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Civic Engagement App, Change By Us, Enters the Commons | Government In The Lab

Civic Engagement App, Change By Us, Enters the Commons | Government In The Lab | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
As cities are facing growing demands and shrinking resources, they have to find new ways of solving problems.

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Keynote address William McDonough

'The goal is a safe, healthy, just world, clean air, soil and power, that is elegantly enjoyed.'

 

 

Watch this truly inspiring keynote address from Cradle to Cradle author William McDonough at the Award Ceremony of the 2011 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge....


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Re-imagining Urban Design and City Life | David Bollier

Re-imagining Urban Design and City Life | David Bollier | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

David highlights the many practices and initiatives underway in the urban commons, representing a potential paradigm shift on the horizon for our future cities..

 

 

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Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future :: AK Press

Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future :: AK Press | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

If we want to preserve what's still left of the natural world, we need to stop using so much of it. And cities are the best chance we have left for a sustainable future ... but only if they remain vibrant, dynamic spaces that are unfolded by millions of people working together—and not by master plans and planners. What will it take to make our cities truly sustainable?

 

In a world where the flow of money and jobs and people is largely determined by the whims of global capital, Matt Hern's Common Ground in a Liquid City is afreshingly down-to-earth look at the importance of place in the urban future.  


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Good news for Guerrero's garden

Good news for Guerrero's garden | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

Adam Guerrero, a high school maths teacher, faced prison for creating a garden that didn't meet outdated planning ordinance laws. The future city is seeing more and more people seeking to shift to local resiliency in the face of a harsh economic climate http://www.grist.org/urban-agriculture/2011-09-20-urban-gardener-memphis this is a real victory for everyday citizen. Alongside the natural benefits of maintaining and growing life in our backyards, Guerrero saw the benefits it could have to his pupils also. This is good news indeed for Guerrero's garden, the urban agriculture movement and future generations!

 

"I see many great problems in our city and society ... I have taken it upon myself to make what little contribution I can. If I can provide a sense of stability for some young men, I will. It may not be ALL young men, but the [ones] I work with [are] enabled and empowered, and that's the point." ~ Adam Guerrero

 

Thanks to Guerrero for fighting his corner and the social media for forcing the judge to have a little re-think! 

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AntiPlagiarist's comment, October 3, 2011 2:08 PM
As you can tell from my Pseudo, I am on a mini-crusade here. Just thought you might be interested to know that your work was posted on Facebook by A Broader View without giving you credit. You are the 3rd curator whose work I have seen plagiarised by him in this manner. He does it to aggregators also, but that doesn't seem as bad to me. I'm sure you put effort into your work though, and while taking it as a compliment that someone likes your work, I'm sure you would also hope that the person doing the sharing does not boost their Klout score without giving you the credit you deserve.
Mark Jagdev's comment, October 3, 2011 8:58 PM
@AntiPlagiarist. Thanks for the heads up. After this post but before seeing your comment I had already decided to comment only via my website. If I do happen to post a few lines I don't mind that much if someone just copies from Scoop.it as it references my scoop.it profile name 'cities of the future' at the top of the post. If someone copies from my website without asking me or attributing me as author then I feel I would need to take matters further. Thanks again, Mark
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Cities or Suburbs?

Cities or Suburbs? | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city. In an age that appears increasingly unmanageable, cities rather than states are becoming the islands of governance on which the future world order will be built. This new world is not -- and will not be -- one global village, so much as a network of different ones.
But bigger might no longer mean better. The most advantaged city of the future could well turn out to be a much smaller one. Cities today are expanding at an unparalleled rate when it comes to size, but wealth, power, and general well-being lag behind. With the exception of Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo, most cities of 10 million or more are relatively poor, with a low standard of living and little strategic influence.

