Reclaim your city!
Internet is a promising tool in the strengthening of democracy, thanks to its potential to foster more participation in public affairs. In Rio de Janeiro, a project called Meu Rio is empowering citizens to voice their opinions with respect to local politics, in a non-partisan perspective.
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For a nickel, for a dime, there’s a thousand parts to play
Nickel is as familiar as a five-cent coin. But few people know it’s a metal worth about $ 20, 000 a ton. Estimates show that Serbia has nickel reserves worth $ 100 billion: a very good reason for mining companies to show interest. One company actually got an exploration license […]
Renew Newcastle: Renewing the creative, commercial and cultural heart of a city
Amy Cox lives in the coastal town of Newcastle, about 2 hours north of Sydney. She witnessed firsthand the steady economic decline of the city. Walking down the central streets of Newcastle, once a bustling commercial and social district, she would feel quite disheartened to see vacant shops, vandalised buildings […]
From kitchen scraps to compost: A council initiative in Adelaide
To me there is nothing more refreshing and soul-uplifting than to take a break from the stresses of daily life by going for a walk through a park or bushland reserve, watching the sunlight dance among the leaves of a gumtree or upon the surface of a stream. In doing […]
Co-constituents or Consumers?
For the first time in history, the number of city dwellers outnumber those living in rural areas. What does this mean for our cities and how does this affect the city of tomorrow – ones already in existence and those that are yet to be developed? There are many definitions […]