I can hardly believe it’s been over a year since I published this post featuring ten of the best urbanism tumblogs. I think it’s time for a follow-up!
I’m keen to highlight ten more awesome urbanism tumblogs and share them with our 170,000 Tumblr followers as well as the readers of thisbigcity.net. I’ve got a few ideas in mind, but I would love your input!
Please let me know which urbanism tumblogs you love (and heck, if you feel like a bit of self-promotion then stick your own name in there!) and I’ll check out your suggestions before putting together my shortlist.
My tag list needs some new additions - what tags do you follow to keep up with interesting urbanism stories?
Calling all urban innovators! If you - or an individual, group or organization you know - have implemented an ingenious urban solution, visit FTCitiAwards.com to learn more and apply! Submissions will be accepted online until March 31, 2013. A panel of global experts will select the winners.
We recently hosted a tweetchat about food and cities, covering everything from urban agriculture to famous regional meals. Here’s the highlights.
“If a building’s only going to be used by office workers who go home by six, then there’s no point putting a solar heating system on the roof, just to win a point towards a good rating.”
What if national newspapers reported on urban issues in an engaging and accessible way? In Chile, they do.
“Zipcar is a brave little harbinger of the new economy. Fundamentally, Zipcar utilises resources as efficiently as possible. It doesn’t own branches or lots; by locating its cars in car parks, it takes advantage of existing real estate. For its customers, by easily and inexpensively renting cars by the hour, Zipcar often eliminates the need for personally-owned cars at all. Indeed, this new economy car business actually helps solve problems of personal transportation in gridlocked urban locales.”
The economics of Zipcar has changed since Avis bought them up, but can the company still transform urban economies, despite big corporate backing? We dig a bit deeper in our latest post. What do you think?
“Dharavi, one of India’s biggest slums, is a mixed-use self-contained residential and commercial ‘development’ with a guesstimated population in excess of 1 million. It has a real, and very genuine, sense of community. It has a sense of purpose, its full of people with spirit and determination but most of all it has that ‘sense of place’ that adorns Australian property development and real estate marketing materials.”
Rachel Smith considers whether one of India’s biggest slum has more sense of community than the Australian city she lives in