Thanks to a major architectural intervention—plus funding from Adobe—a decrepit factory is now a high-tech public design school.
Night & day, as well as ariel view renderings of SPURA Developers new vision of the Lower East Side, New York NY. The neighborhood is currently going through an extreme form of gentrification, similar to the Meatpacking District during early 2000. The new development is being branded as Essex Crossing.
Seattle: The Emerald City
…one short day…
20 NOV 13 :: KaBOOM! :: Anatomy Of A Swing Park : How To Build Your Own Pop-Up Urban Swing Set
There is a very good three-part series on NPR on the Philadelphia public school system. I say this not as an NPR employee, but as a longtime resident of the city of Philadelphia. If you deeply care about education in the United States — or about the future of our cities — take a read or a listen.
The series made me think of this essay by Emma Eisenberg. Every so often, I go back and reread it because it perfectly encompasses why I love the place where I grew up. - Mel
Last night, a cyclist nearly hit a van blocking the L Street cycletrack and decided to report it to the police. That’s when he met Fred and Fran Smith, the husband-and-wife heads of a conservative think tank who started berating him for “minding other people’s business.”
The city’s new Complete Streets Design Guidelines creates a paradigm shift in how road crews and transportation workers should look at shared streets.
A Description & Tour of of Campo Sano Village, Coral Gables, by Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
The images above show the former Osaka Stadium in Japan around 1998-1999. Prior to this, it was the home of the Nankai Hawks baseball team until the owner sold it to the Daiei Group and the team was moved to Fukoka City. After the sale, the stadium was abandoned and purchased by a property development company that used the space as a model home showroom. Eventually the stadium was demolished and a shopping center now resides where a stadium and former showroom once presided.