TOPIC: RESEARCH (23)
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)http://www.icic.org
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.
City Form Labhttp://cityform.mit.edu/en.html
The City Form Lab at the Singapore University of Technology & Design in collaboration with the School of Architecture & Planning at MIT focuses on empirical studies of urban form. We develop new software tools for researching city form; use cutting-edge spatial analysis and statistics to investigate how the physical pattern of urban infrastructure affects the social, environmental and economic quality of urban environments; and develop creative design and policy solutions for contemporary urban challenges. By bringing together multi-diciplinary urban research expertise and excellence in design, we develop context sensitive and timely insight about the role of urban form in affecting the quality of life in 21st century cities.
If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.
Global Footprint Networkhttp://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/
Global Footprint Network is an international think tank working to advance sustainability through use of the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, how much we use and who uses what.
By making ecological limits central to decision-making, we are working to end overshoot and create a society where all people can live well, within the means of one planet.
Institute for the Future (IFTF)http://www.iftf.org
Institute for the Future is a non-profit research organization that has been forecasting practical future scenarios for over forty years. IFTF brings people together to make the future—today. Whether you’re a strategic leader in a large organization or a community leader in a struggling neighborhood or a netizen who wants to mobilize global crowds, we have practical tools, research, and programs that turn foresight into the critical new insights that ultimately lead to action.
The Energy Collectivehttp://theenergycollective.com
The Energy Collective is an independent, moderated community of professionals focused on the complex challenges of meeting the world's energy needs sustainably. Our members are our content contributors, and include leading scientists, activists, policy makers, executives and entrepreneurs.
We convene this community in intimate, peer-level gatherings where participants can share their most provocative questions and their most promising new ideas, and begin to work together on new approaches to some of the world’s toughest challenges.
Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. The name "Wikipedia" is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR)http://www.womenshealthresearch.org
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), a national non-profit organization based in Washington DC, is widely recognized as the thought leader in research on sex differences and is dedicated to improving women’s health through advocacy, education, and research.
Urban Life Internationalhttp://www.ulicanada.org/
Urban Life International is an independent research training organization with the desire to foment a better understanding and response to the urban challenge. The urban challenge has been described as the need to transform concrete and steel into communities of health and hope. The people who live in cities are caught in-between segregation and integration, diversity and distinction, and density and privacy. Their quality of life is determined in how they respond to these challenges.
Columbia Water Centerhttp://water.columbia.edu/
Our mission is to creatively tackle the issue of global water scarcity through innovations in technology, public policy and private action. Combining the rigor of scientific research with the impact of effective policy, we aim to design reliable, sustainable models of water management and development that can be implemented on local, regional and global levels.
Building a Smarter Planethttp://asmarterplanet.com
Building a smarter planet is an IBM-sponsored blog intended to provide readers with a place to talk about the issues raised within the content. It is our hope that you will feel compelled to share some of the things you see, read and hear on this blog with your friends, family and peers. This blog is not going to deliver final answers to the issues raised, but we hope it acts as a starting point for conversations about how we can help make our planet smarter.
The Zooniverse is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects. Our current projects are here but plenty more are on the way. If you're new to the Zooniverse, we suggest picking a project and diving in - the same account will get you into all of our projects, and you can keep track of what you've contributed by watching 'My Zooniverse'.