The ‘Before I die...’ Project by Candy Chang is a good reminder that sometimes engaging with the community is also an act of community and cultural development, and certainly a significant contribution to place.
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.
A great video on Sydney's evolving story! Looking at creative Oxford Street, cycle networks, Foster Street parklets, Paddington book share and much more. Check it out for a quick snapshot of community and government initiatives happening in Sydney now!
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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.
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WE LOVE Renew Australia and Renew Newcastle! The 'Renew' campaign began in Newcastle in 2008 to revitalise a city centre in decay!
Place Pulse is a website that allows anybody to quickly run an urban perception study and visualize the results in powerful ways.
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!
APRIL LOVES The RedBall Project. "When your working in public, and to me working in public doesn’t just mean that you’re putting a piece outside, working in public means you’re engaging the public imagination" - Kurt Perschke.
Kylie loves the Swap-O-Matic - a portable vending machine giving you the option to receive, donate or swap an item for another!
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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