There’s a limit to the amount of physical change one person or a small group of people can initiate in a city, but what if hundreds of citizens united, each putting in place the projects and changes they want to see in their city all on the same day? That’s the goal of 100en1día (100 in 1 day) – a social movement originating from Bogotá, Colombia, which aims to inspire citizen driven change on a significant scale, transforming cities over a 24 hour period.
Can a city be an inherently more healthy place?
Health, by the World Health Organisation definition, is “not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, but “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”. Although often criticised, this definition is useful to broaden our perspectives and thinking on health – and urban planning.
“Who knows a place better than people who live and work there? [The City Slate team seeks] to create a platform for city planners to collect valuable data about a neighborhood from the people who are affected most by the urban planning process, the residents.” This video is part of its response from citizens calling for more democratic city planning and development processes.
Maybe it’s because of my sheltered upbringing in rural Wales (which I am blaming for everything), but a vending machine to me is something you put money in to get a drink or some kind of snack. I’m always fascinated by vending machines in hotels that sell things like socks or deodorant (deodorant! In a vending machine!), but it was a new level of fascination when I read this article about a Chinese vending machine with a difference.
What role can businesses play in creating a more sustainable society? Our recent #CityTalk discussion with Justin Smith, Head of Woolworths Good Business Journey, along with your ideas, helped us come up with these 6 ideas for business to play a sustainable role in society.
Comprising of 308, 892 photos, in over 50 locations, and produced, shot, and edited in 51 days, Uncage the Soul Productions brings you a new look on one of the world’s most progressive city when it comes to urban planning and development.
[ March 18, 2013; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Sustainability enthusiasts often encourage individuals to make small changes their lifestyles, hoping for more significant change as a result of collective actions. However, for society to successfully complete its journey towards sustainability, larger stakeholders such as governments and businesses also need to be proactive in addressing sustainability challenges.
Celebrating its two year anniversary in March, the #builtheritage chat focuses on heritage and preservation issues. It has joined up with #CityTalk to celebrate the two years, by look at the re-use of our urban spaces and places in our cities. Read the preview for our first #CityHeritage chat
The municipal government of Casablanca has recently completed a $1.6 billion tramway that connects much of the city’s east and west sections via the centre. Such lines are becoming a global trend, promoted as environmentally sustainable and socially equitable urban renewal.
Projections that Nigeria’s economy will be more important than South Africa’s by 2020 underplay serious instabilities in Nigeria’s economy, political systems and surrounding region. Writer for Think Africa Press, Simukai Tinhu reports.