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Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Book
Keywords: makers
Number of Pages: 416
Published: 2009-10-27
ISBN-10: 0765312794
ISBN-13: 9780765312792

From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, a major novel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for America Perry and Lester invent things—seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems, like the “New Work,” a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups like Perry and Lester’s. Together, they transform the country, and Andrea Fleeks, a journo-turned-blogger, is there to document it. Then it
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Author: Michael Jacobsen
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: water, waste, cities, african, future
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2012-10-19
ISBN-10: 0821397222
ISBN-13: 9780821397220

The objective of this study is to assist public authorities to identify and address the future challenges of urban water supply, sanitation, and flood management in cities. In order to do that, this report uses the conceptual framework of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) as a holistic set of planning and management tools incorporating all components of the urban water cycle to help develop efficient and flexible urban water systems in the future. The future of water in African cities: why waste water? argues that a new approach to urban water management is needed in Africa. Due to thei
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Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: policy, options, guangdong, province, strategy, china, inequality, shared, growth, reducing
Number of Pages: 396
Published: 2010-12-07
ISBN-10: 0821384848
ISBN-13: 9780821384848

Guangdong, a province of over 93 million residents, is located on the southern coast of China, boarding with Hong Kong, China. As China'Ź"s powerhouse for economic growth and a pioneer of reform and opening up, Guangdong has maintained an annual average GDP growth rate of 13.7 percent over the past three decades. Its historical achievements notwithstanding, Guangdong witnessed increased inequality and regional disparity. To assist the authority in developing a strategy for the new phase of reforms that promotes more inclusive and sustainable growth, Reducing Inequality for Shared Growth in Gu
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Author: Charles EisensteinBrand Shamans Market-OtherCate
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
Keywords: society, transition, gift, money, economics, sacred
Number of Pages: 496
Published: 2011-07-12
ISBN-10: 1583943978
ISBN-13: 9781583943977

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.   This book is about how the money system will have to change—and is already changing—to embody this transition. A broadly integrated synthesis of the
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Author: Organization for Economic
Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Devel
Keywords: energy, agency, international, china, coal, cleaner
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2009-04-30
ISBN-10: 9264048146
ISBN-13: 9789264048140

China’s rapid economic growth has aroused intense interest around the world. Policy makers, industrialists, investors, environmentalists, researchers and others want to better understand the issues that this populous nation faces as it further develops an already thriving economy largely fuelled by coal. This study sheds light on the Chinese coal supply and transformation sectors.China’s coal, mined locally and available at a relatively low cost, has brought enormous benefits to energy consumers in China and to those outside the country who enjoy the products of its coal-ba
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Author: Jono Baco
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Keywords: participation, new, building, community, art
Number of Pages: 576
Published: 2012-05-30
ISBN-10: 1449312063
ISBN-13: 9781449312060

Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu. Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community
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