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The Club of Helsinki ? co-creation of urban development projects

October 18, 2012

  The Club of Helsinki is a non-profit organization that offer possibilities to co-create urban development projects that prototype new integrated and sustainable business and management models. The organization is founded by designer Ilkka Suppanen and strategist Tanya Kim Grassley, in close collaboration with innovator Karina Vissonova and ambassador Brent Richards. A genuine value chain endorses meaningfulness, connectivity, value, and identity for every stakeholder involved. It is this broader mapping of context and needs that we believe is needed for our globally networked societies to move into the next phase of sustainability, says Ilkka Suppanen, director of the The Club of Helsinki. In 2013 The Club of Helsinki will launch its pilot project, Angels of Sao Paulo, together with research partners University Sao Paulo (USP) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ? in close collaboration with a recyclable materials collecting cooperative in Sao Paulo, Brazil, called Coopamare. The project?s corporate ?pathfinder? partnership model offers companies an opportunity to combine social responsibility with business and brand development. The pilot project focuses on four areas. The first, in cooperation with MIT SENSEable Cities Lab, will create a GPS platform and digital services to help make the collection, processing and delivery of recyclable materials [...]

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