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climateadaptation: “ humanscalecities: “ Urban Prototyping is a global movement exploring how rapidly-prototyped design, art, and technology projects can improve cities. UP Festivals are being held...
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History of Social Media in Urban Planning | The GRID | Global Site Plans

History of Social Media in Urban Planning | The GRID | Global Site Plans | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
History of Social Media in Urban Planning
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this is an awesome review of what has already been done in the field of digital engagement in urban planning! Using Second Life as a meeting space is so easy, but it has too many barriers to entry. The Melbourne Wiki on the other hand got great reception and over 30,000 participants!

 

The article also deals with the trend towards social media in public engagement and how, if we continue in this way everything will have to go through public referendum.

 

My question is, is that the biggest problem? Maybe we should all just get engaged digitally in local politics and hope that our representative democracy does it what it was intended to do.

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Storytelling as Volunteer Recruitment (& knowledge) Strategy | Firefighter Nation

Storytelling as Volunteer Recruitment (& knowledge) Strategy | Firefighter Nation | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
Tiger Schmittendorf shares childhood memories of the fire service and emphasizes the value and importance of storytelling as a means of helping firefighters recall and regain their passion for the job.

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A tidbit on why storytelling isn't specifically for fictional writing, how we can include storytelling in all of our writing to enhance the meaning and support a deeper understanding of ethical and moral concepts within a project. 

 

Nonprofits need to capitalize on what makes them stand out from for profit institutions, they are honest about their ethics and run 100% on the energy of that dedication. 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:51 AM

This article might sound like it is all about how to use stories to bring in volunteers for your non-profit.


And in an oblique way, it is about that.


But what this article really focuses on is how crucial storytelling is to the transfer of knowledge and the health of an organization or profession.


It's an engaging article with a terrific story to tell. And lessons for us all as our business grows and adds employees. Or for those in enterprises who need to continually focus on the best ways to transfer knowledge and skills from one person/group to another or one generation to another.


I like the advice and tips shared here. And the article can be used as an example when talking with clients about storytelling and knowledge transfer.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Karen Dietz's comment, February 21, 2013 2:01 PM
Excellent points Lauryn!
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FTC, Path settlement shows online privacy goes beyond the policy

FTC, Path settlement shows online privacy goes beyond the policy | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
The FTC’s move demonstrates that online privacy isn’t only about the language in a policy.
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This is an example of early design flaws - The social network Path settled with the FTC re: a design error that preemptively collected user's private information by looking for friends who had already signed up.

 

Privacy standards should be shared as best practices so that nonprofits and other "social good" groups don't make the same mistake with their limited resources.

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Unlimited Cities is a digital collaborative...

Unlimited Cities is a digital collaborative... | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
Unlimited Cities is a digital collaborative platform to consult citizen’s imagination for urban planning. It’s under process in France, Finland, Deutschland, Nederlands, Brazil, and created by UFO. “A...

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fun stuff, this is an example of a potential tool for urban planning, but it needs to move past ideas and into a systematic project where urban residents are participants, planners, enablers, funders, etc.

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Menomonee Valley's curator insight, January 24, 2013 8:58 AM

fun stuff, this is an example of a potential tool for urban planning, but it needs to move past ideas and into a systematic project where urban residents are participants, planners, enablers, funders, etc.

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Smart Cities + Green Megaprojects of the Future

Smart Cities + Green Megaprojects of the Future | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it

For many years, architects and city planners from around the world have been trying to create the green ideal: an entire city built to strict environmental standards- highly functional while still retaining aesthetic value.

 

Here’s a look at some green building and community design that caught our attention in recent months and may (or may not) become reality in the next several years. Their physical footprints may be large, but by using features such as wind power, solar, rainwater recycling and advanced air quality controls, their carbon footprints don't have to be...


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Norm Miller's curator insight, January 2, 2013 1:32 PM

This is going beyond Mazdar in Dubai.  The reality is that we need to transform existing cities since starting from scratch is rare.  We need to retrofit cities more than build new ones, but still it is interesting.

