TOPIC: RESEARCH (21)

Urban Life International

http://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.

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Cities, Urban, Communities, Urban Life International, Research

City Form Lab

http://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.

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City Form Lab, Architecture, Urban, Software, Research

Give Well

http://www.givewell.org

GiveWell is an independent, nonprofit charity evaluator. We find outstanding giving opportunities and publish the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give.

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Give Well, Nonprofit, Evaluator

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.

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Inner City, Economy, Businesses, Research, Strategy

Docracy

http://www.docracy.com

Docracy is a social repository of contracts, legal agreements and other legal documents. Our mission is to make these documents freely available to the public. We also hope to make them easier to find, customize and execute. No more shady templates behind a paywall that you download hoping everything will be alright. Instead: reputable, transparent sources and social proof to help you find something as close as possible to the perfect document.

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Legal, Documents, Docracy, Contracts, Agreements, Transparent

Greater Good Science Center

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu

Founded by acclaimed social psychologist Dacher Keltner in 2001, the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) is at the forefront of the movement to explore the roots of happiness, compassion, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior – the science of a meaningful life. We sponsor groundbreaking research into social and emotional well-being and also help people apply this research to their own lives by disseminating it through our web-based magazine, live events, and workshops.

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Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, Science, Happiness, GGSC