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coUrbanize: Build better real estate & development projects | #urbanism #collective #civictech

coUrbanize: Build better real estate & development projects | #urbanism #collective #civictech | The urban.NET |
coUrbanize provides civic engagement tools that allow communities to have more productive, collaborative discussions about local real estate development and planning projects.

Via bart rosseau
luiy's insight:

coUrbanize aims to help communities and developers build better cities, together. With our unique interactive platform, coUrbanize helps developers to distribute project information and gather online feedback so everybody has the facts and can easily participate. This minimizes misunderstandings that can cause confusion, objections, or unnecessary delays. Development affects many people and coUrbanize helps everyone’s voice be heard.

bart rosseau's curator insight, June 30, 2014 8:26 AM

Great UI, great content. Nice example of how it all ties together.

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Sky-high horticulture: Shenzhen's 'farmscraper' plan

Sky-high horticulture:  Shenzhen's 'farmscraper' plan | The urban.NET |

Conceived in response to a densely populated Chinese city's unchecked growth, Asian Cairns is an ambitious take on vertical farming.


A Belgian architect recently unveiled the 79-acre masterplan for Asian Cairns, a dizzying new vision of urban vertical farming in China. Consisting of a sextet of “sustainable monoliths for rural urbanity” — stacked, pebble-esque, steel-ringed transparent pods that are powered by both vertical wind turbines and photovoltaics — Vincent Callebaut Architects’ Asian Cairns is planned for the rapidly swelling, skyscraper-heavy port city of Shenzhen in the southern province of Guangdong north of Hong Kong.Beyond agricultural concerns, Asian Cairns is envisioned as a mixed-use development that also incorporates residential, retail, and recreational areas. Imagined as being completely emissions-free and producing more energy than they consume, the Cairns were conceived in direct response to Shenzhen’s unchecked urban development and the population growth and increased pollution levels that have accompanied it...

Via Lauren Moss
Duane Craig's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:00 PM

Really cool, but I bet it will be a real challenge and expense to build it. Look at all the curved glass.

ParadigmGallery's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:08 PM

TY Lauren Moss...