From Downtown is for People (1958)
Art invades the parking lot of the Italian newspaper La Stampa in Turin (Italy). It’s Abithoudini and the author is Agostino Iacurci.
Medellin has been transformed by good urban design, bringing opportunities to the city’s most socially isolated. Or has it?
In our new post we ask: Medellin miracle or marketing hype?
Will really help to speed up public transport - and no issue of a language barrier.
Ralph Tharp on the future of urban branding.
San Francisco’s SFpark gradually adjust rates on parking spots based on demand. One of the benefits is that “cruising” for parking — driving around and clogging up streets after you’ve already reached your destination — is down by 50 percent.
meanwhile in Japan…
You know all the stories you’ve heard about public transport in Japan? They’re true.
Thanks urbanalysis for sharing this quote!
Do the ducks feel safe? That old classic!
More Friday city fun: local Starbucks data!
Urban coffee culture!
It’s easy to think that London is a pretty green city. But there’s no shortage of urban motorways too, and the air quality is among the worst in Europe.
Images © Bell Phillips
5 creative ways people get around cities
It’s not all planes, trains and automobiles. How about painted buses, cable cars, electric bikes and rickshaws?
The jetpack is sadly absent. When is that going to happen?
Melisa Chávez Moreno on understanding the culture of homelessness in Berlin.
No Surface Without a Seat
Berlin isn’t the warmest of places, so I was continually surprised by the amount of outdoor seating around the city. In some neighborhoods, sidewalk cafes, public benches, beer gardens, or terraces seemed to be at every turn. But what surprised me even more than the sheer amount of seating, was the seemingly ad-hoc, improvised, or innovative nature of many of the options. Anywhere there was a surface or some extra space, you were bound to find a cushion, a folding chair, a crate, or some recycled materials inviting you to sit down and take a break. It wasn’t limited to restaurants and bars either - cushions and chairs could be found on the steps, ledges, sidewalks, and street corners outside of clothing stores, gift shops, and all sorts of other random places.
My visit was in April, presumably the time of year when these chairs and cushions first emerge from winter storage. I’d be curious to take walk through the city in summertime to see them in greater use, and to see if even more sprout up. It must create an impressively vibrant street life.
Photos taken April, 2014
Take a seat!