Who is changing the way people work, think, consume or create? Innovators profiles some of the world's groundbreakers and contrarians, problem solvers and restless minds.

JOHANNESBURG This city boasts one of the world's largest urban forests. But the trees blanket the predominantly white northern suburbs, while the mostly black townships in the south -- long neglected under the former apartheid government -- resemble dust bowls.
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Fashion Guidance for Aging Japanese Lads: Slick Magazine Entices Young-at-Heart 'Elder Boys' to Trade a Little Cash for a Lot of Cool (Post, December 17, 2008)
Innovators: Underwater, He's an Extreme Success (Post, November 30, 2008)
Kafka of the Cubicle: Japanese Cartoonist Chronicles the Indignities Endured by Young, Dutiful, Sad Office Drones (Post, November 21, 2008)
Innovators: Targeting South Africa's 'Guy in the Blue Overalls' (Post, November 16, 2008)
Innovators: Food Entrepreneur Melds Indian Flavors, Global Fare (Post, November 12, 2008)
Innovators: A Courtship Veteran Muses On Search for the Right Man (Post, October 21, 2008)
Innovators: An Amazon Icon's Town Is a Shrine Frozen in Time (Post, October 12, 2008)
Innovators: At 81, Japan's Outspoken Force for the World's Poor (Post, September 30, 2008)
Innovators: Tucked in a Tehran Neighborhood, One Man's Temple of Modern Art (Post, September 21, 2008)
Innovators: The Man Who Put Color Back in Saudi Menswear (Post, September 11, 2008)
Innovators: In Venezuela, a Scion Opens His Family Land to the Poor (Post, July 25, 2008)
Innovators: Tokyo's Cantankerous Boss Takes On Global Warming (Post, July 18, 2008)
Innovators: Cooking Up Burger Alchemy In an Argentine Laboratory (Post, July 15, 2008)
Innovators: Zooming Around the Alps In a Homemade Wing Suit (Post, July 4, 2008)
Innovators: Farmer-Turned-Activist Plants Seeds of Reform (Post, June 26, 2008)
Innovators: Songs of Hope for Sudan, When the Censors Allow (Post, June 19, 2008)
Innovators: Author Looks to the Koran For 99 New Superheroes (Post, June 11, 2008)
WORLDVIEW | INNOVATORS: 'Sand in an Oyster,' A Dancer for the Disabled (Post, June 4, 2008)
Innovators: A Chef Takes His Food Higher Than Ever Before (Post, May 31, 2008)
Innovators: Designer to the Russian Military, Dressing to Kill (Post, May 22, 2008)
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