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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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    IKEA is known for their shrewd reading of consumer behavior, so it makes sense they’re investing in just such a scheme. Strand East is a 6,000-person community the corporation is building on a 27-acre industrial plot adjacent to London’s 2012 Olympic Park. Already under construction, the village will open in 2013.

    IKEA is known for their shrewd reading of consumer behavior, so it makes sense they’re investing in just such a scheme. Strand East is a 6,000-person community the corporation is building on a 27-acre industrial plot adjacent to London’s 2012 Olympic Park. Already under construction, the village will open in 2013.

    — 9 months ago with 217 notes
    #town planning  #urbanism  #city planning  #company town  #urban design  #ikea  #strand east  #community  #neighborhood  #development  #london  #cities  #uk  #england  #design 

    Feeling nostalgic and enjoying this wonderful video of city life in London during 1927. I especially like the trip through Hyde Park.

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #vintage  #history  #historic  #london  #uk  #british  #britain  #roaring 20s  #city  #busy  #urban  #living  #life  #england  #colored film  #film  #video  #montage  #gatsby  #1920s  #20s  #twenties  #landmarks  #tower  #bridge  #hyde park  #streets  #streetstyle  #streetscape  #cars 
    The UK’s biggest supermarket chain Tesco has launched a virtual supermarket online shopping system at Gatwick’s north terminal.

    The UK’s biggest supermarket chain Tesco has launched a virtual supermarket online shopping system at Gatwick’s north terminal.

    — 1 year ago
    #airports  #mixed-use  #supermarket  #grocery store  #retail  #shopping  #virtual  #smartphones  #Gatwick  #England  #uk  #British  #shoppers  #consumers  #experience  #smartgrowth  #travel  #connectivity  #access  #mobility  #food  #transit  #transportation  #TODs  #transit oriented development  #technology 
    The Pop-up Hackney House: a networking venue for media, business and investors. An exhibition, media and conference centre, with a programme of events and live entertainment during the London Olympics.

    The Pop-up Hackney House: a networking venue for media, business and investors. An exhibition, media and conference centre, with a programme of events and live entertainment during the London Olympics.

    — 1 year ago with 6 notes
    #temporary structures  #temporary architecture  #pop-up architecture  #program  #land use  #city planning  #community development  #urban design  #urban planning  #london  #olympics  #uk  #england  #contemporary 
    The Guardian's Kira Cochrane takes a look at life in Harlow. →

    The new town is not so new these days. But its green look is still testament to the idealism of designer Frederick Gibberd

    — 1 year ago
    #Harlow  #community planning  #post-war  #uk  #essex  #london  #england  #housing crisis  #master plan  #urban planning  #Harlow Town Centre  #Kira Cochrane 
    Our new favorite temporary/ pop-up space: The Barking Bathhouse, an experimental spa/bar in Barking Town Centre for 8 weeks over the summer.

Commissioned by art agency CREATE and designed by Something & Son

    Our new favorite temporary/ pop-up space: The Barking Bathhouse, an experimental spa/bar in Barking Town Centre for 8 weeks over the summer.

    Commissioned by art agency CREATE and designed by Something & Son

    — 1 year ago
    #temporary  #pop up  #space  #building  #architecture  #essex  #uk  #england  #london  #urban design  #barking bathhouse  #creative class  #spa  #cafe  #bar  #barking town centre  #CREATE  #something & son 
    A Look At Harlow New Town

    Featured at The V&A’s exhibition, British Design 1948–2012 in London is Harlow New Town and Harlow Town Center. The New Town Act in 1946 was an attempt to ease housing needs in London and develop new towns throughout England. This included Harlow in Essex. Frederick Gibberd created the master plan in 1947 and invited leading architects to design the development.

    The town is notable being the location of Britain’s first pedestrian district and first modern-style residential tower set in green space. Harlow has one of the most extensive bike path networks in the UK. Since the seventies, Harlow expanded and has a handful of new redevelopment projects that include 530 eco-homes, a hotel, retail, and new transportation projects.

    — 1 year ago
    #British  #UK  #London  #city planning  #town planning  #community development  #urbanism  #England  #master plan  #Harlow Town Centre  #Harlow New Town  #new towns  #post-war  #redevelopment  #expansion  #pedestrian district  #bike network