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Resources

DESIGN PRECEDENTS

At the Edge of the City - an advocacy effort collecting historical accounts, featuring multidisciplinary analysis, and providing policy options of and for Beirut’s urban park, the once prominent Pine Woods: Horsh Al-Sanawbar.

Sustainable Everyday
 - global survey of sustainable lifestyles

Grassroots Mapping
 - DIY aerial mapping tools

Permanent Breakfast
 - global public ongoing event

Design Like you Give a Damn - TED Channel
Open Architecture: An app that gives a damn

Weeels
 - the world’s first social transit app
Teddy Cruz: Hudson River Housing


DESIGN TOOLS

7Scenes
Cartagen - Cartagen Flickr Set
Open Street Map
Ushahidi
 Visualizing Data Blog
Digital Research Tools (DiRT) - Index of Data Viz Tools

MAPPING + MOBILE
Cartographia Blog
NYC Big Maps
The Mannahatta Project
Architecture for Humanity

The International Network of Crisis Mappers

Pachube
- Sensory Ecosystem
FootPath
- e-commerce, mobile phone tracking systems

Grameen Phone
- Iqbal Quadir, Founder - TED Talk

Mobile Active
- Mobile phones for social impact in Bangladesh
MIT Center for Future Civic Media
Virtual Gaza
Meedan.net
Crowdmap
Unthinkingly
Erik Hersman - TED talk on reporting on crisis via text
WPA 2010
Ghana Think Tank
Elecciones Transparentes

FOOD + FARM + PUBLIC SPACE
Greenmarkets - GROWNYC
Whole Foods

in Curbed
The High Line, NYC
Work A/C 
NYC Urban Farming
in NY Magazine
Carrot City
Food Print
Interview in Urban Omnibus
Urban Omnibus
Red Hook Street Vendors
Food and the Shape of Cities
Added Value

LEBANON NEWS
Lebanon Matters

Daily Star

BLOGS
Our Man in Beirut
Sleepless Beirut
Beirut Never Twice Same City
Beirut Report

LIFESTYLE
Monocle Magazine Lebanon Survey
and Beirut/Lebanon features

Time Out Beirut

NYT article on fastest growing study abroad programs in the Middle East
“Beirut, the Provincetown of the Middle East” - NYT
“36 Hours in Beirut” - NYT
“Choice Tables: In Beirut, raw materials meet magic” - NYT
“Lebanon’s cosmopolitan capital is finally getting its groove back” - T Magazine