International Congress on Adaptive Urbanism. Thinking big, acting small (23-24 oct, Christchurch, New Zealand)
Aldo van Eyck’s playground in Zeedijk Street in Amsterdam (1955)
Americans Against the City. Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth Century
Umm, I am really curious about this one, I should find the time…
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)
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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.
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…
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.
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. Sanjayan, Conservation…
Leo Hollis published a fantastic review of the concepts and narrative of some tech corporations (particularly, Zappos in Las Vegas) as urbanists.
The existence of kids in public space is important. They are the indicator of great public space of a city.