Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Urban DNA and the birth of Urban Acupuncture Therapy: Story from Murcia, Spain

A decade of citizen engagement in Murcia (Spain) Murcia, a city in southeast Spain, was awarded the URBACT Good Practice label for an urban regeneration and revitalisation project carried out in its Espiritu Santo neighbourhood, a peripheral and run-down area of Murcia. Murcia City Hall and all the people that were involved in this project, [...]

By Rebeca Pérez López, on November 17th, 2017 at 14:46

Cities investing in heritage and everyday culture in Greece and Cyprus: turning citizens in active participants rather than passive viewers

By browsing through the 97 URBACT Good Practice cities one can notice that culture and heritage are given a central role in several of them, e.g. Lisbon is implementing a strategy in order to protect historic shops, Malaga is turning a downgraded central area in a creative district, in Budapest Ujbuda residents are the ones [...]

By Nicholas Karachalis, on October 24th, 2017 at 10:24

Social innovation: How about measuring water quality for ourselves?!

City Mine(d) is a Brussels- and London-based NGO that has been active for over 20 years in projects involving citizens and local residents in urban development. City Mine(d) deliberately blurs the boundaries between social and technological innovation and artistic creation. Using the methodology of “radical prototyping”, Jim Segers, one of City Mine(d)’s founders, tells URBACT [...]

By Jim Segers, on August 22nd, 2017 at 11:11

Jyväskyla: Designing Human Solutions

In the recent increase for demand of technology we often forget the main reason why we invest and develop new technological solutions. The social dimension, the problem-solving dimension, takes a back seat when facing the enthusiasm of the recent creations. The “gadget lifestyle” could improve the economy, but doesn’t solve any of the major challenges [...]

By URBACT, on March 28th, 2011 at 12:31