We Do Things Differently

We Do Things Differently

The Outsiders Rebooting Our World

Book - 2018
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Our systems are failing. Old models--for education, healthcare and government, food production, energy supply--are creaking under the weight of modern challenges. As the world's population heads towards 10 billion, it's clear we need new approaches. In We Do Things Differently, historian and futurologist Mark Stevenson sets out to find them, across four continents. From Brazilian favelas to high tech Boston, from rural India to a shed inventor in England's home counties, Mark Stevenson travels the world to find the advance guard re-imagining our future. At each stop, he meets innovators who have already succeeded in challenging the status quo, pioneering new ways to make our world more sustainable, equitable and humane. Populated by extraordinary characters--including Detroit citizens who created new jobs and promoted healthy eating by building greenhouses, an Austrian mayor who built a new biomass plant using the by-product of a local flooring company, and an Indian doctor who crowdsourced his research and published his findings online--We Do Things Differently paints a riveting picture of what can be done to address the world's most pressing dilemmas, offering a much needed dose of down-to-earth optimism. It is a window on (and a roadmap to) a different and better future.
Publisher: New York : The Overlook Press, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781468315837
Branch Call Number: 338.04 Ste
Characteristics: 300 pages ; 22 cm

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Jan 11, 2019

Fascinating and encouraging.

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