Category Archives: Organizations

HandUp | Product & Service Gift Card For Homeless People

Gift Cards For Homeless People Provide Access To Vital Services HandUp gift cards can be given to a homeless person in need, and redeemed at a local drop-in center to buy food, clothing and transport. Passing a homeless person on … Continue reading

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UNICOIN | Engages Kids For Global Early Education Charity

Digital Currency Teaches Kids About Charity Created by UNICEF and H&M Conscious Foundation, Unicoin is a crypto-currency which will engage kids and promote access to early education. More than 200 million children around the world are deprived of access to … Continue reading

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Vacant Not Blighted | Revitalizing Detroit

Vacant Not Blighted: Revitalizing Detroit from MHPN on Vimeo. Michigan Historic Preservation Network Check out my post about Practice Space here.

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Protoprint | Fair Trade 3D-Printing Filament

3D-printing organization pays “pickers” to collect waste plastic for filaments Protoprint has partnered with waste picker co-operatives in India to create the world’s first fair trade 3D-printing filament. 3D-printing is seen by many as the preserve of economically advanced nations … Continue reading

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Practice Space Business Incubator | Detroit

The Story of Practice·Space from Practice·Space on Vimeo. Call for Incubator Projects (PS02) from Practice·Space on Vimeo. Check out interior photos and the history of the Practice Space Detroit location here. Source | Website |

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In My Hood | Community Building Pop-Up Style

  Why good design matters, and who is Jeff Chalmers? Francis Grunow | Tuesday, June 25, 2013 It began as a conversation between two young city builders on Detroit’s East Side. They wanted to know what it would take to … Continue reading

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The Maasai Project | Olivia Palermo

Maasai Project (animation) from Pikolinos on Vimeo. Maasai Project by Olivia Palermo from Pikolinos on Vimeo. Source | The Maasai Project

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Re-purposed Roadside Billboards | The Other Side Campaign, Thailand

Thailand billboards can be used to build homes when they’re not in use The Other Side campaign has modified road-side advertisements so they can be re-purposed as the materials for homes of poor people in the country. We recently wrote … Continue reading

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Detroit Cycling | Paths Mapped with Google Map Maker

Mapping the Motor City with Google Map Maker Hailed as the birthplace of the automotive revolution, the city of Detroit, Mich. is taking its transportation legacy down new paths. As Detroit embraces a greener, non-motorized outlook, cycling is steadily increasing … Continue reading

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Detroit as ‘Food Desert’ Debunked

Grassroots Movement Shatters Myth That Detroit Is A ‘Food Desert’ In many people’s minds, Detroit stands apart from other major American cities as an unredeemable disaster.  It’s a lost cause, they say, and we’d do better investing scarce resources toward … Continue reading

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