Americans Against the City. Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth Century
Steven Conn
Umm, I am really curious about this one, I should find the time…

Americans Against the City. Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth Century

Steven Conn

Umm, I am really curious about this one, I should find the time…

Information overload is nothing new, I guess.
John Orlando Parry - ‘A London Street Scene via @Oniropolis

Information overload is nothing new, I guess.

John Orlando Parry - ‘A London Street Scene via @Oniropolis

city | data | future 
Interactions in Hybrid Urban Space: The UrbanIxD Symposium 
Keynote speaker: Dan Hill
Martin Brynskov will host a discussion panel to debate the emerging themes of Urban Interaction Design. Panelists will include: 

Dave Carter, Centre for Urban Policy Studies, University of Manchester, UK
Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine, USA
Martijn de Waal, The Mobile City, the Netherlands
Lea Rekow, Green My Favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tobias Revell, ARUP, Superflux, The Royal College of Art, UK

I will be in Venice on the 25th to attend this event, as a part of the UrbanIxD project, a project I have been involved in the last year as a member of the Advisory Board.
Draft programme

city | data | future 

Interactions in Hybrid Urban Space: The UrbanIxD Symposium 

Keynote speaker: Dan Hill

Martin Brynskov will host a discussion panel to debate the emerging themes of Urban Interaction Design. Panelists will include: 

Dave Carter, Centre for Urban Policy Studies, University of Manchester, UK

Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine, USA

Martijn de Waal, The Mobile City, the Netherlands

Lea Rekow, Green My Favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tobias Revell, ARUP, Superflux, The Royal College of Art, UK

I will be in Venice on the 25th to attend this event, as a part of the UrbanIxD project, a project I have been involved in the last year as a member of the Advisory Board.

Draft programme

Digital humanities, Smart cities, Digital Art, Big Data… Université de Nantes and  Université Laval (Quebec) are organizing a 3-days interdisciplinary scientific conference dedicated to digital emerging cultures, with the participation of world-class researchers (Harvard, MIT, Concordia university, INRIA, Académie des Sciences, etc.).  This event will take place at Nantes Events Center (France) from 17 to 19 september 2014.Whether you are a researcher, an entrepreneur, a student, a business specialist or a government agency, participate and listen, meet and debate at  Digital Intelligence 2014 conference (#di2014) with researchers from all over the world and experts in the digital community and the changes they imply in our daily life. You will also enjoy on this occasion the Nantes Digital Week (12-21 September), offering 45 events, among whom the much awaited 13th edition of the Scopitone festival of electronic cultures and digital arts. 
More info

Digital humanities, Smart cities, Digital Art, Big Data… Université de Nantes and  Université Laval (Quebec) are organizing a 3-days interdisciplinary scientific conference dedicated to digital emerging cultures, with the participation of world-class researchers (Harvard, MIT, Concordia university, INRIA, Académie des Sciences, etc.).  This event will take place at Nantes Events Center (France) from 17 to 19 september 2014.

Whether you are a researcher, an entrepreneur, a student, a business specialist or a government agency, participate and listen, meet and debate at  Digital Intelligence 2014 conference (#di2014) with researchers from all over the world and experts in the digital community and the changes they imply in our daily life. 

You will also enjoy on this occasion the Nantes Digital Week (12-21 September), offering 45 events, among whom the much awaited 13th edition of the Scopitone festival of electronic cultures and digital arts. 

More info

The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructure and Their Consequences
Rob Kitchin´s new book is available! Looking very much forward reading it. Because we still need to keep asking questions about these topics beyond the hype.

The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructure and Their Consequences

Rob Kitchin´s new book is available! Looking very much forward reading it. Because we still need to keep asking questions about these topics beyond the hype.

(Source: maynoothuniversity.ie)

thelandofmaps:

The city that never was: Environa, Australia, a planned city that never got off the ground due to the Great Depression. The street layout shows up on Google Maps. [981x765] (x-post from r/GoogleMaps)CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

The city that never was: Environa, Australia, a planned city that never got off the ground due to the Great Depression. The street layout shows up on Google Maps. [981x765] (x-post from r/GoogleMaps)
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

lucremonkey:

The city hosting the 2022 WK final doesn’t exist yet. This said, Qatar with all it’s oil money will probably be ready in time. But let’s have another look at this ‘smart city’ that is being build. This is a nation known for exploiting non-citizen labor, so human capital isn’t their thing. Perhaps the fact that this is the desert and the stadium will feature air conditioning is the sustainability edge? Guess smart means smart for people, not for planet…
Read more about this… …interesting project

lucremonkey:

The city hosting the 2022 WK final doesn’t exist yet. This said, Qatar with all it’s oil money will probably be ready in time. But let’s have another look at this ‘smart city’ that is being build. This is a nation known for exploiting non-citizen labor, so human capital isn’t their thing. Perhaps the fact that this is the desert and the stadium will feature air conditioning is the sustainability edge? Guess smart means smart for people, not for planet…

Read more about this… …interesting project

Philosophy of the city
Building on the success of the 2013 conference in Brooklyn New York, the 2014 meeting in Mexico City examines these questions in an international, 21 st century, globalized and fully urbanized context. 

Philosophy of the city

Building on the success of the 2013 conference in Brooklyn New York, the 2014 meeting in Mexico City examines these questions in an international, 21 st century, globalized and fully urbanized context. 


ClimateWorks is a San Francisco based foundation whose mission is to support public policies that prevent dangerous climate change and promote global prosperity. This infographic about wlkable neighborhoods is part of a document called Planning Cities for People, which was prepared for the Chinese government. The document, which contains 8 research-based recommendations that lead to prosperous, low-carbon urban areas, uses richly illustrated maps and diagrams to present examples of street-grids that promote walking, prioritize bicycle networks, create mixed-use neighborhoods and support high-quality transit.

ClimateWorks is a San Francisco based foundation whose mission is to support public policies that prevent dangerous climate change and promote global prosperity. This infographic about wlkable neighborhoods is part of a document called Planning Cities for People, which was prepared for the Chinese government. The document, which contains 8 research-based recommendations that lead to prosperous, low-carbon urban areas, uses richly illustrated maps and diagrams to present examples of street-grids that promote walking, prioritize bicycle networks, create mixed-use neighborhoods and support high-quality transit.

(Source: alexinsd)

lucremonkey:

The city hosting the 2022 WK final doesn’t exist yet. This said, Qatar with all it’s oil money will probably be ready in time. But let’s have another look at this ‘smart city’ that is being build. This is a nation known for exploiting non-citizen labor, so human capital isn’t their thing. Perhaps the fact that this is the desert and the stadium will feature air conditioning is the sustainability edge? Guess smart means smart for people, not for planet…
Read more about this… …interesting project

lucremonkey:

The city hosting the 2022 WK final doesn’t exist yet. This said, Qatar with all it’s oil money will probably be ready in time. But let’s have another look at this ‘smart city’ that is being build. This is a nation known for exploiting non-citizen labor, so human capital isn’t their thing. Perhaps the fact that this is the desert and the stadium will feature air conditioning is the sustainability edge? Guess smart means smart for people, not for planet…

Read more about this… …interesting project

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