The-Rise-and-Fall-of-Urban-Economies-6511749 San Francisco (left) and Los Angeles. Photo: Richard Vogel / Associated Press ‘The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies’ Hazardous Fruits and Vegetables: Do You Know the Dirty Dozen? Sometimes it's good to cheat. In the grocery store, that is. Ahem. We're not advocating getting more-than-friendly with the produce manager. The TakePart way to get ahead in the grocery store is with a hazardous food cheat sheet. Image Courtesy of Heidi Kenney, of My Paper Crane JRC and World Bank publish global urbanisation and accessibility map A new global map released today by the Joint Research Centre and published in the World Bank’s World Development Report 2009 measures urbanisation in the new perspective of Travel Time to 8,500 Major Cities. The map fills an important gap in our understanding of economic, physical and social connectivity. In the absence of agreement on the meaning of "urbanisation", the European Commission and the World Bank are proposing a new definition based on a unique mapping of “Accessibility” called the Agglomeration Index. In this context, the new map, developed at the JRC's Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES), uses travel-time as a unit of measurement, representing accessibility through the easily understood concept of “how long will it take to get there?” Accessibility links people with places, goods with markets and communities to vital services. Key findings demonstrated in the map
Urban Architecture, Art, Design, Technology & Travel (Page 2) Play-Doh People: Manipulated Portraits Mimic Old School Horror Movies Lumps of modeling clay in shades that match human flesh are globbed into the hollows of what should be faces in this series of portraits mixing photography ... Forage-Friendly Barge Brings Fresh & Free Produce to NYC Docks A food barge full of fruits and vegetables is coming to the waterways of the Big Apple this summer, stopping at scheduled increments to let people pick ... Metallic Life Forms: Kinetic Sculptures Undulate in the Wind There’s something alien about the way these metallic structures move, a fluidity that makes them seem as if they’re alive.
Europe's most liveable city? The secret of Odense's post-industrial revolution The huge, wooden scale model of Odense, inside a temporary information centre opposite the town hall, looks initially like a replica of the Danish city. But give them a few minutes and a local would begin to spot some differences, especially to the main traffic route bisecting the urban centre. Thomas B Thriges Street was built in the 1960s as a solution to growing car congestion: a fast-moving, four-lane road laid like a curved ribbon across the middle of the city. That ribbon was first trimmed 18 months ago when a central section of the street was closed to vehicles.
Search results from Maps, Panoramic Maps Featured Content ↓ Refine your search Map Highlandville, Massachusetts 1887. Perspective map not drawn to scale. Hand colored. Bird's-eye-view. Proto-city A proto-city is a large village or town of the Neolithic such as Jericho and Çatalhöyük, and also any prehistoric settlement which has both rural and urban features. A proto-city is distinguished from a true city in that it lacks planning and centralized rule. For example, Jericho evidently had a class system, but no roads, while Çatalhöyük apparently lacked social stratification. This is what distinguishes them from the first city-states of the early Mesopotamian cities in the 4th millennium B.C.  Prehistoric Egypt and the Ubaid period of Sumer featured what some call proto-cities. The Aftermath Dislocation Principle The Aftermath Dislocation Principle ( ADP 1 ) is a 1:87 scale dystopian cityscape The Aftermath Dislocation Principle part 3 (ADP 3): THE BRIDGE ADP 3 ‘THE BRIDGE’ is the third piece in a trilogy of artworks by Jimmy Cauty known as The Aftermath Dislocation Principle. Housed in a 6x6x6 ft shipping container and viewed through observation ports in the sides, ADP 3 contains a 1:87 scale model of a wrecked suspension bridge, isolated above a turbulent stretch of water. It is the linking work between ADP 1 and ADP 2. ADP 1 being a 40ft shipping container that houses a vast post-apocalyptic landscape sited somewhere in Bedfordshire – a mythical middle England, and ADP 2 is a 10 ft container that houses the building site of a monolithic construction.
Ekistics - Wikipedia Ekistics concerns the science of human settlements, including regional, city, community planning and dwelling design. The study involves every kind of human settlement, with particular attention to geography, ecology, human psychology, anthropology, culture, politics, and occasionally aesthetics. As a scientific mode of study, ekistics currently relies on statistics and description, organized in five ekistic elements or principles: nature, anthropos, society, shells, and networks. It is generally a more scientific field than urban planning, and has considerable overlap with some of the less restrained fields of architectural theory.