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Garden Exchange and Social Connections

Garden Exchange and Social Connections | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
When my friend and I set out on a walk through her neighborhood, we never imagined we’d stumble upon an inspiring and heartwarming event along the journey; but, that’s one of the greatest things about life and its myriad potentials unfolding.
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The power of pocket parks | New London Landscape

The power of pocket parks | New London Landscape | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

When The Edible Bus Stop officially opened its garden along the 322 bus route on Landor Road on Saturday 18 May, it became London’s first ‘pocket park’ to be completed with matched funding from the Mayor’s Pocket Park Programme.

 

“First you need to find out if the community actually wants it,” says Gilchrist. “Then you animate the space - and you do that humbly by getting people to donate their time and plants. This shows people what even a little bit can do and gets them behind it.”

 

That time is also important for building your reputation. As early as May 2012, The Edible Bus Stop was being profiled in The Atlanticand being featured in the Guardian and The Telegraph for its Riot of Colour Garden at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.


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Guerrilla gardening with permission ... people get together to grow an edible landscape in places where there is some earth to work with and people to enjoy...

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Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks

Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

Cities are obviously more than just the sum of their physical assets — roads and bridges, offices, factories, shopping centers, and homes — working more like living organisms than jumbles of concrete. Their inner workings even transcend their ability to cluster and concentrate people and economic activity. As sociologist Zachary Neal of Michigan State University argues in his new book, The Connected City, cities are made up of human social networks.

 

Does the design of streets, for example, influence who our friends are?

 

What are the key factors that shape the networks of a connected city?

 

To what degree do influential people matter to the connected city? 


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Streets-Wise, or Transition Streets, is now available to be run anywhere, a powerful tool for getting beyond the converted

Streets-Wise, or Transition Streets, is now available to be run anywhere, a powerful tool for getting beyond the converted | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
cc occupy commons peer to peer networks: 'Transition Streets’, the street-by-street behaviour change model = very effective self-organising tool. Created by Transition Town Totnes which was the winner of the 2011 Ashden Award for behaviour change.
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Conference 'New Towns | New Territories' - INTI - International New Town Institute

Conference 'New Towns | New Territories' - INTI - International New Town Institute | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
Date: Thursday September 27, 2012. Place: Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Rotterdam, Netherlands. Time: 9 am – 7 pm.
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Venice Biennale 2012: Unmediated Democracy Demands Unmediated Space / Croatia Pavilion

Venice Biennale 2012: Unmediated Democracy Demands Unmediated Space / Croatia Pavilion | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
Space is a basic resource. Architecture has the capacity to essentially affect the overall management of space. As a result, it is incumbent upon it to be aware of the elementary politics inherent in every architectural activity.
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Open Data Emerges as a Global Movement

Open Data Emerges as a Global Movement | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
“Open data” — the philosophy and practice of making the data collected by government agencies freely available to the public — is critical to increasing citizens’ engagement with their governments.
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IPS – Ithaca Ecovillage Forges a Path to Sustainable Living | Inter Press Service

IPS – Ithaca Ecovillage Forges a Path to Sustainable Living | Inter Press Service | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

...160 people striving for greater sustainability, a better quality of life, and perhaps even a new model for urban planners the world over..

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Cities By the People, Cities For the People | On the Commons

Cities By the People, Cities For the People | On the Commons | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

Introduction by Neal Gorenflo, Publisher of Shareable.net. Reprinted from Shareable, a lively website chronicling the emerging culture of sharing around the world.


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The Internet Is the New Town Hall and Soon Cities Will Be Listening

The Internet Is the New Town Hall and Soon Cities Will Be Listening | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

"Sentiment analysis" of social media could change the way you report potholes forever.

 

The challenge for cities is how they might parse social media sentiment about not just one dish detergent (or one frequently Googled query during flu season), but about numerous interlocking indexes of civic life. Are parents in Chicago supportive of the teachers’ strike? What are New York subway riders saying about that new trash program? Or Los Angelenos about the crackdown on pot dispensaries? Is there a flare-up of graffiti concern on the west side of the city? Or a collision on the east side about to erupt into an all-out traffic jam?


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Collective Intelligence in Cities Brings Potent Solutions

Collective Intelligence in Cities Brings Potent Solutions | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

“What is the one thing you can do to make a city more sustainable? That’s easy. Stop asking the question: What is the one thing you can do to make a city more sustainable?” How we should really be tackling the debate and issue is by first recognizing that cities are hyper-complex and none exactly alike. Meaning, every single one will have different solutions and every single one will need different solutions as it changes over time. Although these complexities and diversities sound like a strain on our ability to combat the problems faced, Warren Karlenzig argues that the dynamics and inter-connections of urban areas are what give them their “strength against shocks and stresses”. They are our gift and our curse.

