Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Struggle for Time and the Power of Temporariness

Photos from last art show on the theme of reclaiming time.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ture cost of housing when transportation is added

H+T Affordability Index: Bergen--Passaic, NJ: Comparing Housing Costs - % Income to Housing and Transportation Costs - % Income

The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index is an innovative tool that measures the true affordability of housing based on its location.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

J. G. Ballard: High Rise

Friday, October 7, 2011

Cities and cars.

Some fun facts:

Cars are deadlier than firearms. In the US about 43,000 people die from car collisions each year, compared to 30,000 gun-related deaths.
The road network takes up as much as 35% of available space in North American metropolitan regions, compared to 20 persent in older European cities and 10 - 15% in Asian cities.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cities as body.

The city as a body with organs. People moving into the city as connecting - plugging themselves into that body.
Care - Nurturance:
People who don't feel a sense of agency or involvement in their place - as those not taking care of their bodies.
Post-war flight into the suburbs as cancer.
We love what we nurture, we nurture what we love.
To foster responsible, accountable and connected attitude toward place, people must embed themselves in their location and nurture the spaces around us socially and spatially. - As indigenous communities or attitudes held by  Europeans toward maintaining their cities.
Cars as anti-social behavior: only time they communicate is though a cry when the are in each other's way.  - a dysfunctional organism.
Public health as a function of urban planning/architecture?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Change by Us NYC

Great website about interactive city planning.