Designing Dublin 2.0 Love the City 100 Examples Una Mc Grath 09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Keepers of stories Taxi drivers Back seats of taxis Older people On the bus Statues Buildings – the people who lived there Businesses – through the generations Old trees (been there through it all) Graveyards eg Hugenot Baggot St Archives Streetnames The census 1901, 1911 Street vendors Janitors, Caretakers – Lifers Ruins, derelict sites Songs as stories of Dublin
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Living Library – Human for Hire Dublin, Ireland 2009 Meet a living story book. Go to library and book an hour with a person to whom you ask as many questions as you like. Meet an asylums seeker Meet a gay man Meet a pensioner Meet a prisoner http:// www.sdublincoco.ie/index.aspx?pageid =939&pid=17104 http://www.infospeak.org/shows/show2/index.htm http:// humanlibrary.org /
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Murmur Dublin Docklands, Ireland 2007 [murmur] is a documentary oral history project that records stories and memories told about specific geographic locations. People's personal histories and anecdotes about the places in their neighborhoods that are important to them are collected, recorded and made available at mapped info points in the city. Similar approach: The Organic City http:// www.theorganiccity.com/wordpress /
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Overheard in Dublin Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Conversations overheard in Dublin Dublin Wit http://www.overheardindublin.com/
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Yarnspinners Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Go on tell us a story The Dublin Yarnspinners have been meeting since 1994 in the Teachers Club (Club na Muinteoiri) once a month on the 2nd Thursday
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Storytelling at the Coop Dublin, Ireland Once-off Storytelling at the Dublin Food Coop “ Once upon a time there were a bunch of lovely people gathered to listen to stories… Around them were many organic fruits and vegetables… This is not a fairytale! It is really happening in the Dublin Food Co-op!!” http://www.dublinfood.coop
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Narrative Arts Club, Dublin, Ireland On-going Innovative Dublin-based storytelling club for adults http://www.narrativeartsclub.com
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Give Up Yer Aul Sins Dublin, Ireland 2001 Brownbag Films. Set in 1960’s Dublin this animated series dramatises the arrival of a documentary crew to Rutland Street primary school where they are treated to retelling of famous Bible stories from the children of Miss Peig Cunningham’s class http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS-MPYM6yHI
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Milk and Cookies Stories Dublin, Ireland On-going A non-profit storytelling group based in Dublin, Ireland. Looking to find out what stories our city has to tell. http://www.milkandcookiestories.com/
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Storytellers of Ireland Ireland Ongoing Directory of storytellers http://www.storytellersofireland.org/
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Chaosthaoghaire storytelling Dublin, Ireland Ongoing The earnest pursuit of ludicrous things… What sort of stories are we talking about? Personal ones, we mean. It’s not for your latest work of short fiction, it’s for first-person accounts of what happened in our little corners of history http://chaosthaoghaire.com/storytelling/
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City D Dublin Fifteen Poems of the City Dublin, Ireland 1997 Collection of poems about the city by well-known Irish poets
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Phil Lynott Thin Lizzy Song ‘Dublin’ Dublin, Ireland 1971 http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = guYmOVMphqE&feature =related And recording of Phil Lynott reciting the song in his Dublin accent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1sZuZuiUgM&NR=1 This song is nostalgic for Dubliners. Lynott was loved. It also represents someone young destroyed by heroin. From New Day album.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Truly, Madly, Deeply Dublin! Dublin,Ireland 2008 Dublin Tourism's new promotional DVD with backing track from U2 http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = LnFeByHu_jE&feature =related
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Dublin: Twelve Journeys, One Destination Dublin, Ireland 2010 A collection of short stories about Dublin by authors from Dublin and around the world who have made Dublin their home- due Autumn 2010
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Pat Liddy Walking Tours Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Thematic guided walking tours of Dublin
