Posts Tagged: urban form

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Wearing Singapore’s Urban Form

In honor of SG50 I couldn’t help but write another piece that features more Singaporean designers that take their inspirational cues from urban form.  These designers, as compared to the Singapore Souvenirs collection, created wearable pieces of art that remind

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Wearing Singapore’s Urban Form

In honor of SG50 I couldn’t help but write another piece that features more Singaporean designers that take their inspirational cues from urban form.  These designers, as compared to the Singapore Souvenirs collection, created wearable pieces of art that remind

Reimagining the Mother City: ‘Counter Currents’ in Cape Town

Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Center for Cities and editor of Counter Currents presents in this recent volume on Cape Town, South Africa “a radical project of optimism, bringing into collision the work of architects, planners, scholars, poets and

Reimagining the Mother City: ‘Counter Currents’ in Cape Town

Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Center for Cities and editor of Counter Currents presents in this recent volume on Cape Town, South Africa “a radical project of optimism, bringing into collision the work of architects, planners, scholars, poets and

Cape Town: (Proposed) World Design Capital 2014

One of my favorite cities is Cape Town, South Africa. Tucked between the mountains and the sea, Cape Town sits at the southern tip of Africa and is a profound testament to the many cultures and peoples that have come

Cape Town: (Proposed) World Design Capital 2014

One of my favorite cities is Cape Town, South Africa. Tucked between the mountains and the sea, Cape Town sits at the southern tip of Africa and is a profound testament to the many cultures and peoples that have come

Urban Form in Shanghai vs New York

Berlin New York Istanbul After last week’s post Comparing Urban Form and then seeing these amazing comparative maps by French artist Armelle Caron I was inspired to investigate urban form a little deeper.  One description of Caron’s work says, Caron

Urban Form in Shanghai vs New York

Berlin New York Istanbul After last week’s post Comparing Urban Form and then seeing these amazing comparative maps by French artist Armelle Caron I was inspired to investigate urban form a little deeper.  One description of Caron’s work says, Caron

City Beautiful: Art as map. Map as Art.

This week’s City Beautiful lets my current urban planner self wax nostalgic with my undergrad art history major self from so long ago – together we’re going to indulge in a little exploration of how cities, photography and geographic information

City Beautiful: Art as map. Map as Art.

This week’s City Beautiful lets my current urban planner self wax nostalgic with my undergrad art history major self from so long ago – together we’re going to indulge in a little exploration of how cities, photography and geographic information

Comparing Urban Form

Have you ever wondered how New York City’s urban form compares to London?  Or the ancient streets of Rome?  This comparison from Bricoleurbanism compares eight famous cities’ urban form at the same scale to the city of Mississauga, ON, revealing

Comparing Urban Form

Have you ever wondered how New York City’s urban form compares to London?  Or the ancient streets of Rome?  This comparison from Bricoleurbanism compares eight famous cities’ urban form at the same scale to the city of Mississauga, ON, revealing

Urban Form at the Center of Egypt’s Revolution

Tahrir Square, in downtown Cairo, remained the center of protests that led to the ousting of Mubarak on Friday.  The New York Times published a interactive map yesterday that displays how the protest and police clashes too shape, literally, over

Urban Form at the Center of Egypt’s Revolution

Tahrir Square, in downtown Cairo, remained the center of protests that led to the ousting of Mubarak on Friday.  The New York Times published a interactive map yesterday that displays how the protest and police clashes too shape, literally, over