Want to improve your city? Why not crowdfund it! Or better yet Projexity it! (...try saying that three times fast!)
Founded by a group of Canadian architects, landscape architects and urban designers, Projexity is your 'one stop shop' for getting projects off the ground! It's a crowdfunding platform that empowers you to engage with improvement projects in your 'hood.
Marisa Bernstein is a landscape architect and urban designer and also one of the co-founders of Projexity. "What's really unique is that this project was completely crowdsourced (via Projexity), from designs to funding to volunteers." Bernstein is talking about a recent project that created a new public patio and stage at Market 707 in Toronto. "The new public patio fills a void in a street food market that previously didn't provide people with a safe, comfortable place to sit down and eat. Its modular nature and use of reclaimed materials demonstrates that innovative urban design doesn't have to cost a lot to meet the needs of a community." says Bernstein.
It's this passion and drive that's seperating Projexity from its peers. The team at Projexity don't just leave you in the dark, they provide guidance and advice throughout the entire process.
While at the moment, Projexity is only active in Canada and the US, we can't wait for Projexity to launch in other countries around the world. Hats off to the awesome guys at Projexity and good luck in 2014!
Watch a video of Projexity below.