A new forthcoming book by the great Rob Kitchin, another book I will read this year for sure.
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.
In Praise of Messy Cities: Usman Haque (@uah) considers “smart” and “engaged” cities …
El viernes pasado tuve la oportunidad de participar en la sesión inicial del curso de verano de la Universidad de Cantabria Nuevas tecnologías y participación ciudadana, un nuevo contexto para la gestión de la ciudad. Planteé la intervención bajo el título Ciudad y tecnología. Participación ciudadana en la sociedad conectada con la idea de hacer una aproximación crítica, realista y constructiva sobre el nuevo escenario de incidencia ciudadana en los asuntos públicos relacionados con la vida urbana.
PROVOCATIVE STREET MESSAGES BY MOBSTER
Street art is starting conversation with your community!
Madrid Urban Laboratory seeks to explore the relationships between the city, digital culture and the common good through a programme that includes a collaborative production workshop and a series of conferences and debates, in which international and local experts will be invited to examine the meaning of the common good and digital culture within the context of the evolving city.
I will be involved as a tutor in the area of public space and open infrastructures along with Alberto Corsin, supporting the development of projects in the two phases of the workshop. So I’ll be in Madrid from 28 May to 1 June with the first phase of the workshop.
The problems that tactical urbanism must address do not stem from any spatial or design flaw, but that it presents its tactics sans strategy. Those who subscribe to this regime of small-scale spatial intervention must remember that even cheap, quick, and tactical appropriations of public space entail a level of responsibility to the public – especially when they proceed under the guise of “pre-existing community support” or “resident buy-in.” There is no spatial or design fix that can undermine the constellation of forces that conspire to rapidly and dramatically transform neighborhoods, or alleviate the anxieties borne of such transformations. There is only earnest engagement with and respect for those affected by spatial intervention.Aaron Shapiro, “The Tactics That Be: Contesting Tactical Urbanism in New Orleans” (via adhocratic)