irishboyinlondon: An amazing talk by Jan Gehl on creating Cities for People! Definitely worth a watch on a Sunday afternoon! He covers a vast amount of content throughout the talk including; the pressing need to plan for people, walking and cycling; the damaging effects cars have on the scales of planning; the phenomenon of “bird-shit” architecture and ”perfume bottle” sky scrapers and the...
Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies by Patsy... →
Philadelphia Pushes for New Zoning Code →
I know that zoning code does get most people all in a tizzy like it does to me, but if you give it a chance you may find it interesting.
Chicago Drafts First Ever Pedestrian Plan →
Eugenics Victim, Son Fighting Together for Justice →
“The word “eugenics” comes from the Greek for “well-born.” By the early 20th century, most U.S. states had eugenics programs, and more than 30 enacted laws mandating surgical sterilization for certain individuals. It is estimated that as many as 100,000 people were sterilized in the country before the practice was discredited. On Jan. 23, 1968, members of the...
U.S. Global Change Research Project: Midwest... →
“During the summer, public health and quality of life, especially in cities, will be negatively affected by increasing heat waves, reduced air quality, and insect and waterborne diseases. In the winter, warming will have mixed impacts. Significant reductions in Great Lakes water levels, which are projected under higher emissions scenarios, lead to impacts on shipping, infrastructure,...
My Favorite Bike Ride →
I have been taking 10-20 mile ‘after dinner’ bike rides the last few weeks. Once you get out to Minnetonka its nice and green with lakes on the trail that you can take a dip in. ♥
Finding the Potential in Vacant Lots →
Plowing Over: Can Urban Farming Save Detroit and... →
Across the nation, thousands of urban gardens and farms are sprouting on empty lots, on parkland and in schoolyards. Food is being grown on rooftops, on traffic strips, even in containers hung on the sunny sides of buildings. And it’s not just produce. Pigs, goats, bees and chickens also are becoming city residents in growing numbers.
Don't Turn Left! A new kind of intersection... →