The Clinton Global Initiative & Mashable Social Good Summit Take Manhattan

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  New York, New York, here we come! There’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather be this weekend than my old stomping grounds. The Clinton Global Initiative is holding its annual meeting in Manhattan on Sept. 23 to 25, and Incentivize is going to be there to see all the magic happen!  With more than 1,000 participants including global leaders, Fortune 500 CEOs, nonprofit organizers, and celebrity activists convening to instigate social change, mountains are sure to fall. Focused on how business and human capital…

Street Art Historians: The Wit of NYC’s Division Street

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Guest post by Kat Koh     I  go to the gym six days a week, around 7:00 a.m. There are eight TVs tuned into CNBC, CNN, Fox News, an infomercial for the Insanity workout, old “Law and Order” episodes, or some kind of Euro pop chart dance channel I can’t ever figure out. I absolutely cannot deal with the tragedies or political bickering on any of these, so I make sure to get the elliptical in front of ESPN. I think ESPN might be…

Architecting Health: Designing Buildings To Heal

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“When you go to a hospital you expect to heal. That’s not always the case.” ~Michael Murphy, Founding Partner and Executive Director of MASS Design Group At this moment in time and beyond, design thinking is a practice and movement that every city and community should be embracing. At the end of February, a slew of designers and scholars came together at the Rockefeller Foundation headquarters in New York for the Social Impact Design Summit, where they discussed ways to use socially responsible design to improve…

Thinking Cities: How Cities Will Drive Global Change

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Cities. Some are overpopulated repositories of pollution, violence, debt, and corruption, and many are experiencing financial crisis. However, cities are also filled with life and vitality. They are endless culturally rich resources that offer beacons of hope. They are destinations for great minds to intersect and devise plans for solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Urbanization isn’t going to evaporate, nor is it going to slow down, so we need to embrace it. As Elaine Weidman, VP of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at…

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