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Creativity in Poverty - Hindustan Times

Creativity in Poverty - Hindustan Times | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
For more than two decades, Prof. Anil Gupta has scoured India's villages for their hidden innovations.
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Occupying the Future, Starting at the Roots

Occupying the Future, Starting at the Roots | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

In an email sent out in early May, Adbusters urges recipients to “occupy the future;” that is, “to describe, build and sustain the post-capitalist future we want to live in.”

 

Dayaneni concurs with that sentiment. “People ask me what they can do to support. I say, take more land. Occupy a library, a clinic, whatever, plan it right and [re-launch] it appropriately and at scale. We need to prove that we have the ability to self govern. This is the new moment of occupy, not tit for tat, not cat-and-mouse games with cops, but full-scale intervention. Occupy the Farm is one of the first to-scale interventions.”

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Open Source Ecology

Open Source Ecology | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"A Network of Farmers, Engineers, and Supporters Building the Global Village Construction Set"

 

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DIY Urbanism - Almere Oosterwold

MVRDV‘s proposal for an urban development in Almere Oosterworld, the Netherlands, is a template for a D.I.Y. project that puts power into the hands of neighborhoods and communities. This development strategy is bottom-up, inclusive and very intuitive to the needs of individuals and their communities. It allows the design to develop organically and over a stretch of time as needs change and neighborhoods grow. MVRDV writes that the proposal “is a revolution in Dutch urban planning as it steps away from governmental dictate and invites organic urban growth in which initiatives are stimulated and inhabitants can create their own neighbourhoods including public green, urban agriculture and roads”.

 

more - http://bit.ly/MvL7PX ht @mbauwens

 

 

 

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Growing Power

Growing Power | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Inspiring communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time."

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