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.
Paris has taken urban sustainability to the next level with the most recent addition to its team of municipal workers. Rather than investing in another fleet of gas-guzzling lawn mowers, the city has acquired four large sheep to take care of its green spaces. Known as “eco-grazing”, the sheep won’t just be mowing the city’s lawns — they’ll be fertilizing them too!Read more →
Guided tours are expensive and do not let you discover places at your own pace. Design agency Forsman & Bodenfors created the app Tram Sightseeing for Västtrafik, the public transportation company in Gothenburg, Sweden. The app directs you to the nearest tram stop with GPS navigation and lets you begin a 45-minute city tour. Users are notified by audio (headphones please!) during the tour when they are near to a geotagged landmark. In addition, the app shows where and where to transfer trams, thanks to its real-time tram traffic indications.Read more →
We all know Augmented Reality (AR) is the next big thing. Enhanced by the iPhone’s 3.0 OS and the iPhone 3GS, AR startups, such as Layar and Tonchidot, pop up like mushrooms these days. British developer Acrossair came up with another great iPhone application that superimposes graphics and information on live camera feeds, called Nearest Tube.Read more →
South Koreans don’t like time-consuming activities and they are always on the run. So how can they make the most of the waiting time at train and metro stations? In the Netherlands we would get some coffee and read a free newspaper to kill time, but in South Korea they have the chance to get some…Read more →