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ELEANOR HALL: While Indigenous communities negotiate on the long term lease issue with the Federal Government, in the capital cities a similar solution is being proposed to deal with the affordability concerns. It is the community land trust.
Below is a recent post from the Pro-Urb email list by Galina Tahchieva, Director of Town Planning for DPZ (reposted with permission from her). We think its one of the more well-stated descriptions of the state of fixing existing sprawl: There are two types of suburban retrofit: post-factum, retroactive retrofit and visionary, pro-active retrofit.
Project Title: The Culture Now Project: Empower the Periphery Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA Built, Unbuilt or Under Construction: Unbuilt Project Year: 2011 University: University of California, Los Angeles Studio Instructors: Thom Mayne and Karen Lohrmann Project Team Members: Grady Gillies Website: www.suprastudio.aud.ucla.edu/ Project Description: Through an integrated system of power generation, Tucson’s vacant lots harness solar power for technical and cultural transformation. TUCSON IS GROWING.
for making the changes proposed by Shaping Suburbia, and yes, the benefits to the city of course benefit us all too.
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 .
I was asked to write an article around ‘bottom-up planning’ by Architectural Review Australia a while ago.
I’ve been thinking about suburban narratives and the kinds of images, scenarios and stories that emerge.
A study of the relationship between networks of human activity and the changing form of urban and suburban centres through time The UK’s suburbs are overlooked and poorly understood. The word ‘suburb’ betrays their perceived status as places that are subordinate to the centre.
Rogue urbanism group DoTank:Brooklyn used discarded shipping pallets to create Adirondack chairs and held a potluck beneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. (DoTank:Brooklyn)
Download this article as a pdf During the last half of the 20th century, cities and towns across America were built primarily for one transportation mode: the automobile.
The following is excerpted from The Urban Food Revolution , published by New Society Publishers. I felt just a little conspicuous walking through the South Side of Chicago; I was the only white person in view since I got off the bus many blocks away.