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The Dead Sea scrolls are valuable and are said to be missing parts of the Bible. Preserved for over 2000 years they were not discovered till the 1940s. They are a crucial link to the past. To preserve these I would lock them in a vault only to be accessed whenever called upon for…

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Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on April 20, 2015 at 11:40pm — No Comments

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A traditntal success story would be the one of mark Zuckerberg who founded Facebook. He was a Harvard student who dropped out and worked his way to the top and is now one of the worlds wealthiest men and still lives in apartment sleeping in a mattress on the floor.

Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on April 20, 2015 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Imagine

In 2020 San Fransisco should have a good resilience play by providing back up shelters to support those who's homes were destroyed in the disaster. Also it should have vaults of food available for back up. As well as metal rods to be inserted into buildings to save the house during an earthquake.

Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on April 20, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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My city, San Fransico does not have a resilience plan, as a result if an earthquake was to strike the bay area it would not be good. There would be no backup plan the only thing it would want to do is re-build.

Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on April 20, 2015 at 11:28pm — No Comments

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The best way to share info today in a crisis scenario is by social media. Today, 90% of society has a Facebook or twitter and from personal experience it is very clear today that this is the fastest way to share information

Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on April 20, 2015 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Women in 2020

Hopefully in 2020 Women will have no discrimination no matter what. I have never seen the big deal in why women can't do certain things. In my eyes any human can accomplish anything they want to. In 2020 I hope there is a widespread equality for all genders.

Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on April 20, 2015 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Imagine 8

Every tree you cut down plant another two. Everything you were taught about the environment when you were little is true. The environment is way too precious to keep on using it as if we have another planet to expend. Everything that we have if finite and we need to treat it as such. Our little blue marble is starting to become a grey marble and we need to stop that from happening.

Added by Santiago Vega on April 18, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Act 8

Its simple, a book is the best answer to keeping the wisdom of an indigenous people. For example, Plato's republic has survived for thousands of years and the bible is a perfect example of this too.

Added by Santiago Vega on April 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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The Japanese constantly hunt whales and sharks. That's not the problem however, the problem is the types of whales and sharks that the Japanese hunt down. They hunt animals that are close to the endangered species list or are already on it. They keep saying that they are only tracking them down and killing them in order to study their habits but anybody can see that's not true. The lesson here would be that humanity can't think that they are more important and it is more important to make a…

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Added by Santiago Vega on April 18, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Imagine 7

Since the city of Charleston is a huge coastal city with a big export import business, Charleston should have anything to do with water. First off it should have desalinization plants and anything that would treat water to provide to its people. Also it should increase its port city opportunities to the people of the city therefore creating more jobs. A big plus for the city would be reopening the shut down naval station that would bring back even more jobs to the city.

Added by Santiago Vega on April 17, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

ACt 7

THE city of charleston does many things for the developing lifestyle. They provide water treatment centers and recycling centers that will reuse waste so as to not pollute the environment.

Added by Santiago Vega on April 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Imagine8

When I am 100 years old the traditional knowledge I would like to be retained would be the different types of martial arts I have learned. I feel that martial arts not only keep the body in great physical shape but when taken seriously and applied to life help one lead a more peaceful life. With the increase in technology many different types of hand to hand combat have been pushed aside. This type of training brings people together.

Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on April 15, 2015 at 11:08pm — No Comments

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The case study I found was on the Inuit way of hunting seal. Due to the recent increase in demand for seal fat the market has become increasingly flooded. What was once 100 dollars a pelt is now luck to get 15. The way the Inuit traditionally hunt is considered humane. The way that companies who harvest their pelts conduct hunts offends many animal rights activists. This shows how the indigenous knowledge has worked for years and is now in danger.

Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on April 15, 2015 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Act 1 My Social Innovator

I chose Julia Watson as my social innovator hero and shadow. She is showing herself to be a leader in biodiversity conservation community. She is helping support local conservation communities and inhabitants of cultural landscapes. She does this by fostering relationships and building allies that support each other giving maximum development impact "with minimum impact pressure". She truly is making a change and is someone to look up in this community of heroes.

Added by Rico Angel Rodriguez on April 15, 2015 at 2:11am — No Comments

Create "transparent" Technologies

I learned the secret to create "transparent" technologies. There is no set boundaries to the innovation that someone can put forth for the greater good. Who says that you can't build children's playground equipment such as swings that could power a water pump to a village somewhere. Or that we can't create windmills that are inside of the spaces in mountainous areas to power and assist the local people. I truly believe that their are so many technologies that are right in front us out in the…

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Added by Rico Angel Rodriguez on April 15, 2015 at 2:02am — No Comments

Imagine 3

Recently I read an article how it would take solar panels filling only about a fraction of the African dessert to power the world. Keep in mind that this is according to energy consumption today making this an amazing achievement. This is information according to DESERTEC and if any of this is true, it would be amazing to power any future technology and cities this way.

Added by Santiago Vega on April 9, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Imagination 8

NYC started out as woodlands and farms. Over time, it developed into the metropolis that it is today. As we head into the future, I want to make sure that the city is in good hands. In 100 years, New York will be a very different place. In the past 100 years, the city has gone through countless changes as technology advanced. In the next 100 years, I can't imagine how many more changes it will undergo. It will be important to safeguard our green spaces like Central and Prospect parks, we…

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Added by Chris Vanacore on April 9, 2015 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Act 8

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/04/07/those-drunk-indians-what-indigenous-women-face-daily-canada-and-beyond-159919

From this article, I found that Native Americans in Canada are ridiculed and looked down upon as alcoholics. In the United States, Native Americans are often viewed in that same light. This is unfair to them. Not…

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Added by Chris Vanacore on April 9, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Imagine 7

I do not know how to make a map, but I can talk about the improved resiliency of New York. By 2015, we hope to have build proper seawalls on the shores to combat large waves during storms. We also hope to have completed more advanced training with regards to first responders, as these guys are the first ones on the scene. I also hope to have educated the citizens on what to do when disaster strikes.

Added by Chris Vanacore on April 9, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments

NYC Resiliency Plan

By looking on the City of New York website, I found out about parts of NYC's plan to combat disasters and other issues. Hurricane Sandy hit us hard back in 2012, and since then, the city has developed a plan to deal with future hurricanes and large storms. This includes fortifying the coastal seawalls on the city's shores, and making sure that we have enough backup generators in case the power goes out. It also takes into account how first responders will assist the public. Police and fire…

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Added by Chris Vanacore on April 9, 2015 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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