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Policy Innovations 02/27/15
New research supports the need for North American cities to really shift towards "slower" modes like walking and cycling.
OpenLabel provides reliable information about the sustainability of 20 million products. The days of nontransparent labeling may soon be gone.
Policy Innovations 02/11/15
This Dutch designer is transforming the way cities and urban landscapes work and feel. Glowing trees and smart roads are just two of his revolutionary ideas.
Policy Innovations 01/22/15
Kathryn Redford has a mission: revolutionize the meat industry. How? By using insects in animal feed, instead of soy or corn.
The Lancet Global Health 11/25/14
Despite the evident benefits inherent to open disease research and treatment development, investment in open labs has been scarce.
Two young activists are trying to buy Berlin's electric grid in order to promote renewable energy.
The illegal wildlife trade has long been ignored in Peru, but changes are afoot.
Esther Dyson 08/27/14
Four Dutch engineers have started a revolution. They have developed plan production units the size of a city block and just a few stories high capable of producing the same volume of crops as a large farm.
Jason Gregg, Joe Noci 07/18/14
In Namibia, Joe and Gisela Noci's Survoyeur drones, which they design and build from scratch, have proven to be effective anti-poaching tools.
John Haffner, Scot Frank, Catlin Powers 06/16/14
With a solar cooker designed through community consultation, two young innovators are delivering clean energy to remote mountain villages, as well as your backyard BBQ.
Aditi Sen 06/11/14
India's National Green Tribunal provides the country with a more accountable legal mechanism to protect the environment and those whose livelihoods depend on it.
Project Syndicate 05/16/14
Once notorious for its drug gangs, the tale of the Medellín's innovative transformation holds important lessons for urban areas everywhere.
Creative Time 05/08/14
Artist Mel Chin is working with Sahrawi refugees in northwest Africa to develop a local currency backed by solar power generation.
Project Syndicate 05/06/14
Government surveillance and Heartbleed-type security scares have shaken faith in online freedom, yet Brazil pushes ahead with an Internet bill of rights protecting net neutrality.
Stanford Social Innovation Review 05/01/14
An experiment in design thinking has jump-started a mediation program in a neighborhood of Monrovia that was underserved by the justice system.