April 13, 2018

Today we recommend to read „Beyond Food: Community Gardens as Places of Connection and Empowerment” by Annah Mackenzie on www.pps.org

urban gardens have become a symbol of community activism and empowerment, […] they are part of a contemporary grassroots movement suppo...

April 10, 2018

Check out this TED Talk on "Paracity: urban acupuncture" by Marco Casagrande

"Urban acupuncture is an urban environmentalism theory which combines urban design with traditional Chinese medical theory of acupuncture.

This process uses small-scale interventions to transfor...

April 1, 2018

Urban Movements. Städtische Initiativen. নগর আন্দোলন. Movimenti Urbani. Movimentos Urbanos. Harakati za Miji. Mouvements Urbains.

Urban movements are social movements through which citizens attempt to achieve some control over their urban environmen...

March 31, 2018

Today we recommend to read: "Imaginaries on researching and inhabiting a city of sprawling - Nairobi" by Prince Guma on situatedupe.net

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March 22, 2018

Check out "E-government: An opportunity for citizen participation in the era of digital development" by Valeria Betancourt on apc.org

"E-government objectives vary in each country but, in all cases, should transcend the mere efficiency of governmental processes towards...

March 20, 2018

Check out the 100 Resilient Cities Report "Catalyzing the Urban Resilience Market" and what it says about the use of technology and big data to makes cities more resilient.

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March 18, 2018

Today we recommend to read "The Perfect Selfishness of Mapping Apps" on CITYLAB

"a new information layer is destroying the nudging infrastructure that traffic planners built into cities. Commuters armed with mobile mapping apps, route-following Lyft and Uber drivers, an...

March 14, 2018

Check out the Ramani Huria (Swahili for Local Map) project in Dar es Salaam. Ramani Huria is a community-based mapping project which has trained university students and local community members to map the most flood-prone areas of their city.

To carry out this mapping ac...

March 12, 2018

Today we recommend to read: "Smart cities and smart citizens: the apps and the technologies that make cities more inclusive and open" on urbact.eu

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