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TEDxPhilly - Inga Saffron - Creating livable cities and letting go of skyscraper fantasies
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Architecture critic Inga Saffron challenges cities to shift focus and look beyond skyscraper fantasies and dreams of increased tourism in her TEDxPhilly talk -- "Moving from The Grand Vision to The Grand Adjustment." Cities should instead work to improve and build amenities that make urban areas better places to live for existing dwellers. Publi... Read more

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- -: TEDxPhilly - Inga Saffron - Creating livable cities and letting go of skyscraper fantasies

January 30, 2012 (over 2 years ago)

Architecture critic Inga Saffron challenges cities to shift focus and look beyond skyscraper fantasies and dreams of increased tourism in her TEDxPhilly talk -- "Moving from The Grand Vision to The Grand Adjustment." Cities should instead work to improve and build amenities that make urban areas ...

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- -: TEDxPhilly - Ethan Nguyen - On taking chances

January 23, 2012 (over 2 years ago)

Mentor one young person this year and you set them on a journey that will ultimately lead them to an opportunity to change other lives. Dissuaded by a high school guidance counselor from applying to top schools, Ethan Nguyen found encouragement from a supportive local librarian and landed at Vass...

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- -: TEDxPhilly - Rich Medina - Philadelphia: A city that nurtures our creative muscle

January 23, 2012 (over 2 years ago)

Rich Medina paints Philadelphia as an epic birthplace and 'nurturing mother' for musical expression. After an Ivy League education and a promising start in semi-professional basketball, Medina found himself working in a series of lucrative but unfulfilling corporate jobs. All the while, he felt t...

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- -: TEDxPhilly - Tracy Broyles & Spiral Q Puppet Theater - Affirmation, Imagination and Practice

January 21, 2012 (over 2 years ago)

Spiral Q Puppet Theater is a Philadelphia-based, social justice puppet troupe that builds strong and equitable communities characterized by creativity, joy, can-do attitudes, and the courage to act on their convictions. In her talk, Tracy Broyles, Executive Director of Spiral Q, explores the thre...

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- -: TEDxPhilly - Jennifer Pahlka - On networked cities in the digital age

January 15, 2012 (over 2 years ago)

Jennifer Pahlka believes that the value of a city reaches far beyond its borders. The increase in open dialogue between local government and citizens has a positive global impact on everything from environmental awareness and economic equality (the Occupy movement) to open data and citizen access...

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- -: TEDxPhilly - Diana Lind - On dismantling urban highways in cities

December 21, 2011 (over 2 years ago)

Diana Lind poses a challenge: let's re-imagine the future of urban transportation and tear-down highways that cut through our cities. Lind's talk discusses how forward-thinking cities have dismantled highway infrastructure ---- building vibrant public spaces in the face of car culture. In the cas...

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- -: TEDxTempleU - Abiola Adeola - Education and Development

April 22, 2011 (over 3 years ago)

ABIOLA ADEOLA is a senior Human Resource Management major at Temple University, where facilitates a leadership development seminar, among other activities. She recently spent a semester at sea with Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a distinguished speaker, and brings her wealth of knowledge from this e...

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- -: TEDxTempleU - Daud Watts - Youth: Changing the Face of Africa

April 22, 2011 (over 3 years ago)

DAUD MALIK WATTS is the founding faculty advisor of Temple University SEAL, the Society of Emerging African Leaders, and has been an adjunct professor in the university's African American Studies department since 2002, specializing in Africana History. In his TEDxTalk, Professor Daud Watts chall...

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- -: TEDxTempleU - Elizabeth Housholder - A Responsible Freedom

April 23, 2011 (over 3 years ago)

ELIZABETH HOUSHOLDER came to Temple University as the first program director for the Office of Leadership Development, and now also works as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Strategic Communication. Her list of experience and accomplishments is long, including work at Miami Univers...

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- -: TEDxTempleU - Jean Michel - Peace and Love Proclaimers: Youth for a Change

April 23, 2011 (over 3 years ago)

JEAN MICHEL HABINEZA was both and raised in Rwanda. In 2006, as a secondary school student, he initiated the 'Walk for Survivors' in remembrance of those who perished in the genocide, gathering more than 1000 students and $3000 that was used to start an education program. He later founded the P...

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