Creating walkable cities is tough when we’ve built an infrastructure that discourages walking. But it’s worth it.
Detroit isn’t the Windy City, but is it windy enough to become a renewable energy economic powerhouse? In our latest post we look at the realities of creating a wind power hub in Detroit.
Geographical Urbanism is the topic of MONU magazine #20. We review the latest issue in our new post.
Shootin’ stuffs with @jmassabrook and Chris #sneakpeek #princetonupress #books #atlas #atlasofcities #urbanplanning #cities #urbanism #books #publishing #video (at Princeton University Press)
Another one for the reading list…
Kevin Klinkenberg on the journey we’ve taken to create unwalkable cities.
Jane Jacobs has certainly made her mark on the urbanism world. but is her success deserved? Or is she, as one journalist puts it, the Justin Bieber of urbanism?
That’s a lot of grass. Just imagine what could be done with all that space!
Robert Kulick, president of CRESIT Energy, on the challenges of creating a wind power revolution in Detroit.
The city as furniture.
Get growing veg!
Billboard Homes for the Homeless
Project Gregory is a non profit effort that converts existing billboard structures into affordable housing units. Maintenance costs, skills, and resources are covered through funds raised by the advert space and partner reciprocity.The Republic of Slovakian project utilises the electricity used to keep the billboard lit at night to power the home’s interior.
This project is open source and Project Gregory encourages all cities in all countries to construct new, innovative designs and involve as many companies as possible to help make a difference.
Second time we’ve featured this, but it’s such an interesting idea. This apartment looks better than mine!
Via Next City