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Crowdsourcing urban planning
In Rotterdam you can now help liven up an area mainly used for businesses and by cars. Donations between € 25 and € 1,250 are used to build a wooden walking bridge to open up the area for pedestrians.
Why it matters
Citizens are taking responsibility for their own living spaces. They crowd fund money and build structures they feel they need and are supported by the city council. How can we continue to improve our living conditions with the people we share space with?
Ni pute ni soumise is a social organization working against violence to women, that has launched an interesting campaign. It has created a fake version of the hyped website Chatroulette. The fourth video that is shown to a viewer is that of a woman who gets beaten by her boyfriend. After the video comes the tagline "You can't do anything for her. But if it happens to your sister, your neighbour or your friend, take action."
French footwear retailer Bata are offering customers a 10€ reduction when they return a pair of old boots to the store. The worn boots are then given a second life and are recycled into road tar.