JR is an artist belonging to the streets, of Paris first and of the whole world now. His Inside-out project is not only great urban art “the street is the biggest art gallery” but reminds us all what are cities’ first richness : their inhabitants.
Unlimited Cities is a digital collaborative platform to consult citizen’s imagination for urban planning. It’s under process in France, Finland, Deutschland, Nederlands, Brazil, and created by UFO.
“A connected world would allow civil society to take lead in transforming cities. Only if new collective intelligence tools developed by digital technology are available. UFO provides those tools and promotes their use worldwide because (…) involving civil society is the key to liveable and sustainable cities”.
About 80 hidden or forbidden places open for three days to the public. For the second time, Paris Face Cachée, an initiative launched by the city of Paris which is keen to promote a more interactive and innovative tourism, reveals hidden treasures of its territory.
As part of a series called The Perennial Plate, this video presents the story of two chinese rooftop farmers from Beijing and Hong Kong revealing a burgeoning new movement of urban farming in so dense urban China.
the NewScientist publishes the dynamic map of more than 5 millions bicycle rides done since 2010, year that london launched his public bicycles network. The video, created by Jo Wood, London City University shows how the number and destinations of rides evolved and reveals favorite destinations or departure points such as King’s Cross St Pancreas, Hyde Park, Waterloo Station…an interesting tool to improve the quality of urban mobility !
“Si vous voulez flâner dans Nantes ou Berlin en étant sûr de vous perdre ou redécouvrir votre ville sous un nouveau jour, vous pouvez suivre ces étranges cartes. Pliées, cartonnées, elles ont tout de vraies cartes, sauf leur contenu. Décalées, remplies de noms inconnus et de zones déformées, elles invitent à l’errance”.