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City National Photographic Archive Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Eg. Dubliners Exhibition Dubliners is a unique photographic record of life in the city at the turn of the last century, a period immortalised in the literary works of James Joyce. The exhibition featured the work of Co Monaghan-born photographer John J Clarke who was particularly talented at capturing close-up, candid photographs of people going about their daily business. The images, which were recorded between 1897 and 1904, provided an intimate view of the city and its inhabitants during the period in which Joyce was to set his works. The locations which figure most prominently in the exhibition included O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Merrion Square and the area near the Royal University on Earlsfort Terrace where Clarke studied medicine for a number of years.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Number Twenty Nine Fitwilliam Street Dublin, Ireland On-going Restored house telling story of Georgian Dublin http://www.esb.ie/main/about-esb/numbertwentynine/about_us/default.htm Visiting the exhibition gives young and old alike a chance to experience what life was like for the fortunate who lived in such elegant townhouses, and the less fortunate who worked in them
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Dublin Slang and Vernacular http:// homepage.eircom.net/~nobyrne/phrase.htm http://www.yelp.ie/topic/dublin-funny-weird-old-irish-sayings-or-phrases http:// goireland.about.com/od/historyculture/qt/irishidioms.htm http:// www.slang.ie/index.php?county =Dublin
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Other Dublin Stories Dublinia Guinness Story Famine Workhouse Records Customs House
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City The Story of Stuff Global website Ongoing Interesting way to tell a complex story www.storyofstuff.com
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Neighbourhood Diaries Oregon, USA Ongoing Recorded location-based memories of Portlanders (Oregon) woven into free audio walking-tours. A year collecting interviews. The memories are grouped by neighborhood and accompanied by music created by local bands. Listening can connect people through the shared space of a city's neighborhoods. http:// hoodturkey.com/neighborhood -diaries/ /
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Neighbourhood Diaries Toronto, Canada Ongoing The city told through a child’s eyes
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City HITOTOKI - Narrative mapping the world Global Website Ongoing Hitotoki is an online literary project collecting stories of singular experiences tied to locations in cities worldwide http:// hitotoki.org / Your meals. Your heartbreaks. Your travels. Your everyday moments. Hitotoki stores literary 'sketches' of moments you experience every day.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City City of Memory New York, USA Ongoing Repository of New York stories and experiences - mapped http:// www.cityofmemory.org/map/index.php
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City On Being Washington, USA Personal Stories told to camera- Interesting project by Washington Post newspaper.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Blog & Links on Community Storytelling http://bgblogging.com/2008/09/16/working-on-community-storytelling-projects/
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur = Maverick Self-starter Pushes boundaries Risk taker Driven passionate
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Youth Venture Global ongoing A global community of young changemakers. Helps teams of people start new youth-led organizations
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Dublin City Enterprise Board Dublin, Ireland Ongoing The state funded agency that helps you start your own business and micro businesses in Dublin city with enterprise information, advice, training courses, mentoring, networking and in some cases grants and financial assistance.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City TCD UCD Innovation Alliance- Transforming Ireland Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Weekly seminars that focus on using innovation to convert challenge into opportunity. They bring key leaders from the research, policy and enterprise communities together to focus on a range of challenges and opportunities for key stakeholders, including the general public. These weekly lunchtime seminars are run in as part of the TCD-UCD Alliance, Fosters Place, College Green, Dublin 2. Every Thursday at 12:30-14:00 until December.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Jumpstart Dublin, Ireland 2010 "JUMPSTART 2010 is a competition open to entrepreneurs who want to base their business in an innovative and supportive environment during their first three years of the development of the business. The LINC will provide an incubation space for twelve months and 5 days of dedicated mentoring from industry experts to the winning company. The value of this award is €20,000."
