Posts By: Vasilis Niaros

Vasilis Niaros

Book of the Day: Funding an Economy of Civic Spaces in the Cooperative City through Community Finance

By on July 26, 2017

A book edited by Daniela Patti & Levente Polyák (2017) that explores experiments in community-led urban development in European cities. More info can be found here. Description “Funding the Cooperative City explores experiments in community-led urban development in European cities. This book is based on a series of workshops (Rotterdam, Berlin and Paris in 2014;... Continue reading

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Essay of the Day: Libre-Currency for Sustainable Social Change

By on July 19, 2017

An article by Sybille Saint Girons and Carole Fabre, presented at the “IV International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies: Money, Consciousness and Values ​​for Social Change” in Barcelona. The article was originally published at Regles de Jeux. Abstract “Libre-currency proposes a self-issuance, or co-creation of units by the people of the monetary system for... Continue reading

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Fab City Prototypes  – Designing and making for the real world

By on July 6, 2017

An article by Tomas Diez, originally published at Medium: “The proposal did not get through the second phase due to the ‘lack of impact and concretion’. We believe that this project needs to happen, and we will make it happen. Introduction: There is a pressing need to reimagine cities and how they operate in order... Continue reading

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Fab City Prototypes  – Designing and making for the real world

By on July 6, 2017

An article by Tomas Diez, originally published at Medium: “The proposal did not get through the second phase due to the ‘lack of impact and concretion’. We believe that this project needs to happen, and we will make it happen. Introduction: There is a pressing need to reimagine cities and how they operate in order... Continue reading

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Essay of the Day: The Emergence of Makerspaces in the Smart City

By on May 30, 2017

A recently published article on makerspaces by Vasilis Niaros, Vasilis Kostakis and Wolfgang Drechsler. Originally published at Telematics & Informatics. Abstract Critical approaches to the smart city concept are used to begin highlighting the promises of makerspaces, that is to say, those emerging urban sites that promote sharing practices; exercise community-based forms of governance; and... Continue reading

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