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Urban Green Spaces, hum, YES!

TKF Foundation Invites Planning Grant Applications for Urban Green SpacesAfter more than fifteen years of creating contemplative green spaces in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, the TKF Foundation has announced the creation of the Open Spaces Sacred Places (OSSP) National Awards Program. In 2012, the program will fund the creation of significant new OSSPs specifically designed to provide opportunities to document the human and social benefits of natural areas in urban settings. The program seeks to generate research that may help encourage decisionmakers to support contemplative green spaces as a public investment and essential civic amenity. Grants will be awarded from a total funding pool of $5 million to cross-disciplinary teams that conceptualize, plan, design, and implement a physical space; conduct associated research studies; and disseminate findings.As part of this new program, the foundation has issued a Request for Planning Grant Proposals, an optional fir…

Urban blogs Map

The civic project 'No economic recovery without cities [& citizens]' (*) is launching a challenge of creating a global list of 'blogs [or sites] of streets, neighborhoods, villages or cities’ promoted by citizens or groups of citizens that wish to think collectively about the future of the places they live and/or work.
The initiative is developed under the spirit of '2011 European Year of Volunteering to promote more active citizenship’ ( and seeks to involve citizens and groups of citizens worldwide.
The provisional list ['2011 global urban blogs map'] can be found here: [Googlemap].
We appreciate all the help you can give in spreading the idea!