International Congress on Adaptive Urbanism. Thinking big, acting small  (23-24 oct, Christchurch, New Zealand)

alfiusdebux:

Aldo van Eyck’s playground in Zeedijk Street in Amsterdam (1955)

alfiusdebux:

Aldo van Eyck’s playground in Zeedijk Street in Amsterdam (1955)

(Source: designinthemoodforlife, via topa-tank)

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…

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


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)

If you build it...

anniekoh:

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[Aerial comparison of neighborhood before and after stadium construction]

The story of Atlanta’s Summerhill and Peoplestown neighborhoods is a cautionary tale for the residents of cities indulging in Field of Dreams type thinking.

The government built Fulton County stadium in 1965…

What´s the number one thing we could do to improve city life? 

A group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders predict the future of livable, walkable cities. The list includes Luís Bettencourt, Geoffrey West, Alissa Walker, Jeff Speck, and Jennifer Pahlka, among others.

(Source: yuriartibise.com)

How to Improve City Life [Video]

yuriartibise:

How to Improve City Life [#Video] #cities

At this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, a group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders were asked to predict the future of livable, walkable cities.

“If I could have one wish for people who live in cities, it’s that we find ways to connect back to nature, to remind [people] that nature isn’t out there—outside the cities—but right in their homes where they live.”M. SanjayanConservation…

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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.

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

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