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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...


A Climate-Neutral China

(Urban Renewal #5, City Overview From Top of Military Hospital, Shanghai, 2004. By photographer Edward Burtynsky; used with permission.) If we want to anticipate the future of cities, we should look to China. China is urbanizing at a rate unprecedented in history. Between now and 2030, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, Chinese cities are expected to add more than 350 million people, swelling to a total urban population of more than a billion. By then, China will have more than 220...

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From Extraction To Consumption: Oil, An Exhibition By Edward Burtynsky

Shipbreaking, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2000 From oilfields to expressways, from Canada to Los Angeles and to the Middle East, the acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky's obsession with oil has taken him from extraction to production to consumption. In this exhibition, running until 28 November 2009, Burtynsky tracks this controversial, valuable and increasingly scarce resource. The New York gallery at Hasted Hunt Kraeutler is hosting the exhibition and it is presented in conjunction with...


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...

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AUTO. SUEÑO Y MATERIA - Cars And Landscapes

Panos Kokkinias, Gas Station, 2003 AUTO. SUEÑO Y MATERIA [AUTO. DREAM AND MATERIAL], the new exhibition at Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial analyzes contemporary car culture through the lens of some 100 artworks. Lovely interior architecture by longo + roldán arquitectos What an interesting moment to organize an exhibition on cars. Reading online newspaper over the past few months, i had the feeling that an era is closing. Buying a new car is suddenly not as desirable...


Time's about to run out on our auction - have you bid?

Our auction is wrapping up, with less than an hour left to bid on some items. Purchases will benefit Worldchanging (and help us reach our $100,000 challenge grant -- so every dollar you spend will be matched by our benefactor). They're partially tax-deductible. The items themselves are cool, including Burtynsky prints, SxSW Platinum Passes, tickets to LIFT, PICNIC, eTech, and amazing trip packages to Cape Town for Design Indaba and the Arctic for a polar bear science adventure. And they are...


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...


Geoengineering and the New Climate Denialism

This is a draft essay, and obviously still rough in patches. I'd appreciate feedback! - Alex GEOENGINEERING AND THE NEW CLIMATE DENIALISM by Alex Steffen The Idea of Geoengineering is Being Used Dishonestly Though we spend our time here at Worldchanging focused on solutions to the planet's most pressing problems, sometimes the politics around an issue become so twisted that it's necessary to address the politics before we can have a real discussion about the problems and how to solve them....

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