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LA » UNPLANNED: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale opens March 25th 5pm. UNPLANNED: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale 25 March 2010 – 2 July 2010Opening Reception Thursday March 25, 2010 5PM – 8PM Pacific Design Center (PDC) Suite B208 | West Hollywood, CA | 90069 SUPERFRONT is proud to present UNPLANNED: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale, the second SUPERFRONT LA exhibit of 2010.

LA » UNPLANNED: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale opens March 25th 5pm

Home trust aims to halve the cost of buying a Sydney home - buy the roof over your head, not the land under your feet. Waratah Land Trust: promotion video A scheme coming to Australia offers a way to cut the cost of buying a home. 25, 2010 Priced out of the market by the rollercoaster ride taken by land prices?

Home trust aims to halve the cost of buying a Sydney home - buy the roof over your head, not the land under your feet

A US scheme coming to Sydney offers a chance to cut the cost of buying a home by up to half. Streaming Video - Boom Preview. Working B - humblebeworkshop. In preparation for each working B a number of jobs are drafted and as the volunteers arrive they are set to a task.

Working B - humblebeworkshop

Work can be anything from digging earth to prepare for a garden, demolishing existing objects on site, designing and building artistic touches to the house or garden, helping with major building work, interior joinery, painting and finishing or anything else that comes up for design discussion with the team at The Ranch. Ideas can be quite strict or quite loose, meaning that the people doing the job often have a significant input in the design of the end product if they want to be involved in the creative process. Similarly, if all they are craving is a hard days work without having to think, that is definitely welcomed too!

Feats accomplished in past B's. Open Countries = Países Abertos. Who? « Nomadic Allotments. The Nomadic Allotments project is delivered in collaboration between Borough Market, The Welsh School of Architecture, Rachael Davidson and Dr.

Who? « Nomadic Allotments

Cristian Suau Qasim Ahmed, Student Hannah Barnsley, Student. Borough Market. The What Now? Collaborative. The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe - HOME. London Festival of Architecture. ¿Por qué los arquitectos jóvenes de América Latina se aglutinan en colectivos? Lee aquí lo que tienen para contarnos… UrbanReality. CLARK THENHAUS Endemic Denver, USA Clark Thenhaus is founder of Endemic, a design and drawing studio.


Clark graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Master of Architecture as the 3-year Fideli Fellow. Since founding Endemic Clark has lectured internationally and his work has been exhibited widely, including recently at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood, 1Point618 Gallery in Cleveland, AIA Emerging Professionals Exhibition in Washington, D.C. (collaboration with eightyeight-west), the University of Kentucky College of Design (courtesy Kyle Miller), and 1000-L Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. Clark has previously published work in 306090, VIA, KERB Journal, and Especial’Z-Ecole D’Architecture in Paris, France and has contributed to many other forthcoming books and journals.

UrbanReality. #whOWNSpace.

New Media Applications for Urbanism

Sustainable Everyday Project. 6 Trending Urbanist Themes for 2012. The Urbanist calendar published on Monday was, admittedly, a visual provocation, setting a stage for thought about important urban issues for 2012. Pattern Cities » Archive » The Difference Between Tactical and DIY Urbanism. Image by Gordon Douglas, via Good Bravo to Good for their nice profile of DIY urbanism initiatives–From Portland to Los Angeles to New York (all pattern cities), they provide many exciting examples.

Pattern Cities » Archive » The Difference Between Tactical and DIY Urbanism

While there is some obvious crossover between the DIY efforts included in the GOOD piece and our Tactical Urbanism report–which was published on this website a few weeks ago–the recent spate of articles on the subject is now beginning to illuminate two important differences. One, DIY efforts are enacted from the bottom-up, not the top down. In other words, individuals or small groups of people work together to make an improvement or to communicate a message, typically at the scale of the urban block or building. Human Cities: Events. For the second strand of the Human Cities project, called “Reclaiming Public Space”, the network has been enlarged to several cultural and associated partners such as Time Circus (BE), Prostoroz (SLO) and Esterni (IT) in order to reflect and focus on a broader range of creative interventions and appropriation initiatives of urban public space by its users.

Human Cities: Events

In Spring 2012, Brussels will host its second Human Cities festival where scientific and cultural actors will stress bottom-up initiatives set up by citizens, artists and associations that re-shape the forms and appropriation of public space. During several days, local and international cultural actors will develop initiatives in the public space from art interventions, design installations, urban walks and pedagogical or public art workshops. Projects · Renew Newcastle. The Emporium Renew Newcastle has turned the ground floor of the former David Jones building - the city's most iconic retail location - into a fine arcade of boutiques and galleries filled with Newcastle creative talent, just waiting to be explored.

