Sustainable Living

The Brian Lehrer Show

Design Utopia

Friday, June 14, 2013

Following up on the book Cradle to Cradle, William McDonough, American architect, founding principal of William McDonough & Partners and co-author with Michael Braungart of The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance (North Point Press, 2013), says we should aim higher than lessening the harm humans cause the planet and try to make things better.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Syria; Cory Booker; Christine Quinn; New Taxis; Innovative Cities

Friday, June 14, 2013

What comes next now that the chemical weapons "red line" has been crossed in Syria. Also: Newark Mayor Cory Booker makes his case for the open senate seat in New Jersey. Plus: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks about her campaign to be the next mayor of New York City; author and architect William McDonough explains what it means to upcycle; Transportation Nation reporter Kate Hinds answers basic questions on the new outer-borough taxis rolling out later this summer; and Bruce Katz, founder of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and author of a new book, discusses how cities are on the forefront of civic innovation. 

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Detroit Community Organizers 'Re-Imagine' Work

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Anyone watching the American economy might question what it means to have job security 2011. In Detroit this week, a group of national community organizers will be taking the question to the extreme as they ponder: What does it mean to work? The traditional answer—get a job and keep it—is suddenly beyond the reach of so many Americans, that the very definition of work must be re-imagined; say organizers of the Reimagining Work conference.

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