Posts Tagged:Democracy

2009-05-25 um 21-01-20

Video Sunday: Inspiration from TEDCity2.0

Last September, TEDCity2.0 (complemented by many TEDxCity2.0 events around the world) brought together some of the world’s leading urban thinkers in New York City for “envisioning the cities of our future and sharing big ideas about collaborative action and sustainable solutions”. Out of more than 20 inspiring talks, I’d like to first share two talks…

Read More →

IMG_9332

Bicycle Culture by Design

I’d like to take a look back at an exciting event that I haven’t yet blogged about. With the global Velo-city conference, the Velopalooza bike festival, an awesome Critical Mass, the City’s announcement to install a public bikeshare system and two interesting SFU talks on “Actively Learning from Copenhagen’s Transport Successes” within a month, June…

Read More →

IMG_8899

Good bicycle karma from Copenhagen

Yesterday, I visited Andreas Rohl’s free lecture on “Sticks, Carrots and Tambourines: Actively Learning from Copenhagen’s Transport Successes” at SFU Harbour Centre. Andreas Rohl is Copenhagen’s Bicycle Program Manager and recently joined Urban Systems for a temporary term in their Metro Vancouver office. In his lecture, Andreas Rohl talked about how Copenhagen became a cycling…

Read More →

IMG_8605

The case against online voting

Apart from my visit to UBC’s CIRS, I also participated in an interactive dialogue on “Online voting” at the HiVE Vancouver last weekend. In this first session of the “E-volving Democracy” dialogue series, people with different backgrounds from computer scientists to political activists made a clear case against online voting. The session started with a short introduction by…

Read More →

2009-10-24 um 15-11-21

Real Democracy Now!

The current protests of ten-thousands of people in many Spanish cities are closely followed throughout Europe. While the Arab Spring was about a transition from dictatorship to democracy, the protests in Spain aiming for real democracy (“Democracia Real Ya”) are targeted at a postdemocratic system that’s ruined through the economic crisis. 45% youth unemployment brought young…

Read More →

IMG_5561

A new political vision

Austria in 2009: Politicians are engaging in emotional controversies instead of offering comprehensive answers to our central challenges, in particular the global economic crisis, dangerous climate change and rising inequality. They are stuck in political gridlock while they should actually tackle the fact that we’re living at the expense of other people on this planet…

Read More →

Back to Top