Distributed economy Distributed economies (DE) is a term that was coined by Allan Johansson et al. in 2005. Definition There is no official definition for DE, but it could be described as a regional approach to promote innovation by small and medium sized enterprises, as well as sustainable development. The concept is illustrated in the figure below, that shows centralised, decentralised and distributed economies respectively. Different types of economies Features Experience & Projects My name is Hans Konstapel and I own a company called Constable Research BV. I am a business-strategist and a software-architect with a long term experience in many industries. I am also able to fund companies and plans with a limit of 100 million Euro. I am an expert in Cycles and Cyclic Systems that contain complex feedback and feedforward loops. Companies and people are not aware of the short- and certainly not of the longterm cycles.
The Problem of Economic Calculation - Ludwig von Mises Since recent events helped socialist parties to obtain power in Russia, Hungary, Germany and Austria, and have thus made the execution of a socialist nationalization program a topical issue, Marxist writers have themselves begun to deal more closely with the problems of the regulation of the socialist commonwealth. But even now they still cautiously avoid the crucial question, leaving it to be tackled by the despised "Utopians." They themselves prefer to confine their attention to what is to be done in the immediate future; they are forever drawing up programs of the path to Socialism and not of Socialism itself. The only possible conclusion from all these writings is that they are not even conscious of the larger problem of economic calculation in a socialist society. To Otto Bauer the nationalization of the banks appears the final and decisive step in the carrying through of the socialist nationalization program.
Judith Rodin's warning for the world: 'Crisis is becoming the new normal' Judith Rodin’s new book, The Resilience Dividend, begins with her surveying the destruction wrought by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. “There were the low-lying neighbourhoods of Staten Island exposed to sea rise, flooding and storm surge, where people had died in the storm. I saw damaged dunes and other soft, natural infrastructure that had been washed away, leaving neighbourhoods completely unprotected ... I saw homes destroyed, neighbourhoods disrupted, people’s lives destroyed.” Rodin, who became president of US philanthropic organisation the Rockefeller Foundation in 2005, had already made building the resilience of cities and communities one of the foundation’s key objectives. But Sandy confirmed to her that “it was the most important work we could do”.
Ecological Economics : A typology for the classification, description and valuation of ecosystem functions, goods and services SPECIAL ISSUE: The Dynamics and Value of Ecosystem Services: Integrating Economic and Ecological Perspectives a International Center for Integrative Studies (ICIS), Maastricht University and Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University, PO Box 616, NL-6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlandsb Center for Environmental Studies, Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Maryland, USA Available online 9 May 2002 Choose an option to locate/access this article:
Judith Rodin Judith Rodin (born Judith Seitz; September 9, 1944) is a philanthropist with a long history in higher education. She is currently the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, a position she has held since 2005. From 1994 to 2004, Rodin served as the 7th permanent president of the University of Pennsylvania, and the first permanent female president of an Ivy League university. Background and education Rodin was born Jewish  in Philadelphia, PA. She was the younger of two daughters of Morris and Sally Sietz. She graduated with honors from the Philadelphia School for Girls and won an undergraduate scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, Rodin majored in psychology and graduated from the University's College for Women with a B.A. in 1966.
Unfluence The Unfluence site constructs maps of the funding relations between groups of candidates and donors. The data comes from candidates' required disclosures, collected and made available to the public by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (NIMSP). The basic idea is to help people understand the context of political giving, and the relative positions of various candidates in terms of who is paying for their campaign. A query is generated from the initial search settings and sent to NIMSP's API which looks in their databases and returns a list of matching candidates as an xml file.
Person Detail – Climate Policy Nadejda joined ETH Zurich in October 2013 as a senior researcher in the Climate Policy Group (CP). Her research interests include social and economic dimensions and how they are shaping climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as overall issues of risk governance and how governance structures shape decisions and subsequent outcomes by building on and contributing to research on decision-making processes, public acceptance, risk perception, cognitive biases, and cultural perspectives, as well as participatory governance design.
Visualising traffic on img.ly During Nodecamp 2011, the members of 9elements - a small company dedicated to web applications - were eager to present a live tracker built with node.js. Inspired by Paul Butler's Facebook Map, the team decided to go with data from img.ly, a popular social photo sharing service that happens to be the image service of Twitterrific. The visualization they ended up creating shows the live activity of visitors on img.ly as a series of dynamic arcs across the globe. Each arc starts with the location of the visitor and ends with the location of the image the visitor is looking at. As the authors explain, they were particularly interested in disclosing hidden connections within img.ly: "There are already many apps plotting visitors on a map, so obviously this was not very interesting.
University College London - Academia.edu Repeated occurrences of disasters pose a huge threat to community and infrastructural resilience. Hence recovery processes should go beyond the traditional notion of bouncing back and restoring normalcy, and should strive for a change or... more Repeated occurrences of disasters pose a huge threat to community and infrastructural resilience. Hence recovery processes should go beyond the traditional notion of bouncing back and restoring normalcy, and should strive for a change or transformation, which will prepare the affected communities to face future hazards. This study particularly looks at the different approaches in water, sanitation, and hygiene in post-disaster recovery to promote disaster resilience and assesses their effectiveness.
Global Pulse Twitter is a remarkable tool to analyze information diffusion, and investigate social patterns and trends. In June 2011, Abdur Chowdhury and his team at Twitter posted a few visualization experiments covering the volume and worldwide scale of Twitter messages during the devastating earthquake in Japan on March 11. As they stated on the original post: "During major events, people use Twitter to share news and thoughts with friends, family and followers around the world. Messages originating in one place are quickly spread across the globe through Retweets, @replies and Direct Messages.
Why the future of work is play - TNW Industry Is this what you look like right now? You’re not alone. But it doesn’t have to be like that. On Friday at the annual PSFK conference in New York City, Founding Partner and CEO of Undercurrent, a digital strategy firm and author of Game Frame Aaron Dignan took the stage to discuss why the future of work is play. For years, society has polarized “play” and “work,” associating the former with laziness and the latter with grave importance. Technische Hochschule Nürnberg - Academia.edu "This contribution deals with contradictions between recovery planning and urban masterplanning in the case of the urban mega-disaster in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. While recovery planning is intended to enable a 'return to normal', urban master land use planning is aimed at an alteration or transformation of a given situation. In the case of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 the Citywide Recovery Plan had to adapt to the aftermath of disaster, while the 2030 Masterplan advocates growth and improvement. Which contradictions emerge, an what role do existing conditions as well as the scale of disaster play for this process?