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    Newsflash: Development Gives Rise to Oldest Occupation

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    I sometimes wonder if it’s my perception of a place or the place itself that changes.

    HealthPoint Services Wins Prestigious India Sankalp Award, Announces Investment by Fontus Water

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    Healthpoint Services Global, Inc., a social enterprise supported by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, has won the prestigious Sankalp Award for Innovative Social Enterprises - Emerging Ventures in the Health/Water/Sanitation sector for 2011. This award acknowledges HealthPoint as the most innovative and promising health-oriented social enterprise in India this year.

    Living Buildings: Ashoka Fellow Jason McLennan's Architectural Revolution

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    Can you imagine an office building or high-rise tower with no energy bill? As CEO of the International Living Future Institute and founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, U.S. Ashoka Fellow Jason McLennan is pioneering the future of green building.

    Building Cities of Changemakers

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    By partnering with the New Cities Foundation, Ashoka looks forward to highlighting the importance of social entrepreneurs in making cities the best they can be, and to sharing the key principles and patterns from urban innovations that can offer practical solutions. Perhaps most importantly, Ashoka hopes to change the framework with we all approach our cities to start with.

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    Paula Segal: 596 Acres

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    Ashoka Fellows Collaborate on Combined Restaurant, Food Service Training Center, and Nonprofit Hub

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    Ashoka Fellow Saru Jayaraman’s organization Restaurant Opportunities Centers United will open a COLORS rest

    Kai Gildhorn has developed a solution to the considerable amount of underutilized and free public fruit resources in Germany, and put them towards development in rural areas.

    Sharon Danks inspires and enables communities to enrich their school grounds and use them to improve children’s well-being, learning and play while contributing to the ecological health and resilience of their cities.

    Dan Acher is using creative placemaking to combat the isolation and separation between urban residents and build a shared sense of belonging. In doing so, he encourages citizen ownership of public spaces and invites residents to take responsibility for their city, ultimately leading to a more active and empowered citizenry.