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Bike Trip Planning Tools, Burtynsky's 10,000 Year Gallery, and Megapolitan Planning

Looking back one, two and five years ago today on Worldchanging: 2009 Trip Planning For Cyclists: Coming Soon to the US? Julia Levitt discusses easy online mapping programs for bike route planning... 2008 Ed Burtynsky's Gallery for 10,000 Years Regine Debatty looks at Canadian photographer (and Worldchanging Chairman) Edward Burtynsky's 10,000-year gallery project... 2005 Transmegapolitan Jamais Cascio explores the emerging concept of megapolitan areas and what they mean for urban...


Worldchanging Timeline: 2003-2009

We here at Worldchanging just celebrated our sixth anniversary! In addition to publishing a series of "101" posts, highlighting some of the iconic pieces we've published over the years, and a primer on blogs and other resources we lean heavily upon, we though that it might also be useful to share a timeline of the project so far, noting some representative events, to give the interested reader a sense of where we came from and how we got here; perhaps knowing something of the evolution of...


Last chance to bid: Limited-Edition Prints by Edward Burtynsky

Street value: $3,000-$4,000 Get them now for as little as $800-810 (as of 2 p.m. PDT on 5/14/09 ) Edward Burtynsky, Worldchanging's board president, is one of Canada's most respected photographers. His works are included in the collections of 15 major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. These prints will auction separately. Landscape Study #7, West Virginia...


Next on the Auction Block: Four Limited Edition Prints by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky, Worldchanging's board president, is one of Canada's most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of 15 major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. In 2008, Ed was awarded the Canadian Environment Awards' Ideas For Life Award. (Street value: $3,000-$4,000 per...


Place Your Bids: Worldchanging Ideas Auction

UPDATE: Bidding closes starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT on the Burtynsky prints, and closes altogether shortly after 10:00 a.m. Click here to go directly to the auction. In particular, these Ed Burtynsky signed, limited edition original prints, from his famous ship wrecking series, are steals, selling for about a third of their gallery value: Ed Burtynsky - Shipyard #13, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province and Ed Burtynsky - Shipyard #18, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province. Bidding closes for both in the...


Greening China and the Dongtan Project

This article was was written by Alex Steffen in May 2006. We're republishing it here as part of our month-long editorial retrospective. The single biggest uncertainty on the path to a bright green future can be summed up in one word: China. By most measurements, China's impact on the planet is now second only to that of the U.S., and China's coming on strong: China is expected to have more cars that America in fifteen years, has built the second largest freeway system in the world and is...


Learning the Gandhian Approach to Sustainability at the Barefoot College

This article was written by Rohit Gupta in March 2005. We're republishing it here as part of our month-long editorial retrospective. Keywords: Gandhi, sustainability, walking, the Barefoot College. Much of contemporary Indian thought seems to suggest that Mahatma Gandhi may have been a eco-pioneer, ahead of his time, even before the global effects of industrial pollution began to raise their ugly head in any significant way. WorldChanging reader & photographer Jim Panou informs us about...

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Ed Burtynsky's Gallery for 10,000 Years

Two nights ago, Canadian photographer (and Worldchanging Chairman Edward Burtynsky was speaking at the Long Now Foundation in San Francisco, proposing a 10.000-year gallery to go along with the Clock of the Long Now, as part of their ongoing Seminars About Long term Thinking. C. N. Track No. 1 For those not familiar with the project, among many other endeavors, the foundation is planning to build a mechanical clock in a remote mountain site, designed by Danny Hillis [Pati Hillis, Danny's...

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The 10,000 Year Gallery

Readers in San Francisco have the opportunity tomorrow to hear Worldchanging Chairman Ed Burtynsky deliver a Long Now Seminar. Ed will be talking about his ideas for long-term intergenerational communication through art: There should be a gallery that collects, displays, and sifts such works over centuries and millennia, and develops ways to preserve them. That is exactly Burtynsky's plan--- a 10,000-year Gallery to accompany the 10,000-year Clock. His presentation will explore and...


Edward Burtynsky honored with Ideas for Life Award

The Canadian Environmental Awards 2008 has chosen to recognize the photographic prowess of Worldchanging Board Member Ed Burtynsky with their Ideas for Life Award. This award is given for outstanding efforts that increase environmental awareness or the conservation, restoration or sustainability of Canada's environment through excellence in the arts, entertainment or design. Ed is known as one of Canada's most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global...

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