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Hub of Innovation

Hub Of Innovation

What are the best ways to solve the pressing challenges of our city, region, country and planet?  The Hub of Innovation profiles a set of breakthrough solutions from the region, nation and around the world. Nominate an innovation!

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Malmo - twisting skyscraper
A twist to the future - one of the world's most ecological urban districts

Malmö, Sweden's third largest city, is becoming an international demonstration of environmental transformation. 
Boklok house
Expanding the market for affordable and energy efficient modular apartments

 A unique collaboration between two world-leading companies has established a new paradigm for affordable and energy efficient prefabricated housing.

Housing Partnership - man at construction site
Stabilizing property insurance costs for nonprofits that provide affordable housing

The Housing Partnership, an award-winning peer-to-peer network of the nation's top performing housing and community nonprofit development organizations, is stabilizing the cost of property insurance for nonprofits that provide  affordable housing.
Living Building
Living Buildings set new standards for energy generation, waste management, and healthy materials.

A new building standard far surpasses LEED Platinum, requiring that built environments be net-zero energy, net-zero water, non-toxic and provide for habitat restoration.
Shelters in a field
Providing low-cost, transitional dome-shelters to people in need

World Shelters manufactures transitional, temporary shelters for people who are homeless due to natural disaster, war, economic conditions, or any other number of reasons.
Protesters with signs
Unifying communities to prevent displacement

The Bank Tenant organization preserves the social and economic integrity of communities by helping to prevent foreclosures.

Placing human capital at the center of development and social change 

Ashoka invests in people.  It searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and provides them with the financial resources they require to focus full time on spreading innovative ideas and building world-changing institutions.