publicdesignfestival:

The interactive installation BruumRuum! by David Torrents and artec3 Studio lets people interact with public space emitting noises and sounds and, as a result, produces colorful lightning changes.

thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.
thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.
thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.
thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.
thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.
thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.
thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.
thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.
thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.
thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.

thenewurbanist:

Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon

The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.

An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.

"Jane Jacobs is the John Lennon of urbanism. She’s a superstar to urban planners, and she deserves it."
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citylandscapes:

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul

Source: doesnotlikecricket (reddit)

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citylandscapes:

Ketchikan, AK

fastcodesign:

The graphic designers behind the new Diagon Alley theme park reveal how they translate the stuff of film and books into real-world magic.

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brassmanticore:

Photograph by George Steinmetz

TIMGAD, ALGERIA
Rome imposed its sense of order all across the empire. The town of Thamugadi was laid out on a grid-style plan and included a market (at center), ceremonial gates, more than a dozen bath complexes, a library, and a theater that could seat 3,500.

"Today we often forget that prior to World War II, every city in America was built for easy walking and biking. In fact, the idea of living in a walkable place is nothing radical. What was radical was the program we undertook to build an entirely new type of human life. We built networks of roadways and freeways like nothing any society had ever seen before. We tore down entire neighborhoods to accommodate these roads as well as the parking lots and garages required by the cars that would travel these roads; at the same time, we ripped out the tracks for streetcars and trains."

maptitude1:

This map shows the neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.