You are the week in links, hello.
In case you don’t follow the ImagineThat Twitter account here are the links we found interesting this week and the people who helped us find them.
- Competition launched to create youth centre inside Preston’s Brutalist bus station Finding a way to make public transit hubs more attractive and desirable to spend time in seems like a big step to making it okay for people to be comfortable using public transit.
- The famous hater of meatballs links us to an article about the famous meatball and furniture vendor. IKEA furniture will soon be able to wirelessly charge your mobile device
- I fat fingered the link in Twitter, but can correct it here: Build Your Own Miniature 3D-Printed Fantasy City
- Many folks in Greenville, SC were excited to see Matt Dunbar of the Upstate Angel Network mentioned in this Forbes article: The Emergence Of Small Town Angel Investing. Jeremy Bay and Ryan Heafy were the two who I first saw the link from.
- DIY Downtowns – A new investment co-op model lets communities own & develop commercial spaces. Found by Ben Riddle
- The Rise of the Compton Taco: A surging Hispanic population in South L.A. has inspired a group of black-owned restaurants and young, Instagram-savvy entrepreneurs to give new meaning to L.A.’s iconic street food. Found by John T. Edge
- I try to avoid the drinking game of area ‘x’ plus Silicon Valley thinking equals Innovation! but this was an interesting read Can Angel Labs bring the spirit of Silicon Valley to investors around the globe?
- Cities and businesses discover that cycling pays Transportation is changing and more folks are accepting it. Hooray. Thanks to Cate Ryba for the link.
- Though I’m currently on a Kickstarter sabbatical Phil “ThinkHammer” Yanov shares a cool project and a clever idea. I can’t help but link to a clever idea. Mt. Hood, The Oregon Pint Glass. What mountain would you want to see in a pint glass?
- How I learned to listen
- How cities use tech and what tech they use is always interesting to me. So even though this is a company created case study on Los Angeles using Drupal it seemed worth the read.
That’s it for the links of the week. You can follow ImagineThat on Twitter to get more links in real-time.