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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday Links is mostly interested in urban planning

+Tiny Wappingers Falls, NY is doing what every city should be doing: embracing green solutions.

+Urban and regional planners are set to become on of the next hot jobs.

+As the proud owner of a Georgian house, I'm sad to see architect Gordon Ridgely has passed away.

+The UN develops online tool to help urban planners adapt to climate change.

+The French are just better at this stuff than us: Small French city enlists the help of artists to redesign their city.

+Incredible! MARTA and Brookhaven residents start brainstorming on ways to make their MARTA station mixed use.

+Good Lord, Russell Brand! Between three sets of different people; first generation Muslims, servicemen and the privileged elite that they serve (that would be me) effortless cooperation occurred. Here we were free from the divisive rule that tears us apart. That sends brave men and women to foreign lands to fight their capitalist wars, that intimidates and unsettles people whose faith and culture superficially distinguishes them, that tells the comfortable "hush now" you have your trinkets. It seemed ridiculous that refracted through the power prism that blinds us; the soldiers could be invading the homeland of these women's forefathers in order to augment my luxurious stupour. Here in the gap we were together. Our differences irrelevant. With no one to impose separation we are united. I could practically quote this entire column in The Guardian, but I'll just link to it, instead.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday Links wants a scorpion lollipop

+A couple of bugged out links: Dutch designer comes up with a plastic made from beetles. And, looking for something to calm your craving for insect candy? Hotlix has you covered!

+Obama does the obvious.

+West coast says, "To hell with the rest of the country!"

+Atlanta is moving into the future. Willingly, it would seem.

+The Canberra Times has a really nice breakdown of how ridiculous our current living arrangements are.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Entrepreneurship in the New Green Economy

One last reminder. If you happen to be in the Atlanta area tonight, I'll be giving a small talk about entrepreneurial opportunities in the new green economy at the Toco Hills Library. Here're the details:

Entrepreneurship in the New Green Economy
Monday, 11/4 @ 7pm
Free

Toco Hills - Avis G. Williams Library
1282 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA
 

With the news filled with stories of political gridlock, climate change, and resource scarcity, there are plenty of reasons to be worried about the future. But with challenging times also come great opportunities. Atlanta businessman and Founder of Shire Reckoning Publishing House Tres Crow highlights reasons for optimism in this informative and invigorating talk on the importance of entrepreneurship in the new Green Economy, along with examples of entrepreneurs who are embracing change and building new industries. 

It would be truly awesome to see some of you there.