Posts Tagged ‘cities’

“The Economy is Infastructure”

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 17:14 No Comments

image from Africa the good news website In this conversation Stephen Becker and Robert Holmes of mammoth talk to Kazys Varnelis, Director of the Network Architecture Lab at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and editor of the book The Infrastructural City about how the infrastructural city and “network culture” are […]

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Is The Myth of City Life More Significant than the Real City Itself?

Thursday, September 9, 2010 14:25 4 Comments

image from Lapham’s Quarterly website In an excellent essay Is The Myth of City Life More Significant than the Real City Itself? the editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, Lewis H. Lapham, argues that the illusion of the city maybe as real as the physical city, he explains that as playgrounds for the human imagination cities are […]

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You are the City: Observation, Organization and Transformation of Urban Settings

Friday, August 27, 2010 13:09 No Comments

Ethel Baraona of dpr-barcelona interviews New York based Architect and Urban Designer Petra Kempf, author of the publication ‘You are the city‘; a unique ‘kit’ of drawings and text which readers can mix, organize and overlay as they please, creating their own city scenarios. The publication aims, through play and interaction, to provide the individual […]

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Community Green: a report on using local spaces to tackle inequality and improve health

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 16:08 6 Comments

A recent report published by CABE, the UK government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space, Community Green: using local spaces to tackle inequality and improve health reveals how improving urban green spaces represents an important and cost-effective opportunity for people to transform their local neighbourhoods and can significantly contribute to better health (physical […]

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The Janus Face of Urban Learning

Friday, May 21, 2010 13:13 16 Comments

Comparing New Knowledge and Informal Networks in Four Cities Informal networks in Four cities In two previous posts Lessons in Learning for the Future Prosperity of Cities and Torino Città che Impara (Italian only) we wrote about the work developed by Tim Campbell, Chairman of the Urban Age Institute, with the German Marshall Fund on […]

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