Posts Tagged: cities

Book Review: Walkable City

I realize I am a little late to be reviewing Jeff Speck’s 2012 book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, but I have had a lot of time to catch up on my reading

Book Review: Walkable City

I realize I am a little late to be reviewing Jeff Speck’s 2012 book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, but I have had a lot of time to catch up on my reading

Observing Our Changing Urban Spaces

A few weeks ago I exited our local library in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland to see a small crowd of adults, children and toddlers, pausing to watch as bulldozers across the street torn apart the First Baptist Church. As its walls came

Observing Our Changing Urban Spaces

A few weeks ago I exited our local library in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland to see a small crowd of adults, children and toddlers, pausing to watch as bulldozers across the street torn apart the First Baptist Church. As its walls came

Iceland’s Urban Art and Design Details

Public art interventions are not new to urban planning, particularly in European cities that have been curating public art collections for centuries. Iceland’s display of public art, while it includes many older sculptures, has taken a unique approach to displaying Icelandic

Iceland’s Urban Art and Design Details

Public art interventions are not new to urban planning, particularly in European cities that have been curating public art collections for centuries. Iceland’s display of public art, while it includes many older sculptures, has taken a unique approach to displaying Icelandic

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Urban Inspiration

VOTE! Tomorrow is election day in the U.S. and for all those eligible to vote I urge you to do some research, get inspired by a candidate or cause and vote!  If you weren’t planning on voting tomorrow you are not

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Urban Inspiration

VOTE! Tomorrow is election day in the U.S. and for all those eligible to vote I urge you to do some research, get inspired by a candidate or cause and vote!  If you weren’t planning on voting tomorrow you are not

Small Interventions for Good

In the last six months I moved from a large Asian city to a small town in upstate New York, quit my job at a large university and now work for a much smaller organization, a coffee shop. I also

Small Interventions for Good

In the last six months I moved from a large Asian city to a small town in upstate New York, quit my job at a large university and now work for a much smaller organization, a coffee shop. I also

A European Ghost Town In China?

Recent articles from CNN to the India Times have reported on ghost town cities popping up all over China built in the image of western counterparts. Places like Thames Town outside of Shanghai have been built in the replication of

A European Ghost Town In China?

Recent articles from CNN to the India Times have reported on ghost town cities popping up all over China built in the image of western counterparts. Places like Thames Town outside of Shanghai have been built in the replication of

On Informality

Taguig City, Manila, Philippines I must apologize for my recent absence from posting. Luckily, it is due only to good things. As others have mentioned, the past month or so has been consumed with graduating from NYU Wagner’s Master of

On Informality

Taguig City, Manila, Philippines I must apologize for my recent absence from posting. Luckily, it is due only to good things. As others have mentioned, the past month or so has been consumed with graduating from NYU Wagner’s Master of