Farms Growing in Detroit
townsandcities: With many of Detroit’s homes and factories shuttered and deteriorating, acres and acres of the city are slowly returning to a more natural state. According to this article in the LA Times, a large farm company is buying up parcels in the city to run a large-scale farming operation. The company will farm up to 5,000 acres within city limits, and will start small next season with a...
How to Destroy the Book →
jingc: Anyone who claims that readers can’t and won’t and shouldn’t own their books are bent on the destruction of the book, the destruction of publishing, and the destruction of authorship itself. We must stop them from being allowed to do it. The library of tomorrow should be better than the library of today. The ability to loan our books to more than one person at once is a feature, not a...
Vancouver's Canada Line Exceeding Ridership...
townsandcities: The Canada Line has reached ridership goals three years ahead of schedule; the line has seen several days of 100,000+ riders. I’m not surprised by this news — downtown-to-airport rail service has been popular all over the US already. Minnesota’s Hiawatha line (Downtown - Mall of America - Airport) also beat ridership estimates, and Portland’s MAX line to the airport has seen...
Car Showrooms, Reborn →
townsandcities: There are lots of cool car dealership buildings out there that could really be something great in a second life. They all certainly have ample parking.
Ieri sera ho ospitato due amici trentini che partivano per un bel viaggio in...– La vita istruzioni per l’uso - article - Treni tedeschi in Italia. FS zitte e mute. per trovre informazioni su questo treno, bisogna andare sul sito delle Ferrovie Austriache e su quello delle Ferrovie Tedesche.
Urban Paradox →
smartercities: timotheee: Why the future of humanity and the long term sustainability of the planet are inextricably linked to the fate of our cities.
Il y a trop de passants sur la place de l’Europe! Un phénomène engendrant de...– Trop de bouchons au centre-ville, la faute aux passages pour piétons | 24 heures
At Cities, Bicycles, and the Future of Getting Around, a panel discussion last...– Cities and Cycling: Ignoring A Simple Alternative (via noneck)
Today, I’ll take you to Basel, at Dornacherstrasse 192,where an old factory has been transformed into a neighborhood center, Gundeldinger Feld. The history of this place could be the same as many other places around the world: a 19th century factory in the inner city suddenly moving to the suburbs in order to look for more space, an urban void opening up in the neighborhood, maybe some...
Doppia fila remix (source: coserosse.net)
Unitasking : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News →
Depuis quelques temps, une nouvelle monnaie circule dans le quartier londonien...– Brixton lance une fausse monnaie aux vertus écologiques - Les Urbanités (la monnaie est le Brixton Pound)
En Allemagne, la ville d’Ulm, une ville moyenne de 120 mille habitants, a...– Ulm s’associe à Daimler pour lancer la voiture en libre service - Les Urbanités
It is ridiculous that we can't have any pedestrian...
age-of-ecology: 1. Take all the cars out of the city. 2. Build everything dense and compact. 3. Build with diversity and mixed use. (more).
Neighborhood trails are difficult to identify and monitor, but often provide...– Tigard Neighborhood Trails Plan
De toute évidence, le réchauffement de la planète est une réalité et partant une...– Copenhague capitale des villes exemplaires, Par Jacques Allaman - Les Urbanités
Los Angeles’ Metro is doing something that no transit agency in the country has ever done: it’s marketing its products and services as if it were a private company bent on turning a profit. But for Metro marketing isn’t about increasing the bottom line. It’s about reducing traffic, cleaning the air and making people’s commutes in this auto-clogged city a bit less stressful. (via Transit Agencies...
leaving the cars behind →
carlessbrit: nice article in The Guardian Bike Blog about neighborhoods going car-free
The Advertisement That Watches You →