Recap for the week ending 25th April 2010

Another fast-moving week on Speedbird, making it all too easy for any reader as overscheduled and distractable as I am to get lost in the churn. Here’s what you might have missed:

– We considered the notion of carfree cities as a step toward more pragmatic directions in future urban mobility;
asked if any of the things Harvey Milk learned about building a community and helping it discover its voice in the San Francisco of the 1970s are relevant to us here in the network age;
spent a little more time describing our ambitions for Do projects;
were discomfited by the leakage of game-derived incentive mechanics into everyday life; and
proposed a dashboard for cities and developed the idea further as a platform for robust read/write urbanism.

We’ll dig deeper into this lattermost set of ideas over the next week, asking what relevance (if any) they have for the cities of the developing world and all the people who live in them.

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