Archive for May 2011

SOCAP Conferences 2011

I was thrilled and grateful to receive the SOCAP Europe Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship this past May. Look out for more posts to come highlighting SOCAP Europe and keep checking here for details about next month’s SOCAP conference.

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Park Your Investment and Make Change

With daily news from Egypt focused on unrest in the country – the kind of long-term pent-up frustration that comes from entrenched social, political and economic exclusion – I was fortunate to come across the work of the Historic Cities Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for […]

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Challenges of Heritage Conservation in the Developing World and Urban Impact Investment (Part 1)

As the new and rapidly growing urban areas of the developing world reach to build dynamic, competitive cities, promoting heritage conservation is a central issue – not just for foreign tourism, as is often thought – but also for promoting livelihoods, economic development, cultural identity and urban […]

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High Anxiety about Housing in China

(Based on reporting in http://news.xinhuanet.com.)  When the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visits a massive Beijing affordable housing project on Labor Day (Wansiying low-income housing project in the Chaoyang District), it means that the leadership felt the need to respond directly to frustration among workers about the grave […]

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