la citta vita

Urban planner. I travel. I collect case studies. I share. I'm particularly interested in the intersection of the arts and urbanism.

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    Urban Farming Case Study:

With the mission to operate sustainable urban farms and innovative growing systems, Farm: Shop in East London sells produce from it’s own fish farm and rooftop chicken coop. Rated as one of Time Out London’s Top 100 Shops, FARM: Shop is a great place to see experiments in urban farming in action. Their in-store cafe serves delicious fresh food too.

    Urban Farming Case Study:

    With the mission to operate sustainable urban farms and innovative growing systems, Farm: Shop in East London sells produce from it’s own fish farm and rooftop chicken coop. Rated as one of Time Out London’s Top 100 Shops, FARM: Shop is a great place to see experiments in urban farming in action. Their in-store cafe serves delicious fresh food too.

    — 5 days ago
    #urban farming  #london  #agriculture  #urban agriculture  #grown fresh  #fresh food  #on-site farm  #city planning  #urban planning  #city living  #urban innovations 
    From Roof to Table →

    From Roof to Table features 35 full-color photographs by Rob Stephenson that beautifully capture New York City’s urban farms and gardens in all five boroughs

    — 1 week ago with 2 notes
    #roof  #rooftop  #urban farm  #urban farming  #rooftop farms  #city farms  #city farming  #rooftop gardens  #roof gardens  #new york city  #nyc  #from roof to table  #food  #healthy cities  #sustainable cities  #sustainability  #environment 
    SOM unveils it's Great Lakes Vision Plan →

    The Great Lakes contain 21 percent of the world’s fresh water and serves about 40 million people. Unchecked development along the lakefront has contributed to a decrease in water levels and a rise in pollution. SOM has devised a 100-year plan that outlines measures to protect the lake system and promote sustainable development.

    — 2 weeks ago with 1 note
    #great lakes  #som  #master plan  #master planning  #environmental planning  #urban growth  #population growth  #natural resources  #habitat  #sustainability  #sustainable design  #green design  #urban planning  #north america  #water supply  #water resource 
    The Virtue of Leftover Spaces. →

    Design critic Justin McGuirk writes Radical Cities, his survey of urban experiments in Latin America by design teams like Urban Think Tank. Projects that engage informally with a city by maximising the use of tiny and odd plots of land offer with a kind of “urban acupuncture”. A survey of design projects catered to individual neighbourhood needs, rather than a master planning approach.

    — 2 weeks ago
    #book review  #urban design  #urban planning  #city planning  #urban projects  #urban experiments  #creative solutions  #latin cities  #latin america  #global cities  #justin mcguirk 
    La Citta Vita on Flickr →

    Love to see people using the La Citta Vita resource on Flickr. Spur SF sets up an event to discuss creating active streets for people.

    — 3 weeks ago
    #city planning  #streetscapes  #pedestrian experience  #groundfloor retail  #public space  #urban design  #spur  #sanfran  #lacittavita  #la citta vita  #flickr