A village party, referred to as a Dorpsfeest in Dutch, is an annual day that consists of community building. It is basically a day, or a few days, once a year where the whole community is invited (nothing is mandatory) to come and enjoy themselves with the various activities which they can participate in.
Energiefabriek013 is an energy corporation in Tilburg. The corporation is a cooperation between inhabitants and entrepreneurs which try to find most sustainable forms of energy. Energiefabriek013 provides the opportunity of sustainable energy for Tilburg. As well as this the company gives advice to households about energy management. The company seeks to make Tilburg as green and sustainable as possible.
StadsTuinderij Piushaven is an urban farm which is located really close to the city center of Tilburg, the Netherlands. The urban farm is run by groups of volunteers who farm various fruits, vegetables and spices under the supervision of professionals. As well as this, the farm houses bees, pigs, chickens and Scottish Highlanders. The urban farm invites people to come and join in as a volunteer to get your hands a bit dirty or to their local shop, where they sell the produce.
Fiets forum Tilburg is an initiative taken in the city of Tilburg about biking in the city. In short it is a company which have created a website that everyone can access to be able to find information about anything to do with biking in Tilburg. The website allows users to find and post anything to do with the current, future or past situations or initiatives of biking. The website basically acts as a server for the city of Tilburg to highlight anything to do with a bike in its city, ranging from biking issues to biking events and much more.
Annually, several cities in the world are holding elections to appoint a new children's mayor. The elections have been established to involve children in cities and in their governance. The children's mayors are allowed to work with the city council for one year and their ideas and activities are being implemented in the cities.
It all started in 2011: a group of local women were frustrated about their initiative to donate benches to their neighborhood park. With the help of LabGov the city administration then developed a framework that allows public-people-cooperations and support for citizens by the city to take care and modify urban commons which are defined as “tangible, intangible and digital” goods which are “functional to the individual and collective well-being”.
Since 2013 the local Transition Town Initiative organizes Transition Day(s) at the Lendwirbel Festival together with the Forum Urbanes Gärtnern. The main focus is to raise awareness on sustainability issues and the creation of an open space resp. a focal point where people can meet. The Vorstadtgarten, which are raised beds and bed-seat-table combinations mostly made of recycled wood, invites people during the first week in May to come together - in the most of the years the beds are in the public space until autumn.
A critical mass is a regularly-happening non-violent direct-action event of bikers to reclaim the streets whereby a big number of people meet to have a bike tour especially using the space dedicated for cars. It aims to reconquer rights and space for bike(r)s and people and address issues e.g. regarding traffic security, the priority of different modes of transport (cars overs bikes), space consumption of cars and also health and environmental issues. It happens in many cities worldwide.