Design Science/Global Solutions Lab 2009

Starting Date: 06-22-2009
Starting Time: 9:30am
Ending Date: 06-29-2009

UN In New York, Chestnut Hill College In Phila.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19063
United States
The fifth annual Global Solutions Lab is being held this summer, June 22-29, 2009 at the UN in New York and Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. Students and young professionals from around the world learn and use a powerful design, planning, and problem solving methodology that is based on the work of Buckminster Fuller and other scientists and designers. After they are briefed by UN experts from UNDP, UNEP, UNICEF, and other UN agencies, they develop designs and strategies for achieving one or more of the UN's Millennium Development Goals. This year the focus is on developing a blueprint for a global green economy.

Students work collaboratively and intensely for seven days. Their work is presented to UN staff on the last day of the Lab, as well as published in an annual report. Further details and registration information are at: You can also download reports from previous Labs as well as see a short movie that describes the work at this same address
Geographical Scope: International

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