Why People Are The Most Valuable Urban Resource [Future of Cities]
PSFK Labs looks at the power of citizens to raise the collective resources and benefits available to a city's entire population.
Regardless of where we choose to live or visit, it is often the people who reside there who give a place its true character and charm. This impact is only amplified in cities, where the collective knowledge and efforts of citizens can build communities and create real change. In our Future Of Cities report, PSFK Labs investigated the key trends and pressing issues that will play a role in shaping the evolution of urban environments over the next decade.
A major theme identified in the report is Citizen Sourced, which looks at the power of citizens to raise the collective resources and benefits available across communities, neighborhoods and entire cities. This theme consists of six key trends: Crowd Planned, Community Currency, Collaborative Economy, Social Pairing, Micro Financing and Shared Transport.