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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.

    — 5 months ago with 213 notes
    #town planning  #urbanism  #city planning  #company town  #urban design  #ikea  #strand east  #community  #neighborhood  #development  #london  #cities  #uk  #england  #design 
    When London was a rose-tinted spectacle: Simon Garfield on The Lost World of Friese-Greene →

    Take a nostalgic voyage round the Twenties following the loving restoration of the first-ever colour documentary titled The Open Road featuring the city of London and its surroundings.

    — 11 months ago
    #The Open Road  #London  #uk  #city  #life  #living  #history  #historic  #old  #past  #1920s  #roaring 20s  #20s  #twenties  #british  #britain  #landmarks  #nostalgia  #urban  #urbanism  #film  #color film  #vintage  #video  #vauxhall  #hyde park  #london bridge  #tower of london  #thames  #river 

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

    — 11 months 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 
    Loving Hennie Haworth’s new drawings of London for ARUP

    Loving Hennie Haworth’s new drawings of London for ARUP

    — 1 year ago
    #artist  #drawing  #illustration  #city  #cityscape  #design  #urban  #hennie haworth  #ARUP  #London  #British  #uk  #Britian 
    When the Olympic Games began in London, the capital played host to the fittest, fastest and strongest athletes in the world. But it was also home to a rather different superlative – the biggest McDonald’s on the planet, right in the middle of the Olympic park.
London 2012 Olympic Park by benjicarter on Flickr.

    When the Olympic Games began in London, the capital played host to the fittest, fastest and strongest athletes in the world. But it was also home to a rather different superlative – the biggest McDonald’s on the planet, right in the middle of the Olympic park.

    London 2012 Olympic Park by benjicarter on Flickr.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #London  #London 2012 Olympics  #London 2012 Paralympic  #McDonalds  #Newham East London  #Olympic Park  #Stratford  #UK  #crowd  #fast food takeaway  #people  #pop-up architecture  #temporary  #public space  #retail  #restaurant 
    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 4 notes
    #temporary structures  #temporary architecture  #pop-up architecture  #program  #land use  #city planning  #community development  #urban design  #urban planning  #london  #olympics  #uk  #england  #contemporary 
    How the Olympics will shape the future of east London
With plans to build 8,000 new homes at London’s Olympic Park over the next 2 years, Stratford’s future depends on a sympathetic approach to regeneration

    How the Olympics will shape the future of east London

    With plans to build 8,000 new homes at London’s Olympic Park over the next 2 years, Stratford’s future depends on a sympathetic approach to regeneration

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #stratford  #legacy  #london  #uk  #east london  #olympics  #housing  #urban design  #city planning  #master plan  #regeneration  #olympic park  #urban planning  #neighborhood development 
    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