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5by5 | Back to Work #93: 67 Points of Articulation
"This week, Dan and Merlin continue their purging personal odyssey through the state of Florida. Isolation, education, and a parting admonition not to throw your cap in the air."

[See also: "Vocational Wheel" http://5by5.tv/b2w/7 ]
growingup  peakingearly  graduation  florida  children  adolescence  knowitalls  middleschool  highschool  vocationaltraining  teaching  schools  obedience  moving  isolation  learning  writing  fiveparagraphessays  2012  education  danbenjamin  merlnmann 
november 2012 by robertogreco
Numbeo: Cost of Living
"Numbeo is the biggest free Internet database about cost of living worldwide!

In the past 18 months, 169851 prices in 1725 cities entered by 16615 different contributors (information updated 2011-08-12)

Numbeo allows you to see, share and compare information about cost of living worldwide, by providing online software which :

• allows users to enter or edit cost of living for many cities in the world
• calculates derivated indexes such as consumer price index, domestic purchasing power and others
• efficiently compares all information

If you find something helpful or if you like the website, take a little time to help someone else, by contributing your local cost knowledge."
costofliving  comparison  cities  moving  economics  business  data 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Kids Make the Next Move, and the Next, and the Next - voiceofsandiego.org: Schooled: The Education Blog
"Educators often bemoan the revolving door of teachers in and out of disadvantaged schools. But the revolving door of kids is no less worrisome. Switching schools again and again can handicap children academically. They miss some lessons and repeat others. Kids who move more than twice are roughly half as likely to do well on a national reading test than those who haven't moved at all, according to one study.

Their classmates suffer from the churn too, as teachers try to juggle new kids with old ones. "You're always reteaching," said Becky Benitez, a teacher who has spent a dozen years at Marshall. That goes for everything from rounding decimals to how to line up for lunch. Any day can be the first day of school."
emilyalpert  schools  sandiego  continuity  education  learning  cityheights  marshallelementary  busing  2011  stacimonreal  moving 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Your city sucks! (And so does mine) – stu.mp
"I very much enjoyed my time in the Pacific Northwest and would recommend checking out both Portland and Seattle. I’m slightly biased towards Seattle because I prefer bigger, denser cities. I didn’t like Boulder at all due to the cold climate and small size of the city.

As a result, I’m sticking with San Francisco, despite poop filled bananas, because it’s a big, dense city filled with a bunch of weirdos who love building great technology."
via:cervus  sanfrancisco  seattle  cascadia  portland  boulder  colorado  comparison  california  cities  living  moving  technology  bayarea  entrepreneurship  pacificnorthwest  losangeles  nyc 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Future Perfect » 10 Tips for International Relocation [The whole list & comments are worth the read. Some of the items quoted contain further details.]
"China is now the fifth country I’ll feel comfortable calling home...each time the process of relocating has become a little easier. Whilst each of the moves was under very different circumstances, life stages the following tips picked up on the way might help smooth your next relocation:

1. You don’t need a job or apartment lined up to make the leap. Sure it might mean sofa-surfing or taking career diversions – these are the tangents that reveal & shape the new you.

2. International relocation is the ultimate excuse to have a brutal clear-out...

3. Heart first, then wallet: first figure out where you want to go, the logistics & money to make it happen will stretch & contract to your budget.

4. Never apply for a single entry visa when multiple entry is an option. Any additional cost is easily outweighed by the flexibility it provides...

6. Keep a digital scan of all your important documents...

7. Backup your most important stuff to the cloud..."
janchipchase  international  howto  housing  moving  global  life  jobs  work  travel  tips  relocation  yearoff  cv  migration  logistics  advice  glvo  documents  dropbox  amazons3  s3  transmit  banking  shipping  purging  travellight 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Anne Galloway | Connecting material, spatial and cultural practices
"Growing up overseas taught me that home is where you live. I remember quite vividly that the people who were always comparing where we lived to some far-away (and often idealised) "home," or who were always waiting to "go home," were never actually happy where we were."
glvo  moving  home  homes  cities  life  travel  living 
october 2009 by robertogreco
designswarm thoughts » A City Experience: Canvases
"I’ve been thinking for a while about contributing to the latest design craze among my peers: cities. I’m not an architect but I like cities as a user, as a designer & I thought I’d write very short bursts about what I like about them, having lived for years in some of the best & most beautiful cities: Paris, Montreal, Milan, Amsterdam, London. I also think there’s a huge distinction to be made between travelling a lot & relocating often. It makes you actually taste the culture, get a model in your head of a city, the experience you have in it & what makes it great, special or horrible. Cities have voices, personalities, habits, just like the people who live in them. Hopefully I’ll write a little about each of those elements, but for this one, I’ll concentrate on graffiti or “tags”...My theory is that you can tell how well a city is doing creatively based on its walls. Graffiti sort of end up acting as a “creative industry barometer” of a more realistic sort for me."
cities  neo-nomads  observation  graffiti  streetart  via:preoccupations  urban  culture  art  glvo  moving  travel  nomads  measurement  creativity 
october 2009 by robertogreco
taking.leaving.moving
"Global Cities, urban and mobile society, cultural transnationality are popular catchwords, which are often cited subjects in multiple contemporary research and art projects. Surprisingly, there is still real potential for new and exciting works in the intermediate field between mobility, globalization, cultural and urban studies.

