HIDDEN COSTS OF SUBURBAN SPRAWL: A recent report from the University of Ottawa has outlined the hidden costs of suburban sprawl. According to the study, suburbanization will cost cities and its taxpayers much more than the revenue and income it produces. Read more…
Feedlots Mishak Henner
US feedlots photographed by satellites orbiting Earth. Each of the images above is composed of hundreds of high-resolution satellite images of each location stitched together to create large prints.To the-green-dream I share your interest in food systems. If you see this, it’d be great to have a chinwag about sustainability sometime! (I haven’t followed you long enough to send a fan mail so until then~)
It really makes me sad how once the 80’s started they covered up the iconic and beautiful architecture with ads.
I thought it was a completely new building, but nope, just covered in advertising.
Against the smart city, by Adam Greenfield (my review)
While we wait for the final version of The city is here for you to use, the new book by Adam Greenfield, we can enjoy Against the smart city as the first part on what is coming next, and serves as a fantastic sneak peek. Adam´s writing style is direct, precise and brave and it´s no secret he is one of those guys I really rely on when thinking about the intersection of public life and networked technologies.
Against the smart city is a sort of The Emperor’s New Clothes outlook on smart cities: it is brave enough to put into words the feelings of the discontents of the smart cities rhetoric and dares to be incisive in a way that could be understood as provocative. Some may accuse this pamphlet is anti-technologist, but this would be a false and unfair impression. On the contrary, just because Greenfield wants to explore the role of technology in cities, understanding the narrative in this sharp way is the way to be realistic about that role.
Same scale, similar size: Florence vs. Atlanta Interchange
Google Analytics For Physical Environments
If you run a blog or a website, tools like Google Analytics generate loads of useful data that tells you things like where your visitors come from and how they use your website. How interesting would it be to translate that idea to an offline environment? That’s exactly what Swedish-born, Amsterdam/Berlin-based artist Jonas Lund did.
UK´s Government Digital Service design principles
Here’s another set of Aral Sea photos, with the dates they were taken.
Nope, everything’s just fine.
Boa Mistura: “Somos Luz” (We are Light) 2013 - El Charillo, Panama