SMART CITIES on TV – RTP2  I was interviewed by Joana Riachos on the subject of Smart Cities for the television programme “Sociedade Civil” on RTP2 – check the link below (starting from minute 55)

SMART CITIES on TV – I was interviewed by Joana Riachos on the subject of Smart Cities for the television programme “Sociedade Civil” on – check the link below (starting from minute

PERMEABLE CONCRETE  Permeability of surfaces is critical to urban resilience. Negative terms such as “betonização” exist in many languages and result from inadequate urban intervention. While in the past rainwater has been shunned by cities and surfaces were made to eliminate it as quickly as possible, the new urban water life cycle shifts the paradigm to fixing water locally. Soil infiltration is a priority and LAFARGE has excellent solutions…

PERMEABLE CONCRETE Permeability of surfaces is critical to urban resilience. Negative terms such as “betonização” exist in many languages and result from inadequate urban intervention. While in the past rainwater has been shunned by cities and surfaces were made to eliminate it as quickly as possible, the new urban water life cycle shifts the paradigm to fixing water locally. Soil infiltration is a priority and LAFARGE has excellent solutions…

DECISÃO ESTRATÉGICA PARA NOVA IORQUE  Numa parceria com Cornell University, Nova Iorque vai transformar Roosevelt Island (antigo estabelecimento prisional) num Campus de Investigação Tecnológica que visa atrair novas áreas de negócio e como tal aumentar a resiliência da cidade. Mayor Bloomberg, reconhecendo que continuar a assentar em Wallstreet não seria robusto, aposta na realização deste projeto estratégico. Será que Lisboa pode tomar uma tal decisão estratégica para bem dos seus…

'It's the economy, clever'

New York is going to take on Silicon Valley with its own Silicon Island - building a university as a form of economic regeneration

URBANISMO AZUL – VISITA À ETAR DE ALCÂNTARA   Tim Beatley, orador convidado para a Conferência Conferências Human Habitat de dia 25 de Junho participou na visita guiada pelo anfitrião António Frazão, administrador da SIMTEJO, à cobertura viva que se estende em 30.000 m2 sobre a ETAR de Alcântara. Também a ETAR é uma fábrica de água, tendo como matéria prima a água residual de uma considerável população que inclui Lisboa, Amadora e Oeiras.

URBANISMO AZUL – VISITA À ETAR DE ALCÂNTARA Tim Beatley, orador convidado para a Conferência Conferências Human Habitat de dia 25 de Junho participou na visita guiada pelo anfitrião António Frazão, administrador da SIMTEJO, à cobertura viva que se estende em 30.000 m2 sobre a ETAR de Alcântara. Também a ETAR é uma fábrica de água, tendo como matéria prima a água residual de uma considerável população que inclui Lisboa, Amadora e Oeiras.

URBANISMO AZUL – CONFERÊNCIA E VISITA AO OCEANÁRIO DE LISBOA    Tim Beatley, orador convidado para a Conferência Conferências Human Habitat de dia 25 de Junho participou na visita guiada pelo anfitrião João Falcato, administrador delegado do Oceanário de Lisboa, que incluiu os bastidores – uma fábrica de água estado da arte, na qual cada gota de água transformada conta para manter o ecossistema artificial que surpreende quase um milhão de visitantes por ano em perfeito funcionamento.

URBANISMO AZUL – CONFERÊNCIA E VISITA AO OCEANÁRIO DE LISBOA Tim Beatley, orador convidado para a Conferência Conferências Human Habitat de dia 25 de Junho participou na visita guiada pelo anfitrião João Falcato, administrador delegado do Oceanário de Lisboa, que incluiu os bastidores – uma fábrica de água estado da arte, na qual cada gota de água transformada conta para manter o ecossistema artificial que surpreende quase um milhão de visitantes por ano em perfeito funcionamento.

Edgar Kampers local currencies - all encourage growth in local economies that are stressed.

Edgar Kampers local currencies - all encourage growth in local economies that are stressed.

Economical Value has long driven our society, often at the expense of communities and people's quality of life... Profit as such is not by default good for society - but the other way round: "What is good for Society is good for Business" sais Michael Porter. http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2011/01/rethinking-capitalism.html

Rethinking Capitalism, creating Shared Value, Packing for Change.

