ideas for cities

This Big City on tumblr is your source for ideas that can make cities better. It is curated by Joe Peach and Lucas Lindsey.

Joe founded This Big City in 2009. He is a Marketing professional and works in one of London's most sustainable buildings.

Lucas is an urbanist, futurist, and blogger. He's the child of a suburban nation, but born again believer in an urban future. He lives in Tallahassee, USA.

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theatlanticcities:


Lean urbanism should resonate not only with the younger generation of planners and designers who want to have an impact, but others who harbor a libertarian streak. At least some attracted to the Tea Party, Duany says, have had a bad experience with government regulation that has prevented them from doing something they feel is sensible.

-Why Andres Duany Is So Focused on Making ‘Lean Urbanism’ a Thing
[Image: Michigan Municipal League]

Lean Urbanism is a movement worth keeping an eye on.   High-res

theatlanticcities:

Lean urbanism should resonate not only with the younger generation of planners and designers who want to have an impact, but others who harbor a libertarian streak. At least some attracted to the Tea Party, Duany says, have had a bad experience with government regulation that has prevented them from doing something they feel is sensible.

-Why Andres Duany Is So Focused on Making ‘Lean Urbanism’ a Thing

[Image: Michigan Municipal League]

Lean Urbanism is a movement worth keeping an eye on.

Globalization has led to a disconnection of the food system from its physical, social and ethical embedding, therefore, food localization - the concept of a local food system with proximity between producer and consumer – is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to our current food system and a better choice for people and for the environment.
Check out our full article here.    High-res

Globalization has led to a disconnection of the food system from its physical, social and ethical embedding, therefore, food localization - the concept of a local food system with proximity between producer and consumer – is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to our current food system and a better choice for people and for the environment.

Check out our full article here.