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We live in a world of ordered control. We live in a certain way, drive a certain way, eat a certain way. In the world of modern architecture, this reality of control is imposs
Create a collaborative 'tour guide' for recent transplants to your city. It will help everyone explore the city and allow the newbies to feel at home faster. You might even learn something you didn't know!
Vibrancy might just arise from taking time to "rediscover" what vibrancy our communities already have. The Carmageddon (the name for the anticipated closure of the 405 freeway in Los Angeles) became an opportunity to rediscover vibrancy in LA.
Don't get me wrong - exposure to broader markets and both domestic and international trade is essential for growth and long term viability. But if local businesses and consumers put skin in the game, everybody can prosper.
Baltimarket allows Baltimore residents who live in food deserts to order groceries online at a local public library or school. A local supermarket delivers the groceries to the library the following day at no additional cost.
Since the 15-M, people movements for change in Spain's political system are acting online and offline on a local level, but coordinated on a state's level. The big outcome: people are moving and expressing themselves. Another step towards vibrancy.
Need a hug? Building off psychology data and work on leadership, hug-points are centralized places where anyone can come for a simple hug -- or for a hug plus direction to all the city has to offer in support services. A huggable concierge service.
Knowing someone is listening means a lot. What if every month any resident could sign up for lunch with the Mayor, the head of transportation, or the Education Commissioner? They often do not get free flowing information--and could use it.
Town crier is a very old profession. Gerald Rigaud is town crier in the neighborhood of La Croix Rousse in Lyon (France). He puts up boxes in different places for collecting peoples messages. Every sunday morning he divulges these messages.
Malcolm X Park used to be a place for drug users to go and few others. Then teams of 2-3 began walking through, smiling at everyone they saw, and maybe waving or saying hi. Crime rates dropped. Its cheaper than jail and you don't even need a permit.
Runners in Cutlerville, Michigan for Brian Diemer race. Running has become my active social lifestyle. Running communities in West Michigan like runGR.com have brought many people from diverse background to intimately explore cities.
Safiatou lives in neighborhood called Calaban Coura (means “New city”), with a lot of houses are in a never-ending process of construction because of the economic situation and also a high porcentage of women without economic possibilities.