The Urban Homestead: Growing Better Cities from Small Urban Spaces by @thisbigcity

The Urban Homestead: Growing Better Cities from Small Urban Spaces by @thisbigcity

There’s been lot of love shown recently to the notion of cities becoming ‘resilient’, ‘good’…or just plain fabulous. Take for example The Rockefeller Foundation’s global 100 Resilient Cities initiative, which offers support to cities anywhere in the world that can become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges being faced today. GOOD Magazine also recently launched the Good Cities Project with Ford, where thought leaders are invited to pen open love letters to their favorite city. There’s even the annual ‘Good City Index’ which uses 8 metrics to identify global cities transforming themselves through high levels of creative civic engagement, amongst other factors. It’s no wonder there’s been so much focus on improving city life. According to Nielson , urban population growth in the US is set to outpace growth in the suburbs for the first time since t...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1069141

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