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Medellín’s Metrocable – Mobility as fundamental factor of integrated and inclusive urban development Sustainable Cities Medellín - Antioquia, Colombia In 2004, Medellín opened the first cable car as part of a public transport system worldwide. This gondola lift is supported by the municipality and embedded in an integrated urban development programme. It creates opportunities for the city's poor population and reduces marginalization.
Ocupa tu calle: Recuperación de espacios urbanos en Lima, Plataforma Urbana Public Space Lima, Perú Hay una tendencia clara y en aumento en varias ciudades del mundo, en la que las urbes latinoamericanas no se han quedado atrás: devolver el espacio de las calles a los peatones, para hacer nuestras ciudades más humanas y así mejorar la calidad de vida en la ciudad.
Nueva York logró su meta de plantar un millón de árboles…y en menos tiempo del estimado Sustainable Cities Nueva York, Estados Unidos La idea fue impulsada por el Departamento de Parques y Recreación (NYC Parks) de la ciudad y propuesta por la organización sin fines de lucro, Proyecto de Restauración de Nueva (NYRP), que plantea que los habitantes merecen espacios públicos de buena calidad en el entorno de sus casas.
“Verde cerca de mí” invita a los parisinos a ser jardineros en sus barrios Public Space,Sustainable Cities París, Francia En 2020, París podría tener un cuarto de su superficie cubierta de áreas verdes si es que logra implementar un programa con seis objetivos que involucra, entre otros puntos, que las nuevas construcciones tengan techos verdes y crear 30 hectáreas de espacios públicos verdes.
Kontupiste: Culture and digital society for all Sustainable Cities Helsinki, Finlandia Kontupiste is an information and communications technology services centre serving Kontula residents. Its mission is to provide access to cultural and technological experiences for citizens regardless of their level of education or social status; to encourage residents to engage in active citizenship; to impart the skills to understand, access and use new media and social networks; and to contribute to the attractiveness of Kontula.
Parques sin Fronteras Public Space Nueva York, Estados Unidos A simple vista, un parque sin rejas puede ser percibido como un espacio más acogedor y fácil de visitar. Además, como está disponible durante las 24 horas, puede ser un lugar que los ciudadanos integren en sus trayectos, mejorando así la conectividad entre los barrios.
Lecturas en el Metro Creativity Sao Paulo - Estado de São Paulo, Brasil Para promover el hábito de leer en Brasil, país en el que de media solo se consumen 2 libros por habitante al año, la editorial de libros de bolsillo L&PM quiso sorprender a la población con una original idea: crear una colección de libros de bolsillo que además funcionara como billetes de metro.
Urban Composting On The Streets Of New York Sustainable Cities Nueva York, Estados Unidos Rooftop gardening, urban chickens, seed-sharing stations: we’ve seen a plethora of initiatives in which our cities serve as sites for agricultural activities.
San Francisco’s Push For Zero Waste Sustainable Cities San Francisco, California, Estados Unidos Much of San Francisco’s initiative includes encouraging consumers to buy less so that they’ll produce less waste. The city has banned single-use plastic bags and encourages consumers to bring their own reusable mugs to coffee shops, dining in rather than using takeout containers, and bringing their own food storage containers to bring leftovers home.
Farmer’s Market On Wheels Delivers Veggies To Toronto’s Food Deserts Sustainable Cities Toronto, Ontario, Canadá Food deserts are defined as areas without proper access to fresh, healthy and affordable food. Toronto’s recently launched Mobile Good Food Market wants to overcome this problem by selling fresh produce on the streets in areas where people have few nutritious food options.
El movimiento que busca hacer de São Paulo una ciudad más caminable Regeneration,Sustainable Cities São Paulo - Estado de São Paulo, Brasil “En algún momento de tu vida eres peatón. Ama a los peatones como a ti mismo“. Bajo ese lema y considerando que las ciudades no siempre son los espacios más amigables para los peatones, en marzo de este año un grupo de ciudadanos se unió y creó la “Asociación por la Movilidad a Pie en São Paulo“.
Kamikatsu, la ciudad japonesa que en 2020 no generaría basura Sustainable Cities Kamikatsu, Prefectura de Tokushima, Japón En 2003, el municipio de Kamikatsu anunció que implementaría su primer sistema de reciclaje para que en 2020 fuera la primera ciudad japonesa en no generar basura. Sin embargo, a 12 años de su lanzamiento, ha permitido alcanzar una tasa de reciclaje de un 80%, logrando que solo el 20% se lleve a los vertederos.
