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7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

BUGA 05 Playground by Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten « Landscape Architecture Works

CIR536/MG086: Basic Principles of Landscape Design

Basic Principles of Landscape Design1<p>Landscape designers work on a canvas that is distinctly different from other art forms. The "art" is always …

Landscaping

PHOTOS: Europe's Grass-Lined Green Railways = Good Urban Design

Although it's certainly not a new idea to combine landscaping with public transportation, we love the sight of these European trams gliding along on …

Urban Design

Smart urban design could save lives in future heatwaves

Heatwaves — Australia’s biggest natural killers — are getting more frequent and hotter thanks to climate change. One day cities such as Melbourne may …

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen | Colossal

<p>Located in a park near the center of Lede, Belgium, the Castle of Mesen dates back to the 17th century where it served as a home for various lords …

Nutrition

The Anonymous Gods Of Google Street View

Does a statue deserve the same privacy as a human? Google’s algorithms seem to think so.<p>When one of Google’s ladybug-like Street View cars goes a-roaming, it inevitably passes all sorts of people walking down the streets. What keeps these bystanders anonymous is one of the search giant’s trademark …

Google Street View

Why You’re Losing Design Proposals

All that hard work for nothing! Here, 11 tips for winning proposals and securing lucrative contracts.<p>Losing proposals, and the potentially lucrative contracts that come with winning them, just plain sucks. You know you can do that job–knock it out of the park, even. But for some reason, the …

Communicate

Eco-Friendly Refold’s Portable Cardboard Standing Desk for Mobile Office

Refold’s Portable Cardboard Standing Desk aims to change the way you work. It’s a green flexible, foldable, and affordable desk which is 100% …

These Tolkien-Esque Maps Turn American Cities Into Fantasy Realms

Many a fantasy nerd has been enchanted by J.R.R. Tolkien’s elaborate, calligraphed maps of Middle Earth, illustrating the treacherous Misty Mountains and dragons flying over the Iron Hills. Though Tolkien fans may long to live in a hobbit hole in the Shire, most remain stuck in humdrum places like …

Maps
Photography

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Andy J. Miller - The Fox Is Black

It’s always fun visiting with old friends. That’s today’s vibe as we feature a new wallpaper from Andy J. Miller, who back in 2008 was one of our …

Epic Video of a Professional Biker on a Breathtaking, Death-Defying Ridge

Get ready to be blown away! In this new film called <i>The Ridge</i>, professional biker Danny MacAskill shows us what it's like to mountain bike on a death-defying ridge. Located in his native home of Scotland, the ridge is a bumpy terrain in the Cuillin mountains of the Isle of Skye that's one part …

Hiking

An Interactive Map Of Manhattan’s Mega Urban Expansion

It’s hard to believe that, just 200 years ago, Manhattan was largely farmland. Today, it’s one of the densest areas in the world.<p>Urbanlayers puts this rapid expansion into perspective. It’s a sharply rendered, interactive map by Morphocode that can squeeze hundreds of years of rapid urban …

Urban Planning

Architizer

Building Concept Imagines Trees on Roofs to Replenish Green Space in Cities

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the amount of available greenery has diminished. While the landscape was originally lush with tropical forests, it's currently experiencing rapid urbanization, as are other cities in the country. There's an overabundance of motorbikes that cause traffic congestion and …

Urbanization

How to Hack Your Urban Waterfront

Many of the world’s greatest cities can trace their historical growths back to one simple and often overlooked geographical aspect: proximity to water. Whether it is the open ocean or a wide meandering river, countless early cities came to be due to accessibility by ship and the subsequent economic …

Urban Design
Dance

An Interactive Dancing Pedestrian Signal by Smart | Colossal

<p>This fun urban intervention from small car manufacturer Smart attempts to redesign the humble traffic light by making it a bit more interactive. The …

Unusual Picnic Table Designs, From Transformable to Transportable

Summer's over, so now we all have to switch from living it to reading about it. When it comes to the picnic tables we won't get to enjoy again until …

Furniture