Misunderstanding density: why we are building the wrong sort of cities 

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Urban Innovation and Change 

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Vancouver gives classy response to London’s anti-homeless spikes







Vancouver’s thought-provoking response to other cities’ anti-homeless architecture: a public bench that doubles as a temporary shelter from rain.

Vancouver’s thought-provoking response to other cities’ anti-homeless architecture: a public bench that doubles as a temporary shelter from rain.

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"The future of art is not artistic, but urban."

Henri Lefebvre - Writings on Cities’. (via sociology-of-space)

(via goingurban)

#henri lefebvre #quotes #new urbanism  @ 1 week ago with 21 notes

Cooper-Hewitt: Cities for People

(Source: youtube.com)

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We need a better phrase than "Transit Oriented Development". 

#livable cities #people oriented #walkable cities #urban development #new urbanism  @ 3 weeks ago
thisbigcity:

Read more facts on cycling in the UK right here.

thisbigcity:

Read more facts on cycling in the UK right here.

#bike city #urban biking #biking #female biker #male biker  @ 3 weeks ago with 15 notes

exde601e:

Human data shows how we move in cities.

Human helps people move almost twice as much in six weeks. Every day, people track millions of activities with our app. We visualized 7.5 Million miles of activity in major cities all across the globe to get an insight into Human activity. Walking, running, cycling, and motorized transportation data tell us different stories.

(Source: cities.human.co, via smartercities)

#big data #data cities #urbanism #smart cities  @ 4 weeks ago with 171 notes
thisbigcity:

The city as furniture. 

thisbigcity:

The city as furniture. 

(Source: urbanizen, via goingurban)

#creative cities #smart cities #new urbanism #creativity #city design #city usability  @ 1 week ago with 199 notes

Jan Gehls Thesen zur lebenswerten Stadt - Wiener Zeitung Online 

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cadenced:

The city of Wiesbaden was proclaimed the least bike friendly city in all of Germany by the country’s cyclist club. In response, the Wiesbaden-based creative agency Scholz & Volkmer—along with artists Manfred Kraft and Tom Kresin—created a drawing robot called Radwende that would trace the paths of bike riders, creating a map of a more bike-friendly city. Find out more at Fast Company

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Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years 

#new urbanism #car free #urban mobility #city usability  @ 2 weeks ago

In a successful modern city, the car must no longer be king

Our love affair with automobiles has shaped our cities and our lives – but mature metropolises are finally realising that the needs of people are even more important

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designcityla:

The Greatest Urban Experiment Right Now
read more here
http://www.copenhagenize.com/2014/07/the-greatest-urban-experiment-right-now.html
#bike cities #livable cities #bike infrastructure #copenhagenize #copenhagen  @ 3 weeks ago with 15 notes

designed-for-life:

Celebration Of Colour - Origami Street Art By Mademoiselle Maurice

As a part of the 2013 Artaq Festival, french artist Mademoiselle Maurice presented three new pieces of paper street art in the city of Angers, France.

The colorful installations were made of 30,000 pieces of origami with the help of local school kids, adults or “leisure centers’” residents. All the folded components were prepared a couple of months before the festival during the weekly workshops organized by Mademoiselle Maurice

(via urbanresolve)

#street art #creative cities #creativity #City Experience  @ 3 weeks ago with 1295 notes