Many researchers drift off into this trend, either fascinated by the multiplicity of discourses or increasingly by a self-chosen way of life, a modern urban nomadism.

Once the decision has been made to live in a foreign city for a certain period of time, most will continue searching for places to spend another episode of their life in. The fascination of the unknown traps you, life abroad becomes an addiction, where urban space is seen and consumed as a resource"
neo-nomads  nomads  moving  place  creative  glvo  cv  global  postnational  transnationalism  transnationality  society  urban  urbanism  identity  self  mobility  culture 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Emily Davidow » Reboot and reset with Bruce Sterling
"I did a big reset one year ago moving from New York to New Zealand, and was surprised by the euphoria of liberation from so much stuff I thought I loved. Below are a few tools and resources that were awesome for virtualizing, storing data and getting rid of my stuff – perhaps they may help when it’s your turn."

[more on Sterling's talk here: http://www.zylstra.org/blog/archives/2009/07/reboot_11_the_n.html ]

[transcript of the talk here: http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2011/02/transcript-of-reboot-11-speech-by-bruce-sterling-25-6-2009/ ]
brucesterling  darkeuphoria  objects  possessions  materialism  simplicity  books  craigslist  freecycle  yearoff  citymove  deliciouslibrary  downsizing  neo-nomads  nomads  moving  virtualization  sustainability  reboot11 
july 2009 by robertogreco
2min15 . a flâneur is a person who walks the city in order to experience it. [see also: http://www.vimeo.com/user672402]
"We created this blog to share videos, photos & music of urban life in different cities. Videos with a length of 1min to 2min15 using digital cameras & basic editing software is the base of the project. This blog was created with non commercial purposes...If you like it you can collaborate with us from any other city, always following this four general ideas, urban life is the main subject of the blog, the idea is to show the life of the city where you live, or where you travel; but always with a curiosity for seeing farther than the usual stuff. Either showing a normal day in the city, or the weirdest. videos should have a length of 1min to 2min15, we think is a proper time to show something without it being boring, less is more...with music, real audio, mute, black & white and in any language. The idea is that everyone can watch it, without it being too personal."
cities  blogs  video  art  moving  glvo  classideas  tcsnmy  urban  urbanism  documentary 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : What happened here
"This is the death of something but it is the birth of something more. We take everything with us, all our experiences (until age robs us of them one by one, and even then, they are somewhere—during the worst of my mother’s Alzheimer’s, she reacted,
decay  life  moving  memory  identity 
july 2008 by robertogreco
WorldChanging: Moving House(s) By Pedal-Power
"In an article on Bike co-ops, trails, and Ottawa cycling, I told you about how the HPV group helped Richard Guy Briggs move, in May 2003, an entire three bedroom apartment by bicycle."
bikes  moving  transportation  green  sustainability 
april 2008 by robertogreco
OhGizmo! » Archive » Your Apartment In A Box
"31" x 44" box ...an armoire, a desk, a height-adjustable stool, two more stools, a six-shelf bookcase, and a bed with a mattress, all of which can be moved in and assembled by 2 people in 10 minutes without tools:
furniture  homes  housing  moving  mobility  design  nomads  neo-nomads 
february 2008 by robertogreco
k-punk: Can't stay long
"Moving from one rented property to another, from one job (and ‘skill set’) to another, it’s unlikely that I will ever have a ‘home’ in the sense that my parents have one. This provokes ambivalent feelings: I’m well aware that keeping on the move revivifies at least as much as it drains, that the old, limited horizons were constraining, but the thought that there could come a point when I won't move again is increasingly alluring."
mobility  neo-nomads  nomads  moving  possessions  stability  furniture  future  change  society  life  constraints  homes  psychology  work  jobs  careers  place  identity  memory  digital  books  k-punk  markfisher 
february 2008 by robertogreco

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