The impact of Digital Media on the Local

Here is a  fantastic example of how the web 2.o can begin to  make a difference in specific urban spaces with specific needs. Together for London proposes a sort of collective commitment by the city´s inhabitants: zooming in and out simultaneously, we can find discussions on small comunity issues side by side with the willingness to establish ways of circulating through the whole city. My favourite so far? considerate travel, of course.


This is a challenge for Porto – to successfully establish a similar platform. Lots of things would need to be sorted out first – the biggest one being the ususal one: overcoming the absence of a collective narrative, of converging on a shared vision of what the city is – and needs to be. I will try my best to bring these people to Future Places 2009.


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