Open Source Urbanism: Public Space


Public Space, Sentient Space

According to Daniel Innerarty, in the city the homogeneous and non changing area is nothing more than an extreme case within a global area of connected local multiplicities. Instead of neighbourhoods, local networks are developed, and public debate takes place in a virtual area. In this scenario, streets and squares have ceased to be the main meeting areas.

Internet seems to offer an alternative space for social relationships as compared to traditional spaces. This can be seen as a problem leading to empty public spaces; or on the contrary, it can be considered an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen social relationships by creating the necessary budgets to improve the vitality of public spaces. Today the Internet is the place where community models of management are being experimented.

Trampolinn, the home sharing community

Use your home to travel for free anywhere in the world. 
The concept is simple: create a profile and a listing (entire home/private room/couch…) to become a member, then host and make points that you can spend to stay at any member’s wherever and whenever you want.


The Collaborative Economy: How sharing is powering a sustainable future - MaRS Global Leadership (by MaRS Discovery District)

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Airbnb promotes #ShareableCity in Portland

(via Shared City — Medium)

Daily & Hourly Office & Meeting Room Rental

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Have your own #citydata you’d like to share?  Send it our way

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Almost everybody knows it: over half the earth’s population now lives in cities. Therefore, there are challenges to tackle in order to reduce their inhabitants’ footprints. WWF has selected 33 of the most sustainable cities all over the world, that are positively changing their lifestyles and providing good solutions. Explore the website, share ideas and vote your favorite city.

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Crowdsourced City: 14 Citizen-Directed Urban Projects

(via Urbanist)