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Dumping Food Scraps On Your Head: A Good Way To Raise Awareness Of Wasted Food?

January 10, 2015 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Food Waste and Social Media

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? If you logged into Facebook at all last year, you know what I’m talking about: those homemade videos of people dumping buckets of ice water on themselves. The challenge also spawned numerous imitators, including the Scrap Bucket Challenge.[read more]

My #CityResolve

January 10, 2015 by Brandon Donnelly

City Resolve

Recently the Urban Land Institute here in Toronto launched a great social media initiative called #CityResolve. The idea is that instead of making a personal New Year’s resolution, that you instead make one that would benefit your city as a whole.[read more]

Social Media and Digital Media Marketing Spurs The City of Quebec's Rebranding

December 26, 2014 by The Global Grid

Quebec Rebranding

The City of Quebec in Canada is in the beginning of a vast overhaul of its visual identity. They are doing it in order to refresh its image and stay up to date with social media. But there will be no alteration of the famous little boat on the city’s logo.[read more]


WEBCAST: Jeremiah Owyang on Sustainability and the Collaborative Economy

June 23, 2014 by David Thorpe

Jeremiah Owyang

The collaborative economy is a new buzzword about trends that are changing the way people interact with each other and do business, and it is claimed that it is a more sustainable model than the traditional one. Here to talk about this is Jeremiah Owyang, the Chief Catalyst and Founder of Crowd Companies, which focuses on how large companies tap the collaborative economy.[read more]


Start Young on BRTS Social Media Promotion

July 14, 2013 by Kumar Manish

Start Young With Social Media

The power of social media is immense, and it can create a healthy two-way communications between public transport authorities and public transit users. However, this approach requires a committed effort.[read more]

Experimenting Collaboratively for the Future of Humanity

December 29, 2012 by Urban Times


As a by-product of my research projects, I sometimes come across great conceptual experiments that use contemporary ingredients and new methodologies in innovative set ups. 'Learn Do Share' is the account of such an unusual experiment: DIY Days NYC was an interactive conference with workshops at the beginning of the year....[read more]

Eating in the City: San Francisco's Food Truck Movement

May 10, 2012 by Future Cape Town

There were a few things FCT team member Gareth Pearson knew he wanted to see during his recent visit to San Francisco. Food trucks, parklets, and some urban farming projects. He thought he would have to hunt them down, but was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon them by chance. Here he shares the first of a few highlights from his...[read more]

Social Media and the City

May 9, 2012 by Atul Sharma

To students of urbanism the familiar story has been told over and over: post-WWII flight from the cities to the suburbs altered how American’s lived - generally from living “outside” your home to a more secluded, private interior sanctuary.[read more]

Hilo, HI: First Crowdsourced Placemaking Municipality

January 12, 2012 by Neil Takemoto

Crowdsourced placemaking had been a private sector sponsored success in Bristol, CT, but what about coming from the public sector? To many, public sector sponsored crowdsourced placemaking sounded rather impossible, with such arguments as: - A municipality doesn’t do placemaking, or implementation, the private sector does. It’s the...[read more]

Social Media Tracks National Book Swap

September 20, 2011 by Fabian Neuhaus

Books still carry an aura of mistic knowledge only accessible to whom dares to move beyond the cover and through the sea of pages with waves of sentences down to the discovery of words. There is only little the outsider can understand from a distance, it remains a mystery. The best way to share the reading experience is by swapping and passing on books. It is more than a gift if a read book is shared it is a way of sharing the experience of the story and getting to know what someone else already knows.[read more]

Network Structure and City Size

August 11, 2011 by David Levinson

Network structure varies across cities. This variation may yield important knowledge about how the internal structure of the city affects its performance. …These results suggest that larger cities are physically more inter-connected.[read more]

The Rise of the Social Food Truck

August 10, 2011 by Jack Mason

The Rise of the Social Food Truck  via visualoop:[read more]