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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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Repair Café
March 27, 2015, 2:59 PM
Filed under: Awareness, bike, DIY, Green, Lifestyle, Recycling, Sharing, Slow Life, Swap, Take Action, Urban Spaces

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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.

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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.

From: Hypeness.



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.