Sunday, October 31, 2010
Food is trendy. Around the world many initiatives have started to increase the public awareness about the impact of food production and distribution on cities. In the Hague, the artist Debra Solomon (check her culiblog!) works with Stroom on a very interesting project in the densely populated and multicultural area of Schilderswijk. The project explores the potential for integrating urban agriculture (UA) into existing social and green infrastructure in this ward. (Illustrations by Jacques Abelman)
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The ISOCARP conference was an excellent moment to hear about new initiatives such as the World Urban Campaign including the 100 cities initiative . At the moment 11 cities are selected and they are recruiting more. Wouldn’t it be great to submit The Hague? Vienna, Chicago, Kabul and Alicante are within the first 11.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Nyama Choma means grilled meat in Kiswahili. Every village on the main road has at least 1 choma zone or Choma palace! Packed busses are a common sight but the most striking is the amazing amount of backs filled with charcoal and the impact of deforestation of large areas along every road we travelled.