TOPIC: CITIES (32)

Farming the City

http://farmingthecity.net

CITIES' Farming the City pilot project has been running in Amsterdam since November 2010, bringing city dwellers to explore inspirational ways of producing, storing, cooking, preserving, distributing and sharing food. 

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Urban Farming, Farming, Cities, Food, Sustainability, Map, Social Media

The City 2.0

http://thecity2.org/splash.php

The winner of of the 2012 annual TED prize, The City 2.0 is a collaborative project inviting everyone to take part in the process of improving cities worlwide. Register to participate in the global conversation. 

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City 2.0, TED, Global

City Form Lab

http://cityform.mit.edu/en.html

The City Form Lab at the Singapore University of Technology & Design in collaboration with the School of Architecture & Planning at MIT focuses on empirical studies of urban form. We develop new software tools for researching city form; use cutting-edge spatial analysis and statistics to investigate how the physical pattern of urban infrastructure affects the social, environmental and economic quality of urban environments; and develop creative design and policy solutions for contemporary urban challenges. By bringing together multi-diciplinary urban research expertise  and excellence in design, we develop context sensitive and timely insight about the role of urban form in affecting the quality of life in 21st century cities.

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City Form Lab, Architecture, Urban, Software, Research

Nextdoor

https://nextdoor.com

Nextdoor is a free and private social network for neighborhoods. On Nextdoor, neighbors create private websites for their neighborhoods where they can ask questions, get to know one another and exchange local advice and recommendations. Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of technology to create stronger and safer places to call home. The inspiration behind Nextdoor was to give people a social network to connect them to one of the most important communities in their lives - the neighborhood. Nextdoor believes that when neighbors start talking, good things happen.

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Nextdoor, Neighbors, Neighborhood, Community, Portal, Social Network, Connect

This Big City

http://thisbigcity.net

This Big City is an award winning sustainable cities blog covering innovations in urban design, architecture, culture, technology, transport and the bicycle. Launched in September 2009 by Joe Peach, This Big City now features content from urbanism writers and organisations all over the world, and publishes in English and Chinese.

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This Big City, Blog, Joe Peach

MESH Cities

http://www.meshcities.com

MESH Cities explores the wireless systems empowered, 21st Century city through the eyes of its super-users. These are the people who are embracing the new communications and infrastructure tools that will determine the ultimate livability of the modern city. The growing ubiquity of high-speed wireless connections allows people to experience the city in ways never before possible. More than that, they can contribute their ideas about how to make our cities more accommodating and responsive .

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MESH Cities, Cities, Local

Citizinvestor

http://www.citizinvestor.com

Citizinvestor allows citizens to invest in the local government projects they care about most. 
Local governments submit pre-approved projects to citizinvestor.com. The cost of the project has already been set and department approved, the only thing lacking is the funding. Citizens then find the projects they care about most and invest financially in those projects. Once a project is 100% pledged, the project is built! Citizens don’t pay a dime unless the project is funded in full. This ensures that there’s little risk to the local government entity and little risk to the citizen.

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Citizinvestor, Goverment, Projects, Fund, Citizens, Invest, Crowdfunding, Cities, Local Communities, Urban, Future City, Petitions, Public

Urban Life International

http://www.ulicanada.org/

Urban Life International is an independent research training organization with the desire to foment a better understanding and response to the urban challenge.  The urban challenge has been described as the need to transform concrete and steel into communities of health and hope.  The people who live in cities are caught in-between segregation and integration, diversity and distinction, and density and privacy.  Their quality of life is determined in how they respond to these challenges.

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Cities, Urban, Communities, Urban Life International, Research

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

http://www.icic.org

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.

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Inner City, Economy, Businesses, Research, Strategy

GOOD Ideas for Cities

http://www.good.is/ideas/posts

GOOD Ideas for Cities taps creative problem solvers to tackle real urban challenges and present the solutions at live events across the country.

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Good Ideas For Cities, Urban, Problem Solving

Neighborland

https://neighborland.com

On Neighborland you can share your ideas and insights for your city, support your neighbors’ ideas, and connect with people who share your interests. We are providing residents, neighborhood organizations, economic development groups, and municipalities with a powerfully simple platform to connect and make good things happen.

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Neighborland, City, Community, Local, Neighborhood, Residents, Municipalities

Partners for Livable Communities

http://livable.org/

Partners for Livable Communities is a national nonprofit organization working to restore and renew the communities we work and live in. Partners has over thirty years of experience in solving community problems by providing information, leadership and guidance that help communities help themselves. We welcome the opportunity to bring our experience to your community.

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Partners For Livable Communities, Communities

Cities Alliance

http://www.citiesalliance.org/ca/about-cities-alliance

The Cities Alliance is a global partnership for urban poverty reduction and the promotion of the role of cities in sustainable development.

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Cities Alliance, Slums, Urban, Poverty, Cities

CNU

http://www.cnu.org/

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.

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Urban, Walkable, Neighborhood, Development

Truck Farm

http://www.truckfarm.org

Truck Farm is a mobile garden education project founded in Brooklyn, NY. Director Ian Cheney's other projects include King Corn, The Greening of Southie, and The City Dark. 

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Ian Cheney, Cities, New Urbanism, New York, Local Food, Food, Vegetables, Public Spaces