Projects · Renew Newcastle

More » Creative Talks. Open Source urbanism? @ Exquisite Struggle. Via Baltimore Inner Space blog comes an interesting approach to participatory redevelopment.

Open Source urbanism? @ Exquisite Struggle

I have quoted Paul Davidoff's assesment of participatory planning in an earlier post: "Lively political dispute aided by plural plans could do much to improve the level of rationality in the process of preparing the public plan. " This level of lively discourse is often exceedingly difficult in developer driven projects where significant monies have already been invested. In many cases the illusive veil of a public participation process may be used to control and appease the opposition.

The manipulation of statistics derived from resident surveys works to a similar end. These abuses continue to occur because the financial stakeholders of the new plan feel threatened by the efforts of resident and community members to challenge decisions. Open Season @ Exquisite Struggle. Note:Throughout the brief history of this blog I strove to make the content as universal as possible.

Open Season @ Exquisite Struggle

While I understand the gravitas that place-specific writing can imbue I had preferred to leave specific local issues to other bloggers. That time has ended. I feel I must comment on the rapidly changing situation in North Saint Louis. While the situation is covered thoroughly at Ecology of Absence and Built St. 3D Challenge. We challenge you, the people of Baltimore, to redesign the Franklin Mulberry corridor. To help you get started, we have uploaded a few starter models to Google 3D Warehouse, as shown to the right. These are just starting points, however. You can modify the models any way you like, or use them to do Photoshop overlays as shown on the intro page. You can submit designs in a variety of formats, including straight Photoshop.

Humorous ideas are okay, but we prefer ideas that have some bearing on the real world. We believe that if enough people apply their brains to this challenge, the results will prove that Franklin Mulberry has too much potential to let slip away. Discovering civic engagement through guerilla urbanism @ Exquisite Struggle. The current recession was unforeseen by all but the most thoughtful and careful investors, but many effects of the recession are predictable.

The average individual has drastically reduced spending in favor of savings as reflected in the downward spike of the Personal Consumption Expenditure metric and the converse increase in the Personal Savings rate to 4.2%; this rate marks an 11 year high. The primary physical manifestations of these trends include a turn away from luxury retailers to discount superstores, the emergence of the ridiculous "recessionista" trend, and a significant decrease in vacation plans. More interestingly, some cultural pastimes recently relegated to nostalgia are once again becoming popular. One blog lists 67 Cheap Date Ideas for the Recession-Era Romantic. New ‘Tactical Urbanism’ guide for aspiring guerrilla urbanists. The Street Plans Collaborative - Better Streets, Better Places. New York Miami. Ikea_disobedients_by_andrés_jaque.jpg (JPEG Image, 1200×825 pixels) The People's Supermarket. - Forside.

Berlin-Hànôi » Blog Archive » Freetown Christiania: status quo & future of the autonomous land in Denmark. Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (December 15, 1928 – February 19, 2000) was an Austrian artist (who later took on New Zealand citizenship). Born Friedrich Stowasser in Vienna, he became one of the best-known contemporary Austrian artists by the end of the 20th century. Life[edit] The Second World War was a difficult time for Hundertwasser and his mother Elsa, who was Jewish. 15M and YES WE CAMP! Controversy as urbanism - Op-Ed. It started as a small-scale protest against the misrepresentation of its participants in democratic institutions, both in Spain and across the EU. In Miami, Weed Whacking as Protest Art - Design. Human Cities: Festivals. Sustainable Everyday Project.

DESIS Network. Street Makeovers Put New Spin on the Block - Miller-McCune. How community activists are taking city planning into their own hands and creating pedestrian-friendly blocks via pop-up urbanism. The recession may have robbed city governments of the wherewithal to enhance public places. Adaptable Suburbs. A study of the relationship between networks of human activity and the changing form of urban and suburban centres through time The project closing conference will take place on 28 April 2014.

If you wish to attend please go to our Closing Conference page for further information. Suburban scenarios « placeblog. Emergent Urbanism, or ‘bottom-up planning’ I was asked to write an article around ‘bottom-up planning’ by Architectural Review Australia a while ago. The Hope for Suburbia. « At the Helm of the Public Realm. Can Karaoke Transform Public Space? Five Things Governments Can Do to Encourage Civic Startups « Civic Innovations. Spontaneous Interventions (S.I.) The Protester - TIME's People Who Mattered in 2011. Activismo 2.0 y empoderamiento ciudadano en red (II) Edible Brisbane: Public Fruit. Occupy as psychogeographic urbanism [draft 3] Fun urbanism: Group video game in a Madrid plaza.

Announcing the 2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0. Humblebeworkshop. Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network.  PARK(ing) Day 2011 is Friday, September 16th. DIY Urban Design, from Guerrilla Gardening to Yarn Bombing - Cities. Rebar Art & Design Studio. Community Self Build Agency.