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship Dublin, Ireland Ongoing DCU Ryan Academy is a partnership between Dublin City University and the family of the late Tony Ryan (Ryanair). The Academy exists to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and to use our iconic building in Citywest as a dynamic hub for entrepreneurs and researchers to develop ideas, learn new skills and network.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Magazines Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Irish Entrepreneur Innovation Dublin Newsletter Innovation Supplement Irish Times
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Globe Forum, Conference Dublin, Ireland 2010 Globe Forum Dublin 2010 is a marketplace for innovators and researchers. National and international investors, business leaders, academic thought leaders and policy makers are invited to come and engage with one another and the cream of innovation. It is a marketplace for ideas and for opportunity.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Embracing the urbanised world of the future will be the focus of the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® awards
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Business Angels Dublin, Ireland Ongoing The aim of Halo Business Angel Partnership is to develop and foster the growth of private equity and business angel activity in Ireland. This is done by matching private investors with pre-screened investment opportunities in start-up, early stage and developing businesses. In this way it alleviates the ongoing difficulty faced by early-stage and growing companies who find it difficult to raise funds on reasonable terms.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Fumbally Exchange Dublin, Ireland 2010 At Fumbally Exchange, businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs can come to work; - to produce, to share information and facilities; - to research and test ideas; - to simply be under this creative envelope connecting across many disciplines and with strong bonds across the design world.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City The Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship Dublin, Ireland Ongoing IME was established to offer the different minority groups in Ireland equal opportunity through entrepreneurship education and training. The following groups are considered by the Institute to be 'minority entrepreneurship groups': Ethnic, Female, Gay, Grey, Irish-Speaking, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Socio-economically Disadvantaged, Travellers Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Alternative City Dublin, Ireland 2010 As a part of OFFSET2010 , Original Print and Red&Grey Design have come together to facilitate an idea generating workshop in order to investigate particular needs of Dublin City. Focusing on the areas of community, traffic, waste, space and welfare we are inviting OFFSET speakers and attendees to use their creativity and talent to enrich these areas of the city. Rather than simply acknowledge the validity of these ideas we intend to develop at least one suggestion from each area for a subsequent happening due to take place later in the year. http://www.designweek.ie/alternative_city.html
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City ISME Dublin, Ireland Ongoing ISME is the independent organisation for the Irish small & medium business sector, with in excess of 8,500 members nationwide. ISME offers a comprehensive range of Advisory Services and Publication, Independent Lobbying and Representation, Cost Saving Schemes, Training and Development Programmes, and Regional Networking Events designed to enhance the day-to-day running of members’ businesses.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Low Carbon Entrepreneurs Website, Ireland Ongoing Assists entrepreneurs to build businesses which stimulate a green economy and transition Ireland to a low carbon society.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City DIT – Hothouse Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Assists: Entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses Business Leaders to find technologies, research partners, and funding Investors to find high potential opportunities DIT staff and students to commercialise their Intellectual Property (IP).
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Bizstartup.ie Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Support website for new business startups
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Business Innovation Factory Innovation Story Studio USA Ongoing Shares stories of innovation http://www.businessinnovationfactory.com/iss
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City The Dublin Hub Website, Dublin Ongoing Blog on innovation and entrepreneurship
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 9 Personality Types of Entrepreneurs Dublin, Ireland Ongoing The Improver The advisor The Superstar The Artist The Visionary The Analyst The Fireball The Hero The Healer http://www.dceb.ie/news/the-9-personality-types-of-entrepreneurs
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City SOCIETY = Social order Social action Social groups Social class Citizenship Community Living, working, playing, eating Family Equality , diversity, harmony Culture The public
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Co-designing Social Services Australia, 2010 ongoing Too many families-in-crisis, interfacing with state systems, and too few families thriving. The process? A design + policy process which works with people to reset outcomes, co-design ideas, prototype solutions, and build the case for scale. The resources? A social worker / systems insider, a designer, a sociologist, a city in South Australia, a child protection system, a centre for social innovation, and families of all shapes and sizes. The aim? To enable family thriving. Australian Centre for Social Innovation http://www.tacsi.org.au
