Jakarta – Nebengers

Jakarta – Nebengers

 

Country Indonesia
City Jakarta
Name Nebengers
Date 2012
Description 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.
Urban Co-Governance Moderate
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Moderate
Experimentalism Weak
Tech Justice Moderate
Website www.nebengers.com
References, sources, contact person(s) Website; articles

Contact : halo@nebengers.com

jakarta

Chicago – Neighborspace

Chicago – Neighborspace


Image source . http://neighbor-space.org/
Country United States
City Chicago
Name Neighborspace
Date 2012
Description 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.

Urban Co-Governance Strong
Enabling State Strong
Pooling Strong
Experimentalism Strong
Tech Justice Weak
Website http://neighbor-space.org/
References, sources, contact person(s) Website; articles. Contact : rcline@neighbor-space.org

Chicago

Detroit – Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Detroit – Capuchin Soup Kitchen

 

 

 

 

Image source : http://www.cskdetroit.org/
Country United States
City Detroit
Name Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Date 1929
Description 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.
Urban Co-Governance
Enabling State
Pooling
Experimentalism
Tech Justice
Website http://www.cskdetroit.org/
References, sources, contact person(s) Website; articles

Detroit

Detroit – Farm City Detroit project

Detroit – Farm City Detroit project








Image source :https://www.facebook.com/farmcitydetroit/
Country United States
City Detroit
Name Farm City Detroit Project
Date 2012
Description 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.
Urban Co-Governance
Enabling State
Pooling
Experimentalism
Tech Justice
Website http://www.cityparksalliance.org/issues-a-resources/maintenance/case-studies/356-farm-city-detroit

https://www.facebook.com/farmcitydetroit/

References, sources, contact person(s) Website; articles

Detroit

Barcelona – Barcola

Barcelona – Barcola

Image source: http://procomuns.net/en/barcola-group/
Country Spain
City Barcelona
Name BarCola
Date
Description of the project
BarCola is a working group and information sharing node for debate, review and mutual learning among people with plural perspectives; it is a space for generating ideas and incubating new projects and actions in Barcelona to nourish the local ecosystem, and for co-creating public platform and collaborative economy policies in Barcelona following the commons approach.
The objectives of the project are :
To analyze and evaluate the situation of the commons-oriented model within the collaborative economy in the context of Barcelona.
To map the collaborative economy cases and commons-oriented models within the context of Barcelona.
To elaborate recommendations towards the planning of public policies in that field.
To enhance the dialogue between the social and solidarity economy and commons oriented production.
Urban Co-Governance
Enabling State
Pooling
Experimentalism
Tech Justice
Project Website http://procomuns.net/en/barcola-group/
References, sources, contact person(s) info@dimmons.net

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