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
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Repairing things is, nowadays, very “retro”. People just buy a new one. But the Repair Café, now a worldwide silently protesting against the planned obsolescence. They have all necessary tools to fix clothes, electrical appliances, bikes, furniture, etc and also repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and bicycle mechanic. The great and innovative idea aims to teach people “to see their possessions in a new light.” and realizing all the perks of repairing their own things.
This is a great initiative to help us to reconsider the way we consume and relate to consumer goods. Since its beginning, the Repair Café has prevented a 3,200kg of wast around the globe.
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“Parklets” are spreading over parking spaces creating some innovatives urban areas across America. Plots of urban land (usually parking spaces!) are taken by the city government and turned into small and great parks to hang out.
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TrashOut is a free crowdsourcing app which gives users a way to report illegal dumps. Users comment reports, upload pictures, check the TrashMap and also be rewarded with badges for reporting and helping to clean up public spaces.
Available for iOS and Android.
According to Life Edited, swapping may be the new shopping. I do believe so.
Considering this huge trend, here are some cool swapping websites for fashion lovers, that also love shopping online:
America’s favorite swap hostesses and internationally recognized sustainable style experts, spreading secondhand style.
Same idea as Swapaholics: Clean out your closet and take everything you want to swap and take it to the nearest Clothing Swap® event. Company is based in San Francisco, CA for 17 years now. All “left over” items are donated to charity shops.
World’s number #1 fashion swap website, you can upload images of your unwanted clothes and accessories and swap for other items or even sell it.
Molson Canadian is a beer brand that encourages consumers to enhance the green areas surrounding them by providing plantable beer coasters embedded with tree seeds.
The company will release 1 million coasters made of seed paper to be planted and watered. Coasters also have pin codes so the customers can win a pair of tickets to an outdoor concert taking place in their region.
When entering the pin code, users can enter their address and Molson Canadian promises to put money towards a park in the area and has set aside USD 400,000 for this purpose. Fans of the brand can also get a guaranteed ticket to the Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project show in Toronto by signing up to volunteer at one of its 100 Park Projects across the country.