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Urbanism without effort: sometimes the best places are created instinctively | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Urbanism without effort: sometimes the best places are created instinctively | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
  In Urbanism Without Effort: Reconnecting with First Principles of the City my friend Chuck Wolfe posits that today’s city planners “underemphasize important cues from the rich backstory of urban history, including naturally occurring aspects of...
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An outlook on how to activate vacant sites + buildings: adaptive reuse, temporary interventions, bottom-up cities. By @manufernandez and part of @humanscalecity
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Janette Sadik-Khan: Work Fast to Change the Status Quo – Next City

Janette Sadik-Khan: Work Fast to Change the Status Quo – Next City | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
The former NYC DOT Commissioner says a nimble, tactical-urbanism-style approach was key to her success.
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Engaging communities in public spaces

Presentation at Inter American Development Bank summer course on urban sustainability (Santander, 30th July 2014) http://santanderciudadessostenibles.tumblr.c
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Welcome to Participedia

Welcome to Participedia | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
This site belongs to you: the global community of democracy researchers, practitioners and interested citizens. Participedia’s strategy is simple: crowd-source data on democratic innovations from around the world from contributors like yourself and then aggregate this into an open, public database that continually updates with new contributions. We hope that you will be part of this endeavor, through either contributing content or sharing your analysis of the data found on this site. Please visit our help page to learn how you can contribute to – and benefit from – Participedia’s growing collection of resources.
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Times Square as a Model for the World

Times Square as a Model for the World | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Low-cost projects, like the Times Square pedestrian plazas, could transform the way urban space is used in cities around the world.
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How to Be a Citizen Placemaker: Think Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper

How to Be a Citizen Placemaker: Think Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared on PPS.org and is republished with permission. It is part three of a three-part series on transformative Placemaking.
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Experts on meanwhile uses to speak at conference in Sheffield

Experts on meanwhile uses to speak at conference in Sheffield | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Experts on meanwhile uses to speak at conference in Sheffield
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Is “Tactical Urbanism” an Alternative to Neoliberal Urbanism? | post

Is “Tactical Urbanism” an Alternative to Neoliberal Urbanism? | post | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Is “Tactical Urbanism” an Alternative to Neoliberal Urbanism?
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What 'Tactical Urbanism' Can (and Can't) Do for Your City

What 'Tactical Urbanism' Can (and Can't) Do for Your City | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
It's not going to solve poverty, for instance. But that doesn't mean it's not worth doing.
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Uneven Growth | DUMBO, Brooklyn: Formerly a Department of...

Uneven Growth | DUMBO, Brooklyn: Formerly a Department of... | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
DUMBO, Brooklyn: Formerly a Department of Transportation contractor parking lot, the DUMBO Improvement District worked with DOT to reclaim this space for the community and turned it into “DUMBO...
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El menguante espacio de libertad que dejamos a niños/as

El menguante espacio de libertad que dejamos a niños/as | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it

How children lost the right to roam in four generations + The Case for Free-Range Parenting

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ReusingDublin

ReusingDublin | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Reusing Dublin responds to the observation that we don’t use space in our city efficiently – and sometimes we don’t use it at all. Yet the city continues to sprawl, commuter times are increasing and there is a serious shortfall in housing provision. Coupled with this there are areas of the city which are underutilised and do not provide vibrant or attractive places for living and working.
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Woonerfs were tactical urbanism before there was tactical urbanism

Woonerfs were tactical urbanism before there was tactical urbanism | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
It would be nice to believe that we've discovered some entirely new form of urbanism, but the truth is that the impulse to create temporary or low-cost responses to the challenges of urban life is not new.
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Cohesive or corrosive? Why the sharing economy is dividing cities | URBACT

Cohesive or corrosive? Why the sharing economy is dividing cities | URBACT | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
But first, what is the sharing economy?The sharing economy is the label used for businesses, organisations and community groups that realise the value of idling and underused assets. Companies like AirBnb and Uber have become the well-known face of the sharing economy. But there is a myriad of other activities being undertaken by for-profit companies and not-for-profit organisations alike that are all part of the sharing economy.
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Cadáveres inmobiliarios. Base de Datos Post-burbuja.

Cadáveres inmobiliarios. Base de Datos Post-burbuja. | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
hacia base de datos publica burbuja inmobiliaria. Estudios previos
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Stop thinking big

Stop thinking big | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Forget stadiums: Let's build a pop-up park. Smart cities know the future is cooler, cheaper -- and smaller
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The Sharing Economy and the Future of Cities – What’s Next?

The Sharing Economy and the Future of Cities – What’s Next? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
This post was co-authored with Lauren Hirshon. Brooks Rainwater and Lauren Hirshon recently published the National League of Cities report "Cities, the Sharing Economy and What’s Next." The sharing...
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Hacking Public Space - An Article by John Bela

Hacking Public Space - An Article by John Bela | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
The use of the temporary, or what is now coined as “pop-up,” has proven to be a useful tactic for impacting the fabric of urban growth and development.
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Caring for the City: Reclaim the Commons - 17th ZEMOS98 Festival

Four years have passed since the protest wave of 2011 captivated Europe. Far from subsiding, the tremors are spreading beyond the Southern (...)
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