The Making Sense project is funded by the European Commission and has the mission to make advances and experiments in participatory sensing. According to making-sense.eu Making Sense aims to explore how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices and open design can be effectively used by local communities to fabricate their own sensing tools, […]
Using crowdsourcing techniques to create transport and urban design changes in the real world by taking or supporting physical action. Including do-it-yourself-urbanism, tactical urbanism, experimentation, and crowdfunding.
This post provides links to independent groups making DIY transport improvements to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, and articles about their work. I’ll try to keep it updated, but feel free to add more in the comments. San Francisco – SFMTrA SFMTrA website Building DIY Bike Lanes as a Form of Activism, John Metcalfe, The […]
The Street Plans Collaborative published the Tactical Urbanist’s Guide to Materials and Design it’s a guidebook on how urban residents can act to create streets and public spaces that are safe and accessible for everyone. Good examples of tactical urbanism and organisations implementing these projects (e.g., San Francisco’s SFMTrA) are on our Act! page and Streets page. […]
Beth Simone Novek writes in The Guardian about the need for more and better crowdsourcing. Her recommendations include focusing on the knowledge building aspects of crowdsourcing – not just using crowdsourcing as a communications tool, developing a range of crowdsourcing practices that speak to people’s particular knowledge, and ensuring that crowdsourcing is open to all. Read […]
Curbed just published a great list of small things people can do (ACT!) to improve their community. Here are the details: 101 small ways you can improve your city, by Patrick Sisson and Alissa Walker, September 22, 2016. They’ve separated the article into six categories: On Your Street | In Your Neighborhood | At Your Parks | […]
Better Block is an organisation providing resources (e.g., How to Build a Better Block) to help communities create healthy and vibrant neighborhoods. The group’s website is full of resources and ideas for transforming streets and vacant properties into lively, safe and interesting places. It’s a great source of information for community activists who want to act to […]