Filed under: Awareness, bike, Cycling, Food, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Organic, Outdoor, Recycling, Sharing, Slow Life, Urban Mobility, Urban Spaces | Tags: colaborative projects, community
Towards the human city it’s a unique project from a spanish couple, Fernando Casado and Paula García, which aims to map 101 transformative and successful urban initiatives. Believing that many global issues can be addressed by local bottom-up initiatives regarding housing, safety, education, sustainability, climate, food, health, mobility, equality and governance. One of the main character common in all projects is the citizenparticipation, demonstrating that local authorities are now in need of citizen-led organization in order to make effective changes.
Project “Mejor en Bici”, bike sharing in Bogotá, Colombia.
The couple is working on a documentary to tell show the project at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III and will create a global database with those successful urban cases and turn it in an open source platform where anyone can update with their own urban experiences.
Project: The Unexpected Petry of Cities, Washington DC.
From: Guardian UK
Spanish architect Pedro Scattarella made an insanely cool rustic upcycled pizzeria in Gava, Barcelona. All furniture came from old shipping containers and boxes. The whole interior environment was inspired by the harbour warehouses of New York. Seams like cointainer-made restaurants, shops are settling down as a huge fad!
Filed under: Food, Organic, Urban Farming, Vegetarian | Tags: banana., Paris, Urban Farming
I’m just posting it because I loved the project’s name: Urbanana. This urban farming project will be in the middle of Paris anytime soon. A see-through green house was designed by SOA Architect to be a vertical banana plantation aiming to make this tropical fruits more accessible in Europe.
Filed under: Cool, Design, Food, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Recycling | Tags: container, mobile, pizzeria, Recycle, reuse
Ok, ok, no one wants to hear about cool ways of recycling containers anymore. But THIS one is I must post, because it combines two things I love – street food and reusing old stuff.
In San Francisco, Jon Darsky left his job in a pizzeria and decided to open his own – and a mobile one. Made from a reused container, the pizzeria is installed on the back of a truck.
Filed under: Awareness, Cool, Eco Home, Food, Green, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Organic, Slow Life, Take Action, Urban Farming, Vegetarian | Tags: Awereness, Organic Food., Urban Farming
Thinking of starting your own urban farm? Well, those guys (ladies, actually) can help you out – Victory Gardens is a team of urban farmers for hire who can create your residential or commercial space for food production. Aiming to unify people within their communities for a common goal, Lisa, Sam and Sandra are challenging the way our city uses space through urban farming. If you live in Vancouver, you may join their upcoming workshops:
Container Garden Workshop will teach how to grow tomatoes on June 9th, from 9:30 – 11:00am. Each participant will walk away with a handmade cedar box planted with tomato and basil.
Filed under: Awareness, Food, Lifestyle, Slow Life, Take Action | Tags: eat less, edited life.
According to CDC, we are. And we have to edit our diets immediately. Today’s average restaurant portion is 4 times larger than it was in the 1950′s – a 26 lbs (11kg) increase in average weight of the population is surely correlated.
Considering that, Edited Life sugests some pretty easy tips to keep “the less, the better” like order the smallest portions available, share with your friends, stop eating before you’re stuffed, cut out junkie fast food, etc. We highlighted the Small Plate Movement – try to eat in smaller plates everyday and you’ll get used to eat less and healthier. You can read all tips here.