A lot is happening on the Water front - paradigms are shifting quite dramatically - from an approach set on providing the same high quality water for all we are starting to look at treating water locally.  https://storify.com/EldisUpdates/world-water-week-climate-change

is bringing together some of the highlights of World Water Week along with what people are saying on social media and selected background and context, including Eldis resources.

A VISIT BY A TINY LIZARD TO THE 12TH FLOOR I could not believe my eyes when I saw a tiny lizard in the Rosemary vase on the terrace – small ecosystems really work as urban stepping-stones! So now I share my favourite place with some more living beings than I had imagined...

A VISIT BY A TINY LIZARD TO THE 12TH FLOOR I could not believe my eyes when I saw a tiny lizard in the Rosemary vase on the terrace – small ecosystems really work as urban stepping-stones! So now I share my favourite place with some more living beings than I had imagined...

NETWERC H2O A Network on Water, integrating actors dedicated to make the voice of the end user heard by policy makers has been established in Brussels. Municipalities are the key stakeholder in addressing the Water challenges of the coming years. http://www.netwerch2o.eu/news-netwerch2o.php

NETWERC H2O A Network on Water, integrating actors dedicated to make the voice of the end user heard by policy makers has been established in Brussels. Municipalities are the key stakeholder in addressing the Water challenges of the coming years. http://www.netwerch2o.eu/news-netwerch2o.php

WATER CONGRESS Between the 21st and the 24th of September 2014 Lisbon will host the World Water Congress - one of the global strategic events that are likely to consolidate and reflect paradigm shifts. Organised by the International Water Association the congress is now accepting papers until the end of September. If we are to be responsible guardians, the life cycle of water in cities needs to be redefined and finally the relevant political scope has been created…

WATER CONGRESS Between the 21st and the 24th of September 2014 Lisbon will host the World Water Congress - one of the global strategic events that are likely to consolidate and reflect paradigm shifts. Organised by the International Water Association the congress is now accepting papers until the end of September. If we are to be responsible guardians, the life cycle of water in cities needs to be redefined and finally the relevant political scope has been created…

LOOMIO Creating a world where it’s easy for anyone to participate in decisions that affect them. Loomio is a user-friendly app for building shared understanding, making clear decisions and turning talk into action: https://www.loomio.org/ Nick Gerritsen, friend at THNK, is on the board of LOOMIO: We’re still in development – if you want to start using Loomio early, click here to apply.

LOOMIO Creating a world where it’s easy for anyone to participate in decisions that affect them. Loomio is a user-friendly app for building shared understanding, making clear decisions and turning talk into action: https://www.loomio.org/ Nick Gerritsen, friend at THNK, is on the board of LOOMIO: We’re still in development – if you want to start using Loomio early, click here to apply.

CURIOUS CATALYST Exploring and testing provocative ideas in rough form, can make a bigger difference than you'd imagine!! A friend at THNK, Kaz Brecher, develops ideas using a methodology #Agile tech innovation for rapid iterations http://curiouscatalyst.com/ - her project addressing the urban challenge “food deserts” is described in: http://curiouscatalyst.com/food-desert-food-truck-mvp. Accessibility to what you need nutritionally plus the choice of quality and diversity, add to…

CURIOUS CATALYST Exploring and testing provocative ideas in rough form, can make a bigger difference than you'd imagine!! A friend at THNK, Kaz Brecher, develops ideas using a methodology #Agile tech innovation for rapid iterations http://curiouscatalyst.com/ - her project addressing the urban challenge “food deserts” is described in: http://curiouscatalyst.com/food-desert-food-truck-mvp. Accessibility to what you need nutritionally plus the choice of quality and diversity, add to…

CASCAIS is organizing a conference on European Towns for Town Planners in September (18th until 23rd) - looks interesting!  http://cascaisurban2013.pt/en/the-biennial

CASCAIS is organizing a conference on European Towns for Town Planners in September (18th until 23rd) - looks interesting! http://cascaisurban2013.pt/en/the-biennial

A colleague at THNK (the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership) Nick Gerristen is collaborating in this New Zealand project about collaborative decision-making!  https://www.loomio.org/

A colleague at THNK (the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership) Nick Gerristen is collaborating in this New Zealand project about collaborative decision-making! https://www.loomio.org/

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