Aerial Views of American Sprawl
Christoph Gielen’s aerial views offer a look at America’s most aberrant and unusual sprawl forms in ways we usually don’t get to see them: from far above the ground—a vantage point that reveals both the intricate geometry as well as the idiosyncratic allure of these developments.
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It’s time for broader national attention to the most expensive and ambitious infrastructure proposal in America today.
The equity argument, very much de rigeur among planners these days, may be the most powerful. From San Francisco to New York to Paris, booming cities are staggeringly unaffordable. More attention to a diversity of housing types, and a little less concentration, may create places for average folk. “I don’t mean to sound all de Blasio,” he says, referring to New York’s equity-minded new mayor, “but there’s a little bit of that.”
[Image: Robert A.M. Stern]
There should be no new developments based on these principles. There should be a lot of redevelopment and fixing car-dependable areas to these principles. Fix the existing before building anew.
Commissioner Bill Bratton wants to use urban infrastructure as a new form of surveillance.
The Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface. From this perspective, pattens in nature and human development emerge and you see the world in an entirely different light.
After spending the last 43 years at Candlestick Park, the San Francisco 49ers have officially moved into the brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The following is excerpted from a feature running in Next City’s weekly Forefront series on urban issues.
Some of America’s most dynamic industries are located in metro areas with a strictly limited supply of housing. A new study suggests this costs the US economy tens of billions of dollars per year.