Posts tagged with 'urbanism'
Design as Democracy: Barcelona’s ‘Carritos’ Encourage a More Inclusive Urbanism
Design as Democracy: Barcelona’s ‘Carritos’ Encourage a More Inclusive Urbanism
Community participation has become a checklist item for any major urban development project. But what does community participation actually mean? What would it look like if we flipped the responsibility of engagement from citizens to designers? What if, instead of ...
Painting the streets in honor of the World Cup is community tradition in cities across Brazil, and one for all ages. Photo by Dylan Passmore/Flickr.
In photos: Take a virtual tour of Brazil’s painted streets
Not in Brazil for the World Cup? No problem! Sure, you can catch the games at your favorite local sports bar, but did you know that you can experience the atmosphere of the city streets, as well? Google Street View ...
Santa waves from Chicago's "Santa Train." Photo by Boqiang Liao/Flickr.
Happy holidays from TheCityFix!
Happy holidays, readers! 2013 is drawing to a close, and while many of us are celebrating Christmas today, or maybe just enjoying a day off of work – our team wanted to take a moment to wish you a warm ...
Blade Runner Movie Still
Friday Fun: Urbanism according to Blade Runner
It’s not every day that Harrison Ford features in discussions about urban planning, but for the second time on TheCityFix, Han Solo née Indiana Jones née Rick Deckard is at the center of futuristic visions for urban design. Ford plays ...
A view from the Empire State Building. By asterix611.
Friday Fun: Printing our buildings?
3D printing, the process by which objects are produced entirely from a digital model and then “printed” in successive layers, has come a long way. You may remember we did a post on this back in May 2011 on 3D ...
Friday Fun: The Art of the Urban Unknown - An Empty San Francisco
Friday Fun: The Art of the Urban Unknown – An Empty San Francisco
  A place without people does not a city make. If you’ve ever been to San Francisco,  you know that the urbanscape is brimming with tourists, joggers, cyclists, the jet-set and sweater-wearing locals alike. Peppering the roadways are an impressive ...
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment, Living Cities hosted panel discussions on Tuesday on leadership, innovation and problem-solving mechanisms in urban areas. Living Cities was established in 1991 by philanthropists and corporate leaders who believed that real change in ...
Sustaining Prosperity Amidst Shifts in Urban Demographics
Sustaining Prosperity Amidst Shifts in Urban Demographics
The demographics of a city are the ultimate determinant in the kinds of services it provides. Services like transportation and affordable housing take shape based on the individuals and families that receive them. As we’ve written about before, a city ...
Q&A with Gary Hustwit: Designing Cities
Q&A with Gary Hustwit: Designing Cities
Urbanized, a film exploring urban design in more than 40 cities, will premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow night, Friday, September 9, 2011. Urbanized is the final documentary in Gary Hustwit’s trilogy of design films. Hustwit’s previous films, ...
Upcoming Event: Next American Vanguard
Upcoming Event: Next American Vanguard
An important announcement from our friends at Next American City, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization and quarterly magazine dedicated to making cities better. They’re hosting the annual Next American Vanguard conference, and offering stipends to young urban leaders to participate in ...
"Low Carbon, Competitive Cities" at the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Transport
"Low Carbon, Competitive Cities" at the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Transport
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México) is hosting the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Transport this week, presenting lectures and discussions around the theme of “Low Carbon, Competitive Cities. The annual conference, held this week from October 12 ...
Le Corbusier's Revenge
Le Corbusier's Revenge
Conventional wisdom on urban history states a few things exceedingly clearly. Perhaps the most axiomatic belief about cities is that brutalist architecture is not only ugly but thoroughly destructive. Boston’s City Hall Plaza is perhaps the most loathed example in ...
Use SeeClickFix to Send Your K Street Comments
Use SeeClickFix to Send Your K Street Comments
Following up on my earlier post about the K Street Transitway, you can also express your support for the K Street Transitway using SeeClickFix. SeeClickFix is a website that allows you to publicly map problems in your city that need ...
Students Design Sustainable Solutions for the Future
Students Design Sustainable Solutions for the Future
Student competitions like Urban SOS gather ideas from students around the world about how to confront problems of urban mobility. There’s been a lot of news this week about students designing a future of sustainable mobility. (Andrew Revkin from The ...
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