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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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Everything You Wanted to Know About Tactical Urbanism

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Sharing Cities | The MIT Press

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Archope's curator insight, May 16, 1:57 AM

Las ciudades compartidas, la economía del compartir en comtrosicion al poseer, implica cambios radicales en la conducta humana urbana.

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How Adelaide revitalized itself through ‘placemaking’ | Citiscope

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Any dead street in the South Australia city is fair game for an experiment in bringing it to life.
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Assemble: how a young architectural collective became a Turner prize wildcard

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The participatory production of temporary public spaces in times of crisis - Metropolitics

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Testing tactical urbanism for megacities - Gehl Architects

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TUTUR Final Report!

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TRANSGOB. the role of participatory urban governance in times of crisis and austerity

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The Poetry of Decay — Failed Architecture

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Gil Penalosa: Citizens Can’t Be Spectators in Urban Planning

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The former Bogota, Colombia, parks chief makes the case for effective city activism.
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La Seduvi insiste en rechazar o minimizar la participación ciudadana en la planificacion de la ciudad, ya que sus funcionarios creen que están por encima de la sociedad y solo ellos saben como planificar la ciudad, aunque se contrario a la opinión y convencimiento de la sociedad.

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Hack the City! - Amateur Cities

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A vanguard of architects is not building skyscrapers or concert halls. They are not bothered by having their own signature style. Even aesthetic perfection leaves them cold. The self-conscious designer of modernism, with its unassailable belief in social engineering, is waning. One could say that the new architect is more of a hacker.
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Tactical Urbanism - useful procedural hack, or something more?

Tactical Urbanism - useful procedural hack, or something more? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
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Archope's curator insight, May 16, 1:55 AM

La participación en la planificación de la ciudad se puede llevar a cabo mediante acciones puntuales y específica de urbanismo Tactico, sencillo, rápido, flexible y económico, algo que va a contrapelo de los intereses de los burócratas y políticos que ganan con el moche de las obras costosas, lentas, rígidas y complejas.

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Temporary Strategies

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Volume’s upcoming issue addresses how people’s initiative creates the city, focusing on housing. Temporariness is one of the conditions that favors small-scale
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Archope's curator insight, May 16, 2:00 AM

Las iniciativas de la gente son las que crean la ciudad. La temporario dad es una de las condiciones que favorece la pequeña escala.

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Cities and People and Urbanism and Planning | Sustainable Cities Collective

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For all the buzz that tactical urbanism has received in the past several years, there’s still a lack of public consensus about the movement’s exact meaning, impact, and potential for change.
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Public Space and Placemaking—Emphasis on the Public

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