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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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    Urban Farming Case Study:

With the mission to operate sustainable urban farms and innovative growing systems, Farm: Shop in East London sells produce from it’s own fish farm and rooftop chicken coop. Rated as one of Time Out London’s Top 100 Shops, FARM: Shop is a great place to see experiments in urban farming in action. Their in-store cafe serves delicious fresh food too.

    Urban Farming Case Study:

    With the mission to operate sustainable urban farms and innovative growing systems, Farm: Shop in East London sells produce from it’s own fish farm and rooftop chicken coop. Rated as one of Time Out London’s Top 100 Shops, FARM: Shop is a great place to see experiments in urban farming in action. Their in-store cafe serves delicious fresh food too.

    — 8 hours ago
    #urban farming  #london  #agriculture  #urban agriculture  #grown fresh  #fresh food  #on-site farm  #city planning  #urban planning  #city living  #urban innovations 
    SOM unveils it's Great Lakes Vision Plan →

    The Great Lakes contain 21 percent of the world’s fresh water and serves about 40 million people. Unchecked development along the lakefront has contributed to a decrease in water levels and a rise in pollution. SOM has devised a 100-year plan that outlines measures to protect the lake system and promote sustainable development.

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #great lakes  #som  #master plan  #master planning  #environmental planning  #urban growth  #population growth  #natural resources  #habitat  #sustainability  #sustainable design  #green design  #urban planning  #north america  #water supply  #water resource 
    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.

    — 1 week ago
    #book review  #urban design  #urban planning  #city planning  #urban projects  #urban experiments  #creative solutions  #latin cities  #latin america  #global cities  #justin mcguirk 
    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

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

    — 1 year 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 
    In 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine pub­lished a 25-year look ahead to 2013. 

LA Times posted the vintage document online. Have a look to see if any of their predictions have come true.

http://documents.latimes.com/la-2013/

    In 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine pub­lished a 25-year look ahead to 2013.

    LA Times posted the vintage document online. Have a look to see if any of their predictions have come true.

    http://documents.latimes.com/la-2013/

    — 1 year ago with 8 notes
    #future  #future cities  #time  #vintage  #21 century  #80s  #eighties  #1980s  #futurism  #futuristic  #living  #life  #predictions  #urban planning  #city planning  #vision  #imagination  #imagine  #illustration  #urbanism  #city  #LA  #Los Angeles  #CA  #California  #cities of tomorrow  #tomorrow  #years  #years ahead  #city of tomorrow 
    Having worked on many projects in China, I’ve made similar observations. China’s cities are often making the same mistakes as America made on the path to superpower status.
Weapons of Mass Urban Destruction - By Peter Calthorpe from Foreign Policy Magazine

    Having worked on many projects in China, I’ve made similar observations. China’s cities are often making the same mistakes as America made on the path to superpower status.

    Weapons of Mass Urban Destruction - By Peter Calthorpe from Foreign Policy Magazine

    — 1 year ago with 4 notes
    #china  #chinese  #growth  #city planning  #urbanism  #urban planning  #cities  #economy