The congress selected “Smart Communities” as the central theme, which is the other way to say about “smart city” issue. I think “smart city” might be the most popular language in urban discourse nowadays, after “green or sustainable city” term which was hipped in previous decade. However, by my naïve (or cynical) sight on having … Continue reading Smart City : none is automatically smart only by ICTs (from ISOCARP congress)
By this fellowship, I supposedly lived only in one city during one-month placement. I am just a lucky bastard, who had chanced to stay on the second city for almost one week in the midst of placement. -- My luck was doubled. First, about the city, it is Portland, where already on my wishlist places … Continue reading In Portland : One of the greenest city in the U.S.
When my agenda written to have meeting with Eugene’s mayor, I just act as another usual meeting. On the second the meeting run, I just realized that it was such a huge surprise and unbelievable session for me as well. I previously think that I only join with planning team who set the meeting with … Continue reading Mayor of Eugene : ‘Open your Eyes’ Rock Star
Another attempt that show Eugene’s strong leadership in sustainability is establishment of Sustainability Commission which act as a policy advisory body to the council and city manager in the development or initiation that will enhance, develop and create sustainable practices within the community. The Sustainability Commission consist of 12 citizen members and one city councilor, … Continue reading Triple Bottom Line Soul
Being placed in the city where has long-history of outstanding implementation about sustainable vision, I could not more beyond grateful. Eugene, the 160.000 city’s population, put ‘sustainability’ (particularly for city’s officials, public institutions, and the business sector) in the back of their mind. Members of the Eugene community consciously desire a healthy economy which conserves … Continue reading When Sustainability is already as Pop Song
Prequel on this. As a dreamer whose her highly driven is to make the better world, the excitement explodes uncontrollable. However, the blues mess could not wait to hit in. On my unfinished-mess final preparation yet just a couple day of my departure, in the midst of my hate on long-trip packing, juggling on un-ended … Continue reading Pre-Departure Blues
Most (or many) people in the world seem still look US on the top of the world, a great country whom people rely their biggest dream as “American Dream”. Either I am, who sling ‘learn from hands-on experiences in the US’ as my wildest dream. I submitted this Professional Fellow Program application around April 2017 … Continue reading Ultimate Dream Anthem