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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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    Following in the footsteps of Ikea and Facebook, URBN Inc., the retail empire that includes Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie, announced plans to develop its own mini town, complete with a hotel, restaurants, events space, and—duh—retail.

    Following in the footsteps of Ikea and Facebook, URBN Inc., the retail empire that includes Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie, announced plans to develop its own mini town, complete with a hotel, restaurants, events space, and—duh—retail.

    — 5 months ago
    #companies  #business  #ikea  #facebook  #mini-city  #city planning  #company town  #town planning  #urban design  #urban outfitters  #live-work  #real estate  #urban development  #mixed-use 
    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 
    In 1829, the State of Illinois appointed a commission to lay out what is current-day Chicago. The final map (for what was then a town of less than 100 people), was submitted by James Thompson on August 4, 1830.
The town grew quickly, as East Coast settlers moved for the area’s rich farmlands and potential as a transportation hub. Chicago was officially incorporated in 1833 as a town, and granted a city charter four years later. By the end of its first decade, it had exploded to 4,470 inhabitants. Despite the devastating Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (which killed 300 residents, displaced 100,000 more and destroyed 18,000 buildings) the city kept growing, eclipsing the one million mark by 1890.

    In 1829, the State of Illinois appointed a commission to lay out what is current-day Chicago. The final map (for what was then a town of less than 100 people), was submitted by James Thompson on August 4, 1830.

    The town grew quickly, as East Coast settlers moved for the area’s rich farmlands and potential as a transportation hub. Chicago was officially incorporated in 1833 as a town, and granted a city charter four years later. By the end of its first decade, it had exploded to 4,470 inhabitants. Despite the devastating Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (which killed 300 residents, displaced 100,000 more and destroyed 18,000 buildings) the city kept growing, eclipsing the one million mark by 1890.

    — 5 months ago with 84 notes
    #chicago  #history  #growth  #population  #increase  #map  #map making  #city planning  #urbanism  #urban development  #chicago fire 
    This mixed-use development  located where the Rhone and Saone rivers converge totals 150 hectares (370 acres) and incudes a public park and a streetcar extension.
More info here: http://www.lyon-confluence.fr/
Quartier Confluence à Lyon 108 le Cube Orange by paspog on Flickr.

    This mixed-use development  located where the Rhone and Saone rivers converge totals 150 hectares (370 acres) and incudes a public park and a streetcar extension.

    More info here: http://www.lyon-confluence.fr/

    Quartier Confluence à Lyon 108 le Cube Orange by paspog on Flickr.

    — 10 months ago with 1 note
    #Confluence  #Lyon  #Quartier Confluence  #cube orange  #France  #Jakob+Macfarlane  #architecture  #urban design  #adaptive reuse  #facade  #landscape architecture  #design  #city planning  #france  #orange 
    The Lyon Confluence is a multi-phase program that includes residential, office, a museum site, a new motorway, a streetcar extension, a shopping center, and a new public park on 150 hectares.
Launched in 1996 through an international competition, this 30 year plan came about from the decomissioning of industrial infrastructure. 
Deemed an eco-district by the French government for a car sharing and a low energy consumption program.  Designers involved in the project include Coop Himmelblau and Christian de Potzamparc.
Lyon Confluence Le Cube Orange 6 by paspog on Flickr.

    The Lyon Confluence is a multi-phase program that includes residential, office, a museum site, a new motorway, a streetcar extension, a shopping center, and a new public park on 150 hectares.

    Launched in 1996 through an international competition, this 30 year plan came about from the decomissioning of industrial infrastructure. 

    Deemed an eco-district by the French government for a car sharing and a low energy consumption program.  Designers involved in the project include Coop Himmelblau and Christian de Potzamparc.

    Lyon Confluence Le Cube Orange 6 by paspog on Flickr.

    — 10 months ago
    #Lyon  #Confluence  #Cube Orange  #France  #JAKOB + MACFARLANE  #adaptive reuse  #contemporary  #architecture  #city planning  #urban design  #waterfront  #promenade  #real estate  #deveopment  #mixed use  #eco-district  #BMP 
    This fantastically bright orange cube on the banks of the Saône River in Lyon, France may look like a giant toddler’s toy, but it’s actually an office and cultural center designed to showcase architecture and design and help invigorate the docks of the river. A giant hole cuts through the orthogonal, 5-story building, opening the center up with daylighting, views and natural ventilation. Designed by Paris-based Jakob + Macfarlane, Le Cube Orange is also energy efficient and relies on a water-based geothermal heat pump and photovoltaic panels on the roof.
Quartier Confluence à Lyon 88 le Cube Orange by paspog on Flickr.
Source: Inhabitat

    This fantastically bright orange cube on the banks of the Saône River in Lyon, France may look like a giant toddler’s toy, but it’s actually an office and cultural center designed to showcase architecture and design and help invigorate the docks of the river. A giant hole cuts through the orthogonal, 5-story building, opening the center up with daylighting, views and natural ventilation. Designed by Paris-based Jakob + Macfarlane, Le Cube Orange is also energy efficient and relies on a water-based geothermal heat pump and photovoltaic panels on the roof.

    Quartier Confluence à Lyon 88 le Cube Orange by paspog on Flickr.

    Source: Inhabitat

    — 10 months ago
    #Confluence  #Lyon  #Quartier Confluence  #France  #cube orange  #Jakob+Macfarlane  #urban design.architecture  #orange  #facade  #wall  #screen  #urban design  #architecture  #urban planning  #waterfront  #riverside  #promenade  #city planning  #french  #lyon  #france  #commercial  #real estate  #development  #neighborhood  #eco  #green architecture  #environmental