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Wild City Mapping: Interactive online sharing of wild urban spaces (Video)

Wild City Mapping: Interactive online sharing of wild urban spaces (Video)

The concrete grittiness of the metropolis is not always as monolithic as it seems; there are typically pockets of green, havens of calm and urban biodiversity that thrive despite all attempts to 'develop' them into oblivion. These urban wild spaces are places to forage , marvel at urban wildlife , and are also places to gather. They are the hidden hearts of vibrant cities, they are a source of wellbeing to urban dwellers. Yet too often, these precious spaces are threatened by urban development, which shortsightedly views these spaces as abandoned, residual and of little economic value. But worldwide, communities are banding together to save their local urban wild spaces, using a variety of tactics like outreach , events , guerilla gardening , and in the case of one Montreal collective, creating an interactive online map using open source tools, mapping the wild, uncultivat...

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