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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?
NASA and Nike have joined forces for the LAUNCH project, a follow-up on their Energy Solutions project, which seeks to find 10 game-changing innovative waste management ideas that can change the way we dispose of rubbish. The proposal is crowdsourced and seeks to benefit the community at large, as well as further space research.
French shampoo brand Dop has created an operation to clean the French beach of Oleron. Named “Adopt a piece of trash”, it invites people to virtually pick up a piece of trash and adopt it , with the possibility to display it on Facebook. The adoption was simple, quick and funny. For each kilogram of virtual trash picked up, the brand gave 5 euros to a NGO to really clean the beach.