ideas for cities

This Big City on tumblr is your source for ideas that can make cities better. It is curated by Joe Peach and Lucas Lindsey.

Joe founded This Big City in 2009. He is a Marketing professional and works in one of London's most sustainable buildings.

Lucas is an urbanist, futurist, and blogger. He's the child of a suburban nation, but born again believer in an urban future. He lives in Tallahassee, USA.

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Mass urbanization presents an amazing opportunity to get more people cycling: 30% of urban trips are less than 3km (1.86 miles) and more than half of all trips are less than 5km (3.1 miles).

The European Cyclist’s Federation on the potential of urban cycling.

「大規模都市化有機會吸引更多人騎單車,三成都會區民眾單趟移動距離低於三公里,逾半數低於五公里。」

- 「歐洲單車騎士聯盟」說明都市單車潛力

In theory it could help increase participation and prevent disputes. A future where contractors use social media for customer engagement on a project-by-project basis certainly makes sense, and could well be on the cards.

Michael Willoughby thinks social media can be used to make buildings more sustainable. Read all about it on This Big City.

理論上能提高參與程度、避免糾紛,承包商未來勢必會在每個專案,運用社會媒體與消費者交流,這是未來的趨勢。」

Michael Willoughby認為,社會媒體有助於永續建築。全文請見《城事》。