Utrecht takes step towards paying people a salary whether they work or not Sustainable Cities Utrecht Overvecht, Overvecht, Utrecht, Países Bajos It’s an idea whose adherents over the centuries have ranged from socialists to libertarians to far-right mavericks.
Stockholm's 'Reverse' Congestion Charge Would Pay Cyclists With Driving Fees Sustainable Cities Estocolmo, Suecia Under a new plan, money collected from the city’s high-traffic zones would go toward bike upgrades.
Aarhus is Giving Bikers the Green Light Aarhus, Dinamarca If you’re a cyclist in Aarhus, Denmark, you might soon be able to pedal from home to work or school in the morning without stopping at a single red light.
Bold redesign makes Indian City a Rolemodel Sustainable Cities Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India The redesign of Indian city Chennai wins the 2015 Sustainia Award, chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, for its solution to the city’s mounting air pollution and traffic casualties.
A town in Tuscany is paying people to cycle to work, Gianni Pericolo Sustainable Cities Massarosa, Lucca, Italia The town of Massarosa in the province of Lucca has implemented a new bike scheme, wherein it pays citizens to bike to work rather than use their cars.
Vending Machine Dispenses Urban Farm Eggs Sustainable Cities Hamburgo, Alemania Hamburg urban farm Hühnerhof der Motte has existed for almost 30 years. In an attempt to find new ways to sell their eggs to customers the farmers came up with a simple and very effective idea — a vending machine.
Knowledge of Place: Connecting Generations with Ondergronds Amsterdam Sustainable Cities Ámsterdam, Países Bajos As the city fluctuates to accommodate new locals and develop new trends, certain residents and their experiences are overlooked and underappreciated. Recent waves of interest in living in the city often focusses on the younger and the more mobile urbanites, rather than their elderly counterparts, leading to a gap in knowledge and understanding between generations living in the city.
Don’t Mourn Miami Just Yet Sustainable Cities Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos It’s time to mourn Miami, for as Stan and Paul Cox grimly explain in the New Republic, climate change is submerging the city we used to know. No U.S. metropolitan area is experiencing the effects of global warming more viscerally.
Schlierberg: el barrio alemán que con paneles solares genera 4 veces más energía que la que consume Sustainable Cities Friburgo, Alemania Obtener energía eléctrica a través de la energía solar es una de las formas mas seguras, limpias y abundantes que conocemos. Conociendo este inmenso potencial, una aldea en Freiburg, Alemania, conocida como Schlierberg, generan mas de 4 veces la energía que consumen.
Measuring Stockholm’s Eco-District Success Sustainable Cities Stockholm, Suecia Indeed, the issue of environmental sustainability has often been framed as mutually exclusive from economic development, with regulation hindering market growth. Amid the current shift to seeing sustainability — especially as it relates to resilience — as a potential economic engine, Reardon and a fellow researcher decided to try to substantiate this idea and provide an example of a mechanism by which it works.
Tras 25 años, vecinos de Milwaukee logran convertir un estacionamiento para autos en un espacio público Public Space Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos La organización estadounidense Project for Public Spaces (PPS), se dedica desde hace 30 años a asesorar a las organizaciones comunitarias y a los gobiernos de las ciudades para que puedan participar en la construcción de más y mejores espacios públicos.
That Dutch Solar-Panel Bike Lane Really Works Sustainable Cities Krommenie, Países Bajos A year ago the Dutch town of Krommenie made bicycling even greener by opening a bike path composed of solar panels. This had never been done before, so it was anyone’s guess whether it would succeed as either a path or an energy source. Now the results are in, and they’re not too shabby.
The innovative delivery system transforming Gothenburg’s roads Urban development Gothenburg, Suecia “I call it the rolling deckchair,” says Johan Erlandsson as his six-wheeled cargo bike, the Velove Armadillo, glides down the cobbled pedestrian streets of central Gothenburg. Stretching 14ft long but only 34 inches wide, the sleek machine is crafted from red-coated aluminium with a pedal-assisted electric drive and a trailer that is low enough for other cyclists to look over.
