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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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    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 214 notes
    #town planning  #urbanism  #city planning  #company town  #urban design  #ikea  #strand east  #community  #neighborhood  #development  #london  #cities  #uk  #england  #design 
    Would you live in a company town?
Facebook’s $120 million housing community might just bring the old ‘company town’ concept back into fashion.

    Would you live in a company town?

    Facebook’s $120 million housing community might just bring the old ‘company town’ concept back into fashion.

    — 5 months ago with 2 notes
    #company towns  #company  #silicon valley  #facebook  #housing  #residential  #community  #neighborhood  #development  #real estate  #urbanism  #urban design  #town planning  #business  #employees 
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The Cities This Week: Edition 35The final stage of the redevelopment of Kings Cross station was revealed this week. Getty Images
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    The Cities This Week: Edition 35

    The final stage of the redevelopment of Kings Cross station was revealed this week. Getty Images

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    — 6 months ago with 2 notes
    #T.O.D  #transit station  #public plaza  #public space  #urban design  #plaza  #city  #urban development  #transit oriented development  #transportation  #south africa