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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?
The Sony R&D team has developed new 'bio batteries’ that generate electricity by using enzymes to break down carbohydrates. These batteries are more energy efficient and have a low impact on the environment.
Jumo, founded by Chris Hughes, is a Facebook-esque social networking site dedicated to connecting individuals and organisations working to change the world.