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City The Roots of Empathy Canada, ongoing Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. At the heart of the program are a neighbourhood infant and parent who visit the classroom every three weeks over the school year. A trained ROE Instructor coaches students to observe the baby's development and to label the baby's feelings. In this experiential learning, the baby is the "Teacher" and a lever, which the instructor uses to help children identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others. This "emotional literacy" taught in the program lays the foundation for more safe and caring classrooms, where children are the "Changers". They are more competent in understanding their own feelings and the feelings of others (empathy) and are therefore less likely to physically, psychologically and emotionally hurt each other through bullying and other cruelties http://www.rootsofempathy.org/roots_new_site/Video.html
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City La Petite Reine France ongoing La Petite Reine is an innovative freight delivery by bike system addressing the following issues in the urban context: Delivery in city centres in neither efficient nor ecological Over-sized delivery trucks circle similar routes several times daily thus creating pollution and traffic jams. Most lorrys/vans weigh more than a ton, carry less than 100kg of good and travel 15km in the delivery zone. The bike vehicles weigh 100kg and carry 180kg and have no pollution /noise impact and can reach narrow streets or pedestrianised streets http://www.lapetitereine.com
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City ASHOKA Global, Ongoing Ashoka envisions an Everyone A Changemaker™ world. A world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector : one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Grand Prix de la Baguette Paris, France Ongoing Every year the Mayor of Paris awards a prize to the bakery with the best Baguette in Paris
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City EXKI Brussels, Belgium Ongoing Food - Natural, fresh and Ready Let’s get this one to Dublin. And ban Carrolls Irish Newsagents, Mc Donalds, Dr Quirkeys Emporium, Abrakebabra etc
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Liberties Recycling, Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Liberties Recycling Training and Development is a textiles recycling project that aims to provide people affected by drug use with the stability, work experience, skills and confidence needed to move into mainstream employment and/or further training and education all within a supportive work environment.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Rothar Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Rothar reuses and recycles scrap bicycles, reducing waste, providing a sustainable mode of transport and community-based education to promote social inclusion
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Crosscare - Map for the Homeless Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Based in Dublin's city centre, Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information provides a walk-in information service to people experiencing poverty and social exclusion. Provides information, advocacy and referral to v ulnerable people.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Nude – healthy food fast Dublin, Ireland Ongoing The first alternative to fast food junk. Let’s have more of it.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Business in the Community Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is a non-profit organisation specialising in advice and guidance to leading companies in Ireland on Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Community Involvement. A business driven network, with major social initiatives, its membership is drawn from Ireland's most progressive companies
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Young Social Innovators Ireland Ongoing Young Social Innovators fires young people's passion to change the world for good. Young Social Innovators' mission is to raise social awareness among 15-18 year olds in Ireland by providing social awareness education through action and platforms for young people
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City The Sanctuary Dublin, Ireland Ongoing The Sanctuary is an oasis in the heart of Dublin city, an interlude from the busyness of life. Its beautiful gardens and peaceful inner spaces hold a place of rest and calm for mind, body and spirit. The Sanctuary has a reach-out programme to schools – stillness in the classroom and warrior programmes for vulnerable teens
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City LivCom Awards UK / Global Ongoing The LivCom Awards were launched in 1997 and are endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme. LivCom is the world’s only Awards Competition focussing on Best Practice regarding the management of the local environment. The objective of LivCom is to improve the quality of life of individual citizens through the creation of ‘liveable communities’.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Semaest Paris, France Ongoing Mechanism to assign vacant properties to independent retailing 60% owned by city of Paris, Semaest buys empty stores in areas needing a boost and rents them to small independent retailers especially artisans, fostering economic development and diversity
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Eco-Unesco Dublin, Ireland Ongoing ECO-UNESCO is Ireland's Environmental Education and Youth Organisation affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA).
