What’s next? ‘Customer-made’ places

We all have opinions on how we’d improve the places we live, work and play in, but rarely see that influence our surrounding built environment. Well, if this customer-made trend continues to evolve, we won’t have to wait much longer.

Customer-made (as defined by Trendwatching.com): the phenomenon of corporations creating goods, services and experiences in close cooperation with consumers, tapping into their intellectual capital, and in exchange giving them a direct say in what actually gets produced, manufactured, developed, designed, serviced, or processed.

Find out via the links above how Boeing, Fluevog, Nike and Mini Cooper have set up ‘open source communities’ like Linux to create next generation products and services. There’s even a company that helps companies create such communities, Bzz Agent

… and yes, we’re developing our beta community model to do just that for neighborhoods and districts.

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