Bill Habicht

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The New Nonprofit Economy: A Nonprofit-Backed Social Enterprise Grows

Share73<p>Tweet77<p>Email<p>Share<p>150 Shares<p>“Posted Mattress,” Alan Stanton<p>February 13, 2018; Next City<p>Earlier this week, <i>NPQ</i> reported on a social enterprise …

Nonprofits

Spectrum

Spectrum - Build better communities. (Design Tools, Productivity, and Messaging) Read the opinion of 85 influencers. Discover 9 alternatives like The …

Product Hunt

This Radical Parking Garage Solves Three Of Cities’ Biggest Problems

A futuristic concept addresses three of today’s very real needs: more parking, more open space, and better flood mitigation.<p>As cities become more crowded, there’s less room for open public spaces. There are more cars, with less space for parking. And with storms intensifying due to climate change, …

Expect to See More Mobile Geofences

How is a Mobile Geofence used?<p>Imagine you drive to a location, and your phone starts receiving notifications about an event happening nearby. It …

Mobile Devices

Disappearing Pop-up Bike Racks

City centers are becoming more cluttered with functional objects. There are hubs to charge your phone, benches, bike racks and more. It is essential …

America Needs To Reclaim Our Entrepreneurial Spirit

If we fail to come up with good answers for America’s workforce, the American Dream and all that flows from it will not survive. To rebuild America’s vital middle class, create tens of millions of new jobs, and reclaim our entrepreneurial spirit, we need to invest urgently in a stalwart, but …

Amazon may force farmers markets, and grocery stores, to adapt

Here’s a vision for the next decade’s grocery store: It doesn’t include the aisles of cans and cardboard boxes that form the heart of most …

San Francisco

Sacramento is Making Moves to Become an Agtech Hub

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council is attempting to carve out a piece of the tech scene just 90 miles to the south, and thanks to UC Davis and …

Bogotá closes its roads every Sunday. Now everyone wants to do it.

The Ciclovía is the world’s most successful mass recreation event.<p>To visit Bogotá, Colombia, on a Sunday is to witness an unforgettablespectacle: miles and miles of car-free streets packed with cyclists, runners, and walkers.<p>Last summer, I walked from my hotel down a hill to Carrera Séptima, a wide …

Urban Design

The Next Big Challenge for Small Downtowns

America’s smaller cities are winning people back with an explosion of new residential and entertainment options. Now they need to get serious about private sector job growth—and tech isn’t the silver bullet.<p>For downtowns in major American cities, these are boom times. The urban centers of New York …

Design for reconciliation: The Indigenous Place Making Council reclaims public space for First Nations

“When Rita Joe first come to the city, she told me … the cement made her feet hurt.” The last line of George Ryga’s landmark 1969 play <i>The Ecstasy of</i> …

For Refugees, Cooking Provides Path to Security

In a kitchen in Queens, New York, a chef named Dhuha is making potato kibbeh—Middle Eastern croquettes made with ground beef—that the women in her …

Home

Improving accessibility and mobility, and intergenerational equity Read More<p>Government, community, and business leaders collaborate to build an …

Why Every American City Should Follow This New York Neighborhood's Example for Millennials

Millennials don't care about conventional signs of success. They would rather make their own.<p>We live in a work-from-anywhere culture. We're mobile. So if you're going to ask people to work somewhere it has to have an energy, an excitement.<p>Down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass, something big is …

Virginia developer gets hearing with City Council for his $10 billion 'Baltimore Renaissance' idea

A little-known Northern Virginia developer has what he calls a $10 billion idea for revitalizing Baltimore by making a nonprofit he would establish …

This chart reveals a huge difference in how millennials and their parents spend money

Millennials are outspending their older peers at restaurants, new credit card spending data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows.<p>"All four demographic groups spend about the same amount of their spending basket on food," analysts at the bank said published July 12. "But Millennials concentrate …

10 fundraising expressions you should never use - The Business Journals

By Bryce Sanders <br>– Contributing Writer,<p>Jul 19, 2017, 3:25am EDT<p>Many successful business people volunteer at nonprofits. Fundraising, also known as …

Black Tie

The tech that's taking the effort out of cycling

From electric power to road safety, cycling will never be the same again thanks to these amazing gadgets.<p>Although push bikes have remained broadly …

Road Safety

Microsoft's AI-powered iOS app tells the blind what's around them

Microsoft hast just launched Seeing AI, an iOS app that it appropriately describes as a ‘talking camera for the blind’; I’ve been giving it a whirl this morning and it’s actually pretty impressive.<p>Fire up the free app and point your iPhone at anything, whether it’s a document, a menu card, a room …

Puerto Rico developments seek to build community, not just public housing

A pair of new projects seeks to reimagine underinvested sections of San Juan<p>Puerto Rico’s current financial situation may lead casual observers to assume there isn’t much new development happening on the island. But a pair of master planned public housing development in San Juan, part the largest …

Puerto Rico

AI Is Reshaping What We Know About Cities

Machine learning is helping urbanists confirm–or disprove–long-standing theories about cities.<p>Why do certain neighborhoods feel safe while some feel dangerous? Why are others considered beautiful? How do cities develop and change over time? And most importantly, how can we quantify these …

Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Particles

Agricool raises $9.1 million to grow fruits and vegetables in containers

French startup Agricool is using containers to grow strawberries around big cities. The company just raised a $9.1 million (€8 million) funding round from Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Thibault Elziere as well as existing investors Henri Seydoux and Daphni.<p>The great thing about growing fruits in …

London’s First 'Smart Street' Has One Aim: Get People To Shop More

London’s First ‘Smart Street’ Has One Aim: Get People To Shop More<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A street in London was redesigned to feature …

Retailers Beware! Instagram Is The Next QVC And Future Of Commerce

We all know that shopping is hitting our social media platforms, but it’s easy to underestimate both its ferocity and effectiveness. Social shopping is not a trend; it’s a force redefining the very essence of commerce, and Instagram Stories leads the charge. Simon Moss, CEO of BrandBrief, a …

What Inclusive Urban Development Can Look Like

Inclusive prosperity is the idea that the opportunity and benefits of economic growth should be widely shared by all segments of society. Most cities fall well short of that ideal. While urban areas continue to afford new opportunities to employees and businesses from all walks of life, they are …

Capture artsy photos under budget with this portable, pop-up studio

Foldio3 is a foldable light box that serves as a mini portable studio. Its magnetic structure makes it easy to assemble and store. A complete set …

This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white and silver metallic structure about the size of a …

Renewable Energy

With autonomy, commercial real estate could go mobile

Cyrus Radfar Contributor<p>Cyrus Radfar is a founding engineer of AddThis, which was acquired by Oracle.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat<br>• Autonomous cars will bring a moveable feast of products and services<p>The coming years could see the next …

How the Wisdom of Millennial Nones Can Revitalize the Christian Church

In the year of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, churches in the United States are closing before new theses can be posted on …