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet. The joint symposium of Club of Rome and the Smithsonian Institution celebrated the 40th anniversary of the launching of Limits to Growth, the first report of the Club of Rome published in 1972. This book, which sold over ten million copies in various languages, was one of the earliest scholarly works to recognize that the world was fast approaching its sustainable limits. Forty years later, the planet continues to face many of the same economic, social, and environmental challenges as when the book was first published. Click here to download the full program

6 Practical Ways to Become More Successful in Your Social Life Editor’s note: This article is written by Social Life Expert David Morin A few years ago, I spent a lot of time on my own. Sometimes I appreciated it, but not having friends to hang out with at evenings and weekends was tough. I started to research what it takes to be an outgoing person, without compromising who you really are. Eight years of testing later, I’ve decided to put everything I’ve learned together in a guide. A report on ‘Peak Money and Economic Resilience’, a Transition Network one-day conversation 27 Apr 2012 A report on ‘Peak Money and Economic Resilience’, a Transition Network one-day conversation A while ago, Transition Network held a ‘Thinky Day’ around the Big Society and how Transition might best respond to that. These bringings together of people to explore the ‘edge’ of Transition are very useful, and yesterday saw the next one, entitled ‘Peak Money and Economic Resilience: a Transition Network one-day conversation’, held at the offices of Calouste Gulbenkian in London. About 50 people came together to explore the scale of the economic challenges we are facing, what Transition is already doing to respond to that, and what else it might do, or how it might adapt what it does to be more appropriate to these fast-changing times.

The 5 “P’s” That Will Dramatically Enhance Your Life “You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.” ― Wayne W. Dyer Do you ever feel like life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? It’s as if you missed some exclusive “how to be happy, whole, and harmonious” memo that everyone else got!

The Truth About Getting Rich And Why You’re Still Broke. Making money is an important part of staying in business. It’s a big part of being successful. It’s the lubrication that allows you to move through life with the least amount of friction. It’s not everything — but the more you have, the more it allows you to do just about anything. Go anywhere.

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