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Fiets Forum Tilburg

  • Posted on: 25 September 2017
  • By: Koen Linthorst

Short Summary

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.

Children's Mayor

  • Posted on: 25 September 2017
  • By: Hidde Westerweele

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.

Who owns the public space

  • Posted on: 18 September 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel

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.

First 'School Street' in Graz

  • Posted on: 13 September 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel

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.

Regulation on collaboration between citizens and the city for the care and regeneration of urban commons - Bologna

  • Posted on: 13 September 2017
  • By: David Steinwender

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”.

Vorstadtgarten and Transition Day at the annual Lendwirbel Street Festival - Graz

  • Posted on: 13 September 2017
  • By: David Steinwender

Since 2013 the local Transition Town Initiative organizes Transition Day(s) at the Lendwirbel Festival together with the Forum Urbanes Gärtnern. The main focus is to raise awareness on sustainability issues and the creation of an open space resp. a focal point where people can meet. The Vorstadtgarten, which are raised beds and bed-seat-table combinations mostly made of recycled wood, invites people during the first week in May to come together - in the most of the years the beds are in the public space until autumn.

Critical Mass - Reclaim the Streets - worldwide

  • Posted on: 13 September 2017
  • By: David Steinwender

A critical mass is a regularly-happening non-violent direct-action event of bikers to reclaim the streets whereby a big number of people meet to have a bike tour especially using the space dedicated for cars. It aims to reconquer rights and space for bike(r)s and people and address issues e.g. regarding traffic security, the priority of different modes of transport (cars overs bikes), space consumption of cars and also health and environmental issues. It happens in many cities worldwide.

Who owns the public space / Wem gehört der öffentliche Raum

  • Posted on: 7 September 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel
Südtirolerplatz - Graz, Austria
Thu, 09/14/2017

ACTIONDAY «WHO OWNS THE PUBLIC SPACE»
on 14. Sep 2017 at 11:00
 

Questions such as, how should the public space look like or how can an extended living room, a discourse space and meeting space be created, or how do you proceed with places that cannot be afforded by all? In cooperation with the HOUSE of ARCHITECTURE Graz, the MANAGERIE & the district project ANNENVIERTEL and the theater of Graz, urban policy will be questioned, discussed and  ways will be demonstrated on how to shape the public space.
Die Einladung auf Deutsch unter Read more

Awesome Foundation

  • Posted on: 5 September 2017
  • By: Loek Hellebrekers

The Awesome Foundation is a worldwide community that is creating awesome ideas! Each period a grant of €1.000 is offered to the most awesome idea, no strings attached. The money is gathered by micro-trustees who work on a local level.  

 

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