Posts from the ‘cities’ category

How hard is it to serve a nutritious meal to 5000 people, using dumpster-bound ingredients only?

Well, really not that hard at all. Since the first Feeding the 5000 event was held in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2009, these inspiring campaigns to…

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Understanding your city by understanding its flow: towards Participatory Urban Metabolism Information Systems

Everything is connected. As part of my work with the Ecocitizen World Map project (EWM) I’m currently learning about Urban Metabolism Information Systems (UMIS), a whole…

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Remembering the victims of a car-eat-bike world

Last Wednesday night I joined about 80 fellow cyclists in a memorial ride to honor seven cyclists recently killed in the streets of San Francisco. The…

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Postcard from Medellin, Part 2: Are we better off being better off?

The desire to create comfort and security for ourselves probably counts as one of the most rudimentary motivations in the human reservoir of instincts. Building a…

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Postcard from Medellín: A Big WUF for Urban Equity

“Is this your first WUF?” is a question commonly asked at the World Urban Forum, a gathering for, by, and about city people that was first…

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On the road to Cairo, Casablanca, and Medellín, Ecocitizen World Map in hand

Hola! Bonjour! As-salam alaykom! Hello! It’s been a busy four months since I went into woodshed mode to help create the Ecocitizen World Map Project, a…

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Sunday Streets SF: Love me Tenderloin Edition

Two weekends ago, San Francisco’s migrating street party known as Sunday Streets found itself a warm spot right smack in the middle of the city’s Tenderloin…

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Lessons for building an ecocity culture

This article was originally published at Matador Network. Note: I added a few more links & photos. Photo: Jean-Dominique Billaud Quick: Name a few cities that…

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“They’re making art out of recycled crap!”

The Art of Recology: The Artist in Residence Program 1990-2013 San Francisco Airport Museum, March – October 2013 United Terminal 3 (exhibition viewable by ticketed passengers)…

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The end of the world as we know it: New York City to compost food scraps

If you thought bike sharing was going to be the definitive end of the world for New York’s old guard elite, wait till they get their…

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