Alexandre Pépin's curator insight, March 4, 2013 3:31 AM

 

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The Age of Mobile Email Has Arrived. Are You Ready? | NTEN

The Age of Mobile Email Has Arrived. Are You Ready? | NTEN | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
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This is important for all web developers even simple bloggers on weebly.com and wordpress.com...it is especially helpful because it gives you sample coding for a mobile friendly web page.

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What’s The Future Of The Sharing Economy?

What’s The Future Of The Sharing Economy? | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
In San Francisco, you can find the “Airbnb-of-everything." Just as Airbnb capitalized on the fact that many of us have a spare bed, bedroom, or even apartment from which we’d gladly make some money, many other industries have followed suit.
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Cloud Will Generate 14 Million Jobs By 2015: That's A Good Start

Cloud Will Generate 14 Million Jobs By 2015: That's A Good Start | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
Cloud computing will potentially generate at least 14 million new jobs across the globe within the next three years. Moreover, these new jobs may likely be in many areas outside of IT. Photo: Wikimedia.

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This is a perfect example of digital engagement. Imagine the coaltions that could come from these web services!

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Wes Bleed's curator insight, December 12, 2012 8:34 AM

Don't dismiss it because you don't "get it." 

Pagalavan Thavarajah's comment, December 12, 2012 10:15 AM
Cloud from an abstract concept is still to confining, with hotspots rampant and the world becoming forever integrated with the internet through Wi-Fi Understand it will not be cloud but the atmosphere we live and breath. This is the beginning, disruptions and security issues will always be a problem no matter what realm we dive into. It is all a matter of facing the fears and doubts head on and never backing down. We must see everything through the lens of entrepreneurship and ingenuity. Coupled our compassion to the forward direction of human progress and always remember if we had cowered away from traveling beyond the horizon we may have never lived to walk on the moon. That seems a little over dramatic, but I hope you understand my point.
Unre Visagie's comment, December 12, 2012 8:04 PM
We take connected computers into to people at homes, schools, churches, and places of work! It takes 18 months support to get people really connected and safely so! Then they get access to wide knowledge mastered in group with assistance with access to earn while they learn utilizing opportunities. People are wonderful - they just need access to resources and a lot of support. Accompany them on their road to success! We IMPLEMENT!
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Don't Reinvent The Wheel, Steal It: An Urban Planning Award for Cities That Copy - Cities - GOOD

Don't Reinvent The Wheel, Steal It: An Urban Planning Award for Cities That Copy - Cities - GOOD | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
The world's 567,000 mayors should be poaching each other's good ideas, not reinventing the wheel.

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Thesis LookUP - Urban planning master's theses and

Thesis LookUP - Urban planning master's theses and | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it

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Economic & Environmental Benefits of Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning

Economic & Environmental Benefits of Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it

Biodiversity Conservation can Improve Human Health in Worlds Growing Cities, according to a new UN assessment...

 

The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook, a new study from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), is the world's first global analysis of how projected patterns of land expansion will impact biodiversity and crucial ecosystems.

The world's total urban area is expected to triple between 2000 and 2030, with urban populations set to double to around 4.9 billion in the same period. This expansion will draw heavily on water and other natural resources and will consume prime agricultural land.
Global urbanization will have significant implications for biodiversity and ecosystems if current trends continue, with effects for human health and development, based on the new research.
The assessment, which draws on contributions from more than 123 scientists worldwide, states that over 60 percent of the land projected to become urban by 2030 has yet to be built.
This presents a major opportunity to greatly improve global sustainability by promoting low-carbon, resource-efficient urban development that can reduce adverse effects on biodiversity and improve quality of life..

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Read the complete article for more on the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as an overview of successful initiatives taken on by cities, local authorities and governments in their efforts to develop a green economy...


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People for Urban Progress – Using Design to Improve Life in Cities

People for Urban Progress – Using Design to Improve Life in Cities | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it

Based in Indianapolis, People for Urban Progress (PUP, for short) is a non-profit organization that successfully has been able to use design and nostalgic ephemera to promote and advance public transit, environmental awareness and urban design. It’s a perfect example of how great solutions can be found by simply looking at the issues faced by a city or community, and the previously overlooked resources available to address those problems

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Stunning Laser Scans That Could Help Us Reuse Aging Buildings Better

Stunning Laser Scans That Could Help Us Reuse Aging Buildings Better | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
No, these are not renderings.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:41 AM

Fascinating.

