IMPACT URBANISM is an information resource and discussion board for urban activists, entrepreneurs, and designers who are interested in learning about the latest ideas and initiatives related to Smart Cities, Green Cities, and Resilient Communities. We explore topics and issues related to innovation ecosystem development, and show how culture and civic hacking is changing the way that community members engage local urban systems and decision makers. IMPACT URBANISM is the unofficial blog for UIX Global (The Urban Innovation Exchange), and welcomes contributions by outside authors who wish to express their views on the topics we cover. To find out more about how to contribute and get involved in other UIX Global initiatives, please visit us on the web, or contact us at: info@uixglobal.com.