September 18, 2013

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.

The Various Sticks and Carrots for Putting Unused Land to Use

(RECAP: In cities with so much vacant land that much of it doesn’t have any market at all, changing the way in which property gets assessed could make it more likely that land is put to better use.)

Productive Landscapes in Urban Areas

(RECAP: An element of sustainable urban design, interlinked productive landscapes in cities are changing the way food is produced on a global scale, while increasing the quality of life for those involved and encouraging urban regeneration, self-reliance and social inclusion.)

17 Tips for Getting More Pinterest Followers for Your Nonprofit

(RECAP: An effective Pinterest strategy demands an investment of time and involves a lot of trial and error, but the results for your nonprofit can be astounding when it comes to raising awareness, spreading information and soliciting funds.)

Park by Swarm

(RECAP: What if communities formed new parks when they needed them? What if these parks could be formed by swarms of bicycles?)

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