On Thursday 19 April 2012 Mothers Unite received the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award. We are extremely humbled having received this award and will continue demonstrating the power of “urban acupuncture”. The evidence of our maker in the midst of it all is so very palpable!!
Urban Acupuncture is an urban environmental methodology, the brainchild of Finnish architect and professor Marco Casagrande who combines the theory of urban design with that of acupuncture.
In urban acupuncture, an area is regarded as a complex organism of energy in which different ‘energy layers’ overlap with each other and influence residents behaviour and conduct and how an urban area develops. Urban acupuncture is a point by point manipulation of the urban energy to create a sustainable town or city, which Marco Casagrande has dubbed ‘3rd Generation Cities’.