The Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion have developed a mobile phone app that allows the user to access data on local issues in their area, and compare trends and current position against regional and national data.
So we've done chess, snakes and ladders, checkers and even badminton, so its no surprise we like these cool all weather all purpose ping pong tables - get one in your neighbourhood!
How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars.
WE LOVE Renew Australia and Renew Newcastle! The 'Renew' campaign began in Newcastle in 2008 to revitalise a city centre in decay!
KYLIE LOVES collaborative consumption and its role as a technological community bridge - bringing the community together, to share ideas, exchange products and change behaviours.
All the GOOD stories are fresh and are supported by statistics, first hand experience and/or case studies. There are interesting articles on urban trending and it supports community involvement and promotion of people places.
KYLIE LOVES the activation and ongoing management of Times Square, New York. A partnership between the Times Square Alliance and mmmm... creating three temporary furniture bowls that can seat up to 8 people.
PIERS LOVES Rural Fire Brigades, like Surf Life Saving clubs, Rotary clubs and countless other volunteer organisations make an immeasurable contribution to communities and places.
WE LOVE Park(ing) Day - an annual world wide event that invites citizens everywhere to transform a local parking spot into a temporary park. We did it this year - check out the video!
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Patricia Kirk discusses recent trends in home occupancy and the developer's response to Gen Y's changing needs and expectations. Kirk uses a recent survey undertaken by the Urban Land Institute and an earlier study by RCLCO, to suggest that Gen Y's are moving housing demand from a predominantly suburban to a more mutlifamily urban context.
If the modern airport is the welcome mat to the city, an introduction to place, why is it often no different to the terminal you just left from?
JOHN LOVES 'Give a Minute' - a campaign to engage an entire city by asking them to donate just one minute to their city through a variety of media.
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