untappedcities:

Fun Maps: Most Common Language Spoken in Each Neighborhood of NYC After English and Spanish http://ift.tt/1B0llvM

fastcompany:

If A Bike Can Make It Here, It Can Make It Anywhere

Merge is the entry from New York’s Pensa in the Urban Utility Bike design contest. What does a bike designed for the Big Apple’s streets (and traffic) look like?

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urban-tank:

Kendin Yap Kentsel Tasarım: Merasimsiz İyileştirme Pratikleri

Chicago Üniversitesi’nden Gordon Douglas, 14 şehirde Kendin Yap (DIY) Kentsel Tasarım projelerinin izini sürüyor. Sokak banklarından trafik işaretlerine örnekler veren proje, bu tarz çalışmaların kentsel politikalar ve bölge halkı için geniş kapsamlı etkilerini araştırıyor.

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Do-It-Yourself Urban Design: The Social Practice of Informal “Improvement”


Gordon Douglas from Chicago University, examines several DIY Urban Design Projects in 14 different cities across United States. From street benches to traffic signs, these projects make us realize the impact of small sized projects on local communities and urban policies.

urbandingo:

Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square Returned to Its Modernist Roots

thenewurbanist:

Bazerkan Square: Beirut, Lebanon 
This square located in the Maarad-Nejmeh area is adjacent to Amir Munzer Mosque. The trees sitting inside square planters create a cozy atmosphere where pedestrians can rest in a secluded space, and enjoy the quietness away from the noise of the city.
thenewurbanist:

Bazerkan Square: Beirut, Lebanon 
This square located in the Maarad-Nejmeh area is adjacent to Amir Munzer Mosque. The trees sitting inside square planters create a cozy atmosphere where pedestrians can rest in a secluded space, and enjoy the quietness away from the noise of the city.
thenewurbanist:

Bazerkan Square: Beirut, Lebanon 
This square located in the Maarad-Nejmeh area is adjacent to Amir Munzer Mosque. The trees sitting inside square planters create a cozy atmosphere where pedestrians can rest in a secluded space, and enjoy the quietness away from the noise of the city.

thenewurbanist:

Bazerkan Square: Beirut, Lebanon 

This square located in the Maarad-Nejmeh area is adjacent to Amir Munzer Mosque. The trees sitting inside square planters create a cozy atmosphere where pedestrians can rest in a secluded space, and enjoy the quietness away from the noise of the city.

urbandesignchico:

#benefitsofsolar! Happy friday everyone

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secretrepublic:

nevver:

Summer over the city, George Steinmetz

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secretrepublic:

nevver:

Summer over the city, George Steinmetz

#Life
secretrepublic:

nevver:

Summer over the city, George Steinmetz

#Life
secretrepublic:

nevver:

Summer over the city, George Steinmetz

#Life
secretrepublic:

nevver:

Summer over the city, George Steinmetz

#Life
secretrepublic:

nevver:

Summer over the city, George Steinmetz

#Life

secretrepublic:

nevver:

Summer over the city, George Steinmetz

#Life

untappedcities:

Untapped Staff Picks: Inside the Hudson Yards and Non-Alcoholic British Bars http://ift.tt/1rTA33t

aljazeerapr:

Al Jazeera’s forthcoming series ‘Rebel Architecture’ has been invited to preview two films tomorrow at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia.

‘Rebel Architecture’ follows architects who have chosen to shun a ‘star-chitecture’ career, and are using their skills to design for the majority and as a form of activism and resistance.

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architizer:

Inflatable concrete homes could be affordable housing’s newest hope. Read more.

thisbigcity:

sociology-of-space:

Poor doors: the segregation of London’s inner-city flat dwellers
Poorer residents in capital’s developments forced to use different entrances and facilities

Left, the luxury lobby of One Commercial Street, marketed to wealthy City workers. Right, the side-alley entrance reserved for affordable housing tenants. Photographs: Sarah Lee 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/25/poor-doors-segregation-london-flats

Think the ‘poor door’ phenomenon is US-only? Think again. It’s happening in London too. 

thisbigcity:

sociology-of-space:

Poor doors: the segregation of London’s inner-city flat dwellers

Poorer residents in capital’s developments forced to use different entrances and facilities
Left, the luxury lobby of One Commercial Street, marketed to wealthy City workers. Right, the side-alley entrance reserved for affordable housing tenants. Photographs: Sarah Lee 

Think the ‘poor door’ phenomenon is US-only? Think again. It’s happening in London too.