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3D Systems announces midrange 3D printers that print full-color plastic, ceramic and … sugar

Following up on its release of two new desktop 3D printers, 3D Systems unveiled four more printers today that target consumers with advanced printing …

This Is What Happens When You Give A Creative Community An Empty 14,000-Square-Foot Building

Mike Zuckerman, the director of sustainability for the Zen Compound, secured a $1 monthlong lease for June in the warehouse-like space, with a little …

SoHo Gives a Glimpse of Retail's Future

Walk down Greene Street in Manhattan's SoHo district this week, and you'll get a glimpse of the retail store of the future — two of them, in fact.<p>At …

Retail space for pop-ups is a great way to test the market

The retail industry continues to make headlines with the collapse of large high street names that had suffered during the recession. This trend would …

Inside The Storenvy Pop-Up Shop, Where E-Commerce Meets Brick And Mortar [TCTV]

Some people are afraid that online shopping will lead to the death of brick and mortar retail (and a spate of empty storefronts on our streets.) But Storenvy, the online marketplace that lets independent merchants sell their wares in their own digital storefronts, is one of a number of web …

The Future of the High Street in a Virtual World

I recently spoke to a number of businesses about the future of retail and the UK’s high street – an area that is being transformed by technological …

Furniture Company Opens Retail Store That Changes With The Seasons

Knoll's first ever store will attempt to replicate how fashion merchandising is linked to the annual calendar.<p>Apple has shown that with the right …

Kate Spade Opens 24hr Shoppable Store Windows

Prior to opening dedicated retail stores, the brand is experimenting with interactive store windows and same day delivery.<p>The density of pedestrian …

The Next Generation of DIY Urbanism Projects: So Much Cooler Than Parklets

'An Exercise in Musical Cooperation' on a Sidewalk Swing Set

THE BOTANICAL CITY: Could Where You Live Become the Most Nature-Rich City in the World? Part 1.

A couple of years ago, I had lunch with Michael Pollan, author of <i>The Omnivore’s Dilemma</i>, <i>Cooked</i> (his most recent) and other books about our …

Could Crowdfunding Help Build Cities?

If you thought crowdfunding was only good for Zach Braff's movies, weird Segway-like transportation devices and dancing robot alarm clocks, think …

How Living Homes May Be The Key to Greening Our Cities

By Frances Du and Denise Lu<p>We recently had a chance to sit down with Mitchell Joachim, an associate professor at NYU and Co-President of Terreform …

Better leadership could drive more sustainable cities

Meeting targets for saving energy, reducing waste or increasing recycling is a global challenge. The UK is no exception and, having missed the target …

Green Living

How can cross sector partnerships drive sustainable development?

Companies and governments now realise urban development, from new housing and office complexes to transportation projects, requires collaboration, …

Sustainability

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

Edouard Francois resort dwellings in Senegal

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Sky Garden #House / Guz Architects, Sentosa Island, #Singapore (o) The plots are not large and neighbouring #buildings are built close to the sides of each #house. Thus our strategy was to build a solid wall to each side neighbor to provide privacy where possible, while creating a central light and stair well which would funnel the sea breeze through the centre of the building. The front and rear of the building meanwhile, terrace back allowing each story to have visual or actual access to greenery. The intention was to try to allow each roof garden provided a base for the story above allowing the layered effect to make each story feel like it was a single storey dwelling sitting in a garden.as much as we could do in the close confines of Sentosa island and with such a large building!!

Picnic Accessories for Bicycle

Farm house located in Keldur, Iceland (o Earth sheltering is the architectural practice of using earth against building walls for external thermal mass, to reduce heat loss, and to easily maintain a steady indoor air temperature. Earth sheltering is popular in modern times among advocates of passive solar and sustainable architecture, but has been around for nearly as long as humans have been constructing their own shelter.

Live discussion: Leadership in the voluntary sector

Concerns about loss of voice and cuts to services make it more important than ever for the sector to speak with a strong voice.<p>Research from the …

Building a Company Everyone Loves

An interview with <b>Rob Goffee</b> and <b>Gareth Jones</b>, authors of the article Creating the Best Workplace on Earth.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m here today with Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, authors of some of HBR’s bestselling articles and books. …

Is the way we view the voluntary sector counter-productive to charities?

From medical labs to refugee camps to community centres, there's no doubt that the voluntary sector plays a critical role in society.<p>But if you …

Social Enterprises Must Move Beyond Purpose

By Heath Shackleford6 minute Read<p>Once upon a time, it was easy for a social enterprise to stand out and get noticed. Early entrants to the space were …

Iron and Wine Video Mixes Hand-Painted Watercolor and Stop-Motion Animation

“Joy” is the latest single from the ever-evolving artist’s fifth album, <i>Ghost on Ghost</i>. Directed by Hayley Morris, the video illustrates how the woman …

Stop Motion

The New Science of Building Great Teams

Artwork: Andy Gilmore, Chromatic, 2010, digital drawing<p>If you were looking for teams to rig for success, a call center would be a good place to start. The skills required for call center work are easy to identify and hire for. The tasks involved are clear-cut and easy to monitor. Just about every …

Does Your Business Have Strategic Partners? Why Not?

One of the biggest mistakes business owners make is trying to do everything alone. To combat this error, business owners must hire and train the right employees. In addition, they should leverage strategic partners.<p>So what is a strategic partner? A strategic partner is another business with whom …

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