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The City at Eye Level

The City at Eye Level is a book (co-authored by 90+ contributors), an open source learning network, and a program for improving cities, streets and places all over the world, using public space quality as the backbone. Download the book for free, or choose to purchase a hard copy. If your language is missing, you’re invited to…

septembre 19, 2016 Visiter le site
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The Illustrated Guide to Participatory City

This Illustrated Guide communicates, in accessible language, the process of supporting citizens to participate in practical everyday activities in order to transform their lives and the neighbourhoods in which they live, It serves as an introduction into how Participatory City is intended to work, as well as describing its potential to address many complex and interconnected social problems in cities.

septembre 19, 2016 Visiter le site
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Collective Impact 3.0: An Evolving Framework for Community Change

This article is the first of a series which will lay out a number of upgrades to the Tamarack Institute’s unique Community Impact framework. In this third phase, the push is to deepen, broaden and adapt CI based on the next generation of initiatives.

septembre 8, 2016 Visiter le site
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A review of Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places

Read Traci Sooter’s (Director of the Design-Build Program and a Professor in the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University) review of Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places by Nan Ellin on The Nature of Cities.

août 16, 2016 Visiter le site
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Placemakers Podcast

A new series on Slate, hosted by Rebecca Sheir: « All communities face certain challenges. But some people see challenges as opportunities. On Placemakers, we bring you stories about the spaces we inhabit and the people who shape them. »

août 9, 2016 Visiter le site
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Making Connections: Planning Parks and Open Space Networks in Urban Neighbourhoods

Making Connections explores innovative public space strategies to create a system of public spaces that includes our parks, streets, laneways, and plazas. Using case studies from around North America, the report proposes eight principles to help guide the creation of this network.

août 8, 2016 Visiter le site
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Mapping Momentum: A Snapshot of the Emerging Field of Systems Change

Authors Rachel Sinha and Tim Draimin present two maps designed to shine a light on the work of systems change pioneers. This report works with the hypothesis that this emerging field will be better able to organize itself with a vision of how the parts fit and work together. « A clearer picture leads to greater…

juillet 29, 2016 Visiter le site
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Public Spaces: A Key Tool to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

This report explores the role that public spaces play in achieving safe, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable cities – specifically in the areas of Good Health and Well-being, Gender Equality, Decent Work, and Climate Action (in the context of the UN-Habitat Sustainable Development Goals).

juillet 21, 2016 Visiter le site
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Community Lovers’ Guide

The Community Lover’s Guide shares a bevy of unique and innovative projects carried out at the neighbourhood level – recognising that these imaginative projects are incredibly important to a city’s vitality. Keep checking back for new content!

avril 6, 2016 Visiter le site
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Shifting Perspectives: Redesigning regulation for the sharing economy

The report highlights the MaRS Solutions Labs’ findings from their research and workshops in both the transportation and accommodations sectors. In this report they present a 5-step framework for cities to develop a sharing economy strategy.

avril 2, 2016 Visiter le site