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GET INVOLVED with ONE MILLIONth TOWER (1MT)

You can get involved with the stories, ideas and technologies in One Millionth Tower (1MT), a documentary about the HIGHRISE re-imagined, in the following ways:

1. TELL US ABOUT A HIGHRISE you know, so that we can add to our growing database of highrises in all countries in the world.  Go to WORLD OF HIGHRISES

2. HELP US get 1MT TRANSLATED into any language, by joining and participating in our Universal Subtitles translation project. Translate or review the video in different languages. Go and get translating here.

3. LEARN MORE ABOUT AND USE the POPCORN technology employed in our project,  courtesy of Mozilla. Get going now on bringing cinema closer to the web by heading over to Popcorn.

4. LEARN MORE ABOUT the philosophy and practice of TOWER OF RENEWAL by visiting ERA’s Tower Renewal blog.

5. LEARN MORE ABOUT PARTICIPATORY URBAN DESIGN Check out these participatory design projects from around the world //Map Kibera is a world-renowned project in Nairobi’s largest informal settlement (or *slum*).  The area was “blank spot” on the map until November 2009, when young Kiberans created the first free and open digital map of their own community. Map Kibera has now grown into a complete interactive community information project. • http://www.mapkibera.org/ // Crown Heights Participatory Urbanism is a community-informed design proposal for public space located in the Crow Hill neighborhood.http://www.urbandesignweek.org/1911636/Crown-Heights-Participatory-Urbanism-Manuel-Avila // Józsefváros is a redevelopment project with Roma communities living in highrise flats in Budapest, Hungary. • http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/conferences/roma2011/doc/conclusions/23052011_alfoldi.pdf // Our friends at URBZ run “urban typhoon workshops” to help create user-generate neighbourhoods and cities, starting in their hometown of Dharavi, Bombay, Indai  • http://urbz.net // a UN-Habitat interactive design project for rapid self-build reconstruction in the Gaza Strip • http://www.palestineregenerationproject.com/projects.php // Using Participatory Urban Design to “Close the Nutrient Loop”: A Case study from the Philippines • http://www.ruaf.org/sites/default/files/UAM23-Using%20Participatory..-31.pdf // The Human City Project aims to increase the capacity of waterfront communities to represent themselves and participate meaningfully in the shaping of their city, Port Harcourt, Nigeria’s oil capital and third-largest city, where up to 480,000 people live, facing the threat of demolition from the Rivers State government.  • http://www.usip.org/publications/preventing-conflict-through-participatory-urban-planning-in-the-niger-delta-cmap //Ground Truth in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, is a project with residents of the Tandale to collect and map public data points using free and open source software and technologies such as Open Street Map.  http://www.centerforcommunitymapping.org/?p=674 // TELL US ABOUT ONE YOU KNOW! highrise@nfb.ca

5. JOIN our HIGHRISE MAILING LIST to get occasional updates as the HIGHRISE story evolves.

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