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WEBCAST: Jeremiah Owyang on Sustainability and the Collaborative Economy

June 23, 2014 by David Thorpe

Jeremiah Owyang

The collaborative economy is a new buzzword about trends that are changing the way people interact with each other and do business, and it is claimed that it is a more sustainable model than the traditional one. Here to talk about this is Jeremiah Owyang, the Chief Catalyst and Founder of Crowd Companies, which focuses on how large companies tap the collaborative economy.[read more]


Start Young on BRTS Social Media Promotion

July 14, 2013 by Kumar Manish

Start Young With Social Media

The power of social media is immense, and it can create a healthy two-way communications between public transport authorities and public transit users. However, this approach requires a committed effort.[read more]

Experimenting Collaboratively for the Future of Humanity

December 29, 2012 by Urban Times


As a by-product of my research projects, I sometimes come across great conceptual experiments that use contemporary ingredients and new methodologies in innovative set ups. 'Learn Do Share' is the account of such an unusual experiment: DIY Days NYC was an interactive conference with workshops at the beginning of the year....[read more]

Eating in the City: San Francisco's Food Truck Movement

May 10, 2012 by Future Cape Town

There were a few things FCT team member Gareth Pearson knew he wanted to see during his recent visit to San Francisco. Food trucks, parklets, and some urban farming projects. He thought he would have to hunt them down, but was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon them by chance. Here he shares the first of a few highlights from his...[read more]

Social Media and the City

May 9, 2012 by Atul Sharma

To students of urbanism the familiar story has been told over and over: post-WWII flight from the cities to the suburbs altered how American’s lived - generally from living “outside” your home to a more secluded, private interior sanctuary.[read more]

Hilo, HI: First Crowdsourced Placemaking Municipality

January 12, 2012 by Neil Takemoto

Crowdsourced placemaking had been a private sector sponsored success in Bristol, CT, but what about coming from the public sector? To many, public sector sponsored crowdsourced placemaking sounded rather impossible, with such arguments as: - A municipality doesn’t do placemaking, or implementation, the private sector does. It’s the...[read more]

Social Media Tracks National Book Swap

September 20, 2011 by Fabian Neuhaus

Books still carry an aura of mistic knowledge only accessible to whom dares to move beyond the cover and through the sea of pages with waves of sentences down to the discovery of words. There is only little the outsider can understand from a distance, it remains a mystery. The best way to share the reading experience is by swapping and passing on books. It is more than a gift if a read book is shared it is a way of sharing the experience of the story and getting to know what someone else already knows.[read more]

Network Structure and City Size

August 11, 2011 by David Levinson

Network structure varies across cities. This variation may yield important knowledge about how the internal structure of the city affects its performance. …These results suggest that larger cities are physically more inter-connected.[read more]

The Rise of the Social Food Truck

August 10, 2011 by Jack Mason

The Rise of the Social Food Truck  via visualoop:[read more]

Google+ for Urbanists

August 10, 2011 by Yuri Artibise

For urbanists, Google+ allows us to create an “Urbanist” circle to share our links, ideas and discussions on cities and placemaking without boring our non-urban friends and family.[read more]

Facebook Foreclosure: Careful Who You Friend!

July 22, 2011 by Maila Klowe

According to various sources, the online social network Facebook is not all about fun and games anymore. Property owners in default on their mortgage could be served through Facebook. According to Time magazine, the "Facebook foreclosure" is coming soon to a financially discouraged neighborhood near you. Short term installment loans...[read more]

REBAR Promotes Public Space With Surrealism

July 20, 2011 by Next American City

Credit: © REBARThought the movement to reclaim city streets was over? Think again. From their studios in San Francisco’s Mission District, the REBAR design collective is churning out interactive, site-specific design interventions that have begun to trigger serious transformations of urban environments, within the United States and...[read more]