A village party, referred to as a Dorpsfeest in Dutch, is an annual day that consists of community building. It is basically a day, or a few days, once a year where the whole community is invited (nothing is mandatory) to come and enjoy themselves with the various activities which they can participate in.
Energiefabriek013 is an energy corporation in Tilburg. The corporation is a cooperation between inhabitants and entrepreneurs which try to find most sustainable forms of energy. Energiefabriek013 provides the opportunity of sustainable energy for Tilburg. As well as this the company gives advice to households about energy management. The company seeks to make Tilburg as green and sustainable as possible.
StadsTuinderij Piushaven is an urban farm which is located really close to the city center of Tilburg, the Netherlands. The urban farm is run by groups of volunteers who farm various fruits, vegetables and spices under the supervision of professionals. As well as this, the farm houses bees, pigs, chickens and Scottish Highlanders. The urban farm invites people to come and join in as a volunteer to get your hands a bit dirty or to their local shop, where they sell the produce.
Fiets forum Tilburg is an initiative taken in the city of Tilburg about biking in the city. In short it is a company which have created a website that everyone can access to be able to find information about anything to do with biking in Tilburg. The website allows users to find and post anything to do with the current, future or past situations or initiatives of biking. The website basically acts as a server for the city of Tilburg to highlight anything to do with a bike in its city, ranging from biking issues to biking events and much more.
Annually, several cities in the world are holding elections to appoint a new children's mayor. The elections have been established to involve children in cities and in their governance. The children's mayors are allowed to work with the city council for one year and their ideas and activities are being implemented in the cities.
A public space is a dynamic system and changes every day, so it should be a space to make live worth living.
In the 70is and 80is there was a liberal handling of using the public space but today things are differently.
Nowadays many times the usage of public space is not free anymore and house rules predominate our everyday lives.
You will find alterations, like privatization of public space, for example Shopping Centers are privat but still open.
Instead of exluding human beings we should find a right way to share our space.
With the beginning of the school year 2017/18, the first school street was introduced in Graz.
The model from Bolzano/IT has served as inspiration for this implementation. In this scheme
children will walk to school instead of being a passenger in their parents’ car.
The transport councillor, Elke Kahr, is already willing to an extension of the model at other schools in the city.
It all started in 2011: a group of local women were frustrated about their initiative to donate benches to their neighborhood park. With the help of LabGov the city administration then developed a framework that allows public-people-cooperations and support for citizens by the city to take care and modify urban commons which are defined as “tangible, intangible and digital” goods which are “functional to the individual and collective well-being”.