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loes heerink photographs hanoi bicycle vendors from above

jan 12, 2018<p>in a series of uncanny tree-men-like hybrids, the artist maps an imaginative trail through the woods narrating the absorption of human …

biasol: design studio details bar in london with marble, brass and wood

nov 12, 2016<p><b>occupying a space within the historic royal exchange building in central london, biasol:design studio has completed a sleek espresso and</b> …

Nha Trang’s first hostel built from recycled shipping containers pops up in Vietnam

A hostel in Vietnam’s famous seaside resort-town of Nha Trang is setting itself apart from its competition by transforming recycled shipping …

41 amazing public space transformations captured by Google Street View

Cities are built for humans.<p>But if you look at the layout of most of them, it looks like they're made for cars.<p>Especially in the world's most populated places. In São Paulo, Brazil — which boasts over 10 million residents — a third of the people travel by car, another third takes public transit, …

Google Street View

The slow death of music venues in cities

Small music clubs aren’t just incubators for bands – they play a vital role in a healthy urban ecosystem. What will happen if they all get turned into flats?<p>Music in your city: share photos and stories<p>Many believe the police had it in for the Arches for a long time. Named after the warren of arches …

England

Quirky Ideas For More Sustainable Cities

An underground bicycle storage facility in Japan could encourage more city-dwellers to cycle, knowing their transport will be safe<p>City living has …

San Francisco

INFOGRAPHIC: How urbanization affects the environment

Urbanization has fostered greater conveniences, cross-cultural collaborations, and ideas exchange—but what about its costs? The humane wildlife …

Ecology

How Tactical Urbanism is Shaping Cities for People, by People | Smart Cities Dive

<i>Colorful intersection repair is one example of how citizens are using tactical urbanism to improve cities and make them more human-centered. Photo by</i> …

Looking Up at Hong Kong's Densely Populated Skyscrapers

<i>Stacked</i> is an intense series that features the compact urban architecture of Hong Kong. Standing from below, Australia-based photographer Peter Stewart points his camera upwards to capture the abstract shapes which form the densely populated public housing structures.<p>Clothing hangs from railings, …

Hong Kong
Urban Agriculture

Next-generation wood pushes to greater heights

By design, a new mid-rise building in Prince George, B.C., breaks many conventions of commercial construction.<p>At 29.5 metres, its height alone makes the Wood Innovation and Design Centre the highest contemporary wood structure of its type in North America – a record soon to be broken by others. The …

British Columbia

"I Am 1UP" Das Buch

Nach der legendären DVD der Berliner 1UP Graffiti Crew gibt es seit der letzten Ausstellung das Buch „I Am 1UP“ zum 10 jährigen Jubiläum von One …

Today in illegal architecture: This man-made corridor in Nanning

An illegally built corridor connecting two high-rise buildings in a residential area on Dongge Road of Nanning, Guangxi has become a cause for …

Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?

anchor<p>By Alexander Walter<p>Dec 9, '14 3:24 PM EST<p><i>Ahead of a special Guardian Cities event, the renowned urban ‘rethinker’ says cities should be six or</i> …

Urbanism

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5 Things Happy Cities Have in Common | Inc.com

We all know how important a fulfilling job, a loving partner and even a pet can be to one's sense of satisfaction in life. But where you live plays a bigger role than you might think, and for those who live in cities, the differences in the factors that make for high quality of life can be …

Happiness

A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City

Aug 29, '14 1:15 AM EST<p><i>In 1963, a man in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room</i> …

Archaeology

France is Paying Commuters to Bike to Work!

You’d hope that better health, lower cost and reduced emissions would be incentive enough to push people out of their cars and onto bikes, but in …

A Glowing Cycling Jacket Inspired By Tron

New gear to keep you safe riding your bike at night, and looking badass while you’re at it.<p>A sleek new cycling jacket was originally inspired by some failed Halloween costumes: Designer Elton King watched as his friends tried to dress like characters from Tron by gluing glow sticks on their …

What Makes a “World-Class” City? (SSIR)

Atop the gleaming Four Seasons Hotel in Worli, Mumbai, wealthy locals and affluent tourists sit on plush couches and sip $18 cocktails. From this …

If You Live Near A Park, You’re More Likely To Be Happy

If you want to be happy, living near a park could be a good idea. More and more research shows a relationship between green space and higher levels of mental health.<p>The latest comes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Researchers looked at 2009 survey data that asked 2,500 residents about …

Urban Density and Sustainability | Smart Cities Dive

Urban density is the number of people living in a particular urban area and is an important aspect of how cities function. Many modern urban planners …

Urban Design

Fifteen of the Best Quotes About Cities (Part 3)

Sometimes the words of others bring something valuable and unique to a discussion, even though they’ve already been said before. That’s why we’ve …

Crowdsourced City: 14 Citizen-Directed Urban Projects

When urban planners and developers want to know what businesses local residents would like in their neighborhoods, where to put new bike lanes, or …

Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

Opinion: Dan Hill on 'smart cities'

Though we’re still waiting for hoverboards, we live in an era long predicted by science fiction, where technology can intelligently operate our …

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