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Permablitz is helping communities get together and have fun learning about, designing and implementing suburban food systems – one backyard at a time.
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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.

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.

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"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

"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

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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.

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.

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mapping might be the first step towards awareness and then to action.

mapping might be the first step towards awareness and then to action.

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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

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

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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

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

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Build up the sense of belonging and ownership, the networking and community building, and increase local responsibility.

Build up the sense of belonging and ownership, the networking and community building, and increase local responsibility.

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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.

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.

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Since 1957, Garden-Ville in San Antonio, TX has been taking food and industrial waste and making compost for farms and gardens, and wood chips for landscapes and playgrounds.

Since 1957, Garden-Ville in San Antonio, TX has been taking food and industrial waste and making compost for farms and gardens, and wood chips for landscapes and playgrounds.

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"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"

"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"

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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.

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.

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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

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Results of a workshop realized in Madrid to promote area regeneration through design thinking and collaborative work.

Results of a workshop realized in Madrid to promote area regeneration through design thinking and collaborative work.

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