Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Explore Help Cities, Resilient Cities and more!

Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change by Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley and Heather Boyer

Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change by Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley and Heather Boyer

Parking lots can be put to better use through temporary conversion into a productive space, like a public market. The city of San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks Program, for example, retrofits parking spaces into public spaces. Graphic by EMBARQ.

Parking lots can be put to better use through temporary conversion into a productive space, like a public market. The city of San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks Program, for example, retrofits parking spaces into public spaces. Graphic by EMBARQ.

Resilience depends not only on physical assets, but also policies, social capital, and institutions.

Resilience depends not only on physical assets, but also policies, social capital, and institutions.

To encourage the effective design of public space, Gehl Architects has made a checklist of 12 qualities that public spaces should aspire to.  These, he clusters under the categories of “Protection”, “Comfort” and “Delight”. They make sense on an experiential level.  If you want to do an interesting exercise keep this checklist handy the next time you go on a walk around your neighbourhood. Source: http://courses.washington.edu/gehlstud/WEBSITE_CONTENT/Resources/R_gehlqualitycriteria.pdf

To encourage the effective design of public space, Gehl Architects has made a checklist of 12 qualities that public spaces should aspire to. These, he clusters under the categories of “Protection”, “Comfort” and “Delight”. They make sense on an experiential level. If you want to do an interesting exercise keep this checklist handy the next time you go on a walk around your neighbourhood. Source: http://courses.washington.edu/gehlstud/WEBSITE_CONTENT/Resources/R_gehlqualitycriteria.pdf

Andres Duany | The Urban Design View of the Neighborhood - YouTube:  On creating walkable cities and living without a car:  Quote, @ minute 13 - “You must be able to live without a car .. to meet your daily needs… it is a basic CIVIL RIGHT.  …. the assumption that you CANNOT LIVE, that you will die  without a car, … is a fundamental social unfairness”

Andres Duany | The Urban Design View of the Neighborhood - YouTube: On creating walkable cities and living without a car: Quote, @ minute 13 - “You must be able to live without a car .. to meet your daily needs… it is a basic CIVIL RIGHT. …. the assumption that you CANNOT LIVE, that you will die without a car, … is a fundamental social unfairness”

Citizens Guide to Density - good one - Urban Strategies Inc

A Citizens' Guide to Density

Social waterscapes is the design thesis of Jaime Traspaderne, Ana Abram and Costanza Madricardo at the Architectural Association within the Landscape Urbanism Programme. It explores the idea of Prototypical Urbanities in Fanshang, Beijing within the context of the rapid urbanisation of that country.

AA Landscape Urbanism Social Waterscapes 2011-12

Social waterscapes is the design thesis of Jaime Traspaderne, Ana Abram and Costanza Madricardo at the Architectural Association within the Landscape Urbanism Programme. It explores the idea of Prototypical Urbanities in Fanshang, Beijing within the context of the rapid urbanisation of that country.