Category Archive: 2. We are the world

All the Greens – The Greenpeace Chronicles, 40 years of protecting the planet

All the Greens – The Greenpeace Chronicles, 40 years of protecting the planet

Source: www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/publications/other/Greenpeace-Chronicles.pdf let’s make it a green peace “We were anti-heroes rather than heroes. We were Dustin Hoffmans and not John Waynes.” Bob Hunter   1968 In the early evening of 4 …

 

All the NGO’s – International Activity Report 2012 MSF

All the NGO’s – International Activity Report 2012 MSF

Source:  www.msf.org/international-activity-report-2012-year-review International Activity Report 2012 – The year in review   31 December 2012 Dr Unni Karunakara, International President Jérôme Oberreit, Secretary General   At the end of 2012 our colleagues …

 

Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds?

Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds?

Source: www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22935692 Every 15 seconds a child dies of hunger, says a campaign by charities urging G8 leaders to pledge more aid for the world’s poorest families …

 

Venturi – Learning from Las Vegas (1972)

Venturi – Learning from Las Vegas (1972)

PART I A SIGNIFICANCE FOR A&P PARKING LOTS, OR LEARNING FROM LAS VEGAS “Substance for a writer consists not merely of those realities he thinks he discovers; …

 

Camillo Sitte – City Planning According to Artistic Principles (1889)

Camillo Sitte – City Planning According to Artistic Principles (1889)

MODERN SYSTEMS. ARTISTIC LIMITATION OF MODERN CITY PLANNING From City Planning According to Artistic Principles (1889), Translated by George R. Collins and Christiane Crasemann Collins (London: …

 

Cullen – The Concise Townscape (1961)

Cullen – The Concise Townscape (1961)

INTRODUCTION There are advantages to be gained from the gathering together of people to form a town. A single family living in the country can scarcely …

 

Children can’t think if they don’t learn facts

Children can’t think if they don’t learn facts

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9943333/Children-cant-think-if-they-dont-learn-facts.html BUT ALSO READ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9390294/Schools-Minister-rote-learning-vital-to-boost-maths-skills.html AND IN OPPOSITION http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/3540852/Learning-by-heart-is-pointless-for-Google-generation.html Author: Harry Mount The academics who criticised rote learning are wrong – it is at the heart of all knowledge   When future generations come …

 

Teams build robots that walk like humans

Teams build robots that walk like humans

Author: Elizabeth A. Thomson, News Office http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2005/robotoddler.html   Three independent research teams, including one from MIT, have built walking robots that mimic humans in terms of their gait, energy-efficiency …

 

Powering up Smallholder Farmers to Make Food Fair

Powering up Smallholder Farmers to Make Food Fair

From “A Fairtrade International Report – May 2013” http://www.fairtrade.net/fileadmin/user_upload/content/2009/news/2013-05-Fairtrade_Smallholder_Report_FairtradeInternational.pdf By Harriet Lamb, CEO, Fairtrade International   Imagine a world without many of the foods we increasingly take for granted every day …

 

Paul Krugman : How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?

Paul Krugman : How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?

I. MISTAKING BEAUTY FOR TRUTH It’s hard to believe now, but not long ago economists were congratulating themselves over the success of their field. Those successes …