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WDCD Live São Paulo 2017 report: Activation Session 16, Jardim Panorama

A bridge to reconnect a deprived enclave in São Paulo

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A FAAP student project in collaboration with local NGO AMAP focused on improving the lives of the residents of Jardim Panorama, a poorer enclave amid richer parts of São Paulo. By Edward Lenzi The expansion of large cities has a ‘natural’ dynamic, driving the lower classes to the outskirts of the city, where costs are ...  Read More

WDCD Live São Paulo 2017 report: Activation Session 8, The end of cars or a new beginning?

‘It’s not about how people move, but what moves people’

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Despite the incessant growth of large cities and their current form focussed on the primacy of cars, new technologies and changes in consumer behaviour are slowly changing this paradigm. The activation session The end of cars or a new beginning? discussed the importance of an integrated and systemic view on mobility. By Edward Lenzi ...  Read More

WDCD Live São Paulo 2017 report: Activation Session 3, Circular brands and design leadership

Leadership challenges in turning brands circular

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In contrast of increasingly rapid and ephemeral changes, the circular economy is based on a regenerative ecosystem that seeks to rethink all relationships in the production process of a product or service, in addition to optimizing the use of natural resources and their impact. By Edward Lenzi In the activation session on Circular brands and ...  Read More

WDCD Live São Paulo 2017 report: Activation Session 2

Nature can teach us how to use artificial intelligence

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Given that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will grow more and more into our lives in the next five years, Fred Gelli, founder and CEO of communications agency Tátil, raised the question how we can best deal with this. By Camila Fraga ...  Read More

350.org’s Nicole Oliveira reflects on her participation in challenge jury

‘WDCD opened my eyes to adaptation’

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‘Participating in the Climate Action Challenge jury and WDCD Live has opened my eyes to the adaptation approach to climate change,’ 350.org’s director in Latin America Nicole Oliveira told WDCD. ...  Read More

WDCD Live São Paulo 2017 report: Activation Session 13 Climate Action Challenge - From Idea to Impact

‘I want to do what our clients need, not what they want’

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What was announced as a look behind the scenes of the challenge, developed into an intimate exchange of ideas on the ways to create impact through design with several leaders from the Brazilian design community. ...  Read More

Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa of UNFCCC calls upon designers to be bold and act on climate change

‘Recognize the power of design to raise ambition everywhere’

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In her address to WDCD Live São Paulo Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) heralded the potential of design to help tackle climate change. ‘Your ideas, your energy and enthusiasm are needed now more than ever.’ ...  Read More

WDCD Live São Paulo 2017 report: Day 2

‘Although it is hard, we must act with optimism’

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Consumer behaviour is at the core of the solutions for the urgent problem of climate change, we learned at Day 2 of WDCD Live São Paulo. ...  Read More

WDCD Live São Paulo 2017 report: Day 1 / part 2

‘We need unusual coalitions’

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In fighting climate change it can be helpful to involve unexpected partners such as rickshaw drivers school children, we learned on the first day of What Design Can Do Live São Paulo 2017. ...  Read More