Category Interesting research

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 […]

None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

A very interesting article in Grist and a very disturbing subject. The notion of “externalities” has become familiar in environmental circles. It refers to costs imposed by businesses that are not paid for by those businesses. For instance, industrial processes can put pollutants in the air that increase public health costs, but the public, not […]

Att tala om kapitalismens vansinne är inte pop!

Det har vi också märkt när vi skapar online communityn och plattformen för hållbart resande TravelFor som vi skapar genom frivilligt arbete och med tanken att den ska fortsätta som ett icke-vinstdrivande projekt. Det verkar vara svårt för en del att förstå att man inte skulle vilja sträva efter att bli miljonär och utsugare bara för att […]

En del kommer hem – andra återvänder till sina bostäder

Ordspråket av Stig Johansson, svensk aforistiker, passar bra som rubrik för mitt först blogginlägg år 2017. Ett år som jag innerligt hoppas har mycket positivt i sitt sköte – för det behöver vi efter att äntligen ha lämnat krisåret 2016 bakom oss. På Ekenäs filmfestival 2017 kommer arkitektur, stadsplanering, slow arkitektur och hem att få ta plats. I […]