Is the human brain operating at the village scale? – by Alice Holmberg

Human evolution does not roll itself out at fibre-optic speed. Quite on the contrary, we humans evolve extremely slowly with unrecognisable differences from generation to generation. Indeed many scientists across the board classify our neural structures still as a “stone-age brain”. What if it’s not so much that we are still club-swinging, lust-driven and grunting, […]

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Towards the crowd-sourced city vision? – by Robin Houterman

Participatory planning on the neighbourhood level has been experimented with, and in some cities established practice, for many years. Next Hamburg has taken participatory planning to the next scale, experimenting with crowd-sourcing a vision for 2030 on the city level. Since January 2013, they have been replicating the experiment in Bangalore. Next Hamburg’s goal is […]

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