Adaptive Cities
Follow
Find
7.0K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
onto Adaptive Cities
Scoop.it!

…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.)

more...
No comment yet.
Adaptive Cities
Urban commons, DIY cities, tactical urbanism, adaptive reuse, temporary interventions, bottom-up cities. By @manufernandez and part of @humanscalecity
Curated by Manu Fernandez
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Life Between Buildings

Life Between Buildings | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
'Life Between Buildings' asks the fundamental question "What has happened to life in cities?". It persistently investigates why life has disappeared from the cities, and it provides solutions on how to invite life back. If we want to create livable spaces we need to prioritize people, the human senses, and the human scale by planning cities in eye level.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change That Enrich City Life

Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change That Enrich City Life | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change That Enrich City Life. . ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/10630732.2015.1116827
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

La regeneración de nuestros barrios

La regeneración de nuestros barrios | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
¿Qué iniciativas existen para intervenir en espacios urbanos en desuso o infrautilizados? Analizamos algunas de ellas desde la óptica de la gestión cultural
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Les laboratoires citoyens madrilènes : la fabrique des « communs urbains

Urbanisme « tactique », « émergent », « participatif », « collaboratif », « temporaire » ou encore « précaire », les expressions ne manquent pas pour qualifier les transformations urbaines que connaît Madrid depuis quelques années.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Why mapping our cities can help us plan the future : Introducing the Atlas of Social Maps

Why mapping our cities can help us plan the future : Introducing the Atlas of Social Maps | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Why Artists Set Up Outdoor Living Rooms on Portuguese Streets

Why Artists Set Up Outdoor Living Rooms on Portuguese Streets | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
The "DomestiCITY" installation invites residents to sit down and stay a while.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Bikes vs. Cars - Is This a City or a Battlefield?

Bikes vs. Cars - Is This a City or a Battlefield? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten is no stranger to controversy. In 2009 he made a documentary entitled “Bananas!” about Dole Foods’ mistreatment of its workers in Nicaragua. When he was subsequently sued by Dole, he followed it up with the 2011 documentary about the lawsuit, “Big Boys Gone Bananas!”

From the title of his latest documentary, “Bikes vs. Cars” one might assume (as I did), that Gertten is attempting to stir up controversy once again. But Gertten is adamant that, such as in the case of the previous two films, he is simply highlighting an issue. “A film gets controversial when somebody is attacking it,” he explains. “I’m telling a story about different ways to plan a city. You plan a city based on the car model or you plan it from a more human-scale model where the bike is more in the center. Is that controversial?”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

The city as a common good

The city as a common good | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Sheila Foster: “The city is also a collective or common good, in that urban residents share a number of its resources — from the parks and opens spaces to streets and buildings, and even a city’s culture. Much like the natural environment, the urban environment too is subject to the disproportionate consumption by …
more...
Donovan Gillman's curator insight, November 6, 2015 12:51 AM

The disproportionate consumption of the cities common ground  by those with wealth and power and how this impacts the rest of us is a cause for concern , requires constant renegotiation and is a part of what it means to have a just and equitable city .

Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

The difference between the ‘sharing economy’ and true community

The difference between the ‘sharing economy’ and true community | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
The “sharing economy” is just as often predatory as communal. Yet there are new opportunities for collaboration, sharing, and trust-building at the intersection of urban space and cyberspace.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Despite Slow Adoption, Seoul Doubles Down On Sharing City Project

Despite Slow Adoption, Seoul Doubles Down On Sharing City Project | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
***Share with Shareable! Give generously today to support our coverage of the real sharing economy and keep this article commercial free.***
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Riuso temporane Strumenti e strategie per il riuso temporaneo di spazi in abbandono

Riuso temporaneo
Strumenti e strategie per il riuso temporaneo di spazi in abbandono
Corso di Perfezionamento
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Placemaking and the Human Scale City

Placemaking and the Human Scale City | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
We don’t like to define ourselves by what we are against. We aren’t against skyscrapers, development, luxury housing, or cars. We are for places. There is no one human scale, but by engaging in a placemaking process, we can find the scale that works for every community.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Ciudades a Escala Humana: Rarezas 2015

Ciudades a Escala Humana: Rarezas 2015 | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
@manufernandez - Understanding cities and urban policies, urban innovation, sustainable and human cities
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Sharing City Seoul Through the Eyes of an Urban Sociologist

Sharing City Seoul Through the Eyes of an Urban Sociologist | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Monica Bernardi is an urban sociologist and a PhD candidate in “Quality of Life in the Information Society” at the Milano-Bicocca University (Italy). Her research focuses on sharing cities and the governance model implemented in order to support the practices and services of the sharing economy in cities. *************************************************************************************************************************
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Inequality and the City

Inequality and the City | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
As the affluent flock back to the urban centers, there also needs to be enough housing for everyone else.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

City as a Commons Conference Reimagines Cities, and in High Relief

City as a Commons Conference Reimagines Cities, and in High Relief | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
City as a Commons Conference Reimagines Cities, and in High Relief
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Manu Fernandez
Scoop.it!

Transitioning from Urban Commons to the City as a Commons

Transitioning from Urban Commons to the City as a Commons | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Why is this distinction important ? Sheila Foster explains: “The idea that like natural resources/commons the city can not just be over-consumed but also unjustly consumed. The commons is a way to call attention to this and to describe not just a practice of commoning (cooperatives, co-managed space and collaborative produced goods, etc) but also …
more...
No comment yet.