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Urbanism

Mellowcabs Shows That Taxis Can Be Free

Mellowcabs

In an age of traffic congestion, carbon emissions and poor public transport integration with high costs, cities around the world are being forced to rethink traditional means of transport. In response to this, Mellowcabs have emerged in South Africa, electric vehicles with advertisements on them that provide free ‘micro transport’ for commuters within a three-kilometer radius.

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Neighborhood Box Shop Boosts Local Economy In Rotterdam

The Wijkwaardenhuis features products and services from local entrepreneurs

How to create neighborhood involvement and participation, how to keep it? And how can this local involvement and participation eventually contribute to the quality of a city? During the first Stadsklas course on Thursday May 8th, artist Jeanne van Heeswijk will tell you all about it in Rotterdam, where she founded the Freehouse foundation, an initiative to boost cultural consciousness and economic capacity.

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Stadsklas Turns The City Into A Classroom

Stadsklas

Urbanism has changed tremendously over the past years. Governments are taking a step back from traditional urban planning, and individuals and companies are taking city-making into their own hands. Together with The Hague architecture institute Stroom we’re organizing the Stadsklas (City Class), a spring school that teaches innovative and curious individuals interested in city planning, architecture, and design to deal with this new urban reality.

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  • Japanese Commuters Grow Veggies On Train Station Rooftops

    Soradofarm

    Rooftop farms have been established all over the world to enable growing food in dense urban areas. In Japan, a whole new kind of an urban rooftop farm was opened recently. Soradofarm is an urban agriculture project that uses the rooftops of train stations to accommodate urban gardens for waiting train passengers that want to use their transfer time to relax and train their gardening skills.

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    Neighbor.ly: A New Way To Let You Pay

    Neighbor.ly

    Lots of people wish their city to be better maintained, friendlier to bikes or prettier in general. However, cities do not always have the money to turn things around and invest in the best quality. The solution may be in your own wallet. Crowd-funding platform Neighbor.ly focuses on the financing issues of urban projects and services. On this newly launched platform everyone, including local authorities, companies and non-profit-organizations, can start a campaign to get money together for specific urban projects. Does this development pave the way for on-demand urbanism?

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