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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.
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.
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
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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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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.
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In Denmark, 13 of the busiest subway stations have bike repair shops. Since last year, passengers can combine both ways of transportation: there are wagons with flexible parking areas.