Norrebro cyklar för ren luft

I recently came home from a week in Copenhagen  where I took this picture. The Norrebro kids learn early that: “Norrebro bikes for clean air” as the sign on the banner says. I also found a wonderful collection of bike photos from Copenhagen on the blog Copenhagen cycle chic. I love shadow pictures….

ALTERVILLE’S Master’s Degree: Political and Strategic Alternatives for the Towns, Cities and Metropolises of Tomorrow is a master’s degree program conceived by the Université de Lyon. A suggestion for all who still believe that there are alternative solutions for towns and cities with limited urban capital (or for you who would like to believe). The Alterville masters’ course will […]

It makes me so happy when I find that there are people out there doing great things in a world marked by cynicism and greed. It makes all the difference! From Backdoor jobs: Sustainable Living & Farming Jobs: In a world focused on technology and getting ahead at all costs, it might be time to look […]

Kvinna med flagga.  Foto Johanna Adebäck

Insändare i VN 4.3 2014 Just före jul blev namnlistor med ca 700 namn mot en citymarket i Norra hamnen stulna i en liten butik i Ekenäs. För oss som samlat in namnen och för de som skrivit på sina namn är ett ”Nej till en Citymarket i Norra hamnen” detsamma som ”Jo till att […]

My father-in-law was a history professor whose special interest was Scandinavian life and civilization. American teachers often use humor to illustrate the subject at hand, and this joke was one he used to introduce the topic of perceived differences between people in the Nordic countries: Eight survivors of a shipwreck–two Norwegians, two Danes, two Finns […]

Greetings from the biking city Copenhagen! Here ANYTHING is transported on a bike!  Almost anyway.  And it seems as though everyone owns a bike too.  A group in Copenhagen is teaching immigrant women how to bike and another group has started taking elderly people who are not able to bike themselves anymore out on a […]

London blooming bridge

This morning’s best news came from WIRED where we read that London is planning a park bridge. Bridges can be much more than just a facilitator for transportation. Architect Thomas Heatherwick has designed a park bridge which would cross the River Thames. It would have a new plant-filled pedestrian crossing which looks like the Highland park bridge […]

NY Digital divide

Jag kallar min blogg “I am linked therefore I am”. “Linked” kan man förstå på flera olika sätt: Jag är länkad till andra genom sociala relationer, geografisk närhet, intressen, släktskap, arbete och genom att jag kan hålla kontakt med släkt och vänner på avstånd, och dig – min läsare – genom Internet. Uppkopplingen till nätet har […]

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CiTyBee

The people involved in the CiTyBee online community wants to make it more inclusive and playful for people to create the city together.  On the CiTyBee site you can find inspiring stories, tools for cooperation and mapping the city, urban mapping and dialogues and discussions about how the city could be something we co-create. The […]

Originally posted on Urbanizit:
When I graduated at the School of architecture in Copenhagen I left a place that I thought was happily lost in its on world far away from the very real world that surrounds the school and the students (and the profession as such). When i got to know the UK architect…

“Jag vet inte när jag först hörde orden ”kulturdriven tillväxt”. De där som på kort tid kommit att utgöra syftet med titeln som Europas kulturhuvudstad i år. Smaka på dem. Det är kulturen som driver tillväxten. Tillväxten är syftet, kulturen medlet. Så berättigas dess existens, och så berättigas en satsning på kultur. Vi som inte […]

Finland cold

       Poor boy!  I know his sorrow! But here I still sit in Finland (yes, the real country! One can live here after all!). I got this photo from a friend who lives in London and I think British people would say that the season we have here right now is called winter!  It was […]

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