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Liverpool to shine on LightNight | in Click Liverpool 11/05/14

by Steven Carson Two of Liverpool’s iconic buildings are set to shine on LightNight. The Bluecoat and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral have been announced as the secret locations for this years light projections. From 9.30pm on LightNight the two light projections will shine a spotlight on two beautiful buildings; the Bluecoat, the oldest Grade 1 listed […]

Liverpool to turn derelict flyover into urban park with help of crowdfunding website | in Cities Today 04/05/14

Campaigners have succeeded in their first step to turn a derelict flyover in Liverpool, UK, into an urban sky park. Over £40,000 has been raised through Spacehive, the world’s first civic crowdfunding website. Pledges made through the portal are philanthropic on the basis that projects have to be for the public good. “We are delighted […]

Cloud funding: Liverpool raises cash to turn derelict flyover into urban park | in Huddled 22/04/14

by Grace Nolan Campaigners have succeeded in their first step to turn a derelict flyover in Liverpool into an urban sky park. Over £40,000 has been raised through Spacehive, the world’s first civic crowdfunding website. Pledges made through the portal are philanthropic on the basis that projects have to be for the public good. The […]

We built this city: the smartest urban crowdfunding projects – in pictures | in The Guardian 28/04/14

by Chris Michael and Elena Goodinson From pedestrian bridges to city centre waterslides, sculpture parks to public pianos, here are some of the smartest and wackiest crowdfunded projects for urban improvement The Luchtsingel complex in Rotterdam includes a rooftop vegetable garden and park connected to the centre of the city by a 390m wooden pedestrian […]

Helena Bonham Carter and the case of the failed city crowdfunding experiment | in The Guardian 28/04/14

by Paul Bailey Crowdfunding actual urban projects, like bridges (done) or potholes (not yet), is a controversial idea – but one thing is clear: having movie stars on board is no guarantee of success Helena Bonham Carter was effusive: “This project is so exciting!” She and her husband, Tim Burton, were celebrity supporters of what […]