Indian architect Rohan Shivkumar: Architects and designers must understand the informal - the needs of people living in the slums, who make up 60 percent of Mumbai’s 20 million inhabitants. (discovered via Max Borka and Corinna Roesner)
Seth Godin "...is a demigod on the Web, a best-selling author, highly sought-after lecturer, successful entrepreneur, respected pundit and high-profile blogger. He is uniquely respected for his understanding of the Internet." Forbes.com http://www.ted.com/speakers/seth_godin.html
Seth's Blog: The Soapbox & The City - "Cities work because they create collisions between and among diverse individuals. Ideas go to cities to be born and to be spread, and the chaos that bubbles just under the surface feeds those ideas. The web, at its most effective, is a digital city, a place where access is equal and ideas race and connect and morph. If you want to find creative work, go to a city. If you want to find inspiration, expose yourself to diversity, not a bubble"