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Project for Public Spaces New York, USA Ongoing Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. It is based on ‘Placemaking’ ideas of Jane Jacobs and William “Holly” Whyte
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Porvenir Promenade Bogota, Columbia ongoing In Bogotá we built the Porvenir Promenade, an 18 km pedestrian street, through many neighborhoods that did not even have pavement in their streets. It was a project for the people, not the motor vehicles.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Amplify New York, USA 2010 Participative workshops on the design of more sustainable urban communities. Existing social innovation projects get mapped http://amplifyingcreativecommunities.net
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Point Village Market Dublin Docklands, 2010 ongoing The Point Village Market encourages everything that the ‘Celtic Tiger' forgot, an outlet for all of the people most effected by the downturn, students, graduates, small local businesses, the unemployed, the foreign national the entrepreneur, street performers, buskers, film makers, writers, butchers, bakers, candlestick makers Truly successful public markets become catalysts and centers of entire districts where a variety of places to shop, stroll and be entertained are found. The area becomes a place where people want to live. Public markets create a critical mass of activity that enhances an entire area 100 stall, 15 of which are for anyone who wants to offload their bric a brac, spring clean their wardrobe or generally de-clutter their living space. The other 15 are being designated for students that hold a valid student card and have made the products that they are selling
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Downtown Art Walk Los Angeles, US Ongoing The Downtown Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the many art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles – commercial art galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues. It takes place on the 2nd Thursday of every month
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Funky Seomra Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Irelands only alcohol and drug-free nightclub. Grew out of alternative health scene - movement meditation classes.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City The People’s Supermarket London, UK Ongoing Anyone can join The People's Supermarket - and as a member you must work in the shop for a few hours every month. Because the workforce is nearly all volunteers, staff costs are kept low - which means your shopping can be cheaper. And any profits we make go back into making the food even cheaper still. There are no bonuses for bosses or dividends for shareholders, it's the members who benefit from shopping here. Members vote what they want stocked. www.peoplessupermarket.org
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Owls Nature Club Dublin, Ireland Ongoing OWLS is a childens nature education and awareness opportunity that is focused on raising awareness in young children and their families in Dublin to experience the outdoors, to learn about the environment and to have a direct connection with nature. Events typically run in council parks.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Conversation Exchange Ilac Centre Library Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Conversation exchanges in library to practise new language skills with native speakers from the specific country through conversation. Participants also learn much about the culture, politics and economics of that country.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Green Map Global website Ongoing Green Map® System promotes inclusive participation in sustainable community development worldwide, using mapmaking as our medium.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Green Drinks Dublin, Ireland Ongoing Green Drinks Dublin is a free event that brings people together every month – not only ecowarriors, not only the hardcore carbon neutrals, just regular people who care about being a little greener. www.greendrinks.org
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City DIY City Global Ongoing Invites users to collaborate on designing and developing web tools to improve city life. This is the DIYcity Challenge: can we, working together, define and build a version 1.0 of the Do-It-Yourself City, a city that operates on open data flowing through decentralized, open source tools, that actively engages residents not only as users but as participants and owners of the system? www.diycity.org
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Singapore Sessions Global Ongoing Tomorrow's health centres will bear little semblance to the hospitals we have today. In fact, they will look and function more like a "lifestyle hub", where the focus is on a holistic lifestyle and rejuvenation is the preferred medicine. In this round of the Singapore Sessions, thought leaders from diverse industries to discuss what the future of urban healthcare will be.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Kafka Brigade Netherlands Ongoing The Kafka Brigade is called into action when citizens and public servants become tangled in a web of dysfunctional rules, regulations and procedures. Kafka Brigades gather together all involved front line workers, managers and policymakers around particular cases. Kafka Brigade puts itself in the shoes of the people whom it serves. As it moves from problem identification to solution, the Brigade taps into and builds the expertise of the civil servants who are ultimately responsible for improving and sustaining the public organisation’s performance.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Sunday Ciclovia Bogota, Columbia ongoing The best thing about the Ciclovia is that everyone can participate, from the rich to the poor and everyone can have fun and be active. It is an event that brings everyone together every Sunday of the year with over 70 miles of car free streets dedicated to the people from 7 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Also offered during this time are recreational classes for both adults and children in such things as aerobics and dance, geared towards not only getting people moving but to bring people out of their homes to meet others in the city and to make friends See video of how it works at http://www.streetfilms.org/ciclovia/
