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Can't Make Rent? This Beautiful Squatter's Home Can Be Built On A Vacant Lot In A Day

Can't Make Rent? This Beautiful Squatter's Home Can Be Built On A Vacant Lot In A Day | Notes on landscape, territory and urban movements | Scoop.it
An Amsterdam real estate developer wants young people to occupy affordable, moveable homes on properties where building is stalledand move when...
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A great idea to solve the bad image problem of vacant land

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Urban Acupuncture Is Coming to America

Urban Acupuncture Is Coming to America | Notes on landscape, territory and urban movements | Scoop.it
Inspired by an idea that originated in 1970s Brazil, urban planners in America are increasingly thinking small scale to solve big problems.
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Architect and politician Jamie Lerner on the importance of urban acupuncture.

 

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Urban Controversies | How controversies shape our cities

Urban Controversies | How controversies shape our cities | Notes on landscape, territory and urban movements | Scoop.it
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Lots of interesting readings emerged from the studio project of students within the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. 

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IFTF_Rockefeller_CivicLaboratoriesMap.pdf

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Institut for the Future publishes a 10-year insight for the future of cities. 

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The smartest cities rely on citizen cunning and unglamorous technology

The smartest cities rely on citizen cunning and unglamorous technology | Notes on landscape, territory and urban movements | Scoop.it
Ignore the futuristic visions of governments and developers, it’s humble urban communities who lead the way in showing how networked technologies can strengthen a city’s social fabric
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"Vendors like Microsoft, IBM, Siemens, Cisco and Hitachi construct the resident of the smart city as someone without agency; merely a passive consumer of municipal services – at best, perhaps, a generator of data that can later be aggregated, mined for relevant inference, and acted upon."

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public space: Entrevista a Gemma Galdón

public space: Entrevista a Gemma Galdón | Notes on landscape, territory and urban movements | Scoop.it
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The dangers of Smart Cities

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La Consejería de Fomento andaluza convierte en huertos urbanos 42 hectáreas de suelo público baldío

La Consejería de Fomento andaluza convierte en huertos urbanos 42 hectáreas de suelo público baldío | Notes on landscape, territory and urban movements | Scoop.it
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Andalucía will have 42 ha of new urban gardens

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Community boxes let city residents share anything

Community boxes let city residents share anything | Notes on landscape, territory and urban movements | Scoop.it
Boîtes d’Échange Entre Voisins — or Neighborhood Exchange Boxes — is a network of brightly-decorated repositories where residents can leave unwanted goods they'd like to give to the community.
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Boxes that help improve community- based living. 

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