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The refugees of boom-and-bust: Cameron Sinclair on TED.com

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At TEDGlobal U, Cameron Sinclair shows the unreported cost of real estate megaprojects gone bust: thousands of migrant construction laborers left stranded and penniless. To his fellow architects, he says there is only one ethical response. (Recorded at TEDGlobal University 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 3:06) Watch Cameron Sinclair’s talk on TED.com, where you []

Watch TEDTalks from speakers at the upcoming TEDGlobal 2009

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From TEDGlobal’s speaker list of more than 90 — including 18-minute talks, demos and TED U courses — 13 of our scheduled speakers already have TEDTalks online from previous TEDs and partners. To find them, check out our new theme, Speaking at TEDGlobal 2009, and watch archive gems from these returning speakers. All of these []

Design for the minds of the future — a new contest!

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Architecture for Humanity wants your ideas and designs for the classrooms of the future. Their 2009 Open Architecture Challenge invites students, teachers and architects to submit their designs for classrooms in the places that need them most. You don’t have to be a licensed architect, just submit the best possible plans and they’ll find you []

To do this weekend: Vote for Architecture for Humanity

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Via Treehugger: The Members Project, from American Express, is a contest to support worthy projects from a $2.5 million fund. 2006 TED Prize winner Cameron Sinclair, of Architecture for Humanity, has submitted a project to help build sustainable livelihoods for artisans in Southeast Asia: a locally driven social venture that creates an alliance of textile []

Help Myanmar (Burma) rebuild, with Architecture for Humanity

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Following Saturday’s devastating Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma), Architecture for Humanity is asking for help in rebuilding the country over the long term. They write: While the media will focus its attention on the loss of life, there will be millions displaced in the coming weeks — and like most natural disasters, there’s no plan []

Open Architecture Network panel in San Francisco, April 9

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How can we use the Web to drive social change? Learn from the story of Architecture for Humanity, which leveraged a 2006 TED Prize to build the Open Architecture Network, linking communities around the globe with architects and designers who can help them solve problems. Tomorrow night, at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, a []

Four TEDsters named 2008 Young Global Leaders by WEF

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[Updated 3/12, 10am] Crusading journalist Andrew Mwenda and think tank leader James Shikwati — both stars of TEDGlobal Africa last summer — as well as TEDGlobal Fellow Paul Van Zyl and architect Cameron Sinclair, winner of the 2006 TED Prize, have all been named Young Global Leaders for 2008 by the World Economic Forum. Each []

TED Prize Winner: Cameron Sinclair

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Cameron Sinclair‘s mantra: Design like you give a damn. He’s the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crises and brings design services to communities in need. This past year has been a busy one for Cameron, with the tsunami, Katrina and the earthquake in Pakistan. He’s become the []