Essays on Provocative Urbanism

December 9, 2010,AEDT

Chuck Wolfe of myurbanist blog has compiled 10 chapters  to create the myurbanist reader: essays on provocative urbanism to celebrate the one year of myurbanist. The book is available in three formats – ebook (PDF), online scrolling and paperback from fastpencil.  Go to myurbanist to get your downloadable version today. | Read More

Cities must make radical changes to transport infrastructure

December 4, 2010,AEDT

Recently Forum for the Future released a report – Megacities on the Move(pdf) a collaboration with Vodafone, EMBARQ and the FIA Foundation, is a practical toolkit designed to help governments, city authorities and businesses understand the challenges of the future and develop strategies which will allow people to live and | Read More

Guy Horton interviews author Witold Rybczynski about ‘Makeshift Metropolis’

December 2, 2010,AEDT

Guy Horton, architecture critic at the Huffington Post recently interviewed Witold Rybczynski author of Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities (amazon affiliate link) and Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. Guy and Witold discuss his interest in architectural writing including his 15 books and his architecture critic column at | Read More

Andrés Duany lecture at Arizona State University

December 2, 2010,AEDT

Andrés Duany discusses the future of planning and architecture, what students need to know entering the field, agrarian urbanism, the problems with modernist architecture, the potential of vernacular design, and a variety of other topics. (Video is over 2 hours) Andrés Duany, Arizona State University from Phoenix Urban Research Lab | Read More

Added Links

December 2, 2010,AEDT

We added some websites and blogs to the LINKS page today that you can add to your bookmarks or RSS Reader If you have any links you wish to add please email them to [email protected] Landscape Resource Information Landscape Architecture Definition Landscape Architecture Associations Landscape Architecture Programs/Schools List of Landscape | Read More

“Creative Placemaking”: A resource for revitalising communities and cities

November 18, 2010,AEDT

I have just skim read Mayors’ Institute on City Design’s (MICD) most recent publication, Creative Placemaking(pdf)by Dr. Ann Markusen, principal of Markusen Economic Research Services, and Anne Gadwa, principal with Metris Arts Consulting focuses on how communities are using the arts and other creative assets to help shape their physical, social, | Read More

Public Art creating great public spaces in cities

November 17, 2010,AEDT

The City Fix blogger Jonna McKone looks into the concept of  D.I.Y. public art that shows that citizens have an interest in their cities. The post gives examples from various american cities that have changed the way public looks at public spaces and art. Read more at Public Art, Public Space | Read More

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