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A website full of blogs on initiatives for a flexible and fluid city

http://popupcity.net/

(Launched by Golfstromen, an agency for spatial development and communication: http://golfstromen.nl/. They also wrote a book called “Pop-up city; City making in a fluid world”)

A documentary of the VPRO on Silicon Valley, their way of living and future societies
(Dutch)

Cybertopia: dromen van Silicon Valley
Men leest het evangelie volgens Steve Jobs, heeft ontzag voor Google en downloadt de nieuwste apps. Als ‘de masters of the universe’ in Silicon Valley de nieuwe mondiale machthebbers zijn, wat is dan hun ethos, hun heilstaat en hun politieke agenda? Wat zegt hun libertarische denken en gedrag over hun ideale wereld? VPRO Tegenlicht staat stil bij de vraag hoe de ‘serial entrepreneurs’, inmiddels allemaal multimiljonair, sociale kwesties zouden oplossen; hoe en met welke doelstellingen lobbyen zij in de richting van Washington DC, Brussel en daar voorbij? De eerste geluiden dat Silicon Valley zich wil afscheiden van de Verenigde Staten zijn misschien wel een voorbode van wat ons nog te wachten staat.

http://www.npo.nl/tegenlicht/25-01-2015/VPWON_1232872

A book on the layers of Hong Kong

“Cities without grounds: A Hong Kong Guidebook”

http://citieswithoutground.com/

(A blogpost on the book: http://popupcity.net/dont-touch-the-ground-in-hong-kong/)

A series of videos of a forum on ‘The Innovative Metropolis: Fostering Economic Competitiveness through Sustainable Urban Design’

On February 21, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the Sam Fox School’s Master of Urban Design Program hosted an all-day forum which explored the intersection between sustainable urban design and economic growth while discussing the implications for design and practice. The event also highlighted policies that have enabled individual cities to become successful models of sustainability and examined specific design and policy issues through the lenses of economy, government, climate and social systems.

http://www.brookings.edu/events/2013/02/21-innovative-metropolis

(Facts & figures on Hong Kong as their casestudy: http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Events/2013/2/21-innovative-metropolis/Hong_Kong.pdf?la=en)

A research theme of the Royal Holloway University of London:

Identity, Place and Mobility
The Identity, Place and Mobility research theme is a vibrant hub for world class research and researchers. The research theme provides a platform for the development of interdisciplinary and the possibility of developing cross-curricular teaching. As the idea of the theme suggests the diversity and the researchers involved value the connectedness between individual disciplines, knowledge, principles, and/or values in a way that integrates and synthesises knowledge.

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/research/researchthemes/identity,placeandmobility/identity,placeandmobility.aspx

A website with designs for urban nomads
Architecture, clothes and other designs for everyone on the go by Winfried Baumann


http://www.instant-housing.de/index.php

His book: https://www.amazon.com/Urban-Nomads-Institute-Modern-Nuremberg/dp/3777422185?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=3777422185&linkCode=as2&linkId=WQK3SXWWB7TKKR4X&redirect=true&ref_=as_li_tl&tag=popupcity-20

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