PSFK is an international agency which publishes annual trend reports on design, retail, gaming, healthcare, the future of work, and more. We are thrilled to be included in 2012 and 2013 as part of a global conversation of Innovative Retail and Derelict Revival. This recent post is part of a new initiative call My Ideal City, an experiment to crowd source solutions form around the globe for the bi-lingual planning of Bogota Columbia. This is part of a larger trend of user generated and crowd sourced marketplaces for innovative solutions for the future of cities. And hey, we'll go to Bogota to be part of the solution!
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The project represents a movement to re-imagine previously neglected areas as opportunities to promote commerce and exchange.
Across the world, many developers are running projects aimed at counteracting urban decay. As cities struggle to find available land for new development projects, there is a counter-movement that is reinvigorating existing urban infrastructure and buildings that in many cases have been neglected and fallen into disuse.