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Scott Burnham
Urban Strategist and Writer who has engineered initiatives in 12 cities worldwide. Creator of Reprogramming the City.
Urban Strategist and Writer who has engineered initiatives in 12 cities worldwide. Creator of Reprogramming the City.
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Winding down from a hectic Washington DC - New York - Copenhagen road trip, time to share some photos from my talk at the World Bank on Resiliency.
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2014-10-14
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The close of every gig is special; some walks back to the hotel afterwards make it even more so. #MIPIM #Cannes 
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Off to Cannes, France to deliver two keynotes at MIPIM on Leveraging Urban Assets and The Future of Urban Infrastructure
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My upcoming project, launching at the Boston Society of Architects BSASpace in June 3013: Reprogramming the City - how urban infrastructure is being re-purposed, reused and reinvented in cities around the world.

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New blogpost announcing the inaugural #oneidea  24-hour Twitter chat in collaboration with MIT CoLab to share ideas from around the world on how to make better use of functional urban spaces and infrastructure. 

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Just discovered that the BFI, London posted a video of an in-conversation event I did with Jaime Lerner, famed urbanist and former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil. My friend Peter Jenkinson OBE and I ask Lerner some questions and discuss ways in which cities can embrace grassroots innovation.

While the BFI describes the session as "witty and engaging throughout", you can judge for yourself: http://www.bfi.org.uk/live/video/139
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Latest post on The Urban Guide for Alternate Use
With an eye towards a more literal definition of "street level photography", a team of garbage collectors in Hamburg, Germany converted the city's trash bins into giant pinhole cameras. Dubbed the Trashcam Project, the photos are created by drilling a tiny holes into the front of each bin and placing photographic photo paper inside.

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Top Cities for Innovation, 2011 Rankings The cities that make up my life: Boston (1), Amsterdam (6), London (11). Where's yours?
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