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Contrail - leave a trail New York, USA Ongoing Contrail is a device attached to a bike that marks out the journeys taken. The goal is to encourage a new cycle of biking participation by allowing the biking community to leave a unique mark on the road and to reclaim this crucial shared space. Eco-friendly, it washes away with the rain. http://www.bikecontrail.com/
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City The People’s Time Times Square, New York, USA ongoing The crossroads of the World has forever lost its crossing. Broadway will remain permanently closed through Times Square after an eight-month tryout that infuriated cabbies but delighted tourists. Mayor Bloomberg is set to announce the decision Thursday morning after weighing the complaints of area businesses against City Hall's statistics. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/02/11/2010-02-11_somethin_fishy_going_on_in_times_square_.html#ixzz10rlAstST
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Rooftop Football, Belvedere College Dublin, Ireland 1999 - now An unexpected space and activity hidden from street-level
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Creative Enterprise Spaces NSW, Australia ongoing Arts NSW works with local communities to convert empty workplaces into Creative Enterprise Hubs for artists. The Creative Enterprise Hubs project encourages commercial property owners and local government to recognize that the creative industries can drive economic and urban renewal. Hubs operate in temporary and low cost or free premises, providing artists and arts groups with creative space. http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au/NewDirections/NSWCreativeEnterpriseHubs/tabid/262/Default.aspx
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City I have Something to Hide Amsterdam, Netherlands 2008 Part of a privacy project at the Sandberg Institute, a group of artists and designers built a giant inbox where 15 post-pigeons lived from April till July 2008. The participants in the experiment have communicated between each other for 1 month using only homing pigeons in order to avoid emails, sms, phonecalls and mailpost. Since April 2008, the participants fed, cleaned and trained the homing pigeons. In June 2008 the birds started their job flying trough out Amsterdam delivering messages. In the meantime the group arranged interviews with researchers and experts, and organized artistic projects in the public space http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLJZIwG3c0
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Citizen Summit Washington, USA 2003 Involving citizens in the decision-making process.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Water as Spirit Rome, Italy 312 BC - now Almost anyone who loves Rome will tell you that one of the city’s most compelling features is its abundance of water. While tourists are wowed by gurgling fountains in charming piazzas (and rightly so), the city’s connection to H20 is much deeper. From the murky Tiber River to colossal Baroque displays and from street-side drinking fountains to the ruins of ancient aqueducts, the history of Rome is written in water. Water = humane, ecologically sound and engaging civic experience
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City New Vegetables Dublin is more than just a spud. Our tastes have broadened.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Rules? What Rules No sense of social order and the public realm to be shared.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Uniqueness vs sameness The quality of busking is unique in Dublin. Its spirit is still alive and serves as a contrast to the lack of life and lack of authenticity in international branded stores that have subsumed our streets. You could be anywhere, but for the buskers.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City The Church and ‘The Church’ The profane has replaced the sacred. New uses for old things tracks changing spirit.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Taste We will bang up anything. - like Carrolls and Dr Quirkeys on our main street.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Phil Lynott Dublin, Ireland 1949-1985 He Came from Dublin He was the dark and the light of Dublin 1980’s He burnt out and burnt a hole in hearts in Dublin
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City U2 Global Ongoing They came from Dublin. They came from nothing. They love Dublin. They became world players.
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Imelda May Dublin, Ireland Ongoing She came from nothing. She’s doing her own thing, her own way. She’s making it big. And she knows where she’s from
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City David Norris Dublin, Ireland Ongoing He’s the posh Dubliner we like He’s fun He’s passionate He’s compassionate He’s himself
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Gerry Ryan Dublin, Ireland 1956-2010 The Dubliner we loved to hate He was relentlessly himself RTE presenter
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Jonathon Philbin Bowman Dublin, Ireland 1969-2000 The other Dubliner we loved to hate He was relentlessly himself
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Tony Gregory Dublin, Ireland 1947-2009 He was champion of the underclass
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City James Joyce Dublin, Ireland 1882-1941 He named Dublin in its particulars
09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy Dublin, Ireland Ongoing An invisible champion for the dispossessed in Dublin. She set up Focus Ireland, Young Social Innovators, The Sanctuary.