Felix Weth (second from right) with other Fairmondo members
Felix Weth has taken on a big challenge: create a platform cooperative to compete with the likes of Ebay and help create a new, fair economy. The result of his efforts is Fairmondo, a member-owned digital cooperative that enables people to sell ethical products. Launched 2013 in Germany, Fairmondo is now going global.
Photo: jonathan mcintosh. Article co-authored with Pablo Munoz.
A family-friendly placemaking campaign in Providence, RI. Photo by PPS
The placemaking movement is all about creating hands-on, collective solutions to improve a neighborhood, city, or region—to make it more shareable. It capitalizes on existing community assets and results in public spaces that improve people’s health, happiness, and well being. As the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) website explains,
What happens when programmers, designers, and activists join forces? Change happens. Or, more specifically, Changeforge happens.
Photo courtesy of VeloMetro.
What do you get when you cross an electric bike with a smart car? A Veemo.
Designed and built by VeleMetro Mobility, the Veemo is a single-person, electric-assist, solar-powered, networked, enclosed tricycle that will, later this year, be found zipping down the bike lanes around the University of British Columbia and, next year, in Vancouver.