some stories, pictures, or anythingelse, about cities and their design


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Apr 12, 2014
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architectural-review:

by Matteo Mannini Architects

architectural-review:

by Matteo Mannini Architects


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Apr 11, 2014
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mymodernmet:

In this hilarious series by artist Kurt McRobert, we take a look at all the different kinds of New York City bikers. The illustrations show everything from a fashion forward cyclist, with her fedora hat and red pumps cruising down the streets of Soho, to the fanny pack sporting tourists, with their classic I heart NY shirts, stopping traffic to take their shots.

Really funny!


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Apr 8, 2014
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mymodernmet:

Ten years ago, photographers James and Karla Murray began documenting the unique storefronts that define New York as a wonderfully diverse place to live. After a decade had passed, the pair went back to the same locations, only to sadly discover that many of the charming family-owned stores had been pushed out and replaced by large chains, banks, and generic businesses. The Murrays documented these rapid changes with side-by-side photographs compiled in a book entitled Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York.


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Apr 6, 2014
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urbanbricolage:

Fancy a nap in the city? Try making your own DIY hammock!
(by Rotten Apple)


Really cool!

urbanbricolage:

Fancy a nap in the city? Try making your own DIY hammock!

(by Rotten Apple)

Really cool!

(via thisbigcity)


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Apr 2, 2014
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landscape-a-design:

urban design interventions: additions of trees, plantings, benches, curb extensions, lighting, sidewalk widening, and building setbacks to help greening the pedestrian environment throughout East Midtown.  The conceptual designs introduce key elements that make public space effective and enjoyable – shade, places to sit, and places to meet.
www.nyc.gov

landscape-a-design:

urban design interventions: additions of trees, plantings, benches, curb extensions, lighting, sidewalk widening, and building setbacks to help greening the pedestrian environment throughout East Midtown.  The conceptual designs introduce key elements that make public space effective and enjoyable – shade, places to sit, and places to meet.

www.nyc.gov

(via cityrepresent)


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Mar 29, 2014
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How could London be a better city? Ideas on a Postcard are looking for - you guessed it - your ideas on a postcard, please.

via thisbigcity:

(via studio630)


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Mar 27, 2014
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untappedcities:

Daily What!? When Norman Mailer Wanted NYC To Be the 51st State http://ift.tt/1pbvbE9

Nyc independent!:)

untappedcities:

Daily What!? When Norman Mailer Wanted NYC To Be the 51st State http://ift.tt/1pbvbE9

Nyc independent!:)


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Mar 25, 2014
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thisbigcity:

Trains are cool. Buildings are important. But here at This Big City we think people are the best thing about cities. That’s why we’ve spent the last five years sharing stories from urban communities across the globe. The communities painting bike infrastructure, turning streets into parklets, organizing family activities, starting urban farms, and standing up for pedestrian rights. And we want to do more. If you want to help us, head here and share your feedback.


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Mar 25, 2014
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studio630:

Shigeru Ban Named Pritzker Laureate 2014

studio630:

Shigeru Ban Named Pritzker Laureate 2014


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Mar 1, 2014
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urbangeographies:



DETROIT:  A Model of “Lean Urbanism”?

The Knight Foundation has funded a “Project for Lean Urbanism,” proposed by Andrés Duany. Set between the approaches of Tactical Urbanism and New Urbanism, Lean Urbanism focuses on revitalizing cities by encouraging people to participate in community-building. In a recent article, Duany explains the concept to be applied to Detroit: 

“Detroit is now a place where risk-oblivious millennials can get things done. This is too difficult in most places because of regulations, bureaucracy that makes it impossible to bake a cookie for sale without a certified kitchen, an accessible bathroom and constant inspections.”





Will this approach succeed in revitalizing the bankrupt city? What are the pros and cons? Stay tuned…

urbangeographies:

The Knight Foundation has funded a “Project for Lean Urbanism,” proposed by Andrés Duany. Set between the approaches of Tactical Urbanism and New Urbanism, Lean Urbanism focuses on revitalizing cities by encouraging people to participate in community-building. In a recent article, Duany explains the concept to be applied to Detroit: 
“Detroit is now a place where risk-oblivious millennials can get things done. This is too difficult in most places because of regulations, bureaucracy that makes it impossible to bake a cookie for sale without a certified kitchen, an accessible bathroom and constant inspections.”

Will this approach succeed in revitalizing the bankrupt city? What are the pros and cons? Stay tuned…

(via thisbigcity)