April 30, 2018

Collective behavior is a non-institutional activity in which several people voluntarily engage. Under collective behavior are several forms -- the crowd, the mass, the public and the social movements. Under 'crowd' are many types, including 'conventional crowds' which...

April 28, 2018

The “Netzwerk Immovielien” is made up of actors from civil society, the public and social sectors, and the business and academic communities. The network works to support the common good in the areas of real estate and neighbourhood development. Citizens which develop...

April 27, 2018

The so called "Nordbahntrasse" is a former railroad, 23 km in length, in the city of Wuppertal, Germany. It was thanks to a civil movement and the active engagement of up to 2,000 residents that this unused infrastructure was possible to be reactivated by turning into...

April 26, 2018

RECLAIM THE CITY is a social movement organised by society groups to encourage government and private developers to include a portion of inclusionary housing in their development proposals to address spatial injustice. Cape Town has a fragmented spatial city structure...

In 2016, Dhaka introduced a “car free day” in the city. The late Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, Mr. Annisul Huq (1952-2017) from the National Level Organization, declared to make two roads car free once a month. On 10th November 2017, city dwellers experienced...

April 19, 2018

A new activist urban movement is emerging in São Paulo, Brazil. It evokes a deep awareness and sensitivity in relation to the urban environment, putting in debate the false dichotomy between city and nature. One of the central point on this debate is the so-called Augu...

April 19, 2018

No Tav is a grassroot movement born in the 90’s and based in Piedmont (Italy). The movement was born in opposition to the proposed high-speed railway that is going to connect Turin and Lyon. Works were supposed to begin during the second half of the Nineties, but prote...

April 16, 2018

Sometimes, urban movements are small, but all the more effective. In the vein of urban acupuncture, the Clifden Tidy Towns Initiative in Ireland has little projects like this urban garden, which is open to everyone in the community. The town dazzles with its beautiful...

April 14, 2018

An inner city neighborhood, a little funding and the vision of a better way of living together - that are the key ingredients for the "Schwarzmarkt" in Witten, Germany. The initiative is made up of a group of young people, who wanted to change the place they are living...

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...

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