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Trend 8: Urban Farming Becomes Serious Business

Trend 8: Urban Farming Becomes Serious Business

Of course, urban agriculture is a trend that we should have mentioned in some trend list years ago, but definitely not here. Although we see urban farms popping up on every corner of the street, we have always doubted the genuinity of all those small farming initiatives that are left behind after one season of fun. Nevertheless, some developments in this ongoing hype are interesting to mention here. Why? Because the urban agriculture scene seems to become mature.

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Trend 9: Want To Claim Your City? There’s An App For That

Trend 9: Want To Claim Your City? There's An App For That

Ownership of the city and its public space has become a big theme over the last years. While today’s placemakers, urban interventionists and community activators are concerned with ‘re-claiming’ physical spaces, the online world sees the rise of all kinds of location-based apps and games that enable users to claim ownership of public space in a digital world.

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Trend 10: The Rise Of Indie Architecture

Trend 10: The Rise of Indie Architecture

One of the side effects of the crisis in the building and financial sector is that it has become harder for architects to find new projects. As a result, the sector has to be extra creative to do what it wants to do. A new approach to architecture is on the rise, in which some architects start to do it all themselves. They don’t need a project developer or local government for a project, but do it at their own risk instead. They become indie architects.

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  • 10 Trends For 2013

    Dear readers, as the end-of-the-year trend storm in other parts of the blogosphere has subsided, the time has come for us to speak up and share our infamous Pop-Up City-flavored selection of urban trends and developments for 2013. We’ll be posting a fresh insight every day for the next two weeks. Stay tuned if you want to read something new.

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    Best Of 2012

    Kanto

    Here at The Pop-Up City it has become an end-of-the-year tradition to bring you a selection of the most interesting, thought-provoking and appealing articles that have been published over the last 12 months.

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    We, The Tiny House People

    Nano House by Phillis Richardson

    ‘We, The Tiny House People’ is a full-length documentary in which TV producer and Huffington Post blogger Kirsten Dirksen explores “the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops”.

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  • Trend 1: Crowd-Funded Urbanism

    I Make Rotterdam

    Crowd-funding has become extremely popular over the last years. Lots of cultural, artistic and design initiatives have already been made possible thanks to platforms like Kickstarter. But will this work for urbanism too? Yes, it does! The idea of paying together for those things we really like, starts to win popularity in the urban profession in 2012. The first crowd-funded urban projects have been realized in cities around the United States and also in the Netherlands we have encountered some great examples. In these times of financial crisis with a lack of confidence in financial institutions and governments, this kind of funding will gain importance in urbanism. Urbanism will be paid by the crowds, which will mean that the crowds will be having influence as well.

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    Trend 3: Paint The City!

    Paint has proven to be a great way to spice up boring, ugly and unsafe cities. Over the last years we’ve seen a remarkably high number of urban color injections at a remarkably wide range of places in the world — from bus stations in Bratislava to favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Many of these…

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