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Technology & Design

 

Innovations in technology and design that serve the world

 

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Rejecting the instinct to do everything, Essentialism investigates the idea of doing "less, but better."

 
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Growth Force

A few years ago, the Salesforce.com Foundation revamped its revenue model. Today, it's not just a grantmaker. It's a rapidly expanding software vendor.

 
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Lots of Opportunity

An online platform helps city governments to discover, organize, and market publicly owned property.

 

Visualizing Citizenship

Supplements to the article “Citizen Chronicles.”

By SSIR Editors
 

A Smarter Way to Park

In San Francisco, planners are using variable pricing to reduce the congestion, pollution, and aggravation that come with big-city traffic.

 

Citizen Chronicles

A program in Alberta, Canada, showcases the way that people with disabilities contribute actively to their communities. Includes magazine extras.

 

Prepare to Update Your Theory of Change

The new book Scarcity provides critical insights for designing better anti-poverty programs, but not for allocating scarce philanthropic resources.

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Libraries as Laboratories

In Accra, Ghana, social entrepreneurs are working to reinvent the public library for the 21st century.

 

Blurred Images, Better Futures

Software from a group called Ultrasafe Ultrasound promises to make it harder to practice sex-selective abortion.

 
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The Call of Violence

In parts of the world, expanding cell-phone coverage brings with it an increase in violent activity.