Jakarta – Nebengers

Jakarta – Nebengers

Location Jakarta
Name Nebengers
Community Level Local
Sector Car pooling
Year of beginning 2012
Object Andreas Aditya Swasti, 26, established a community on Twitter called Nebengers in December 2011, in order to allow commuters with vacant seats on or in their vehicles to offer rides to those people without cars or bikes who need to travel in the same direction.
Nebengers, derived from the Indonesian word “nebeng” meaning free ride, is what Andreas calls a ‘virtual terminal’. The aim was simple: to help the city reduce its traffic jams by having groups of people traveling together; thereby reduce the number of vehicles on the roads, and also giving people a chance to make new friends. Through their Twitter account @nebengers, people with vacant seats in their vehicles can offer free rides to people, while those looking for transportation to particular destinations can do the same. Nebengers have more than 2,200 registered members on their list, which is available at nebengers.com.
Field Urban
Source Website; articles
Website www.nebengers.com

jakarta

Chicago – Neighborspace

Chicago – Neighborspace

Location Chicago
Name Neighborspace
Community Level Local
Sector Community Land Trust
Year of beginning 2012
Object NeighborSpace is the only nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. They shoulder the responsibilities of property ownership — such as providing basic insurance, access to water, and links to support networks — so that community groups can focus on gardening. NeighborSpace’s mission is to preserve and support the development of community managed gardens and open spaces throughout the City of Chicago. This mission is accomplished by acquiring land on behalf of communities to protect community established and managed gardens from development, supporting the long-term success of these community efforts, and building awareness of how these urban “Edens” contribute to an improved quality of life for residents.

 

Field Urban
Source Website; articles
Website http://neighbor-space.org/

Chicago

Detroit – Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Detroit – Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Location Detroit
Name Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Community Level Local
Sector Social care
Year of beginning 1929
Object Capuchin Soup Kitchen is a religious community of friars inspired by St Francis of Assisi. The Soup Kitchen got its official start during the Great Depression of 1929; in response to the time’s overwhelming social needs, the friars turned to the men and women of the Secular Franciscans and joined together with them to collect food from farms, make soup, bake bread and serve meals in the hall next to the monastery. From these beginnings grew the Capuchin Soup Kitchen of today. Its activities range from meal programs to urban farms, children’s programs and therapeutic communities for substance abusers.
Field Urban
Source Website; articles
Website http://www.cskdetroit.org/

Detroit

Detroit – Farm City Detroit project

Detroit – Farm City Detroit project

Location Detroit
Name Farm City Detroit Project
Community Level Local
Sector Urban garden; urban farming
Year of beginning 2012
Object In 2008 Blight Busters teamed up with Fertile Ground Collective to make Farm City Detroit a reality. In 2012, they received $120,000 in funding from Skillman Foundation and Marjorie Max Fisher to transform ten blighted properties into what is now known as Farm City Detroit. Since the project began, they have generated outcomes that improved the neighborhood, employed 32 neighborhood youths, engaged over 3,000 volunteers and created a sustainable environment that fosters a mentoring environment for neighborhood youth. Farm City Detroit acts as both a park and urban gardening space and has become a place for community members to play, to connect with one another, to grow nutritious food, to obtain skills for creating their own personal gardens, and to simply sit and meditate amidst the greenery.
Field Urban
Source Website; articles
Website http://www.cityparksalliance.org/issues-a-resources/maintenance/case-studies/356-farm-city-detroit; http://www.mcbbdetroit.com/farm-city-detroit/

Detroit