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Graphic recording of a recent Shareable-hosted discussion on sharing cities.
The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) recently released its new Shared-Use Mobility Reference Guide. Over the course of 44 pages, the group outlines their research findings in the areas of bikesharing, carsharing, ridesourcing, microtransit, and other shared transportation platforms. The goal? To help municipal and community leaders make better decisions when it comes to transit options.
The guide includes:
Checking out musical instruments at the Library of Things. Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times
What if the next time you needed a sewing machine, or screen printer, or even a GoPro camera, you just went down to your public library and borrowed it?
That’s the idea behind the Library of Things. The visionary project, which is located in the Sacramento library system’s Arcade branch, enables people to borrow goods just like they would a book—by checking them out with their library card.
Nervous chatter in many different languages filled the hallways outside Hearing Room A in downtown Denver last week, where the Public Utilities Commission heard testimony to decide whether incumbents like Metro Taxi will have to face a bold new player in the Denver metro transportation marketplace.
Architect Alejandro Aravena. (Cristobal Palma / courtesy ELEMENTAL)
When family members do not work or live well together we sometimes call the family dysfunctional. We prescribe professional help for the family or advocate for social policies that would support it — child care, parental leave, extended unemployment insurance, debt forgiveness.
What would a Zero Waste world look like and how do we get there?
One small Japanese town is showing the world that Zero Waste begins with a community-wide commitment to reduce waste.
Kamikatsu, a town of 1,700, wants to become the country’s first Zero Waste community by 2020. At this point, it’s well on its way, recycling 80 percent of its waste, with the remaining 20 percent going to a landfill.
GCUC USA, 2015. Photo by the author. Follow @CatJohnson on Twitter
A man and a woman
A man and a woman and a blackbird
Excerpted from “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens
Enlivenment in Brief
The Archive is home to deeply touching personal works, including this autobiography written on a bedsheet. Photo: Samuel Webster
Despite advertising messages that assure us happiness is to be found in our next purchase, the opposite tends to be true as mountains of stuff, clutter and debt leave us stressed and unfulfilled.
Photo credit: Mikael Colville-Andersen
I've given up on fixing the economy. The economy is not broken. It's simply unjust. There's a difference.
We have to stop looking at our economy as a broken system, but one that is working absolutely true to its original design. It's time to be progressive -- and this means initiating systemic changes.
The story of Sarantaporo's DIY wireless network is one worth telling and sharing. Filmmaking collective Personal Cinema is attempting to do just that. It is very close to successfully completing their crowdfunding campaign needed to finish their documentary about a mesh network deep in rural Greece.