In the city with: 6 VIDEOS
By Planting Seeds In His Neighborhood, This Man Got America Talking About Food Deserts
Meet the Mayor Who Sold His Car to Take the Bus
That’s Not Gross—That’s Sustainable Protein
An Idea Sparked by a Pothole Is Giving People a New Way to Improve Their City
Fresh Thinking Welcome: A Crowdfunding Platform for Transforming Community Spaces
Taking Food Into His Own Hands, From Compost Bin to Cutting Board
2:59By Planting Seeds In His Neighborhood, This Man Got America Talking About Food DesertsPromoted
2:53Meet the Mayor Who Sold His Car to Take the BusPromoted
2:36That’s Not Gross—That’s Sustainable ProteinPromoted
1:30An Idea Sparked by a Pothole Is Giving People a New Way to Improve Their CityPromoted
2:08Fresh Thinking Welcome: A Crowdfunding Platform for Transforming Community SpacesPromoted
2:18Taking Food Into His Own Hands, From Compost Bin to Cutting BoardPromoted
A little about the collaboration
Innovation thrives in cities—but only with the rapid dispersal of great ideas. That's why we’ve teamed up with
IBM People for Smarter Cities to spotlight the urban innovators who are taking on some of our cities’ toughest challenges. Check out their stories, and start seeing your city in a new light.
In the city with: was created in an effort to ignite the flames of the People for Smarter Cities community—to share with it, and all those interested, the most provocative urban innovations. Our hope is that these ideas will cultivate dialogue and initiate change.
If you’re a citizen, you can share smart ideas for improving your city. If you’re a city leader, you can gain insights that allow you to make better decisions, resolve problems proactively, and coordinate resources more effectively.
Check out the stories; then head over to People4SmarterCities.com to get involved.
“The power of cooking can be used as a force of change.”
“I didn't get any complaints when the toilets and dressers, all the trash and the plastic were here, but I plant one carrot in the ground, and all hell breaks loose.”
“What happens in Berkeley today, if you really follow, probably in the next five to ten years, is going to happen all over.”
“Our mission is to build governments for the people, by the people, that work in the 21st century.”
“It’s a very provocative question: What do you want? It’s not asked of us very often in life.”