Urban Prototyping: Magical Pieces of the Future

Living in San Francisco, I’ve come to appreciate and almost expect my fellow residents’ relentless drive for innovative use of urban spaces, to redefine what it means to live and interact with each other. Caused by an acute awareness of the role our wasteful western habits and a lack of imagination have played in creating uninspiring environments, there’s a be-the-change-you-wish-to-see-in the-world DNA in our blood that leads us to embrace alternative ways for sharing space. dig deeper

When Little People Take Over Big Streets

Yesterday was the kickoff to the 2012 Sunday Streets season in San Francisco, an event that creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities. The opener to what promises to be another glorious season of people-powered streets took place along the Embarcadero, from Mariposa @ 3rd Street at the southern end all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf. We’re dig deeper

Oct 252011

Aside from having a great name, these guys really brought the street down yesterday at Sunday Streets. Please Do Not Fight at Sunday Streets October 23, 2011 Runtime1:59 View count86

Jun 152011

The Fun Theory is a really cool project predicated on the idea that people are more likely to change their behavior if the reward is inspiring and uplifting. Sure, you can threaten and scare people into changing their ways but it’ll be a constant struggle and people will in fact get very creative in resisting and defying you, not even necessarily because they disagree with your message or goal but because nobody likes to be dig deeper

This is a really cool bike rap put together by the city of Amsterdam to call attention to how much of the 17th and 18th century city remains not as a museum but as a living, breathing, charming city as the city was once defined. Amsterdam Loves Bikes! Runtime4:43 View count90,106 I got turned on to it during a talk by the Dutch Consul General Bart van Bolhuis, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David dig deeper