 

Collective Intelligence--Cities as Global Intelligence Platform [video]

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How Cities Can Exploit the Information Revolution | Sustainable Cities Collective

How Cities Can Exploit the Information Revolution | Sustainable Cities Collective | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
Cities and regions in the UK face ever-increasing economic, social and environmental challenges. They compete for investment in what is now a single global economy. Demographics are changing with more than 90% of the population now living in urban areas, and where the number of people aged over 65 will double to 19 million by 2050. The resources we consume are becoming more expensive, with cities especially vulnerable to disruptions in supply.

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Cities for People – LKE Ozolins Lecture by Jan Gehl

Cities for People – LKE Ozolins Lecture by Jan Gehl | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
People Oriented City Planning as Strategy - Liveable cities for the 21st Century

Last night I travelled to London to hear Jan Gehl talk at the RIBA annual LKE Ozolins Lecture, on an approach to ...
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Urban Planning in the iPhone Age - Technology - The Atlantic Cities

Urban Planning in the iPhone Age - Technology - The Atlantic Cities | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
A new generation of apps make life easier for urban planners and urban dwellers...

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A Vision of a Carbon-Zero Urban Future: An Interview with Alex Steffen

A Vision of a Carbon-Zero Urban Future: An Interview with Alex Steffen | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
How the world's wealthiest cities can beat back climate change.

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Design’s next challenges: embracing the counter-intuitive, dealing with Big Data

Design’s next challenges: embracing the counter-intuitive, dealing with Big Data
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3D printing 'factory of the future' launches in New York City

3D printing 'factory of the future' launches in New York City | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
3D printing is reaching industrial scale -- while still supporting human-scale enterprise. That's the goal of what is billed as the world's largest 3D printing factory.
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Our Cities Will Define Our Future | Sustainable Cities Collective

Our Cities Will Define Our Future | Sustainable Cities Collective | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

'Ms. Keesmaat ends her article with an urgent call: "all hands on deck". City building is now the most important task we face. The task is daunting - local, national and international cooperation is needed.' Sustainable Cities Collective (SCC) offer valuable insights into the kinds of policy trends we will see in response to the circumstances of the 21st century. As well as a greater integration of multiple intelligences between city officials and governments at all levels the challenges presented to us in the near and not too distant future calls for open data, partnership building across market, state and civic, and the mobilizing of the the collective intelligence of our citizenry. As the cuts to local expenditure deepens we ar eseeing the continued move to even greater shared service delivery between town halls. The next step (as SCC highlight) demands integration of residents 'in the planning and management of local services' with 'the premium placed on good governance and professionalism,' increasing complexity of challenges - necessitating a need for new forms of governance based on peer to peer relations and cross-sector partnerships in deliberative governance. These new forms serving commons-based sustainability and thriveable urban futures. 

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Garden Exchange and Social Connections

Garden Exchange and Social Connections | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
When my friend and I set out on a walk through her neighborhood, we never imagined we’d stumble upon an inspiring and heartwarming event along the journey; but, that’s one of the greatest things about life and its myriad potentials unfolding.
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All-Electric Car Sharing Platform Launches In France

All-Electric Car Sharing Platform Launches In France | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
Car sharing has taken the world by storm. Wildly successful companies like Zip Car and peer-to-peer services like Whip Car have made it difficult for the competition, fine-turning their models until there's little left to be desired.
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Why Bike Sharing Will Make Cities Friendlier

Why Bike Sharing Will Make Cities Friendlier | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
New York and Chicago launch bike-sharing programs next spring, a big jump for creating a cycling culture in American cities. Life for urban dwellers will be better. Here's why.
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Time Is Currency in Spain's Cities

Time Is Currency in Spain's Cities | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

The Guardian reported last week that there are tens of thousands of people in Spain participating in over 300 “time banks and alternative currency systems.” Locals rack up labor hours, deposit them with community organizations online or in person, and trade them to others for goods and services.


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Open Source Ecology

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@OSEcology building 50 different Industrial Machines through a Network of Farmers, Engineers, and Supporters: Building the Global Village Construction Set.

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Interviewed: David Harvey on Rebel Cities | Shareable

Interviewed: David Harvey on Rebel Cities | Shareable | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
Check out David Harvey’s enlightening new book, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution. Introduction by Neal Gorenflo, Publisher of Shareable One of the legacies of ...

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The city of our dreams | Urban Social Design

The city of our dreams | Urban Social Design | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

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Social Cities of Tomorrow - international conference & workshop in Amsterdam

Social Cities of Tomorrow - international conference & workshop in Amsterdam | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

Reposted from: http://www.socialcitiesoftomorrow.nl/

 

 

Social Cities of Tomorrow is organised by The Mobile City (an international research group on mobile media and urban design), Virtueel Platform (the Dutch e-culture knowledge institute), and ARCAM (the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture).

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International conference & workshop in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Conference: 17 February 2012
Preconference workshop: 14-16 February 2012

 

Our everyday lives are increasingly shaped by digital media technologies, from smart cards and intelligent GPS systems to social media and smartphones. How can... (read more here on:  http://evolutionarycities.com/2011/11/28/announcing-feb-2012-event-social-cities-of-tomorrow/

 


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