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…My heart’s in Accra » How do we make civic crowdfunding awesome?

…My heart’s in Accra » How do we make civic crowdfunding awesome? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it

Ten people each contribute $100 a month into a pool. They meet once a month and discuss possible projects to support. Each month, they give a grant of $1000 to a project that meets a simple criterion: it’s awesome.

That’s the logic behind the Awesome Foundation, founded by Tim Hwang and friends, brilliantly built and managed by Christia Xu. Awesome Foundation now has 50 chapters in 10 countries and has given 252 grants, sponsoring awesome projects like Float, which attaches air pollution sensors to kites to report on air quality, and Free the Billboards, which invites people to visualize alternatives to unsightly billboards by photobombing them. (Full disclosure – I’m on the board of Institute for Higher Awesome Studies, the shadowy organization that acts as an umbrella organization for the individual Awesome chapters.)

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Being Guerilla Architects – Hacking the city and reclaiming social spaces

Being Guerilla Architects – Hacking the city and reclaiming social spaces | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Hacking the city and reclaiming social spaces
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Barcelona Crowdsourced its Sharing Economy Policies. Can Other Cities Do the Same?

Barcelona Crowdsourced its Sharing Economy Policies. Can Other Cities Do the Same? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
When the City Council of Barcelona asked democracy activist and researcher Mayo Fuster Morell for policy recommendations regarding the sharing economy, she suggested that the councillors take a different approach: Rather than relying on an expert to dictate policy from the top down, why not use a collaborative process to build a sustainable set of institutions and practices that would draw strength from the grassroots?
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How Can We Redesign Cities as Shared Spaces?

How Can We Redesign Cities as Shared Spaces? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
At a time when corporate sponsorship and ownership of city spaces, buildings, and events continues to grow at lightning pace, it's more important than ever to rethink our cities as shared entities that belong to all of us. In his recent speech at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, researcher, activist, and author David Bollier argued that urban enclosures, which he says is the "privatization of shared wealth," create jam-packed cities by commodifying shared resources.
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The High Line Effect: Are America's New Urban Parks Trojan Horses of Gentrification?

The High Line Effect
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Estrategias adaptativas de regeneración urbana

Conferencia en Civic Factory Fest (Valencia, 26 de noviembre)
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26N 11:30 Conferencia_Estrategias Adaptativas de Regeneración Urbana_Manu Fernandez

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Civic Factory Fest: Estrategias adaptativas de regeneración urbana

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La utilización temporal de los vacíos urbanos - Introducción

La utilización temporal de los vacíos urbanos - Introducción | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
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The Co-City: From the Tragedy to the Comedy of the Urban Commons

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Presentación del libro La utilización temporal de los vacíos urbanos (15 de noviembre, Barcelona)

Presentación del libro La utilización temporal de los vacíos urbanos (15 de noviembre, Barcelona) | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
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La ciudad relacional en la sociedad conectada (8 de febrero, Alicante)

La ciudad relacional en la sociedad conectada (8 de febrero, Alicante) | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
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The Evolution of Radical Urbanism - urbanNext

The Evolution of Radical Urbanism - urbanNext | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
urbanNext’s main goal is to generate a global network to produce content focused on rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu – urbanity that is conditioned by the specificities of the information society, sustainable awareness, globalized knowledge and leisure. urbanNext is designed to establish a working structure and a multidisciplinary authorial platform for collaborations between people who have an interest in working, thinking and reflecting on design practices and their future.
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Love this and must live this, "Imagining a more equitable and sustainable future involves an implicit critique of the spatial and societal conditions produced by prevailing urban logics."
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Towards a creative approach on community engagement

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Atlas of Reurbanism

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As the National Trust’s ReUrbanism initiative seeks to build the successful, inclusive, and resilient cities of tomorrow, the Atlas of ReUrbanism is a tool for urban leaders and advocates to better understand and leverage the opportunities that exist in American cities.

The Atlas of ReUrbanism takes the massive amount of data currently available about cities and makes it more accessible, allowing for the exploration and discovery of connections between older buildings and economic, demographic, environmental measures. Whether you’re an activist, journalist, developer, or resident, the Atlas of ReUrbanism contains detailed information about the businesses and residents, buildings and blocks that make cities work for everyone.
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A New Guide to Revitalizing Cities Around the World

A New Guide to Revitalizing Cities Around the World | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
A major study by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, "Revitalizing Places: Improving Housing and Neighborhoods from Block to Metropolis," identifies planning strategies to improve housing and urban development practices. A major study by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Revitalizing Places: Improving Housing and Neighborhoods from Block to Metropolis [pdf], identified poli
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The possibility of a Co-City

Christian Iaione - What does the rise of bottom-up initiatives mean for our current welfare state? Does it provide a way out of the growing dichotomy between active citizens and non-active citizens? Professor Christian Iaione (LUISS University, Rome) talks about the idea of a ‘co-city’ – cognitive, collaborative city – which has been implemented in Bologna’s administration.  By Anne […]
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El uso temporal de los vacíos urbanos

El uso temporal de los vacíos urbanos | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Llibreria especialitzada en administració pública. Hi trobareu publicacions en paper i electròniques, de compra i de descàrrega gratuïta. Llibres tècnics de i sobre l’administració pública (local, autonòmica, estatal, europea i internacional) i temaris d’oposicions a l’administració.
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The city as the centre of our democracy

The city as the centre of our democracy | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Why not the nation-state but the city plays an important role for our democracy
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Who owns the city? We own the city! How commons makes cities more inclusive, righteous and democratic

Who owns the city? We own the city! How commons makes cities more inclusive, righteous and democratic | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
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