The petition comes to the front in a series of billboards that show the dangers that volunteers face while they’re at work in war zones. Urbanites could sign on the last billboard to fight for these unprotected volunteers. It’s remarkable that an organization’s choice is to organize a petition in a subway station rather than online with a much wider audience. However, the fact that plenty of blogs already covered it proves that it’s a smart idea.
We love a good crowd-sourcing initiative, whether it’s helping determine what neighbourhoods are safe or unsafe or establishing a do-it-yourself framework for urbanism. We aren’t living in closed cities (well, except for these folks) and societies, and crowd-sourcing prompts us all to interact just a little bit more to make sure our increasingly hectic and…Read more →
As most industries, the automotive industry no longer exists as an industry solely based on manufacturing. Of course, without factories there will be no cars, but this part of industry has left the western city and has moved to industrializing countries. Detroit might be the clearest example of such a former industrial city. But who thinks the automotive industry has entirely left the city is wrong. The old manufacturing industry has made place for the automobile experience economy.Read more →
Truth be told, who wouldn’t love to be all green-savvy and cruise around in an environmental-friendly electric car if you could afford it and spare the time to recharge? But then, there is also the fear of running out of power in the middle of a junction, or worse, in the middle of nowhere. Yet, we all agree that electric cars are a great invention. The city of Gumi in South Korea now put all excuses aside and took public transportation to the next level by enabling public buses to run on electric power. What’s new? They do not have to stop to re-”fuel” – not once.Read more →
Any contemporary urbanite knows the frustration of waiting for a late subway, or sprinting downstairs to catch the doors before they close, but have you ever considered the people who keep track of it all? Photographer Janus van den Eijnden pays homage to those that keep the system running as smoothly and efficiently as possible in his photo series entitled ‘New York Subway Drivers’.Read more →