Domenico Di Siena

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How Madrid's residents are using open-source urban planning to create shared spaces – and build democracy

Since the 2008 economic crisis, Madrid has become the epicentre of major political and urban change. The city’s <i>Indignados</i> are back, asserting that …

Colau quiere que los comercios de Barcelona sean ‘glocales’

<b>Glocales</b>. Así quiere el gobierno municipal de la alcaldesa <b>Ada Colau</b> que sean los <b>comercios</b> de <b>Barcelona</b>. Una mezcla perfecta de negocios adaptados a …

¿Cómo implementar la innovación abierta en el sector público?

La innovación en el sector público busca encontrar nuevas maneras de resolver los problemas que aquejan a la población. El caso del departamento …

To increase cycle use cities need to be anti-car, say academics

0<p>SHARES<p>A new book on how some European cities have high cycle usage, and others do not, has been published in the Netherlands. “Cycling Cities: The …

Having a say in what your city or neighbourhood should be like is often complicated, time-consuming and full of confusing jargon. A new wave of digital tools are trying to make the process transparent and interactive<p>Imagine if next time you saw a plan for an oversized monster tower block proposed …

Urban Design

Predictions for 2017: why we believe in optimism

Why do we predict things? It might be as a warning - look what the consequences will be if we continue this way. Malthus is perhaps the best example …

Introducing Designing for Public Services: a practical guide

We’re excited to launch this new guide for using design in the public sector, created in partnership with international design firm IDEO. Our …

UX Design

At least somebody cares about net neutrality

Dutch regulators take on T-Mobile’s ‘zero rating’ music service<p>Last week, Dutch regulators ordered T-Mobile to stop its Data-free Music service because the "zero rating" offering violates net neutrality rules in The Netherlands. The service is similar to T-Mobile's Binge On plan offered in the US …

19 of the most beautiful public spaces in the world, according to urban designers

The change transformed the town, according to Esther Kurland, the director of Urban Design London, a nonprofit that connects urban designers and planners in the city.<p>"This was one of the first 'traffic calming' shared space schemes in the country," Kurland tells Business Insider. "And I was …

How crowdfunding will transform inner cities

It’s been only six months since Regulation Crowdfunding was legalized, and it’s already proving to be highly successful funding source for new businesses. 50 percent of companies that have closed on their financing hit their minimum funding target. That 50 percent success rate is far greater than …

Paris makes all public transport free in battle against 'worst air pollution for 10 years'

Parisians can use public transport for free for the second day running due to a spike in air pollution and some cars have been barred from the …

Pollution

Would a universal basic income fix US economic inequality? One group is spending $10 million to find out

Universal basic income (UBI) is either a miracle cure for ailing capitalist economies or a dead end for a doomed, under-employed underclass. Nobody really knows which is true because UBI has never been fully studied. Now, one of the most ambitious efforts so far is about to spend millions to find …

Income Inequality

Capitalismo: luces y (muchas) sombras

El periodista británico Paul Mason analiza en su libro 'Postcapitalismo, hacia un nuevo futuro', los excesos del neoliberalismo y evoca la …

A new project that allows city dwellers to converse with urban objects begins in Bristol this July. We speak to the creators about this fascinating collision of Smart Cities and location-based gaming<p>You may well have heard of the Internet of Things, a concept first named by Kevin Ashton of MIT in …

Argentina’s Pia Mancini is using technology to destroy barriers between politicians and people around the world<p>For a woman whose day-to-day work revolves around reimagining democracy for the digital era, Pia Mancini is pretty relaxed. On a windy day in San Francisco, where the Argentine political …

Buenos Aires

11 Parklets You Wish Your City Had

The parklet idea has been reclaiming parking spaces and turning them into people spaces for a few years now. Here’s a collection of 11 parklets that …

Design as Participation

You’re Not Stuck In Traffic You Are Traffic<p>This started with a drivetime conversation about contemporary design with Joi Ito. We were stuck in …

D-CENT

Collaborative policy making<p>A policy drafting tool that allows organisations to work with their members to produce transparent and crowd-sourced …

Le Cube, Tiers Lieu Mobile dédié à l’agriculture urbaine ← Toits Vivants

Le CUBE tant attendu va enfin voir le jour. Les enjeux auxquels il répond sont multiples : du besoin d’expérimentation et de production de nombreux …

IoTUK Showcase: HAL Robotics

YouTube

Commuters Don't Stop Driving to Work Unless You Take Away Free Parking

Offering equal benefits to transit riders has little-to-no effect on travel choices.<p>Congress recently reestablished parity for commuter tax benefits, granting people who take transit into work as well as those who drive in and park at the office the same $255 a month in 2016. With that basic …

El peligro ciudadanista

Foto de Juli Garzón<p>Intervención en la acampada del 15M en la plaça de Catalunya el 20 de mayo de 2011<p><b>15M: EL PELIGRO CIUDADANISTA</b><p>Manuel Delgado<p>Todo …

The Bicycle as a Tool of Social Justice

Philosopher Ivan Illich believed that the bicycle could connect users back to the pace of community-oriented life, that the right of free movement …

Si on essayait pour voir ?

Le Collectif Etc est missionné par la ville de Reims, dans le cadre d’un Contrat Urbain de Cohésion Sociale, pour préfigurer et accompagner …

Deporte escolar, ciudades educadoras y procomún

¿Sería posible gestionar el deporte escolar de un municipio mediante una Cooperativa Mixta (de producción y consumo)? ¿Qué sentido tiene? ¿Sería …

UK has 'worst quality of life in Europe'

The UK has been named the worst place to live in Europe for quality of life, behind countries with damaged economies such as Ireland and Italy, according to the latest uSwitch quality of life index.<p>The UK emerged as having the second lowest hours of sunshine a year, the fourth highest retirement …

Voxe.org, vous allez adorer les élections

Avec Voxe.org, devenez acteurs des élections présidentielle et législatives : informez-vous; comparez, interpellez les candidats et débattez !

UNICEF Is Launching A Venture Fund For Open-Source Civic Technology

Technologies that can improve social good need to spread beyond U.S. borders.<p>From unmanned aerial vehicles to 3-D printing, new technology has a lot of potential to “flatten” the world and spread social good. And now, by launching its first venture capital-type fund for civic technology, the United …

City as a Commons: Flint to Italy

“The city as a commons is designed to be disruptive--to question who owns and controls the city,” explained Sheila Foster, Fordham University Law …

The Radical Urban Agenda of Bernie Sanders

Urbanists are always complaining presidents and other federal officials don’t focus enough on urban issues. They’re right to. National politics is …