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Urban commons, DIY cities, tactical urbanism, adaptive reuse, temporary interventions, bottom-up cities. By @manufernandez and part of @humanscalecity
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Jane Jacobs and Humane Urbanism | Sustainable Cities Collective

Jane Jacobs and Humane Urbanism | Sustainable Cities Collective | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
In the post World War II era, achieving the American Dream entailed owning a large, detached home in the suburbs with a bright green lawn and a car… or three. Urban centers in the United States were perceived as places to go for work or to pass through.
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Taking DIY Urbanism to the Classroom | Archi-Ninja

Taking DIY Urbanism to the Classroom | Archi-Ninja | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
If we look back 10 years, the words popup, tactical and temporary were seldom used in city building and urban design. Traditionally, when designing for the city
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#networkedurbanism: design thinking initiatives for a better urban life | ecosistema urbano

#networkedurbanism: design thinking initiatives for a better urban life | ecosistema urbano | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Courses and online platform for sharing knowledge and design thinking experiences with the world around us in an attempt to improve the society in which we live
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Downtown is for People (Fortune Classic, 1958) - Fortune Features

Downtown is for People (Fortune Classic, 1958) - Fortune Features | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Every week, Fortune.com publishes a favorite story from our magazine archives. In honor of  the 50th anniversary edition of Jane Jacobs' influential book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, we're republishing one of Jacobs' earlier articles in which the urban activist laid out the case against
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6 Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

6 Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you'll be rewarded with not only less traffic, but safer, more efficient cities? But it's true, and it's happening in places all over the world.
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Public spaces have power: Amanda Burden at TED2014 | TED Blog

Public spaces have power: Amanda Burden at TED2014 | TED Blog | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Amanda Burden tells TED2014 about the power of public spaces, and the lessons for building successful ones.
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Stalled Spaces Glasgow - Glasgow City Council

Stalled Spaces Glasgow - Glasgow City Council | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it

Regeneració i dinamització d'espais urbans infrautilitzats o buits a la ciutat de Glasgow, mitjançant grups de treball comunitaris. 


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Do-It-Yourself Urban Design: The Social Practice of Informal “Improvement” Through Unauthorized Alteration

Do-It-Yourself Urban Design: The Social Practice of Informal “Improvement” Through Unauthorized Alteration | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
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An interesting read for anyone curious as to how individuals and indie community  organizers rework local infrastructures.

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Connecting People & Places: The Power of Tactical Urbanism & Placemaking - Landscape Architects Network

Connecting People & Places: The Power of Tactical Urbanism & Placemaking - Landscape Architects Network | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Connecting People & Places: The Power of Tactical Urbanism & Placemaking - Landscape Architects Network http://landarchs.com/discovering-power-tactical-urbanism-placemaking/ (Connecting People & Places: The Power of Tactical Urbanism & Placemaking...
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Lean Urbanism, a continuing story for successful cities

Lean Urbanism, a continuing story for successful cities | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Carol Coletta & Andres Duany Webinar from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. With the support of Knight Foundation, Lean Urbanism is ...
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Molly Martin's curator insight, March 17, 2014 5:01 AM

'Lean Urbanism' is "a means of reducing the time, cost and morass of regulations that can make development and starting a business unnecessarily difficult...It seeks to reduce the resources required for compliance, and to circumvent the financial, bureaucratic and regulatory processes that frustrate well-meaning entrepreneurs with common-sense workarounds."  How can we apply these lessons to Strategy 2 or, even, those systems/microcosms in which we're trying to reduce barriers...say, Strategy 7?)

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Hacking Through Cities With Creative Sustainability

Hacking Through Cities With Creative Sustainability | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
The Rotten Apple project exercises creativity agency by finding clever and simple ways to alter his surroundings to introduce new facets of function and fun into the urban environment.
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Using 'tactical urbanism' for short-term action, long-term change ...

Using 'tactical urbanism' for short-term action, long-term change ... | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Enter tactical urbanism. Citizens across the country are initiating their own grassroots efforts in improving the livability of their neighborhoods and cities… today… now. From the book, Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, ...
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UTxEB's curator insight, April 2, 2014 3:26 AM

L'urbanisme tàctic es defineix com les accions a petita escala, a nivell de barri, ciutat, veïnatge, etc. que involucra una gran quantitat d'actors locals que duen a terme projectes per millorar les relacions i l'habitabilitat al barri. Trobariem tots aquells als que s'anomena "urbanisme de guerrilla", "urbanisme pop-up", "urbanisme emergent" o "reparació de ciutat". Aquest urbanisme tàctic, temporal, innovador i emmergent a petita escala pot convertir-se en un bon antecedent a planejaments d'escala major.

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Enabling a culture of trial and error - by Kippy Joseph

Enabling a culture of trial and error - by Kippy Joseph | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Seven years ago, the Rockefeller Foundation was beginning to notice a disturbing trend:  while the private sector was getting more intentional and strategic about embedding innovation into its oper...
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New DIY Toolkit for Social Innovators : The Rockefeller Foundation

New DIY Toolkit for Social Innovators : The Rockefeller Foundation | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Seven years ago, the Rockefeller Foundation was beginning to notice a disturbing trend: while the private sector was a
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Tactical Urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change

Tactical Urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
This growing guerrilla, pop-up, D.I.Y. movement is collectively known as tactical urbanism. The folks at The Streets Plan Collaborative have even written a book, Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change.
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Reclaiming streets: creative placemaking and tactical urbanism

An overview of citizen-led activism that can transform urban streets into safer, more creative, and attractive spaces.
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Public Spaces for People: Rethinking Streets | International Making Cities Livable

Public Spaces for People: Rethinking Streets | International Making Cities Livable | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
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'Lean Urbanism' Explained | Planetizen: The Urban Planning ...

'Lean Urbanism' Explained | Planetizen: The Urban Planning ... | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
For how lean urbanism relates to the constellation of concepts by which planners and urbanists organize their ideas, Flint compares the work of lean urbanism to more familiar projects. “Tactical urbanism – the unsanctioned ...
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Second hand spaces – Recycling sites undergoing urban transformation (book)

Second hand spaces – Recycling sites undergoing urban transformation (book) | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Analysis and news on urban policies and cities
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Do-It-Yourself Urban Design

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What is DIY Urban Design and what impacts have those actions in an urban setting. This question was the main issue of Gordon C. C. Douglas in his Article Do-It-Yourself Urban Design: The Social Pra...
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