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Intelligent Cities - TIME

Intelligent Cities - TIME | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
TIME explores the evolving, deep-rooted connections between technology and ever expanding cities — from education and energy to government, health care and transportation
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Transition Towns Take Up Challenge of Global Warming | Smarter Cities

Transition Towns Take Up Challenge of Global Warming | Smarter Cities | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
An excellent Concise article by Jay Walljasper introducing the Transition Towns movement as an example of Commoning!
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Opportunities to gain benefits from 'Cradle to Cradle' approach - Blog - Technology Strategy Board

Opportunities to gain benefits from 'Cradle to Cradle' approach - Blog - Technology Strategy Board | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
The Influence of Cradle to Cradle Continues to spread... Maybe the cuts in England will force an opening for creative solutions to emerge... Will councils support councillors like Michael Gray to champion C2C Initiatives?...
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YouTube - TEDtalksDirector's Channel

YouTube - TEDtalksDirector's Channel | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
http://www.ted.com How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.
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ResilientCity | Blogs | What if we aren't planning to survive??... and who is planning our future anyway? Part 1

ResilientCity | Blogs | What if we aren't planning to survive??... and who is planning our future anyway? Part 1 | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
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How Seattle Transformed Itself

How Seattle Transformed Itself | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
Seattle adapted as the world changed and provides lessons for other cities, an economist writes.
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Interior and Exterior

Interior and Exterior | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

The Evolution of Consciousness is nothing short of the evolution of everything we experience on the gross and subtle planes. Biological evolution is not separate from this. For it is the nucleus (governing center of consciousness) of any sentient holon that dictates the *use of resources* of that holon thus altering the structural landscape of its matter-energy composition irrevocably. Mind and matter are but the interior and exterior of a single unfolding. (Leo Marrs)


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'Living' buildings could inhale city carbon emissions - CNN.com

'Living' buildings could inhale city carbon emissions - CNN.com | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
In the future "living" buildings biologically programmed to extract carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere could fill our cities.
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How Top-Level Internet Domains Could Revitalize Cities, or Be Squandered | David Bollier

How Top-Level Internet Domains Could Revitalize Cities, or Be Squandered | David Bollier | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

Lowenhaupt gave a talk at the MIT PlanningTech Conference on April 8 at which he outlined why NYC planners should regard the TLDs as a critical tool for shaping the city in the future – equivalent in long-term significance to the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811 that established the Manhattan street grid north of Houston Street. The city-TLD essentially functions as the city’s cyber-grid, he said. Why should that infrastructure be transferred or sold to private companies as if there were no structural, long-term public interests?

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The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
Metropolis examines contemporary life through design--architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation.
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About Tactical Urbanism

About Tactical Urbanism | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it

Do you remember this?..

http://www.shareable.net/blog/how-to-be-an-urban-change-agent-shareable-style

 

 

Here is a follow up on tactical urbanism via a promotion of DreamHamar’s online workshop on the topic:

 

http://www.dreamhamar.org/2011/09/about-tactical-urbanism/

 

 

This short post gives insight into how the citizen led approach to urban renewal is leading us:

 

1. towards a new paradigm of urban development; and In the process of that transformation,

2. the actioning of tactical urbanism is being perceived as less activist-like and more accepted by public officials as a means to address shortcomings in the renewal process of urban spaces.

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How to Be an Urban Change Agent, Shareable Style

How to Be an Urban Change Agent, Shareable Style | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
There's a movement – or two, or many – under foot. It goes by myriad names and comes in an array colors.
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Live In A City From The Comfort Of Your Phone | Vodule

Live In A City From The Comfort Of Your Phone | Vodule | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
Ha asserts his conjecture through his exhibition “Differential Life Integral City: Collective Intelligence Urbanism,” currently ...
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TED in Half | William McDonough - Cradle to Cradle Design

William McDonough gives a must see presentation showing that if design is an indication of intention then we have only the worst of intentions for humanity, life and the planet.

Seeing the practical and rational things being done by McDonough and others, and seeing them being done on the grandest scale, is guaranteed to fill anyone with hope.
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Internet Connections Create Tipping Points in Cities

Internet Connections Create Tipping Points in Cities | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
... a rapid form of integration that is spreading like a virus – maybe even an intelligent virus? Filed under: Uncategorized ...
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ResilientCity | Blogs | What if we aren't planning to survive??... and who is planning our future anyway? Part 2

ResilientCity | Blogs | What if we aren't planning to survive??... and who is planning our future anyway? Part 2 | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
Art of Hosting used in conference on creating RESILIENT Cities and Communities...
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Peak Energy: Bright green in a sea of nuclear red

Peak Energy: Bright green in a sea of nuclear red | Cities of the Future | Scoop.it
Peak Energy: Bright green in a sea of nuclear red
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