The Haven Project

Thema: A transformative community plan to design, build and fund a new network of connected open spaces that will improve quality of life and deliver measurable benefits for South Bronx residents. Beschreibung: This new vision was designed with the community, health partners, researchers, and designers to promote physical activity, pedestrian safety, combat climate change, and … Weiterlesen

NextDrop

Thema: Improving access to water for poor families. Beschreibung: Get an SMS to know: When you’re getting water. When there’s a delay in your supply. When a pipe damage might affect you. When someone in your community provides water updates. NextDrop is a tech start-up transforming the world’s urban water systems. Everyday, they send citizens … Weiterlesen

Urban Engines

Thema: Making urban living better. Beschreibung: Urban Engines reduces congestion by combining insights and incentives to ease the time and stress of daily commutes. With patent pending technology grounded in spatial analytics and behavioral economics theory, Urban Engines powers the essential systems — like transportation — at the heart of every city. Their software and … Weiterlesen

BrightFarms

Thema: Urban agriculture. Beschreibung: As BrightFarm Systems, an urban greenhouse consultancy, we worked on a dozen farms over two years, including the rooftop greenhouse at The Manhattan School for Children, and the rooftop greenhouse at Forest Houses, an affordable housing project in the Bronx. BrightFarms’ mission is to improve the environmental impact of the food … Weiterlesen

MyCiTi Cape Town

Thema: Urban transformation. Beschreibung: The Cape Town Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) system, MyCiTi, is a bold initiative to transform the public transport sector by dramatically improving the customer’s experience thereof. This initiative will seek to integrate all of the current transport modal options into a coherent package. Among the modes to be integrated are: Metrorail … Weiterlesen

Open Streets Cape Town

Thema: A citizen-driven initiative, working to design and promote streets which embed and generate respect for people, regardless of who they are, and how they move. Beschreibung: Open streets provides an opportunity to create a new environment for “recreation”, both in the sense of activity as well as creativity. Ultimately re-creating how we use our … Weiterlesen

Friends of the QueensWay

Thema: Urban transformation. Beschreibung: The mission of the Friends of the QueensWay (FQW) is to transform the blighted structure that housed the LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch and was abandoned over 50 years ago into a public greenway. The former railroad right of way extends 3.5 miles from Rego Park and Forest Hills down to Ozone … Weiterlesen

Book Stop São Paulo

Thema: What if bus shelters were also mini libraries? What if, while you waited for the bus, you could pick out a book, and take it with you on your way to work? Beschreibung: Book Stop is working to install shelves stuffed with literary works at ten bus stops across São Paulo. The Book Stop … Weiterlesen

Make Way for People

Thema: The Department of Transportation’s Make Way for People initiative aims to create public spaces that cultivate community and culture in Chicago’s neighborhoods through placemaking. Beschreibung: Make Way for People supports innovation in the public way by opening Chicago’s streets, parking spots, plazas and alleys to new programming and market opportunities via public and private … Weiterlesen

Opportunity Detroit – Detroit is the Destination.

Thema: Radio show dedicated to showcasing Detroit’s gems – both hidden and prominent – and improving the region through thoughtful conversations with those committed to seeing Detroit’s revitalization. Beschreibung: There’s a lot going on in Detroit, and it’s time to get the word out to the rest of Michigan and surrounding areas. The show focuses … Weiterlesen