Posts Tagged ‘crowdsourced’

City Trends – 2013 Part One

December 27th, 2012 by admin

City Trends for 2013 – Part One: Positive Trends A few weeks ago I was speaking at the New York Conference of Mayors.   As part of the gig I was asked to partake in a panel discussion at the end of the event and the topic was  urban trends we had been seeing over the

Does New York City Love You Back?

September 28th, 2011 by admin

Does NYC love you back? This new app and website tracks the loves and hates people have for the city. As was pointed out by one resident, being able to express your emotions for the city, good or bad, is important.

Surprising Life in America’s “Dying” Cities

June 17th, 2011 by admin

Here is the piece I wrote for Infrastructurist.com which challenges the way we think about statistics.  In cities that Newsweek magazine declared to be “dying” we have seen amazing amounts of life and activity.  Recall the recent post that showed New Orleans was the “coolest city for startups”; on Newsweek’s list, New Orleans was the

Group Hug St. Louis

May 21st, 2011 by admin

The owners of STL Style, Jeff & Randy Vines, whom I profile in the book, have come up with an ingenious idea to spread the love in their hometown. The are sponsoring “Group Hug St. Louis” which invites people from all over the area to take a picture of themselves hugging something they love about

St. Louis Group Hug!

May 19th, 2011 by admin

My friends Jeff & Randy Vines, the owners of STL Style House in St. Louis whom I profile in the book, have come up with a brilliant idea to spread the love for their city.  They have created a project call the St. Louis Group Hug.  Over the next few weeks they are encouraging local

Can Robocop Save Detroit? YES!

February 19th, 2011 by admin

Can a proposed statue of Robocop really make a difference in the city of Detroit. Yes – far more than people might think!