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Shareable: Creating Cities: Interview with Marcus Westbury of Renew Australia

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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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Assemble: from pop-ups to grown-ups

Assemble: from pop-ups to grown-ups | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
London-based collective Assemble caught the eye with their 2010 pop-up cinema. Now their improvised architecture is focused on social change, writes Rowan Moore
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Started from the Bottom: Boston Experiments with Parklets as Place-making Strategy | News | Archinect

Started from the Bottom: Boston Experiments with Parklets as Place-making Strategy | News | Archinect | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
The city of Boston has been the stage for a long history of experiments with public space. Most notably, the Boston Common is the oldest public park in the country – and perhaps the first public urban park in the world.
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David Week's curator insight, July 3, 4:21 PM

Another case of small-scale urban experimentation…

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Project for Public Spaces | Streets as Places: How Transportation can Create a Sense of Community

Project for Public Spaces | Streets as Places: How Transportation can Create a Sense of Community | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
How transport that's well designed for the right things can build strong communities http://t.co/CAhKiddczq via @FutureofPlaces #SmartCities
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Park(ing) Day to Parklet in 6 Steps

Park(ing) Day to Parklet in 6 Steps | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Six simple steps to turn a one-day parking space reinvention into a parklet.
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David Week's curator insight, June 26, 9:00 PM

Nice idea about turning a temporary intervention (Parking Day) into a permanent one (Parklet). But will this actually work, given the heavy machinery of government... Especially in dealing with the engineers that govern roads and transport?

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Social sustainability: the "how" of human experience

Social sustainability: the "how" of human experience | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Angelique Edmonds argues that design-led public engagement is key to fostering a sense of community.
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How to Build a Better Neighborhood

How to Build a Better Neighborhood | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
The group Better Block is proving that improvised, cheap D.I.Y. weekend block parties can jump-start transformations to more people-centered urban areas.
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David Week's curator insight, June 22, 3:37 PM

The problem is this: Government is too slow, and distant from the citizens. This is largely a result of the fact that most governments were started when cities were small. Cities grew, and the mayor of 2,000 people became the mayor of 200,000 people. Government lost touch. Initiatives like this fix the problem by returning not just voice, but the power of action to the citizen.

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Tactical urbanism: the city as a laboratory for change

Tactical urbanism: the city as a laboratory for change | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Tactical urbanism (tak-ti-kuhl ur-buh-niz-uhm): a method of testing innovative concepts for urban policy change through low-cost projects built by bringing together creative people and ideas. When ...
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Livable cities are becoming a science, but civic engagement is still an art

Livable cities are becoming a science, but civic engagement is still an art | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Photos by Emily Munroe, 8-80 Cities. What do bike lanes and parklets have to do with supporting informed and engaged ...
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Making ‘doable’ ideas work for cities

Making ‘doable’ ideas work for cities | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Mia Birk is president of Alta Planning + Design and a principal of Alta Bicycle Share is a keynote speaker ...
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Urban interaction design: towards city making

Urban interaction design: towards city making | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it

This book is an effort to explore the newly emerging field of urban interaction design that addresses these issues. In the first part of the book, 'Foundations', we look into its origins. Where do its practitioners come from? How are they working together? What methodologies do they bring to the table? What are the key concepts they are addressing in their work? In the second part of the book named 'Trends', we go into current developments in the networked city and how urban interaction design as a field addresses these. Taken together, these sections will not give the definite definition or overview of this field. But hopefully there's enough in here to convincingly claim that the further development of the field matters.

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Lean Urbanism is the Next Big Thing - Treehugger

Lean Urbanism is the Next Big Thing - Treehugger | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Lean Urbanism is the Next Big Thing
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That's why so many frustrated people take to tactical urbanism, redesigning intersections in Hamilton or putting up twenty is plenty signs in New York.
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Tactical Urbanism: Community, Collaboration, Innovation, and Learning

Tactical Urbanism: Community, Collaboration, Innovation, and Learning | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Sometime, in an effort to accomplish something in our communities, we move so quickly that we don’t even take the time to slap a label onto what we’re doing—until we come across a lovely term like ...
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Vacant lots into community gardens: a profile of 596 Acres

Vacant lots into community gardens: a profile of 596 Acres | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
596 Acres seeks to turn the abundance of vacant lots in New York City into opportunity. Its mission is to help make unused land in the city accessible and to help transform it into “community resou...
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Tactical Urbanism a Shadow of the Future

Tactical Urbanism a Shadow of the Future | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Tactical urbanism, citizens taking typically government-performed tasks into their own hands, is gaining ground. This is just a sign of things to come. (Tactical Urbanism a Shadow of the Future.
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Taking back the streets: Tactical Urbanism brings change

Taking back the streets: Tactical Urbanism brings change | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
In Hamilton, Ontario, a demonstration of how tactical urbanism can actually work.
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Sharing economy in cities: moving towards a more inclusive urban future

Sharing economy in cities: moving towards a more inclusive urban future | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
From Chicago to Seoul, the sharing economy can transform business and cities, boosting urban resilience and sustainability (Sharing economy will not single-handedly rebuild local economies or solve the jobs crisis, but it will help:
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A DIY guide for creative citizens

A DIY guide for creative citizens | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
This post is by the project's Principal Investigator, Professor Ian Hargreaves Excellent day’s discussion in Bristol with some authors of DIY Citizenship, a new book from MIT Press which tackles ma...
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Little Libraries and Tactical Urbanism

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RT @audrey_renee: Worth a re-read: Little Libraries and Tactical Urbanism by @shannonmattern: http://t.co/Qbn5lWqG6n

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Hack Your City: 12 Creative DIY Urbanism Interventions | Urbanist

Hack Your City: 12 Creative DIY Urbanism Interventions | Urbanist | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
If city officials won’t do their part to make public spaces more fun, efficient, useful, comfortable and creative, citizens will take matters into their ...
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Urban acupuncture, by Jaime Lerner (forthcoming book)

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Urban acupuncture, by Jaime Lerner (forthcoming book)
During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil in the 1970s and ‘80s, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner transformed his city into a global...
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Pop-Up City: City-Making in a Fluid World

Pop-Up City: City-Making in a Fluid World | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
After months of hard work, we are proud to present Pop-Up City: City-Making in a Fluid World. On Thursday 3 July at 18:00 we will celebrate the launch of the book at Felix &Foam in Amsterdam, and you are invited!
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Using urban experiments to find happier streets

Using urban experiments to find happier streets | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Photo: East Houston Street, New York City. People reported feeling significantly happier on this gritty, but active tenement block edge ...
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These Towns Show What Even Temporary Urban Renewal Can Bring - NationSwell

These Towns Show What Even Temporary Urban Renewal Can Bring - NationSwell | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
These Towns Show What Even Temporary Urban Renewal Can Bring
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Have you ever passed by an uninspiring stretch of your city and thought, 'What this place needs is a beer garden?
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Low-cost projects, long-term change

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Low-cost projects, long-term change Atlanta Journal Constitution Whether you know the term or not, Atlanta is familiar with “tactical urbanism” — the use of creative, short-term and relatively low-cost projects to catalyze a long-term change in...
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Urban Renewal, No Bulldozer. San Francisco Repurposes Old for the Future

Urban Renewal, No Bulldozer. San Francisco Repurposes Old for the Future | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Businesses are planting themselves in existing buildings in San Francisco, while residents are getting little relief from the high housing costs, and new construction faces obstructions.
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