Mobile Café In Denver Turns Coffee Into An Urban Strategy

Public Coffee

We get really excited when we come across projects that not only feature pop-up urbanism, but also promote alternative models of urban daily life. Public Coffee is a Denver-based collaboration among many interdisciplinary creative parties, such as designers, social artists, educators, coffee visionaries, social workers, businessmen, a farmer’s market director, and an architect. They have decided to take the concept of the coffee shop one step further in indie entrepreneurialism and deeper in society.

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  • Tracking Street Food With An App


    I believe that it takes some personal interest on a subject to develop a smartphone application for that. I guess that’s what happened to Eric Lo, a young media designer from San Francisco, who likes to eat street tacos and was frustrated by not being able to track one easily, due to their pop-up nature. Lo developed FoodCarts, a prototype iOS application that allows its user to find a food cart in and around San Francisco in real-time.

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    Farm:Shop — London’s Urban Farming Hub

    Farm:shop, London

    Farms seem to fit in everywhere these days. We already spent articles on urban rooftop farms, and stuff like this farm-on-wheelsCity Breaths reports about a farm installed in a shop in Hackney, London. From the street Farm:shop looks like a regular shop but behind the façade a team of volunteers grows food here. Calling themselves “the world’s first urban farming hub”, Farm:shop is a workspace, cafe and events venue combined with a farm that produces living and breathing food — literally a farm-in-a-shop.

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    Pop-Up Food In Bangkok

    Pop-up food in Bangkok

    Last month I spent a good five days in Thailand’s capital Bangkok. I loved it. Everyone who has ever visited the city will remember it for a few things — extreme traffic congestion, little family dwellings overshadowed by state-of-the-art shopping malls, organized chaos, friendly people. And, last but not least, great food that’s available on every corner of the street.

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