Monday, December 28, 2015

From Better! Cities & Towns
A city street is a terrible thing to waste

To stop the killing of pedestrians we have to change the way we build our streets. Until we prioritize pedestrian safety over traffic flow, we will never get to zero deaths for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, or their passengers. But the good news is that when we do make streets that are safe for pedestrians, traffic still flows—and it becomes easy to design streets where people can want to get out of their cars and walk, enjoying public life. Which, after all, is what city life is all about. Read more: A city street is a terrible thing to waste | Better! Cities & Towns Online

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

From Centre for Livable Cities
Jan Gehl on planning cities using our biological history as walking animals

Interview- Jan Gehl on planning for people-oriented cities
Jan Gehl of Gehl Architects talks about planning #cities using our biological history as walking animals.
Posted by Centre for Liveable Cities on Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Jaime Lerner in The New York Times
How to Build a Sustainable City

Global warming, drought, migration and population growth have put our cities under heavy strain. What does the future hold for them — and all of us — in this scenario?
Cities have a very significant impact on climate change: It’s estimated that urban areas are responsible for 75 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Before the climate conference in Paris in December, developed and developing nations alike pledged to curb greenhouse-gas emissions in an effort to reach worldwide consensus. But does this consensus absorb the world’s many different realities, cultures and levels of economic development? And is looking at the issue on a country scale the best one to take effective action? Read more: How to Build a Sustainable City - The New York Times

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Milan pop-up bar creates a meeting place —
a colourful glimpse into the neighbourhood

—@foundation030 on @Vimeo Taverna: an open air bar, from found waste material, during the Public Design Festival in...
Posted by The Sidewalk Ballet on Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Twitter list — Architecture, Design

From New York Magazine
One Block in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

The story of one block in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn...
The stories of the block are interconnected and can be read in any order. Scroll over highlighted text to meet the neighbors and read more of the block's history; move your cursor over added features, including graphs and the timelines of home sales and prices, to reveal more information; or take a virtual walk down the block using the scroll bar at the top and bottom of each entry. Read more: One Block -- New York Magazine