Urban innovation is one of the 3 areas we are exploring, along with ‘radical food’ and ‘sport for transport’.
Why urban? Because, for as much as we like the countryside, being outdoors, breathing fresh air, contemplating starry skies and resting our ears in pure wind… Francesco and I are city people. Born and grown up in cities.
Why innovation? Because our city lives taught us how difficult it can be to live healthy, happy (read: stress-free) and sustainable lives in cities. One can flee the city and find refuge in an eco-village (watch this space as we’ll soon blog about it!) or can creatively find solutions that make cities a better place to live in. Better for the people and for the planet. Socially smart. Some innovative solutions already exist and, in our travelling research, we want to know more about them.
If you want to read about the first urban innovation we came across in our exploration, follow this link to our next post.
And if you have any suggestions of social enterprises promoting urban innovation in China, Nepal or Myanmar, please use the comment boxes below!