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Smoke-Free Zones: An American Innovation?

Smoke-Free Zones: An American Innovation?

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Fragilecologies Archives 29 August 1997 Times have changed. In Boulder now you hear people say, “Do you mind if I smoke?” Boulder as a town is fairly unique in this regard. In a way, it’s…

Idea Banks …. An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Idea Banks …. An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

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Fragilecologies Archives 23 July 1997 Some years ago I came across the notion of “social invention.” A social invention is an idea that has a major impact on human behavior — on the way we…

São Paulo, Brazil — City of Helicopters

São Paulo, Brazil — City of Helicopters

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Fragilecologies Archives 9 July 1997 Seeing a helicopter in the skies above an American city is still an event that is rare enough that those who hear its rotors whirring tend to look skyward. I…

Southern Brazil:  Glimpsing the Future as Well as the Past

Southern Brazil: Glimpsing the Future as Well as the Past

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Fragilecologies Archives 25 June 1997 I had the good fortune a few weeks ago to be invited to a conference sponsored by the Brazilian government on the monitoring of natural and people-induced changes in their…

Caviar from the Caspian …. To Be or Not To Be

Caviar from the Caspian …. To Be or Not To Be

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Fragilecologies Archives 11 June 1997 Black caviar. Not exactly the fare of most people. In fact, it is often eaten on buttered black bread and washed down with champagne or a fine wine. Although caviar-producing…