My Brilliant Career. Gothenburg, Sweden Rights in the the city Gothenburg, Suecia Sweden leads the world in its embrace of refugees from around the world, in 2014 receiving more applicants for asylum than any other country world-wide in per capita rankings.
Get Refugees Cycling! The Bike Project Rights in the the city,Sustainable Cities Londres, Reino Unido London is a city that is rich in opportunities. But getting around the city can be difficult – particularly so for refugees and asylum seekers without their own transportation and limited means. A bike can help refugees who are trying to find their feet connect with the many resources that London has to offer: food banks, lawyers to help their application process, home office appointments, healthcare, education and much more. And, if they are lucky enough to receive status, it can help them get to work.
Bairro problemático na periferia de Lisboa vira galeria de arte Regeneration,Urban Art Lisboa, Portugal A Quinta do Mocho é um bairro social em Loures, nos arredores de Lisboa, que, regra geral, só é notícia por motivos menos bons.
Indianapolis Just Got Little Free Libraries Right Rights in the the city,Creativity Indianápolis, Indiana, Estados Unidos As part of the project, The Public Collection, local artists constructed elaborate shelves for books donated by the Indianapolis Public Library.
S.F. Street Readies for Carless Pilot Project Planning,Urban development San Francisco, California, Estados Unidos A portion of San Francisco’s Powell Street, long known as a hectic assemblage of hazards for pedestrians and drivers alike, will undergo an 18-month pilot program aimed at improving pedestrian safety, starting next month.
Mapping Safer Streets for Bicyclists, Pedestrians in Portland Planning,Sustainable Cities Portland, Oregón, Estados Unidos The Portland native attended high school at 26th Avenue and Powell Boulevard, where Alistair Corkett lost his leg on May 10, 2015, and Peter Anderson was hit on May 29th. Both were on bicycles; both were struck by motor vehicles in the intersection.
How Buenos Aires uses crowdsourcing to drive innovation Innovation,Sustainable Cities Buenos Aires, Argentina In 2013, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires led by Mayor Mauricio Macri launched a new initiative aimed at creating a city that its 3.5 million people could be proud of–a modern, innovative metropolitan district characterised by inclusive public services and a common purpose.
In Italy, a Struggling Town Looks to Refugees for Revival Rights in the the city Satriano, Catanzaro, Italia The narrow streets climbing the hills of the old town are lined with empty houses marked vendesi —for sale. The central square is nearly empty at midday—just a couple of shops remain open.
DIY Nests To Encourage Bird Life In Cities Public Space,Sustainable Cities Londres, Reino Unido The Nest Project wants to encourage bird life in London’s inner-city areas by enabling citizens to create their own bird nest.
Liverpool Just Opened Fast-Walking Pedestrian Lanes Urban development Liverpool, Reino Unido City residents all over the world have long dreamed of a way to nudge rubbernecking tourists and other slow pokes to the side of the sidewalk. Liverpool in England has made that wish come true—at least for a short while.
Short story vending machines encourage reading Innovation,Rights in the the city,Creativity Grenoble, Francia Short Edition, a French publishing company, has installed several vending machines around Grenoble stocked with short stories penned by authors from the company.
The art of the Stockholm metro Connectivity,Urban Art Stockholm, Suecia From fake underground grottoes to giant bronze tulips, murals making statements on ecology to work by ‘the Swedish Banksy’, Stockholm’s metro stations are full of surprises.
San Francisco Has a New Model to Improve Public Space Public Space San Francisco, California, Estados Unidos Along the southeastern portion of San Francisco, residents enjoy quaint single-family homes with multifamily developments sprinkled in, charming restaurants and old warehouses that serve as remnants of the city’s industrial past. But as new residents flood in and attract more investment, one key area still falls short: public space. A new program may solve that problem.
How Nairobi Got Its Ad-Hoc Bus System on Google Maps Urban development,Connectivity Nairobi, Kenia Individual matatu buses and routes are privately owned and operated, which means schedules and ticket prices can change at the whim of whoever’s in charge.
París busca que un cuarto de su superficie sean áreas verdes en 2020 Regeneration,Public Space,Sustainable Cities París, Francia Se destaca el proyecto para convertir a la ciudad en la nueva capital mundial del ciclismo, habilitar espacios públicos en torno al río Sena e incrementar la superficie de las Zonas 30 y Zonas de Encuentro.

 

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