Buildings are no longer apprehended in a glance at their front but experienced...– Philip Kennicott speaking of Architect Steven Holl in Dwell Magazine Vol. 13.6, May 2013
For decades, cities have reflected the neat separation of work and home, with...– How the End of the Traditional Workplace Is Changing Our Cities
But the star of the social innovation show, and the tool for cities to fix their...– Every American City Needs an Office of Urban Innovation Authors: Jennifer Stoff and John Roman
TIME FOR LIVABLE STREETS IN SAN DIEGO →
Mayor Bob Filner recently announced the initiation of San Diego’s biggest block party: CicloSDias. Stretching from Barrio Logan to City Heights, the 5.2-mile route opens the street to people walking, biking, playing, sitting and just enjoying their streets without the fear of vehicle traffic. Best of all, it’s free for all who want to join. Why CicloSDias, and why is it important? San Diego...
Statistically, walking and cycling may be low risk activities…but no amount of...– A New Movement for The New City: The Problem With Cars | Bruce McVean, founder of Movement for Liveable London (via atlurbanist)
I’m not here to suggest that government should be run like a business or that...– Gavin Newsom, Citizenville
This Is Your Office in the Year 2020 →
“In the distant year 2020, you’ll speed to work in your flying car and a robot maid named Rosie will do all your work for you. Not so fast — this isn’t The Jetsons. But today’s connected world would seem like science fiction to the typical person living just a few decades ago. So what advances will we make by the start of the next decade? Surely there will be changes to...
Give pedestrians what’s best, as opposed to what’s left.– Unknown (via burdenedwgloriouspurpose)
ATL Urbanist: When transit is hard to walk to:... →
atlurbanist: There’s a good post today at Progressive Transit: Why is it so hard to walk to a MARTA station? Good insights and lots of images to illustrate the point that many MARTA stations are, unfortunately, built to be more accessible to cars coming from the road (for park-and-ride use) than to…
My suspicion is that many hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of those...– Arthur C. Nelson, The Great Senior Sell-Off Could Cause the Next Housing Crisis
Ok, if there’s 1.5 to 2 million homes coming on the market every year at the end...– Arthur C. Nelson, The Great Senior Sell-Off Could Cause the Next Housing Crisis
Can Syracuse Resurrect Its Street Life →
Given the extent of our national debt and our obligations to national defense...– Philip Bess, Better! Cities & Towns
Office Space in the Space Age →
This trend is not likely to continue ad infinitum. Mark Gilbreath, founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, which co-ordinates “on demand” work spaces and meeting rooms nationwide, believes that there is no substitute for coming into headquarters. It’s just that the ideal location may change from suburban office parks to urban environments, and the convenience and glamour they bring. “Cities will become...
America Is a Walking Disaster →
In much of America, walking – that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health – is all but impossible. Maybe not literally impossible, but inconvenient at best, and tragically dangerous way too often.
But for the town fearing the onslaught of mansionization, I had some different...– Anthony Flint “In Defense of ‘Mansionization’”
Cities in small metros growing →
Cities are growing faster than their suburbs for the first time in recent history, and this trend applies to the country’s biggest as well as some of its smallest cities, according to an analysis by Smart Growth America.
The Next Reality TV Stars: 'The Planners' →
A new documentary series on the BBC captures the scintillating stories of the planning world by following the work of Council Planning Officers across the UK. Meet “The Planners.” No this is not a fake news story a la The Onion. Produced by Dympna Jackson, who’s previously produced the series “Reel History of Britain” and “Dragons’ Den...
Having a personal philosophy is like having a pet marmoset, because it may be...– Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto
This Millennial generation is the generation that decides where it’s going...– William Fulton of Smart Growth America
It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.– Lemony Snicket (via longlive—thequeen) Ugh, this is how I feel in grad school. (via urbnfutr)
As in all the preceding phases, this most recent radical expansion of the urban...– David Harvey, Rebel Cities (2012)
Only in the America of the Suburban Experiment do we culturally expect that,...– Charles Marohn, Better! Cities & Towns
I’m generally asked the density question by one of two types of people....– Charles Marohn, Better! Cities & Towns
We'll Die The Way We Lived: The Arcology Dream Is... →
The 17 Coolest Co-Working Spaces In America →
spacified: Gourmet cafeterias, discounted gym memberships and expensive artwork used to be luxuries afforded only by big corporate offices. Entrepreneurs can now get the same or better amenities from a co-working space. These communal offices are an affordable solution to a private office, and offer perks that working in a solo office doesn’t. We’ve come up with a list of some of the coolest...