September, 2013

Week #35 – Participatory space making

Smart Citizens build cities Last week I hinted at my interest in the vision of a smart city in which connected and engaged citizens bring smartness about instead of sensors, feedback loops and algorithms. One of the many ways this smartness surfaces is urban farming. Another manifestation of this smartness that I find deeply fascinating […]

Week #34

OpenStreetMap buildings in Bulgarian protected nature zones A friend’s Facebook post prompted me to start work on a small script/workflow to extract OpenStreetMap (illegal) buildings in Bulgarian protected nature zones. I’ve the feeling these may be numerous as Bulgarian laws often dance to the sound of dubious financial sources. @antitoxic and @yurukov are aiding me (thanks!) by looking for data […]