la Liberté éclairant le monde - 1886
An economic and social system based on the development of large-scale
industries and marked by the production of large quantities of inexpensive
manufactured goods and the concentration of employment in urban factories.
describes an ongoing process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become
integrated through a globe-spanning network of communication and execution. The term is sometimes
used to refer specifically to economic globalization: the integration of national economies into the
international economy through trade, foreign direct investment, capital flows, migration, and the
spread of technology
A recent Time Magazine cover
story, “The New Frugality,”
suggests the recession has
changed our perspective – not just
for the short term, but for the long
term. Suddenly, Americans are
saving again. We’re eating at
home with our families more.
We’re being more thoughtful about
how we spend. In the process, we
have a chance to change bad
financial habits and to reconnect
with the people and things that
matter. Depending on how you
approach it, a setback can leave
you better – or it can leave you
characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of resources.
acquiring goods and services in a restrained manner, and
resourcefully using already owned economic goods and services,
to achieve a longer term goal.
"We want to attract and
nurture new talent that will
develop models, methods
and tools for social
Social Innovation eXchange
Innovation Networks for TESE (Portugal) Ashoka (US)
Communities (US) New Schools Venture Fund (US) TED (US)
CCCPE (China) Hope Institute (S.Korea) Tallberg Forum (Sweden)
Mindlab (Denmark) MaRS (Canada) REDF (US)
Heategu (Estonia) SEKN (L. America) OECD
Lien Foundation (Singapore) Shuttleworth Foundation (S. Africa) Civicus (Int.)
Australian Centre for Social Innovation BEPA/European Commission
SITRA and STAKES (Finland)
Sustainable Everyday Project (Italy) World Health Organisation
New Profit Inc (US) DIUS (UK)
Fuping Development Institute
Young Foundation (UK)
Innovation Unit (UK)
Mandag Morgan (Denmark)
Center for Social Innovation
Social Innovation Generator (Canada)
Doors of Perception (Int.)
Kellogg Foundation (US)
• to sustain economic growth, the Dutch won’t work
harder or make longer hours, but will have to work
• to develop new adequate labour relations
• to embed technological innovation in social innovation.
“our time is our key
"Our thriving third sector continues to
find innovative ways to tackle issues.
We are creating a new generation of
activists, campaigners and social
entrepreneurs who are showing us
just how the newest of technologies
can help solve some of the oldest of
challenges, building a more just society
and better, stronger communities."
To discover what comes next, maybe we should look upwards. Skylines provide the
simplest test of what a society values, and where its surpluses are controlled.
A few centuries ago the greatest buildings in the world's cities were forts, churches and
temples then for a time they became palaces
Briefly in the 19th century civic buildings, railway stations and museums overshadowed
And then in the late 20th century everywhere they were banks Few believe that they
will be for much longer.
But what will come next? Great leisure palaces and sports stadiums; universities and
art galleries; water towers and hanging gardens; or perhaps biotech empires?
We need to rekindle our capacity to imagine and to see through the still-gathering
storm to what lies beyond