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Urban Bend by Laura Wills

So this is where I’m about to start collating projects that inspire me from cities around the world. Projects about resilience building, community building, connecting to each other, connecting to place, making our cities sustainable, while embracing the grit and chaos that entice us to live in cities in the first place.

The sorts of projects that excite me, and so the sorts that I’ll be collecting here, are the ones that think beyond the individual and the government, focusing on the changes that can be made when individuals come together and work as a community to take the lead in building resilient cities.

This blog is partly to be the rebirth of a book manuscript that has been lying comatose in my computer for the last couple of years. I’ve finally accepted that I never actually wanted to write a book and am much more interested in collaborative work, so I’m just going to release the share-worthy bits here. But while I’m at it, I’m going to resume my e-tour of inspiring urban community projects because I did become addicted to that rush of excitement that came with each discovery of an inspiring urban community project.

I hope you find some of the projects as inspiring as I do.