A couple of days ago I wrote about a documentary series called Real Scenes. It’s a fascinating series that examines the electronic music scene in a bunch of different cities from New York to Berlin to Tokyo. What’s fascinating about these films is the inside… Read More
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New ideas need old buildings
In reading a recent Financial Times article called, Are creative people the key to city regeneration?, I was reminded of a famous line from the late urbanist Jane Jacobs: “New ideas need old buildings.” What she meant by that is the following: Cities need old buildings… Read More
Is there an urban planning pendulum?
Take a look at this tweet I came across yesterday: A different way of thinking, a century apart. pic.twitter.com/GoxUQs0bB4 — Darren Proulx (@dnproulx) May 5, 2014 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js On the left is a picture of some crowded and dense city at, I presume, the turn of… Read More
A friend of mine sent me a link this afternoon to an art project called “Vacated”. The artist (Justin Blinder) reverse engineered Google Street View images to create a series of animated GIFs intended to demonstrate New York’s “changing urban landscape during the Bloomberg administration.”… Read More