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Where We're Going

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

"Scale" and "scaling change" are terms that are thrown around so much in professional circles that they have become cliché. Yet, for all of us in the business of improving lives and building stronger communities, they are the terms that often are the source of both our frustration and our inspiration.

Where We Are

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

Our work is being scaled in local communities. There, we are developing a critical mass of public innovators and boundary-spanning groups that can collectively address local challenges and shift the civic culture of those communities.

A Postcard From Sydney: Essential Travel Tips

George Hobica | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Australia's largest city is also the jumping off point from exploring Australia, and the city with the most inbound flights from North America. Here are some essential tips to plan and enjoy your visit.

5 Reasons to Move to Sydney -- Or at Least Visit Before Tearing Yourself Away (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Be | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

I bought a one-way ticket to a city I'd never been to. Actually, I didn't even know anyone who had been to Sydney. Here's why I moved to Sydney, over other destinations for my expat experience.

These Photos Show A Side Of Australia Rarely Seen

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

18 Reasons Why Australia Is Travel Heaven

minube | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel

With it's vast and varied landscapes, unique wildlife, and white-sand beaches, Australia is one of the most interesting continents around.

Man Wearing Only Thong Stole Batman Costume, Police Say

Posted 03.09.2014 | Weird News

What will Robin think of this? Police in Australia have charged a super-hero wannabe who they say stole a Batman costume from a thrift store while ...

More Than 90 Wildfires Rage In Australian State

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 90 wildfires are burning over Australia's New South Wales state, but the danger has ebbed in neighboring Victor...

Firefighter Captures Terrifying Footage Of Australian Wildfires

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

The wildfires that have ripped through Australia's state of New South Wales and destroyed more than 200 homes are now threatening to wreak even more h...

Wildfires Rage Across Australia

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

SYDNEY -- SYDNEY (AP) — Nearly a hundred wildfires burned across Australia's most populous state on Thursday, 18 of which were out of control, as un...

WATCH: Could Australia Be On Its Way To Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The findings of a Parliamentary Inquiry released last Friday hold exciting news for same-sex couples in Australia: New South Wales (NSW) could become...

5 Things to Love About Jindabyne, Australia

Home Away | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Home Away

Nestled in picturesque surroundings amongst the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Jindabyne is known as the opening to the mountain range. The town sits along an expansive lake half the size of Sydney Harbour, which makes for a spectacular sight.

Where to Hit the Slopes This Summer

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Strap on your ski gear and get ready for an encore of winter. Here are the best places to hit the slopes this summer.

Australian Wildfires Uncover Illegal Drug Lab

Reuters | James Grubel | Posted 03.15.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Raging wildfires destroyed at least another 28 homes and licked at Australia's leading optical space observatory on Mon...

Australian Law Requires Women To Remove Muslim Face Coverings

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Muslim women in Australia's most populous state will have to remove veils to have their signatures officially witnessed under t...

Gun In A Prosthetic Leg: Operation!

Posted 01.02.2012 | Weird News

Some people are so well armed, they're armed in their legs. Medical professionals at St. Vincents Hospital in Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital were ...

I'm With Stupid: Planking the Walk and Other Dumb Places

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

It pained me earlier this week to learn that another country has beaten us to the punch with what is definitely one of the dumbest ideas yet. Australia recently gave birth to a fad called "planking" that is, quite literally, painfully stupid.

Australia Summer Marked By Snow, Heavy Flooding (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It may be summertime "down under," but instead of sunshine and warm breezes, Australia has been hit with severe weather conditions, including unseason...

Astoria Characters: The Pilates Performer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Emma Bryant is an actress. She's not waiting on tables. She's not waiting for the big break. So far, what Emma has made happen are a theater production company and an in-home Pilates studio.

Australian Ninjas Rescue Mugging Victim

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SYDNEY — Three men who police said were robbing a German medical student in an alley fled in a panic when five members of a nearby martial arts ...

Australian House Booby-Trapped With 50 Fake Bombs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SYDNEY — A Sydney bomb squad evacuated neighbors and sent in robots to clear dozens of suspected explosives strewn about the house of a man who ...

Emmanuel Jal: A Boy Soldier's Story | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Emmanuel Jal: A Boy Soldier's Story Emmanuel Jal was born in a tiny village in Southern Sudan, only a short time before the outbreak of civil...

Can Obama's Nuclear Disarmament Agenda Work? | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Can Obama's Nuclear Disarmament Agenda Work? The Lowy Institute convenes an expert panel to examine the implications of President Obama's push to red...

In Our Own Words: Asia Pacific Autism Conference | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In Our Own Words: Asia Pacific Autism Conference For young people with Asperger's syndrome, life can sometimes be challenging. But it's not always a ...

Danny Yount on Designing Film and TV Title Sequences | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Danny Yount on Designing Film and TV Title Sequences Designer and director, Danny Yount had "35 jobs before I knew what I wanted to do, which...