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Urban Archive

Urban Archive is a technology nonprofit that creates new connections between people, places, and historical institutions.

Vacant Property QR Codes

Baltimore City Council Bill 19-0429 requires the Department of Housing & Community Development to post signage on vacant buildings that will identify owners so that they can be held accountable by the public.

Divao

Divao aims to build a CivicTech toolbox with a focus on public discourse, group decision-making, and civic collaboration.

#defensiveTO

Documenting the use of defensive urban design in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. Defensive urbanism, also known as hostile, unpleasant, or exclusive architecture is used to guide or restrict behaviour in urban space as a form of crime prevention, protection of property, and order maintenance. ​ From benches and ledges that prevent skateboarding and lying down to surveillance and security technologies that keep a watchful eye on the city, defensive urban design has become an everyday part of our urban fabric. It's an intentional design strategy that targets people who use or rely on public space the most - like people who are homeless and youth - by restricting behaviours they engage in like sleeping in public and skateboarding. It also makes the city more hostile for other vulnerable residents like people who are elderly, people who have a disability, and young children.

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