After looking over his extensive library of books on urbanism, Brent Toderian selects the 100 best books on city-making that he’s collected and read over the years.
From Jacobs to Gehl, here’s a one stop shopping list for all of your urbanism reading needs.
Any prized books in your collection that are missing from this top 100?
Brooklyn Boulders: the Massachusetts coworking space that’s on top of a climbing wall in the middle of a 40,000 SF climbing gym.
SCAD Atlanta prototypes the adaptive reuse of parking structures into micro dwellings. Inspiring to see creative thought and design process applied to the looming demands of suburban retrofit.
Montreal’s hip new speech bubble street lights.
Time to reinvent the wheel? This infographic presents an idea that could apply to cars and bikes: the square wheel.
See it in HQ here
How safe are your streets?
Dynamic Connections Map is an interactive project where the public can rate their bicycle routes from safe (green) to unsafe (red) through five simple questions. Although the default location is Berlin, anyone from around the world may participate by zooming the map out and scoring their local area. It’s a great experiment that helps to inform current, and potential cyclists of all riding levels. The information can be used by planners, and councils to understand the community’s interests, and help to improve infrastructure and biking networks.
It took me less than a few minutes to complete. Encourage all your cycling enthusiast buddies to take part. It’d be great to see the world map lit up in colour!
A great project. Share your insights!