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Discussing Waterfronts – Toronto

Waterfront Toronto: urban playground meets aquatic habitat

What does it really take to build a booming public waterfront? According to Project for Public Spaces a successful waterfront needs 10 qualities to flourish. Does this mean that if these former ports do indeed lack certain assets, they will not develop into booming public spaces? Or are some qualities maybe more important than others for long term sustainable waterfront development?

In a series of three blogs we are discussing the waterfronts in Barcelona, the harbour front in Rotterdam and the Waterfront in Toronto. From Barcelona Harbourfront and coastal area we learned that a strong community vision advocating local character, promoting historic identity and safeguarding accessibility are important for long term success. This vision however can be lost easily or be encouraged through good management. Rotterdam understood that every neighbourhood had its own atmospere and they looked and listened well in order to make things work in future projects.

What can we say about these qualities when looking at Toronto’s waterfront? Read More…

Collaborate online on your project coalition!

We already shared our easy-to-use online tools. Now you can also collaborate on your project online with our project building blocks!

GoCreateWith.Us is a complete tool kit for anyone wanting to advance their projects. In only 3 easy steps anyone can interactively map stakeholders with others, build their projectcoalition and start their collaboration.  Read More…

Talking Smart Cities @ City Age Toronto

Building an innovation economy

Caroline Vrauwdeunt – our City Work’s founder will be on the cast of CityAge: Build the Future on October 8 & 9 at the MaRS Centre in Toronto.

Cities are where we must implement the ideas and partnerships that build an innovation economy: new ideas in transportation, energy management, economic development, and resilient infrastructure that will build the future. Read More…

Discussing Waterfronts – Rotterdam

Waterfront Rotterdam: The right mix of social and water resilience

What does it really take to build a booming public waterfront? According to Project for Public Spaces a successful waterfront needs 10 qualities to flourish. Does this mean that if these former ports do indeed lack certain assets, they will not develop into booming public spaces? Or are some qualities maybe more important than others for long term sustainable waterfront development? Read More…

Discussing Waterfronts – Barcelona

 

Waterfront Barcelona: balancing between tourists & local identity

What does it really take to build a booming public waterfront? According to Project for Public Spaces a successful waterfront needs 10 qualities to flourish. Does this mean that if these former ports do indeed lack certain assets, they will not develop into booming public spaces? Or are some qualities maybe more important than others for long term sustainable waterfront development?

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Join our NDSM Shipyard Expedition

Win your ticket to our Spring Amsterdam NDSM Shipyard Expedition

Schermafdruk 2015-02-22 12.39.55This RAW harbourfront, is an exciting place, known for its hip and trending festivals and cultural events. This area is also part of a large revitalization. Already the adaptive reuse of industrial heritage has captured the NDSM history forever as part of its future, but it faces many more challenges.

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Your free to-use-and-share city making tools now online

Collaborating has never been easier with these free-to-use-and share online city making tools. Tools we are using in our projects ourselves. They are simple to use but packed with our many years of project experience.

GoCreateWith.Us is a complete tool kit for anyone wanting to advance their projects. In only 3 easy steps anyone can interactively map stakeholders with others, build their projectcoalition and start their collaboration.  Read More…

Erasmus students embrace cocreation

Exchange students at the Urban Management Institute of Erasmus University Rotterdam (IHS) showed enthusiasm and ambition to learn more about “open source city making” and using the value of stakeholders & end-users in their future projects during our GoCreateWithUs-Masterclass.

The Brazilian students are in the Netherlands attending IHS’ 12 month course Urban Management & Development, with a special focus on Sustainable Urbanism. Wednesday November 26 they attended our GoCreateWithUs Masterclass organized as an extracurricular activity in coordination with IHS. In the morning – packed with theoretical basics – they already showed great ambitions to be of value in their respective cities. 2014-11-28 15.25.23
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The Future of Open Source City Making

Open Source Collaborative Urbanism is taking up an ever increasing part in today’s City Making. Do you ever wonder what the future of your city looks like?

But we are not there yet! Our thoughts on open source city making as we time travel through history into the future and call upon everyone to change it together! We wish you safe travels!