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Festival des Utopies Concrètes » 10 jours autour des alternatives concrètes locales Festival des Utopies Concrètes » 10 jours autour des alternatives concrètes locales Le mouvement des villes en Transition Ile-de-France et plusieurs collectifs, associations et coopératives ont souhaité organiser dix jours autour des alternatives concrètes locales pour anticiper et réfléchir à la manière d’affronter les crises environnementales mais aussi sociales et économiques qui se préparent. L’idée de ce Festival est d’être un moment de réflexion et de rencontres, basé sur des échanges, des partages et des retours d’expériences à partir d’initiatives locales sur des thématiques aussi vastes que l’agriculture urbaine ou péri-urbaine, l’alimentation, le recyclage, l’énergie, les transports, les monnaies complémentaires, l’habitat collectif ou partagé, systèmes d »échanges locaux… Notre volonté est non seulement de susciter l’émergence de nouvelles alternatives sur nos territoires (et notamment à Paris et en Ile-de-France) mais aussi d’imaginer des formes d’utopies concrètes permettant une transformation de la société par nos pratiques et nos réflexions.
East Hampton Beach House Renovation by Utopus Studio A full restoration and renovation of an existing summer vacation home in East Hampton, the main requirements called for the restoration of the existing shell throughout the façade. Future buildings

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Unlocking Land Values for Infrastructure in Ahmedabad Throughout the developing world, public agencies often act like illegal squatters. Because they lack title and an incentive to sell the land they manage, these agencies keep the land from being put to its most valuable use. Often this idle or underutilized land is in high-value districts of central cities. Grain & Housing Affordability in China
For richer, for poorer – Prospect Magazine « Prospect Magazine For richer, for poorer – Prospect Magazine « Prospect Magazine Forget aid—people in the poorest countries like Haiti need new cities with different rules. And developed countries should be the ones that build them Lacking electricity at home, students work under the dim lights of a parking lot at G’bessi Airport in Conakry, Guinea On the first day of TEDGlobal, a conference for technology enthusiasts in Oxford in July 2009, a surprise guest was unveiled: Gordon Brown.
Paul Romer | Charter Cities und die Vorteile globaler Migration Elektrizität war in Haiti schon vor dem Erdbeben teuer, da ineffektive Regeln es privaten Firmen am Markt schwer gemacht haben. Die Ineffektivität der Polizei förderte Kriminalität. Firmen, die Haitianer anstellen hätten wollen, gingen daher nicht nach Haiti. Firmen, die Haitianer beschäftigten, verließen das Land. Im Ergebnis kann ein Arbeiter sein Einkommen um den Faktor 7 steigern, indem er von Haiti in die USA geht. Paul Romer | Charter Cities und die Vorteile globaler Migration
Future Cities ProjecT: Home Ordos in Inner Mongolia is synonymous with the phrase ‘Ghost Town’; a term used to describe cities that are apparently built on a whim, with no-one to occupy them. With China having already started to fulfil its pledge to build 400 new cities in 20 years, innumerable articles have emerged in the Western press to laugh, pity or gloat at the emergence of such tragi-comical examples of urban desolation. Read more… Just half a century after De Gaulle’s vision that Europe (‘from the Atlantic to the Urals’) would decide the destiny of the world, Europe looks anything like a global powerhouse. Read more… Future Cities ProjecT: Home
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Our present-day cities are already obsolete and are threatening to engulf the entire countryside, permanently destroying vast areas of our best food-producing land. Victory City™ is the wave of the future. It's an entire city all under one roof, to be built and operated by private enterprise alone. There will not be just one, but many such cities throughout the entire world. Boasting no crime, no pollution, and no over-crowding, Victory City is a veritable utopia for those who've grown weary of trying to find solutions to today's urban problems. Victory City: The City of the Future Victory City: The City of the Future
Without negating the benefits of personal mobility, one must also recognize the incongruence of the current configuration of the automobile. Check these numbers: The average American driver drives 29 miles each day. 88% of drivers in the US travel less than 80 miles daily, and for over 40% of drivers, their total travel distance (usually including a round trip) is less than 20 miles. [5] At the same time, in 1990, the U.S. Bit Car Bit Car
A comparison of UK and European cities 21 February 2013: Almost 13 per cent of the UK population live in London. With the exception of Vienna, no other major European capital city is home to such a high proportion of its country’s citizens. Recent research by City Mayors shows that 20.2 per cent of Austrians live in Vienna, 12.9 per cent of Britons call London their home, while 12.4 per of Norwegians reside in Oslo. Helsinki, Copenhagen and Brussels also house more than ten per cent of their respective national populations. Largest cities and urban areas in the world Largest cities and urban areas in the world