Our PiggyBaggy-startup liberates you from shopping trips!
Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years' big sustainable design project: retrofitting suburbia. To come: Dying malls rehabilitated, dead "big box" stores re-inhabited, parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands. (Filmed at TEDxAtlanta.)
All spaces are becoming hybrid (exhibit 1): Urban Outfitters sell more records than any other retailer
Our sister project from the UK. Retrofit 2050 - an EPSRC research project. Partners include Oxford Brookes, Reading, Cardiff and Salford Universities.
Infill - when cities are fully built and resource prices soar infill and refurbishment will flourish.
A great article from Guardian about how startups tend to go to areas that are rundown, yet interesting. And how that kind of state of urban development is difficult yo maintain.
Stockholm City Business region is one of our partners and they have a great cleantech project in Högdalen.
Do you know Nest? This is the kind of startups we'll bring about. Internet of things will change the use of built environment totally. "Google has closed the books on its $3.2 billion purchase of Nest Labs."
Pecan Street Inc, in Texas, has given a great spark for initiating Proof of Concept.
The Suburban Living Labs is working on ICT solutions by involving users, in connection to on-going modernization actions in two suburbs in need of modernisation and social uplifting, one in Sweden (Alby) and one in Finland (Peltosaari).