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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?
Online retailer yoox.com launched a special project to help Japan after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country. yoox.com teamed up with 8 international fashion brands that each created one-off t-shirts inspired by the theme “We Love Japan”. All proceeds from the t-shirts sales go to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
The National Foundation of Good Causes has devised a simple online test that recommends charitable organisations to people wishing to donate, according to their beliefs and values.