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The P2P Urbanism Platform: From the Social to the Urban Web

There are myriads of open source/Commons-oriented projects that may have an impact on the life in the cities. However, it is not easy for a city council or a citizen to benefit from this knowledge Commons. Information is scattered and possibly hard to be understood by non-experts. The P2P Urbanism platform will be a free web-based hosting directory of open source software and hardware projects that can have an impact on the design and function of the city. Our aim is to create a clearly articulated and updated knowledge Commons, enriched by experience through experimentation, that will fuel innovation through the creation and sharing of ideas and best practices.
Who is on your team, and what are their relevant experiences or skills?
Scholars, urbanists, architects, activists, policy creators, and geeks with trans-disciplinary interests on Internet and society. Vasilis Niaros, an engineer and urbanist, will serve as a coordinator of an interdisciplinary network of NGOs (i.e., Monumenta, Place Identity, P2P Foundation) and research centers (Tallinn University of Technology, P2P Lab).


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