Calles Compartidas, Santiago

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Calles Compartidas (Shared Streets) is a pilot initiative which, based on UK experiences of sustainable transport and citizen participation, attempts to change the way we use city streets so as to fight climate change. The first pilot project is taking place in the Lastarria and Bellas Artes neighbourhoods of Santiago. More information at www.callescompartidas.org  

Cartucho

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Trailer to a film by Colombian director Andrés Chávez. In Spanish, with English subtitles It is completely unprecedented in Colombian history for a magnificent colonial neighborhood made up of traditional families and businesses to become home to thousands of homeless people and mafias. Its streets and old homes were converted into crack...

#9: Peatónito

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México DF, México. A wrestler dressed as superhero to defend pedestrians rights in the streets of Mexico DF Directed by: Fernando Casado Cañeque and Paula García Serna
Walking is our most natural way of getting about and is the number one priority on the street. Hence the rationale for a hierarchy of urban movement. #DíaInternacionalDelPeatón (National Pedestrian Day) 2016. CC: Atribución - No comercial. *This video has english subtitles, activate 'em in the options. Video: Peatonito...
Peatónito (or little pedestrian) could be the most beloved figure in the transportation world. After all, how can you not love a superhero who protects pedestrians from cars?! Since donning the cape and luchador mask three years ago, he has become a media sensation in his home country in Mexico. And now he's in...
Mike Lydon is a Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative and an internationally recognized planner, writer, and advocate for livable cities. Mike is also the creator and primary author of the The Open Streets Project and Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change Vol.1 and Vol.2. Mike edited and co-developed the recently published Mercado:...
El Gran Malón is an invitation to hold Malones, street lunches, throughout Chile, on the same day, with the idea of getting to know your neighbours, sharing a meal and building the community. The first Gran Malón de Chile was held on Saturday 8 abril 2017, and more than 11,800 people met together, in...
Early in November 2016 Peter and Lindsey from Eden Project Communities visited Santiago, Chile, at the invitation of Ciudad Emergente, an NGO dedicated to developing ‘Human-Centred Cities.’ In June of that year, several members of their team visited a Big Lunch in the UK. Six months later, Santiago had its very own...
Rescued by local residents, Praça Homero Silva, in the west of São Paulo, has springs, toads and fish -- an oasis in the heart of Pompeia. Video: Jornal da Gazeta, January 2017 (in Portuguese)
In the Praça (Square) Homero Silva, on Avenida Pompeia, there is a pavement where water tenaciously insists in welling up from underground. Houses were built here, and later demolished. Developers wanted to drain the area, but the spring remains, tunelling under this dry part of the city and keeping it wet... It's the spring versus the...

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