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Brownfield land of urban cities are the greatest opportunity for renovate, reuse and revive. By reuse and recycle programs we can optimize our limited resources for future generations and unite with our communities for sustainability.
"The electric engineering and computer science students of the Budapest Uni. of Technology and Economics turn their Schönherz Dormitory into a giant display (the "Matrix") at their annual Schönherz Cup competition." - Wikipedia
Bas Princen photographs urban landscapes, capturing in a very interesting way the present condition of many cities, literary and metaforically. Absurd contrasts present in changing cities - in India, as well as in the west.
Bull City Forward enables local entrepreneurs in Durham to create world-changing solutions by providing resources to these innovators in a cooperative, collaborative setting. BCF utilizes extensive networks to encourage these ideas to grow.
A temporary street fair in Pittsfield Mass every summer third thursday allows local businesses to attract new customers, gives food vendors extra business and brings the community together around art, music and a celebrate a new revival for the town
Biochar can be used for tapping the Nitrogen and other useful elements from urine. Nitrogen has affinity for charcoal and dont emit smell. Instead of using chemicals in toilets, it is the best method for returning nitrogen to plants & for sanitat
Guatemala city is a place struck by violence and poverty. Overcrowded streets have become "markets" and are surrounded by unmaintained, barren areas. Careful planning has returned a city center street its place as a safe and fun place to coexist.
"Knitta Please is the group of artists who began the "knit graffiti" movement in Houston, Texas in 2005. They are known for wrapping public architecture - lampposts, parking meters, telephone poles, and signage - with knitted or crocheted material"
Save the environment, make honey. I first read about urban rooftop beekeeping in an Indie "mook" (cross between a magazine and a book) called Dumbo Feather. Now the trend seems to be growing - and for good reason.
Imagine - a reclaimed heritage island in the middle Sydney's sparking blue harbour, million-dollar views for free, with crumbling & rusting industrial warehouses becoming the canvases for street artists, drawing crowds from afar. Welcome to Outpo
Cooperatives, including community and employee-owned enterprises, provide increased economic democracy and distributed profits. Emilia Romagna has used the structure to build multinational companies that make it one Italy's most prosperous regions
It is not a museum, neither a place for art activities. It is not a street where you pass through because you find amazing things and get good vibes, neither just a roofed park to spend and enjoy your Saturdays. It is all of them under the same roof.
Ernest Oppenheimer Park, relaunched in April 2011, is host to meaningful public art and also serves as a social and resting place for residents.This photo I have uploaded shows the juxtaposition of old and new.
Allowing artists free rein to make public art in disused alleyways and lanes is a great way to enliven the streets and also give emerging artists the chance to exhibit and shine while uplifting a city's spirits.