Improving Superblocks in cities through Redevelopment

January 20, 2011,AEST

Superblocks have their advantages – internal circulation is pedestrian friendly but also disadvantages – long distances between blocks and sometimes impervious as they become more private rather than public space. Recently Under One Roof posted an interesting read about how | Read More

New Publication: Scapegoat

January 20, 2011,AEST

A recent post by faslanyc we read about Scapegoat – a new journal on landscape, architecture, and political economy. Its available for free download. Scapegoat is a publication that engages the political economy of architecture and landscape architecture. The figure of the scapegoat | Read More

The Advantages of High Density

January 20, 2011,AEST

High Density cities have there advantages include convenience, access to transport, reduction in services & infrastructure. Prathima Manohar has outlined more advantages & challenges in a recent post – The Advantages of High Density at Urban Vision

Urbanism – trying to balance wants & needs

January 19, 2011,AEST

Kaid Benfield in his recent post for Switchboard asks “How much Urbanism is enough?”. What is the right balance of walkability and nature? What is your a person who need to retreat from the urban environment? How do we balance transit with | Read More

Part of New York’s industrial past lost

January 19, 2011,AEST

Recently the NYC Parks Department dismantled Pier D on the Hudson Riverfront near the Riverside Park. Removed by the Parks Department as it was slowly disintegrating into the River and once it had fallen into the river would be ‘causing a hazard | Read More

New Orleans Urban Farm hits red tape

January 19, 2011,AEST

The Viet Village Urban Farm is an integral part of  the rebuilding the community in New Orleans but has hit red tape. The CDC purchased land for the Urban Farm but the land has been disignated by the Army Corp to | Read More

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