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By Nova Harris on Jan 29, 2015
Fresh off its 10th anniversary celebration, DesignPhiladelphia is back and planning to make an even bigger impact in 2015. This year's Festival will kick off the evening of October 8th with programming running from October 8-16th. To get your creative juices flowing and inspire you in planning experiences that demonstrate the power of design - this year's theme is SHIFT - as in: a shift in perspective, shifting into motion, or a transformation/change. more
By Nova Harris on Jan 23, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania's 2015 Integrated Product Lecture will feature Richard Saul Wurman on the evening of February 2, 2015 in the lower gallery of Meyerson Hall (210 South 34th Street). more
By Nova Harris on Jan 14, 2015
What is Resilience? In The Resilience Dividend , Judith Rodin , president of the Rockerfeller Foundation and former President of the University of Pennsylvania, describes resilience as, "the capacity of an entity - an individual, a community, an organization, or a natural system - to prepare for disruptions, to recover from shock and stresses, and to adapt and grow from a disruptive experience" and cites 21st century challenges like rapid urbanization/population growth, climate change, and globalization as "intertwined and affect[ing] one another in a social-economic nexus." Praised by the likes of President Bill Clinton , Michael R. Bloomberg , former... more