Triumph of the City: Amazon.co.uk: Edward Glaeser: 9780330458078: Books Okay, you live in a rural area and are involved with agriculture, or work in the fishery industry, this book will not be of much use or interest to you in general, but if you live in a city, are interested in city planning, or how cities work, then this book will be of much interest. I must admit that I spent most of last night laying awake reading this as I became so absorbed. Edward Glaeser takes us on a trip through what makes a great booming city that brings in much needed capital to a country, and why they work, with examples of badly run cities that either struggle, or are in decline. Also he shows that those in decline can make dramatic comebacks. Some of the stuff in this book you will already know, some of it is just common sense, but some of it could end up blowing your mind. Some things may seem counter-intuitive, but when you look into them more deeply you see that they are correct.
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The Hackable City | The Mobile City The Hackable City is an on-going research project on the role of digital media in the process of citymaking that resulted from a cooperation between One Architecture and The Mobile City Foundation. The project investigates the opportunities of digital media technologies for the empowerment of citizens and other stakeholders in a democratic process of citymaking. It also explores the shift in roles of and relationships between governments, (design) professionals and citizens in this process. In a hackable city, new media technologies are employed to open up urban institutions and infrastructures to systemic change in the public interest. The goal of this research project is to explore the opportunities as well as challenges of the rise of new media technologies for an open, democratic process of collaborative citymaking. Interns: Melvin Sidarta (Research) & Juliette Sung (Visual Communication)
Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) » Gary Graham Hughes, Executive Director Gary Hughes up at Grizzly Lake in the Trinity Alps. After two years serving on EPIC’s Board of Directors, Gary assumed responsibilities as Executive Director of EPIC in 2011 with a deep understanding of EPIC’s program work and history, and a deep root in Humboldt County. With years of experience as a mountaineering instructor and wilderness educator for Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School, leading clients and students in some of the most spectacular wild landscapes in the continent, Gary brings a well developed and solution oriented vision to the regional debate about conservation, public participation, sustainability, and environmental ethics. He has an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, a B.S. in Sociology from the University of Oregon, and extensive experience in management of U.S. and international environmental programs. Contact Gary: firstname.lastname@example.org
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