Tag Archives: Crowdsourcing

9th May 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Get Unstuck: Secure funding and people to launch that social impact project NOW!
At this month's Think Act Change learn how you can use crowdfunding to make your idea happen.
by Trude Chandler
Jul 26, 2013
Meet July's New York Tech Meetup stars
This month’s New York Tech Meetup (NYTM) featured eclectic startups in the fields of news, events, healthy eating, locksmithing, project management, and coding.
by Matt Sanders
11th May 2013, 12:00am-12:00am
MAS Spring 2013 Livable Neighborhoods Training
Livable Neighborhoods offers New York City specific workshops on a range of planning topics including resilience building, the use of census data to understand neighborhood concerns, the role of environmental impact statements, economic development as well as instruction on the creation and implementation of comprehensive plans. Participants also have access to the Livable Neighborhoods Training […]
by Mia Brezin
3rd May 2013, 12:00am-12:00am
Pitching the City: New Ideas for New York
Join Architizer and the Municipal Art Society, co-hosts of a signature event of the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival, for an exploration of new and innovative urban initiatives. Five project creators, including the founders of the LowLine, +Pool, New Lab, NYFi and the Hudson River Powerhouse, will be given a platform to pitch their ideas […]
by Mia Brezin
1st-4th May 2013, 12:00am-12:00am
IDEAS CITY explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture are essential to the vitality of urban centers, making them better places to live, work, and play. Founded by the New Museum in 2011, IDEAS CITY is a major collaborative initiative between hundreds of arts, education, and community […]
by Mia Brezin
Mar 12, 2013
Ingenuity in the Extrapolation Factory
An experiment in public thinking about future design gave participants a chance to develop ideas and voice one's own opinion, through making the kinds of objects that might be found in a 99c store of the future.
by Camille Baumann-Jaeger
Mar 4, 2013
Redesign, revive the Rockaways: MoMA's call for ideas
MoMA and PS1 will present 25 winning designs for alternate public housing, for new public space, and other sustainable, new developments for the Sandy-ravaged neighborhood. The call is open to everyone.
by Kaye Cain-Nielsen
Feb 22, 2013
Twitter map reveals NYC's lingual diversity
The map's English tweets are almost indistinguishable from a road map, creating a grid of New York's busiest streets. Altogether, 22 languages were identified.
by Ari Lev Kaputkin
Feb 15, 2013
Why are you going to #ForwardOnClimate?
We were curious to hear why New Yorkers were planning to head to the #ForwardOnClimate Rally in D.C. this weekend. Here’s what we found out: The activists in this video also speak of the divestment movement happening at universities citywide and across the country. The movement, made up of students and faculty alike, aims to […]
by Shannon Ayala
Dec 12, 2012
Is "solutionism" getting us nowhere?
It has become all-too-sexy to throw a few apps at a societal problem and hope that it goes away. But how do we make the jump from knowledge to real solutions?
by Jamie Biondi
Oct 1, 2012
A glimpse of the future, underground
Exhibit modeling planned underground park presents the future of illuminating the depths below NYC's streets with natural sunlight.
by Jenny Kun
May 28, 2012
Open plans for your cycling summer
Summer has arrived! Soon enough, you'll be seeing blue. Thousands of blue bicycles.
by Kaye Cain-Nielsen
May 24, 2012
How to surveil yourself for (y)our own good
Though environmental standards have improved over the past decades, in these muggy days of early summer in New York the quality of our air and water becomes palpably questionable. We bicycle through clouds of truck exhaust that hang in the damp air, and it won’t be long before we’ll almost be able to smell the Gowanus […]
by Kaye Cain-Nielsen
Mar 19, 2012
Lara Penin and Eduardo Staszowski
Amplify/DESIS Lab
"If we want society to change, we should look at ourselves, and learn from whatever is already working."
by Jeff Kasper
Feb 22, 2012
Mannahatta 2409: a work in progress
Eric Sanderson, ecologist and creator of the Welikia Project, is now leading a team to create a new version of Mannahatta: an interactive tool that will let visitors experiment with the design of the city of the future.
by City Atlas
Feb 1, 2012
Collaborative Consumption hits NYC
The Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) organized an event that took place yesterday at Green Spaces to discuss the trend of collaborative consumption, which was identified by Time in 2010 as one of the 10 ideas that will change the world. The talk was moderated by Roo Rogers, founder of Ozolab and panelists included the entrepreneurs Jen Abrams, Our Goods; Ron J. Williams, SnapGoods; Paul Steely White, Transportation Alternatives;
by Katie Conrad
Jan 28, 2012
Grow Our Grassroots: February 11 Summit for trees, parks and gardens
  On Saturday, February 11th, the city’s innovative crowd source platform Change By Us will team up with the Parks Department, PlaNYC and Million Trees NYC to host the Grow Our Grassroots Summit at Borough Hall in Brooklyn. The keynote speakers include Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and David Bragdon, Director of the Office of Long […]
by Richard Reiss
Jan 24, 2012
Ioby.org and Deutsche Bank team up to fund green projects in NYC
Ioby, the online micro-funding platform for community green projects, will work with Deutsche Bank to provide matching grants aimed at projects led by Community Development Corporations (CDC’s) in New York City. Deutsche Bank is the first investment bank to support ioby.org by providing a matching grant to stimulate green projects at NYC CDC’s. Erin Barnes, […]
by Richard Reiss