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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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    Case Study: Verticle Urban Farming. 
Designs for “Plantscraper” in Linkoping, Sweden.

A project from Plantagon, which works to create innovative urban farming solutions and sustainable food systems with the goal to meet the rising demand for locally grown food in cities all around the world.

For more info:
http://plantagon.com/

    Case Study: Verticle Urban Farming.
    Designs for “Plantscraper” in Linkoping, Sweden.

    A project from Plantagon, which works to create innovative urban farming solutions and sustainable food systems with the goal to meet the rising demand for locally grown food in cities all around the world.

    For more info:
    http://plantagon.com/

    — 1 month ago with 3 notes
    #urban farming  #urban planning  #urban agriculture  #sustainable farming  #green farms  #food systems  #farming systems  #architecture  #urban design  #plantagon  #plantscraper  #verticle farming  #innovation  #farm to table  #buy local  #local farms  #farms  #farm  #farming  #agriculture  #futuristic  #built environment  #sustainablearchitecture  #eco-design  #envirnomental design  #environmentally friendly  #green design  #green architecture  #urban growth  #resources 
    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 months 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.

    — 2 months ago
    #city planning  #streetscapes  #pedestrian experience  #groundfloor retail  #public space  #urban design  #spur  #sanfran  #lacittavita  #la citta vita  #flickr 
    LVMH's La Samaritaine Renovation On Hold →

    Redevelopment of landmark Parisian department store La Samaritaine on hold after the Paris court withdrew a portion of project’s permit

    — 4 months ago
    #paris  #urban planning  #urban design  #city planning  #urban projects  #retail  #redevelopment project  #urban redevelopment  #historic preservation 
    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.

    — 10 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.

    — 10 months ago with 220 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.

    — 10 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 
    futurecapetown:

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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    — 11 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