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A map of the future: A recap of session 7 of TEDGlobal 2014

A map of the future: A recap of session 7 of TEDGlobal 2014

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The theme of this session is “Blueprints.” And so we hear from speakers who have that all-too-easy-to-overlook first step: a plan. Brazil is named for a tree, says Tasso Azevedo. And thus, it is a good place to be a forester. 12% of the world’s forests are in the country, primarily in the Amazon, which plays a vital role in []

Skyscrapers of wood: Michael Green at TED2013

Skyscrapers of wood: Michael Green at TED2013

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Architect Michael Green presents an interesting riddle: why are buildings made of wood only a few stories high when trees found in nature are remarkable for their height? Speaking in session 7 of TED2013, Green shares his deep love of wood — which he first discovered from his grandfather, a woodworker who taught him to []

Sustain!: The speakers in Session 7 at TED2013

Sustain!: The speakers in Session 7 at TED2013

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It’s no longer possible to ignore the effect humans have — on the environment, on each other and on the Internet. In that spirit, this session brings together people with big ideas on responsible design, creation, consumption and eating. From a renegade gardener to energy software maker, this session takes into mind that it’s not []