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Lavasa: India's urban dream or nightmare? - world... →
Apr 8 2011 Amy Kazmin, the FT’s south Asia correspondent, travels to Lavasa, India’s first hill station since the British Raj entirely built by a private company, to see whether open cities can really can be constructed from scratch for all citizens of India or whether it will simply prove to be the ultimate gated community. (3m 27sec)
Cities for Living by Roger Scruton, City Journal... →
American visitors to Paris, Rome, Prague, or Barcelona, comparing what they see with what is familiar from their own continent, will recognize how careless their countrymen often have been in their attempts to create cities. But the American who leaves the routes prescribed by the Ministries of Tourism will quickly see that Paris is miraculous in no small measure because modern architects have not...
(via A bordo dei vagoni senza guidatore della metro C - Video - Repubblica Tv - la Repubblica.it)
dividedcities: “We believe there is a lot to be learned from the strange edge cases of political geography.” A short animation about Border Towns.
thegreenurbanist: thisbigcity: Amazing video - one of the very few examples of sustainable living architecture. GU: This segment was on ‘Human Planet’ on Discovery in April. True sustainable infrastructure and green architecture. LIVING ROOT BRIDGES, “In the depths of northeastern India, in one of the wettest places on earth, bridges aren’t built - they’re grown.”
: The Amazing Dabbawalla Delivery System of India →
transportation: Image Source: Eco Walk the Talk A service introduced by the British dating back to 125 years ago, allow Mumbai city workers to enjoy a homecooked lunch every day for about only $5 a month. Each day, 5,000 ”lunchbox carriers” or dabbawallas deliver 160,000 meals contained in “tiffin boxes”…
Archimess: When you’re an architect … →
archimess: · you have probably heard all 1,000 songs off your ipod in just one night · you spend hours looking at & buying arch books but never have the time to actually read them · you can’t afford your own taste · you hate the shelter magazines your clients love · CAD is your co-pilot · your closet is…
Transportation: 'The iPhone is the new Prius' →
plantedcity: From Grist: The AAA states that the average yearly cost of maintaining a car is $8,500, a lot of money for a possession that, on average, sits idle for 23 hours of the day. For many members of Gen Y, that sort of cost is untenable. Some 15.2 percent of 20-24 year olds are unemployed, and many more are desperately trying to pay back student loan debt while working low-wage service...
Prochaine conférence-débat: « Jeunes et aînés dans... →
Lundi 9 mai 2011 – Salle des cantons – gare CFF – Lausanne – 18h30 Jusqu’à quatre générations d’individus peuvent cohabiter actuellement dans un même immeuble. Comment le bâti peut-il contribuer à…
(via Reinventing Parking: Parking reform - an excellent video primer)