Category Good news and fun

Creative spIN

I want to reblog this inspiring site! Creative SpIN will set tools and methods to trigger creativity and innovation in businesses and other kinds of public and private organisations by encouraging artists, creative professionals (in advertising, design, architecture), cultural institutions and industries to engage with other sectors to share their competencies and skills. Significance of […]

RUGGEDISED – a smart city project

Inspiring!  Six European cities are taking an interconnected approach in applying smart city solutions as part of the Horizon 2020 funded RUGGEDISED project. This is an example of how cities, businesses and citizens are working together to accelerate and build up smart urban settings. Umeå in northers Sweden is one of the cities.  

The Jam & Justice project

Mapping Participatory Urban Governance The Jam & Justice project are producing a map of Participatory Urban Governance. Drawing from across the Global South & North, we are looking to produce a collection of inspiring, workable, and actually existing examples of how citizens can be involved in decisions, processes and structures that affect them. The previous […]

The City at Eye Level

The City at Eye Level Film contributes to the book and contains 4 chapters about how a good plinth “works” for a better street at eye level. Both the book and the film contain concrete and inspiring examples of strategies for design, land use/programme, placemaking, the relation to the street, pedestrian flows, co-creation, and the […]

Astras podcast om resande

Den finlandssvenska feministiska tidskriften Astra har en ny podcast och här kan ni nu lyssna på ett samtal om hållbart resandet, att resa som kvinna och som gay och hur klass påverkar resandet. Jag berättar också om start-up online reseplattformen TravelFor som jag jobbat med de senaste året. Den första podcasten handlade om jobb och gav mig nya […]

Why should I pay?

Why should a 62-year-old man pay for pregnancy insurance? Here is why!   Read more…  

Salvador Sobral – an indie song contest winner!

Salvador Sobral won this years Eurovison song contest. It seems as though the contest is changing and is, I believe, reflecting our changing world.  It also seems as though many who voted are voting for a different sort of Eurovison music. After winning Sobral said he “hope that Eurovision will in the future put more […]