My big idea for cities in 2012: Social impact bonds, Outcomes-based permitting, Public Spaces

I have three ideas:

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1. Social impact bonds. Leveraging public dollars with private / nonprofit innovation and accountability.

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2. Outcomes-based permitting. Offering greater flexibility in urban design in order to stimulate private investment.

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3. Reclamation of government owned land for public space. Using vacant space (e.g., alleyways, utility corridors, overhead and underground railways) as parks, open space, public gardens, etc.

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What is your one big idea for cities in 2012? Submit a blog post to info@theurbanvision.com along with a bio & Pic.

on the patio
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