Jeroen Boon

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Rich millennials are ditching the golf communities of their parents for a new kind of neighborhood

• <b>A new type of housing community known as an "agrihood" is popping up around the US.</b>• <b><br>Agrihoods are built around working farms and are replacing the golf communities once favored by baby boomers.</b>• <b><br>There are about 150 agrihoods in the US and more in development.</b><p>Millennials are saying "so long" to the …

The Hackable City

Recently I wrote a contribution (in Dutch) for the Agora Magazine special issue about smart cities. In the essay I suggest three alternative …

Shell CEO: Solar Energy To Be Backbone Of World's Energy System

<b>Published on</b> September 30th, 2015 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>31<p>September 30th, 2015 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>Solar energy will comprise the backbone of the world’s energy …

De ‘deeleconomie’, een overdreven hoera-verhaal?

<i>Laurens Deprez, doctorandus in de sociologie.</i><p>In juni gaf Juliet Schor, een Amerikaanse professor sociologie aan de universiteit van Boston, een …

Iedereen kapitalist

Een zwarte hoge hoed, een dikke sigaar, een postuur waar je de welvaart aan kunt aflezen. Het zijn drie ingrediënten waar je al snel op uitkomt als …

This new camera sensor could turn your phone into a 3D scanner

Let's say you want to 3D print a replica of an object in your home. The first step, of course, is capturing a detailed 3D scan — a process that's currently accomplished to varying degrees of accuracy with a desktop unit or more expensive and bulky professional models. But with a new "camera sensor" …

3D Scanners

for Social Entrepreneurs

Recruited to the cause: helping people find rewarding jobs David Hinton had spent most of his career in the recruitment sector. Enthused by helping …

Pioniers in de stad – wijkondernemers delen kennis en praktijk | RUIMTEVOLK | Kennis en inspiratie voor steden, dorpen en regio's

Leegstaande panden, het ontbreken van sociale netwerken en het wegvallen van subsidies voor buurthuizen zijn aanleidingen voor bewoners om zelf het …

This Incredible Urban Park Will Be Inside One Of The World’s Busiest Airports

Under a huge glass dome in Singapore’s Changi Airport, Forest Valley offers multi-level greenery and a respite for weary travelers.<p>As fast-growing cities run out of land for traditional city parks, maybe there will be more places like Singapore’s newest green space. Forest Valley, filled with trees …

5 Best Websites To Get Higher Education For Free

Higher education from a renowned university doesn’t come cheap. It is one of the most important financial decisions you will make in your career. …

Learning

Food, Health and Agriculture Bioscience News

News<p>by Jonathan Latham, PhD and Allison Wilson, PhD Genetically engineered (GE) bacteria have been found in riboflavin vitamin supplements intended …

History’s Hubs for Progress

Cities Project Infographic Communities Presented by Ford<p>Where great minds think together<p>Share<p>Share on Facebook Click me! Share on Twitter Click me! …

Deeleconomie: het voorbeeld van de ultieme vorm van het kapitalisme?

Mijn auto verhuur ik via SnappCar, lifters neem ik mee via BlaBlaCar, mijn camerastatief leen ik uit via Peerby en een appartement in Kopenhagen huur …

Building a local civil economy - NewStart

Subscribe to New Start<p>Full access to all New Start content is just £49 + VAT per year<br>(25% discount for group subscriptions of 5 or more …

The Rise and Fall and Eventual Rise Again of the 'Smart City'

A conversation with <i>Smart Cities</i> author Anthony Townsend.<p>It would have been hard to miss the messaging over the last five years: Major global tech firms like IBM, Cisco, and Siemens seemingly all adopted the same "smart cities" mission at the same time. And they weren't alone. Across the globe, …

Why The Collaborative Economy Is Changing Everything

You may have heard of the collaborative or sharing economy- the concept is quite simple. Consumers are able to get what they need from each other instead of always going to large organizations. This includes good such as baby toys and wedding dresses to services such as web design work or ride …

Innovation

Kostakis & Bauwens: Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy

Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis have just published a new book that offers a rich, sophisticated critique of our current brand of capitalism, and …

The Fabulous Future of p2p Economics, Commerce and Democracy

I've just returned from an eye-opening, mind-expanding week in Leipzig at the 4th Annual global Degrowth congress. This vibrant gathering brought together over 3,000, mostly young, 'prosumer' activists and practitioners from a variety of new economy movements.<p>While there I learnt a huge amount from …

Capitalism

Are We in Danger of Becoming the Fast Food of Social Change?

Why give a damn:<p><i>The days of lone heroes and quick fixes are over, and never were what we hoped they would be. Our problems are too complex to fix</i> …

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University

Higher education has hit a wall -- particularly the business school. Four issues are upending higher education as it is constituted today:<p><i>It is overpriced:</i> While the cost of higher education has skyrocketed, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have emerged as a game changer, opening doors to an …

Innovation

The WISE Summit

<b>The next global Summit will take place 14-16 November 2017 in Doha under the theme "Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to work and live together".</b><p>WISE has …

Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

<b>An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future.</b><p>We live in a world defined by urbanization and digital …

Tech entrepreneurs set their sights on urban farming

As emerging lighting and automation technology plant the seeds for urban farming, a growing number of entrepreneurs are getting green thumbs<p>In the workshop of clean technology startup incubator Greentown Labs outside of Boston, there’s a piece of equipment you would not have found a few years ago: …

ReachScale

Where are the Household Names?<p>ReachScale began in 2010 by asking this question: Why are there no globally scaled social enterprises?<p>Technology, …

7 redenen voor organisaties om de P2P economy te omarmen

Met de opkomst van P2P-diensten als Airbnb en Uber worden bestaande markten wakker geschud. Deze nieuwe P2P economy biedt grote kansen!