4.6 Improver
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
Author(s): The Open University

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4.5 Entrepreneur
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
Author(s): The Open University

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4.4 Product champion
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
Author(s): The Open University

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4.3 Designs
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
Author(s): The Open University

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4.2 Inventors and inventions
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
Author(s): The Open University

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4.1 Introduction to key concepts
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
Author(s): The Open University

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3.10 What has been learnt from the history of the telephone?
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
Author(s): The Open University

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3.9 A consumer's experience of innovation
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
Author(s): The Open University

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How Special-Interest Groups Benefit from Minimum Wage Laws

Those campaigning for a substantial jump in the minimum wage all assert that the purpose is to help working families. Unfortunately, careful students of the evidence come to a different conclusion. As Mark Wilson summarized it, “evidence from a large number of academic studies suggests that minimum wage increases don’t reduce poverty levels.”

Some workers los
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Episode 22: Geopolitics of Climate Change

Dr Peter Christoff explores the global politics of climate change with Sian Prior.

Guest: Dr Peter Christoff, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry.
Topic: Geopolitics of Climate Change

Duration: 31 min 12 sec



Author(s): up-close@unimelb.edu.au (University of Melbourne)

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Episode 23: India and China, Globalized

Dr Pradeep Taneja and Dr Salim Lakha discuss how globalisation is shaping India and China. With Sian Prior.

Guests:
Dr Pradeep Taneja, School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology
Dr Salim Lakha, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry

Topic: The effects of globalization on India and Chin
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Harmful Algae Digital Library
The Harmful Algae Digital Library contains a collection of Sea Grant documents in digital format (primarily PDF) arranged by subject area: red tide/PSP, brown tide, ciguatera, killer algae, and Pfiesteria. This collection is part of the National Sea Grant Library (NSGL), which maintains over 36,000 searchable records dedicated to environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and responsible use of America's coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources.
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Civil Engineering in Developing Countries
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues.
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Detecting Genetically Modified Food by PCR
Genetic engineering is responsible for the so-called "second green revolution."  Genes that encode herbicide resistance, insect resistance, drought tolerance, frost tolerance, and other traits have been added to many plants of commercial importance. In 2003, 167 million acres of farmland worldwide were planted in genetically modified (GM) crops equal to one fourth of total land under cultivation.  The most widely planted GM crops are soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, and papaya. Two important tr
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Health Across the Life Span: Frameworks,Contexts,and Measurements
Introduces and examines the basic principles which guide growth and development and the health of individuals across the lifespan, from the prenatal period through senescence. Presents methodological, conceptual and substantive issues necessary for understanding and evaluating empirically based information about growth, development and health at different stages of life and from different academic perspectives. Course covers several themes, including contributions of biological and environmental
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Environmental Health
Examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; an
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Speaking Innovation to Power: The Uses and Abuses of Power in Social Innovation
Speaking innovation to power is a key element of successful, system changing, social innovations. This session will ground the dynamics of challenging and channeling existing power resources to support real change in cases as diverse as helping displaced persons camps in Eritrea, facilitating multistakeholder collaborations in British Columbia and changing the power dynamics of environmental organizations through the use of global search engines.
Author(s): Frances Westley, J.W. McConnell Chair of Social In

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Partnering for power: Leveraging private sector alliances
Access to private sector funding, supply chains, reach and expertise can help social entrepreneurs develop win/win scenarios. Health Care Without Harm and Kaiser Permanente promote better environmental and safety practices across the health care system worldwide. Root Capital and Starbucks create supply chains which promote development and protect the environment. College Summit and Deloitte equip American high schools to value their students’ success in college. Learn about the pros and cons
Author(s): Bruce Lowry, Communications Director, Skoll Founda

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Corporate leadership for change
Fascination with leadership is growing daily, fuelled by global complexity, free-falling capital markets, conflict and growing environmental and social deterioration. Key business leaders will discuss the kind of leadership required in the face of accentuated resource scarcity, more pervasive need and highly uncertain prospects. They will explore the excitement and challenges of operating through networked approaches that eschew traditional “command and control” models for a more “viral mo
Author(s): Stephan Chambers, Chairman, Skoll Centre for Socia

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Simulating the financial and environmental cost of operating a data centre.
Simulating the financial and environmental cost of operating a data centre.
Author(s): Liam Newcombe

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