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THE REUNION

THE REUNION | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
4 years after the Southwark Lido in London, EXYZT has re occupied the 100 Union Street with The reUnion Public House.
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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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Creating cities: the book

Creating cities: the book | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
In 2008, Marcus Westbury returned to his hometown of Newcastle, Australia
and found more than 150 empty buildings lining it’s two main streets. Three
years later the world’s largest travel publisher named it one of the
world’s top ten cities to visit.

Creating Cities is about the unlikely events in between. How a failed idea
to start a bar morphed into a scheme that has helped transform Newcastle,
launched more than two hundred creative and community projects across
Australia and is fast
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Informal Urbanism | Book Reviews | Architectural Record

Informal Urbanism | Book Reviews | Architectural Record | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Review of three books on informal urbanism.
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These artists turned a vacant lot into a community space with salvaged materials | Generocity.org

These artists turned a vacant lot into a community space with salvaged materials | Generocity.org | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR) is a program that creates awareness about sustainability issues through art and design.
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Tactical Urbanism with CoDesign

Tactical Urbanism with CoDesign | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
CoDesign’s focus is on reinventing neighbourhoods by using low cost, community experiments that catalyse long term urban change.
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Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons - Doc Next Network

Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons - Doc Next Network | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
A new project seeks to amplify the message of local struggles between citizens and urbanisation processes in Poland, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The world seems to be flooded by an unending wave of indignation and political unrest. The media sphere extends beyond the printed press and television news, into our personalised social networks, …

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Wikibuilding: What if architecture were collaborative?

Wikibuilding: What if architecture were collaborative? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Promoting collaborative urban planning for the past 15 years, Alain Renk hits the mark with Wikibuilding, preselected for the Reinventing Paris competition.
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Cult of the temporary: is the pop-up phenomenon good for cities?

Cult of the temporary: is the pop-up phenomenon good for cities? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
From supper-clubs to homeless shelters, pop-up ventures have become commonplace in cities around the world. In times of crisis they may offer an economic lifeline – but what are the downsides of this short-termist strategy?
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Can Detroit’s Vacant Factories Become Community Assets?

Can Detroit’s Vacant Factories Become Community Assets? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Can Detroit’s Vacant Factories Become Community Assets?
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Is Urban Planning in the Midst of a Revolt?

Is Urban Planning in the Midst of a Revolt? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
There's been lots of recent pushback against traditional planning approaches—by planners themselves.
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Local Democracy Watch localdemocracywatch.org's curator insight, July 18, 11:35 PM

Good to see that planners are thinking of city planning as a collaborative effort.

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Transitional Spaces, Bottom-Up Governance and Adaptive Urbanism: Christchurch’s Grassroots Responses to Post-Disaster Urban Planning

Transitional Spaces, Bottom-Up Governance and Adaptive Urbanism: Christchurch’s Grassroots Responses to Post-Disaster Urban Planning | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
By Dr Andreas Wesener, Lecturer in Urban Design at the School of Landscape Architecture  Transitional Community-initiated open spaces (CIOS) have emerged in the wake of the 2010/2011 earthquakes on...
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Closed in and crowded out: urbanising against the city

Closed in and crowded out: urbanising against the city | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Closed in and crowded out: urbanising against the city
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Public spaces as social innovation places

Public spaces as social innovation places | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
In the period May 27-29, Placemakers participated in the social innovation conference entitled “What makes a city a ‘hub’ for social innovations?” Organised jointly by Social innovation exchange (S...
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Making Alleys a Place for Play (Not Old Couches) – Next City

Making Alleys a Place for Play (Not Old Couches) – Next City | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
“Studies show that alleys can be friendly urban spaces — and L.A.‘s the latest city to put that to the test.”
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Reactivación de espacios urbanos. Matadero Madrid en la Real Fábrica de Artillería sevillana y otras propuestas para la ciudad

Reactivación de espacios urbanos. Matadero Madrid en la Real Fábrica de Artillería sevillana y otras propuestas para la ciudad | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
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Why Christchurch should not plan for the future

Why Christchurch should not plan for the future - Making Christchurch - Medium
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How transportation planning, tactical urbanism, and public outreach are CONVERGING to make the city a better place

How transportation planning, tactical urbanism, and public outreach are CONVERGING to make the city a better place | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it

As protected bike lanes have spread, they’ve created an exciting new era for American traffic engineers, who are once again getting the chance to solve new and interesting problems on our streets.

 

But they’re also creating a new golden age for another important but unsung civil servant: the public outreach specialist.

 

Here’s the latest evidence, from Delaware: this week, a team of city workers in the university town of Newark are going to test a protected bike lane concept by installing it for exactly one hour and getting volunteers to try it out.

 

It’s a simple, practical idea. But if you’ve been watching closely, you’ll also recognize this as part of a big change that’s sweeping through the profession of transportation planning.

 

If you were into computer software, you might say we’re now in the age of the public beta.

 

Urban planning as we now know it emerged from a very different era, when renderings of our most important infrastructure projects looked more like this:


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Against a de-politicized DIY urbanism: Food Not Bombs and the struggle over public space

Against a de-politicized DIY urbanism: Food Not Bombs and the struggle over public space | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Cultivated by non-professionals, do-it-yourself (DIY) interventions in urban space are gaining serious credibility in the professional design fields. But as these professionals take up the flag of small-scale and social justice-inspired action in design handbooks and art exhibits, what happens to the struggles that informed the tactics? This article presents the DIY urban tactics of Food Not Bombs as a counter case study that problematizes the recent professional attention given to DIY, tactical or spontaneous urbanism. Forged in a struggle against the structural violence of capitalism, and based in the use of public space for community meals, Food Not Bombs challenges de-politicized notions of tactical or DIY urbanism.
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