Disasters create change. They particularly defined 2005, from the Asian Tsunami to Hurricane Katrina, provoking a drive for innovation, whose essential value is betterment. This manifesto aims to frame some essential truths that contribute to the quality of not only things, but also people and places. Disasters displace, but what is never displaced is the need to make life better. This need, whatever the scale and wherever the setting, is shared by all of us who possess the power to innovate.