Julian Dobson on participatory cities.
Drew Reed on why data from Facebook may not actually bring much to the urbanization discussion.
Facebook. Love it or hate it, it’s generating a lot of useful data. Including information about urbanization.
The New Book of Questions is a project by Evangelina Guerra Luján which uses questions to challenge our approach to modern urban living. The project is made up of user submitted questions, and has so far had input from people across the globe in a wide range of disciplines. My contribution is above. If you want to submit your question, head here.
We’ve all been there.
It’s been just over 7 weeks since we launched our #urbanism campaign, calling on Tumblr users to tag and reblog the very best content related to urbanism.
So why did we do it?
Over 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050, this is widely expected to reach 70%. Cities are undergoing unprecedented change and urbanism is one of the most crucial issues of our time. More activity on the #urbanism tag means more eyes on this important issue. And enough activity means #urbanism could reach Featured Tag status, landing in the dashboards of Tumblr users all over the world. Not just the #urbanism geeks.
In the last 7 weeks we’ve been curating the tag ourselves, sharing 50 posts that we think are the best on the #urbanism tag. We’re going to keep doing this, and we’re aiming to make This Big City the best place on Tumblr for urbanism content.
In the meantime, keep using the tag! #urbanism matters!
admirationtolove explains why they’re supporting our campaign to make #urbanism a featured tag. If you’re on board, then help jumpstart #urbanism by using the tag on all your relevant posts and help us spread the word!
If you want to pledge your support, click here then reblog our post with your comment. We might just feature it on our tumblog!
It’s been three weeks since we launched our campaign to make #urbanism a featured tag so we figured it was time for an update. Here’s what we’ve achieved so far:
Our launch post has picked up over 500 notes, and we’ve been sharing some of the best comments from those who’ve reblogged it. We’ll keep doing that so keep reblogging and commenting!
If #urbanism is ever going to reach featured status, we need as much original content as possible shared using the tag. Urbanism is the most pressing issue of our time and deserves mainstream attention. Keep adding the #urbanism tag to all relevant posts you tumble!
Massive thanks to everyone for the support so far!
- Joe and Lucas
Transatlantic Urbanism explain why they’re supporting our campaign to make #urbanism a featured tag. If you want to support our campaign, reblog our original post and let us know why you’re supporting.