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.
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.
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.
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 speaking at the UNSW "Delivering for Diversity Symposium 2015
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JOHN LOVES Melbourne's collaborative spirit! This video is an introduction to the League of Resonance; an exclusively inclusive club that focusses on the spirit of localisation.
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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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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 Swap-O-Matic - a portable vending machine giving you the option to receive, donate or swap an item for another!
WE LOVE Renew Australia and Renew Newcastle! The 'Renew' campaign began in Newcastle in 2008 to revitalise a city centre in decay!
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.