1. With one MSc assignment down but another to go by Thursday, this is how I feel this week.

    Thanks Belle & Sebastian … you’re marvellous.

  2. Amtrak: Been there, done them.

    Amtrak: Been there, done them.

  3. Crowdsourcing + cities

    Crowdsourcing + cities

  4. If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.

  5. Geoffrey West: A Physicist Solves the City →

    While Jane Jacobs could only speculate on the value of our urban interactions, West insists that he has found a way to “scientifically confirm” her conjectures. “One of my favorite compliments is when people come up to me and say, ‘You have done what Jane Jacobs would have done, if only she could do mathematics,’ ” West says. “What the data clearly shows, and what she was clever enough to anticipate, is that when people come together, they become much more productive.”

  6. The Future of the Crowdsourced City →

    Over the next decade, cities will continue to grow larger and more rapidly. At the same time, new technologies will unlock massive streams of data about cities and their residents. As these forces collide, they will turn every city into a unique civic laboratory—a place where technology is adapted in novel ways to meet local needs. This ten-year forecast map, The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion, charts the important intersections between urbanization and digitalization that will shape this global urban experiment, and the key tensions that will arise.

  7. Mapping the urban buzz →

  8. Urban morphologies - don’t they look pretty like that?

    Urban morphologies - don’t they look pretty like that?

  9. pdsmith:

“We are used to imagining our cities as permanent and definitive, but it’s amazing how little time it takes for nature to reclaim its spaces.”
Daniele Del Nero ~ website | gallery


Encapsulates perfectly the writing of Alan Weisman - The World Without Us

    pdsmith:

    “We are used to imagining our cities as permanent and definitive, but it’s amazing how little time it takes for nature to reclaim its spaces.”

    Daniele Del Nero ~ website | gallery

    Encapsulates perfectly the writing of Alan Weisman - The World Without Us

  10. Rt Hon Greg Clark speech on participation in planning →