Tactical Urbanism and Infrastructural Space
Reclaim the city.
"Technopoles of Global Information Economy"
"Another Architecture: Interview with Keller Easterling about Subtraction"
# POLITICS /// Reclaiming the Urbs: Rebel Cities by David Harvey
"Interview: David Harvey on the right to the city"
Zone: The Spatial Softwares of Extrastatecraft
The phenomenal rise of the free zone, an opportunistic urban hybrid that has powered the rise of glittering world cities like Singapore and Dubai.
"Materials for an Exploratory Theory of the Network Society"
British Journal of Sociology
"Three Ways Public Spaces Can Make Cities More Vibrant"
"We need a smart urban revolution, and Asia is just the place to do it."
'Back in the 1950s, the number of people living in cities was about 750 million. That rose to 2.9 billion by 2010 and is predicted to hit 5 billion by 2030. As more of the world’s people call cities home, the challenge is to transform urban areas so that they offer a safe and sustainable place to live for generations to come.'
"Cities by People: Talking Tactical Urbanism with Mike Lydon."
"Reclaiming the streets: a vision of a happier, healthier Mumbai ."
The Guardian - Cities
"The Equal Streets movement has arrived in one of the most crowded cities in Asia. Every Sunday morning local people with bikes, skateboards, yoga mats and footballs replace snarling traffic on a heavily polluted stretch of Mumbai road."
"Empowering citizens to shape their city: Brazil’s new approach to public participation"
"Cities that engage the greater public and incorporate diverse voices into decision-making processes are a step ahead when it comes to improving the quality of people’s daily lives. Several Brazilian cities are leading the way in developing not only participatory mechanisms, but also a culture of public engagement."
"The new generation of participatory planning for today’s cities"
"Engagement with younger generations throughout the planning process is still lacking. Social networks and mobile platforms offer a way to educate and involve this demographic in the planning process on their own terms, fostering a truly shared vision for a sustainable urban future."
"Public participation platforms change the dynamic between city and citizen"
"All around the world, crowdsourcing and social networks are helping to change the planning dialogue, bring data into policy discussions, and leverage local talent and resources to find the best solutions to difficult transport problems. Local governments should not only acknowledge but encourage the use of social networking and crowdsourcing in governance. These new tools will likely prove vital in engaging the citizens of today to help in building the sustainable cities of tomorrow."