Crowdsourcing for Urban Change

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Presentation to Global Creative Economy Conference, Philadelphia, October 2009

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Crowdsourcing for Urban Change

  1. 1. Models of Urban Sustainability David Barrie Global Creative Economy Conference, Philadelphia 2009
  2. 8. “ To make a big splash in the global pond of spectacle culture today, you have to have a big rock to drop.” Hal Foster, Art Critic
  3. 9. <ul><li>Principle of mutualism </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative design </li></ul><ul><li>Privatizating public services </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of public-private partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of Web 2.0 and crowdsourcing </li></ul>
  4. 12. <ul><li>Watch video clips online - 394m </li></ul><ul><li>Read blogs - 346m </li></ul><ul><li>Read personal blogs - 321m </li></ul><ul><li>Visit a friends social network page - 307m </li></ul><ul><li>Share a video clip - 303m </li></ul><ul><li>Manage a profile on a social network - 272m </li></ul><ul><li>Upload photos - 248m </li></ul><ul><li>Download a video podcast - 216m </li></ul><ul><li>Start own blog - 184m </li></ul><ul><li>Upload video clip - 183m </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to a news feed - 160m </li></ul>
  5. 50. <ul><li>61 growing groups, 250 growing sites, 1000 new ‘urban farmers’, 750 playground participants, 6000 visitors to town meal, 2500 guests </li></ul><ul><li>Project repeat 2008 and 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted spatial plan for use of public spaces in town </li></ul><ul><li>£8m ($13m) new investment in health improvement in town - growing food at centre of plan </li></ul><ul><li>Project cost: seed investment £25k ($40k), total program £250k ($445k) </li></ul>
  6. 54. “ We have idols but no models to follow. You have to define your own model.” - Nicolas Ghesquiere, Balenciaga
  7. 55. David Barrie David Barrie & Associates http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Barrie Blog: http://davidbarrie.typepad.com Mail: [email_address]

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