European Biomass Industry Association - REPOWERMAP A European map for promoting renewable energies and energy efficiency The aim of this project is to promote renewable energies and energy efficiency by raising awareness and facilitating information exchange with an interactive online map. On this map, concrete examples for sustainable energy use and related information are shown, to encourage people to follow these examples for using renewable energies and energy efficiency. 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 These Are The Cities Where People Walk The Most Want to walk to work? You might consider living in a college town. They dominate a new list of the places where commuters walk to work most. Cambridge, Massachusetts, home to Harvard, MIT, and other universities, tops the list. About a quarter of residents walk to work, according to an analysis by Governing magazine using census data. Columbia, South Carolina (home to USC) is next, with more than a fifth of people walking.
Free Sound Effects SoundBible.com has thousands of free sound effects for everyone. Browse our extensive sound library and pick and choose the sounds you want. Sounds are updated 3x a week or more, so be sure to bookmark this page (Ctrl+d). 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. 64 Things Every Geek Should Know If you consider yourself a geek, or aspire to the honor of geekhood, here’s an essential checklist of must-have geek skills. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question.
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.