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.
WE LOVE Renew Australia and Renew Newcastle! The 'Renew' campaign began in Newcastle in 2008 to revitalise a city centre in decay!
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 collaborative consumption and its role as a technological community bridge - bringing the community together, to share ideas, exchange products and change behaviours.
Emma LOVES Givebox - small wooden box that provides the community with a space to share clothes, books, games, candles and many other items no longer needed by the original owner.
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?
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.
JOHN loves this library! Not your usual 'run of the mill' kind of space, this library is a fusion of street culture and represents the evolving place character of the City of Bordeaux.
Kylie loves the Swap-O-Matic - a portable vending machine giving you the option to receive, donate or swap an item for another!
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.
This mini-doco presents some different perspectives towards skateboarding in the city, offering some really interesting ideas on how to include skaters in the planning process.
Kylie speaking at the UNSW "Delivering for Diversity Symposium 2015
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