Citizens Make the Future
Opportunities + Challenges for the Next Decade of Governance
By Institute for the Future 

Citizens Make the Future

Opportunities + Challenges for the Next Decade of Governance

By Institute for the Future 

(Source: civic.mit.edu)

The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance, by Susan Crawford and Stephen Goldsmith.

The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance, by Susan Crawford and Stephen Goldsmith.

April-June 2014 blog posts - Ciudades a Escala Humana

SMART CITIES, URBAN MEDIA AND URBAN INTERACTION DESIGN

ADAPTIVE URBANISM AND PUBLIC SPACES

CONFERENCES

To round off our UrbanIxD Conversation this week Tobias Revell, Manu Fernandez and Han Pham will be participating in a live TweetChat on Friday 27th June 2014.
Prepare your Twitter questions for them using the hashtag #UIxD
3-4 pm CEST / 2-3 pm BST / 8-9 am EDT (USA) / 10-11 pm EST (Australia)

To round off our UrbanIxD Conversation this week Tobias RevellManu Fernandez and Han Pham will be participating in a live TweetChat on Friday 27th June 2014.

Prepare your Twitter questions for them using the hashtag #UIxD

3-4 pm CEST / 2-3 pm BST / 8-9 am EDT (USA) / 10-11 pm EST (Australia)

DIY Citizenship. Critical Making and Social Media
Edited by Matt Ratto and Megan Boler

DIY Citizenship. Critical Making and Social Media

Edited by Matt Ratto and Megan Boler

digitalpublicspaces:

Adam Greenfield and smart cities

growtowardthelight:

(artsphalt)

growtowardthelight:

(artsphalt)

(via julykind)

Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture
by Justin McGuirk
A colorful journey through Latin America—a crucible of architectural and urban innovation
What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city? 

Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture

by Justin McGuirk

A colorful journey through Latin America—a crucible of architectural and urban innovation

What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city? 

spaces-faces-places:

An interesting look at “parking craters” in various cities across the United States. I’m shocked they didn’t show Atlanta at all

Urban acupuncture, by Jaime Lerner (forthcoming book)
During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil in the 1970s and ‘80s, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner transformed his city into a global model of the sustainable and livable community. From the pioneering Bus Rapid Transit system to parks designed to catch runoff and reduce flooding and the creation of pedestrian-only zones, Lerner has been the driving force behind of a host of innovative urban projects. In more than forty years of work in cities around the globe, Lerner has found that changes to a community don’t need to be large-scale and expensive to have a transformative impact—in fact, one block, park, or a single person can have an outsized effect on life in the surrounding city.
In Urban Acupuncture, Lerner celebrates these “pinpricks” of urbanism—projects, people, and initiatives from around the world that ripple through their communities to uplift city life. With meditative and descriptive prose, Lerner brings readers around the world to streets and neighborhoods where urban acupuncture has been practiced best, from the bustling La Boqueria market in Barcelona to the revitalization of the Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul, South Korea. Through this journey, Lerner invites us to re-examine the true building blocks of vibrant communities—the tree-lined avenues, night vendors, and songs and traditions that connect us to our cities and to one another.
Urban Acupuncture is the first of Jaime Lerner’s visionary work to be published in English. It is a love letter to the elements that make a street hum with life or a neighborhood feel like home, penned by one of the world’s most successful advocates for sustainable and livable urbanism.

Urban acupuncture, by Jaime Lerner (forthcoming book)

During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil in the 1970s and ‘80s, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner transformed his city into a global model of the sustainable and livable community. From the pioneering Bus Rapid Transit system to parks designed to catch runoff and reduce flooding and the creation of pedestrian-only zones, Lerner has been the driving force behind of a host of innovative urban projects. In more than forty years of work in cities around the globe, Lerner has found that changes to a community don’t need to be large-scale and expensive to have a transformative impact—in fact, one block, park, or a single person can have an outsized effect on life in the surrounding city.

In Urban Acupuncture, Lerner celebrates these “pinpricks” of urbanism—projects, people, and initiatives from around the world that ripple through their communities to uplift city life. With meditative and descriptive prose, Lerner brings readers around the world to streets and neighborhoods where urban acupuncture has been practiced best, from the bustling La Boqueria market in Barcelona to the revitalization of the Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul, South Korea. Through this journey, Lerner invites us to re-examine the true building blocks of vibrant communities—the tree-lined avenues, night vendors, and songs and traditions that connect us to our cities and to one another.

Urban Acupuncture is the first of Jaime Lerner’s visionary work to be published in English. It is a love letter to the elements that make a street hum with life or a neighborhood feel like home, penned by one of the world’s most successful advocates for sustainable and livable urbanism.

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