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Posted: 01. November 2013
Splendid Isolation –
Posted: 31. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: How do you voice and share ideas for your neighborhood? Neighborland is a powerful and simple online platform that empowers people to take action on local issues.
Posted: 24. October 2013
Co-creation in so-called ‘hackatons’ drives innovation in San Francisco. Experts talk about a new civic rights movement.
Posted: 23. October 2013
The IFHP travel squad reports from San Francisco: San Francisco’s parklets transform underused space in the streets into public space available for all to enjoy. The simple and low-cost design intervention has proven to be an innovative and practical concept for new urban parks. Since 2010, nearly 40 parklets have been installed in the streets of San Francisco and more are yet to come.
Posted: 21. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: In a city where rents are being pushed up by the tech industry moving in and a profound lack of affordable housing, both low-income residents and middle class families are struggling to gain foothold on the housing market.
Posted: 18. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: Regarded as one of the greenest cities in the U.S., San Francisco sets the scene for green living and environmental goals. However, the city is projected to grow by 30% in the next 20 years. How does planning for growth and greening the city go hand in hand?
Posted: 16. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: To position itself as a city driven by technology and entrepreneurship, San Francisco opened its first office of civic innovation in the beginning of 2012. Promoting a focus on citizen engagement and data sharing, The Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) has set the scene for innovation offices spreading all over the US. In San Francisco, the accessibility to data has spurred citizen-oriented initiatives growing from the city’s numerous creative tech companies.
Posted: 14. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: The first Living Innovation Zone is to be launched October 29, 2013. A Living Innovation Zone (LIZ) is a designated area in the city where innovators can access and shape public space to demonstrate emerging solutions for public benefit. Even more important, it is a tool to make people interact with each other and the built environment.
Posted: 10. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: After three days in the US innovation capital, a picture of a diversified, creative city with a strong community feeling is forming.
Posted: 04. October 2013
San Francisco - ‘America’s center of planning innovation’ – is often referred to as a green, data-driven, people-centered and multicultural city with a high degree of ‘DIY urbanism’. How does this seemingly innovative approach affect housing and urban planning in the Bay Area? The IFHP Travel Squad will visit San Francisco in October to report on insights and best practice from The City by the Bay.

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