Mold Man's comment, May 1, 2013 4:41 AM
Everyone is always coming up with innovative ideas about using old building. Most of these people are ignorant of the real problems with old building and why people do not belong in them. MOLD, MOLD and more MOLD.
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What happened on the second screen market in January?

What happened on the second screen market in January? | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
2013 has started quickly on the second screen market with the CES and the second screen summit.

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Valery's curator insight, February 18, 2013 4:11 AM

The title says it all.

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How-to: Quickly Optimize Your Website for Mobile Devices | NTEN

How-to: Quickly Optimize Your Website for Mobile Devices | NTEN | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
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This will be a great tool moving forward. ALL websites need this functionality in the mobile world.

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Rich Heap - Pill-Popping Superhumans Could Rule Cities | Future Cities

Rich Heap - Pill-Popping Superhumans Could Rule Cities | Future Cities | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
Brain-enhancing drugs may be promoted in the workplace in the next decade, leading to more competitive cities and potential social and health ramifications.
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While it may not be present now, Rich Heap thinks we should start considering policy decisions in preparation for what is to come. 

 

Cyborg employees? why not everyone?

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climateadaptation: humanscalecities: Urban...

climateadaptation: “ humanscalecities: “ Urban Prototyping is a global movement exploring how rapidly-prototyped design, art, and technology projects can improve cities. UP Festivals are being held...
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Urban Planning as a Social Practice: Portland Interactive Workshop | Social Practices Art Network

Urban Planning as a Social Practice: Portland Interactive Workshop | Social Practices Art Network | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it

Twenty something people gather at Portland State University to created their ideal city, town, or neighborhood. Before the interactive urban planning workshop started, the participants began tinkering with the thousands of small objects placed in front of them. This exchange was a great start for the hour and a half, high-energy, exercise that followed.


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Connect, Create, Collaborate: Sparking the Maker Movement at your Library | Yalsa Blog

Connect, Create, Collaborate: Sparking the Maker Movement at your Library | Yalsa Blog | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
A makerspace (sometimes also referred to as a hackerspace, hackspace or hacklab) is a location where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, electronics, engineering, and/or digital or electronic art, can connect, create and collaborate. Makerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops, and/or studios where hackers and makers come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.

Many libraries have embraced the maker movement and have incorporated makerspaces into the services they provide as they both encourage community building, skill sharing, participatory learning and the concepts of scientific and technological savvy as 21st century literacies.

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Love this, need more of these that are designed to encourage younger makers to get involved and learn from mentors. #socialentrepreneurship  idea right there

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Global cities of the future

Global cities of the future | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
Explore the cities and emerging urban clusters that will drive dramatic growth and demographic changes over the next generation. A McKinsey Quarterly Economic Studies article.

 

In the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth. That is reason enough to explore this global dataset with over 2,600 metropolitan areas. 


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MIT's Free Urban Planning Software Will Help Build The Cities Of The Future | Fast Company

MIT's Free Urban Planning Software Will Help Build The Cities Of The Future | Fast Company | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
 Most of the world lives in cities. That number, now at about 3.3 billion people, will keep going up. During the next five years, urban populations are expected to soar well beyond half the world's total.

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8 Experts on Urban Planning for Sustainable Cities | Sustainable Cities Collective

8 Experts on Urban Planning for Sustainable Cities | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it

 

Last month, we attended the opening of The Crystal – an urban sustainability centre run by Siemens in east London.


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This Public Art Can Revolutionize Urban Planning

This Public Art Can Revolutionize Urban Planning | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it
Candy Chang, a daring young urban planner, artist, and graphic designer, said “small interventions” in the public realm can lead to bigger, smarter ones, at the 2012 GreenBuild conferen...

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Sheryl Kantrowitz's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:29 AM

CANDY CHANGE: GreenBuild Conference

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Next in line for certification: The world's smarter cities

Next in line for certification: The world's smarter cities | Urban Planning & the Virtual Space | Scoop.it

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