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Towards the Human City

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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.

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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.

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Project: The Unexpected Petry of Cities, Washington DC.

From: Guardian UK 

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SkyCycle
September 6, 2012, 4:57 PM
Filed under: bike, Cool, Cycling, Design, New Ideas, Outdoor, Slow Life, Take Action, Urban Mobility

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, has a new plan of making elevated platforms to cycle away from traffic. The paths won’t be free – it has been suggested that one journey would cost £1 with an Oyster card, still less than half the price of a Tube journey within Zone 1.

From Who’s Jack



Parklets: reimagine urban landscape

“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.

via PSFK



Trash Out
August 15, 2012, 4:25 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Digital, DIY, Green, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Outdoor, Recycling, Take Action

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.



Human-powered washer machine
August 2, 2012, 1:29 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Charity, Design, DIY, Eco Home, Green, Nature, New Ideas, Slow Life, Take Action

GiraDora is a portable pedal-power washing and dryer machine to increase efficiency of washing clothes by hand in undeveloped communities around the globe. They’re in prototype phase and the cost will be less than US$ 40,00.

Via Springwise.



Relay Rides
July 31, 2012, 5:49 PM
Filed under: Awareness, New Ideas, Sharing, Take Action, Urban Mobility

On-demand car service is a great idea now widely spread by ZipCar  in U.S. and Canada and Autolib, in Paris. Having said that, Relay Rides might be even better: working like Airbnb for the automotive world, it allows peer-to-peer car rentals, taking people’s dusty cars to work and making some extra $ for their owners.


From LifeEdited.



Bike-In-theater
July 25, 2012, 1:50 PM
Filed under: bike, Cool, Cycling, New Ideas, Outdoor, Urban Mobility

Leave your car at home, grab your bike and join a  pop-up movie theater for cyclists. Projects like this are poping everywhere! Here, some examples of successful initiatives.

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Bike-in-theater, that was a huge success last year in NYC, is now asking for fundings to keep the event free at Kickstarter. Simple and fun, like all the best ideas… (Via PSFK)

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BIKE-IN happens twice a year in Tempe Beach, Arizona and the group decides what movie to watch!

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The CYCLE-IN, in London, allows you to to plug your bike into a generator, hop on, and start pedaling away for an entirely human-powered movie experience (A/N Blog).