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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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Reprogramming the City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure | SCOTT BURNHAM

Reprogramming the City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure | SCOTT BURNHAM | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Reprogramming The City is a global overview created by Scott Burnham of ways in which existing urban infrastructure is being re-imagined, re-purposed and re-invented to do more in the city.
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Everyday Urbanism: Why We are All Urbanists

Everyday Urbanism: Why We are All Urbanists | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
I call myself an urbanist, but what does that really mean? Being an urbanist is not something that requires a rigidly defined body of knowledge. There is no degree for urbanism, no certificate or q...
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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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Sydney Global City Making Free Public Talk | Place Partners

Sydney Global City Making Free Public Talk | Place Partners | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Place Partners is a specialist place making consultancy with an interdisciplinary approach to the creation and revitalization of great people places. (Tactical Urbanism - what can you do?
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Exemplary Amateurism: Thoughts on DIY Urbanism | Deslandes | Cultural Studies Review

Exemplary Amateurism: Thoughts on DIY Urbanism | Deslandes | Cultural Studies Review | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Exemplary Amateurism: Thoughts on DIY Urbanism
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Architizer Blog » Bogota's New Spirit: Bottom-Up Urban Planning ...

Architizer Blog » Bogota's New Spirit: Bottom-Up Urban Planning ... | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Rather than offering a linear narrative, Archi-Tectonics broke the displays into “chunks,” each centered around a step of the bottom-up urbanism process, from noting what is already intrinsic in the structure of the city—such as ...
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Adapt, Transform, Reuse

Adapt, Transform, Reuse | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Great cities are built in layers: New buildings can help reinforce older urban forms and old buildings can be reimagined to serve new uses.
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Our Work - Reactivando Espacios

Our Work - Reactivando Espacios | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Reactivando Espacios es una campaña a favor de los espacios olvidados en la ciudad de Tijuana, nuestra propuesta de reactivación consiste en re-utilizar los espacios con actividades culturales y comerciales con el fin de crear flujo y apoyar las industrias...
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"Pop-Up" Protected Bicycle Lane | TacticalUrbanismHERE!

"Pop-Up" Protected Bicycle Lane | TacticalUrbanismHERE! | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
"Pop-Up" Protected Bicycle Lane: http://t.co/d8WZgHLMWw #tacticalurbanism
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DIY - Urbanism: A development strategy for Almere Oosterwold

DIY - Urbanism: A development strategy for Almere Oosterwold, titled ‘Estate for Initiatives’ is a revolution in Dutch urban planning as it steps away from governmental dictate and invites organic...

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New show of guerrilla urbanism is both inspiring and a little creepy

New show of guerrilla urbanism is both inspiring and a little creepy | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Remember when DIY urbanism was frowned upon if not outright illegal? According to a new exhibition, guerrilla tactics have become symbols of American ingenuity and the rebirth of urban cool.
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Human Scale Cities

Glasgow’s Stalled Space Initiative
Glasgow City Council has taken an innovative approach to the issue of vacant land and one which it believes brings benefits not only to local people and...
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Cities find new ways to use old infrastructure - Spacing National

Cities find new ways to use old infrastructure - Spacing National | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
What if your local telephone booth was also an electric vehicle charging station? Or construction scaffolding became a fun place to sit down and eat lunch? Or a roadside billboard became a lush, air-cleaning bamboo garden?
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Crowdsourcing utopia: 21st century urbanism

Crowdsourcing utopia: 21st century urbanism | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it

New forms of cooperative urbanism are harnessing the internet to achive grand civic goals.

A generation of intrepid software developers is creating powerful tools for ordinary people to work together to achieve civic goals. SeeClickFix.com and FixMyStreet.com are US and UK websites where users can report problems in their area directly to the relevant local authority. Collapsed walls, broken signage and faulty streetlighting can be logged by anyone in the community. Reports are mapped online while statistics about how swiftly issues are dealt with are automatically published, encouraging authorities to act quickly. Rather than individual complainants acting in isolation, the sites allow strangers to cooperate in holding their elected officials to account while improving their public spaces.

Critics argue the sites foster apathy − encouraging the public to rely on local authorities for relatively minor maintenance jobs rather than taking responsibility as a neighbourhood, but nevertheless, the idea of using decentralised web-based input as a generator for development is gathering momentum.


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A new form of town hall meetings

 

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The pop-up designs changing the city landscape

The pop-up designs changing the city landscape | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Some of Britain's most innovative (and people-friendly) design is seen in temporary projects in public spaces, writes Rowan Moore
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Abandoned No More: New Lives for 13 Disused Spaces | WebUrbanist

Abandoned No More: New Lives for 13 Disused Spaces | WebUrbanist | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Former factories, military barracks and farms that were abandoned for decades are transformed into homes, offices and public spaces in these 13 renovations. (Tactical Urbanism at its finest....
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Tactical urbanism: Citizen-inspired change

Tactical urbanism: Citizen-inspired change | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Some exciting things have been happening in Hamilton lately. (Tactical urbanism: Citizen-inspired change http://t.co/DM3kRvsHlw via @thespec)
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Play the City - Planning the City Together

Play the City - Planning the City Together | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Planning the City Together, ...or playing Monopoly with your neighborhood..
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Cities thrive when public space is open to all – Leo Hollis – Aeon

Cities thrive when public space is open to all – Leo Hollis – Aeon | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Reclaiming the streets through civic participation does more than change the city: it creates citizens
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Tactical urbanism and citizenship » » Cara Courage

Tactical urbanism and citizenship » » Cara Courage | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
I have had a paper published in 'engage', the journal of the National Association for Gallery Education (no32, London, edited by Karen Raney), entitled 'The Global Phenomenon of Tactical Urbanism as an Indicator of New ...
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Grounded in Philly: interactive map of 32k+ vacant lots

Grounded in Philly: interactive map of 32k+ vacant lots | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Called Grounded in Philly, the map offers information on each vacant lot, like square footage, the name of its owners and different ways to gain ownership of the lot.
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