By Professor Paul Langley
What is the relation between crowdfunding and the City? ‘Crowdfunding’ is a rapidly expanding online method of raising money and finance that, according to The Economist (2016) magazine, will raise $34 billion worth of funding across the globe in 2016, double that of 2014. But, how does crowdfunding presently figure in processes of urban change? And, given the research focus of the PUrSI project, what are the indications from the cities of Athens, Berlin and Newcastle upon Tyne that crowdfunding can generate resources in support of urban social innovation? Continue reading
A new multi-lingual book on Urban and Regional Social Movements is available here from the Invisible Cities Research Group:
The multilingual and interdisciplinary book Urban and Regional Social Movements includes 21 texts that explore theoretical issues of movement processes or focus on examining movements which have been developed in Greece and internationally (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, India, Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey).
It is a book that aims at being constantly “under construction” and as a consequence “alive”, up-to-date and dynamic. Hence the blog https://aoratespoleis.wordpress.com/ was also created which will be regularly updated with new links, studies and news from various urban and regional movements around the world. Continue reading