The Wheeled City - With Eve In Copenhagen" is a 1932 British newsreel showing the proliferation of bicycles along with pedestrians, streetcars and some cars in the Danish capital. 

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Leo Hollis published a fantastic review of the concepts and narrative of some tech corporations (particularly, Zappos in Las Vegas) as urbanists.
The architecture of power, 21st century version.

Leo Hollis published a fantastic review of the concepts and narrative of some tech corporations (particularly, Zappos in Las Vegas) as urbanists.

The architecture of power, 21st century version.

brucesterling:

http://tbdcatalog.com

brucesterling:

http://tbdcatalog.com

thelandofmaps:

Railway map of Westeros, created by Michael Tyznik [843x1288]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

Railway map of Westeros, created by Michael Tyznik [843x1288]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

Connected displays from Future Cities Catapult on Vimeo.

Connected displays, by Future Cities Catapult

Future Cities Catapult is interested in how our cities will feel and perform when objects, spaces, buildings, infrastructure and people are connected. As part of an ongoing design research project about the connected street, the Catapult collaborated with Berg, a UK-based technology company, to explore the possibilities of connected displays. Berg researched the idea through making a prototype and the Catapult through a series of interviews with those who commission, curate and manage signage. Read more connectedstreets.org/

transitmaps:

Historical Map: Unpublished Proof of H.C. Beck’s London Underground Diagram, 1932
A printer’s proof of the first card folder (pocket) edition of Beck’s famous diagram, with edits and corrections marked in his own hand.
Of note is the use of quite ugly and overpowering “blobs” instead of the now-ubiquitous “ticks” for station markers, and the fact that the map has been entirely hand-lettered by Beck, using what he called “Johnston-style” characters. He’s cheated quite a bit with his letterforms and spacing on some of the longer station names.
The Piccadilly line is also shown in what seems to us a very odd light blue, although Beck was simply following established colour conventions from earlier geographical maps. The now-familiar dark blue was in place by the time the diagram was officially released in January of 1933.
Source: Scanned from my personal copy of “Mr. Beck’s Underground Map" by Ken Garland

transitmaps:

Historical Map: Unpublished Proof of H.C. Beck’s London Underground Diagram, 1932

A printer’s proof of the first card folder (pocket) edition of Beck’s famous diagram, with edits and corrections marked in his own hand.

Of note is the use of quite ugly and overpowering “blobs” instead of the now-ubiquitous “ticks” for station markers, and the fact that the map has been entirely hand-lettered by Beck, using what he called “Johnston-style” characters. He’s cheated quite a bit with his letterforms and spacing on some of the longer station names.

The Piccadilly line is also shown in what seems to us a very odd light blue, although Beck was simply following established colour conventions from earlier geographical maps. The now-familiar dark blue was in place by the time the diagram was officially released in January of 1933.

Source: Scanned from my personal copy of “Mr. Beck’s Underground Map" by Ken Garland

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fastcodesign:

App Turns NYC Subway Maps Into Interactive Data Visualizations

If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to your eyes. But even if you’re not into any of those things, it might make dismal waits on subway platforms a little more fun.

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sigitkusumawijaya:

The existence of kids in public space is important. They are the indicator of great public space of a city.
‪#‎urbanism‬ ‪#‎publicspace‬

sigitkusumawijaya:

The existence of kids in public space is important. They are the indicator of great public space of a city.

‪#‎urbanism‬ ‪#‎publicspace‬

futurescope:

Singapore - The Social Laboratory

Excellent longread by Shane Harris on protection of national security & engineering a more harmonious society via mass surveillance and big data.

Singapore was the perfect home for a centrally controlled, complex technological system designed to maintain national order. […] “In Singapore, people generally feel that if you’re not a criminal or an opponent of the government, you don’t have anything to worry about.”

[Foreign Policy: The Social Laboratory]

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