From Oscar Boyson on Medium:
Organic Filmmaking and City Re-Imagining
“What does “the future of cities” mean? To much of the developing world, it might be as simple as aspiring to having your own toilet, rather than sharing one with over 100 people. To a family in Detroit, it could mean having non-toxic drinking water. For planners and mayors, it’s about a lot of things — sustainability, economy, inclusivity, and resilience. Most of us can hope we can spend a little less time on our commutes to work and a little more time with our families. For a rich white dude up in a 50th floor penthouse, “the future of cities” might mean zipping around in a flying car while a robot jerks you off and a drone delivers your pizza. For many companies, the future of cities is simply about business and money, presented to us as buzzwords like “smart city” and “the city of tomorrow.”
Streetfight offers an empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning city streets to work better for everybody that use them.
This fun Massimo Vignelli inspired Metroplasm ‘subway’ map was designed for the 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters Commemorative art project.
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An interesting infographic illustrating the myriad of ways that bicycles bring businessto local and state/provincial economies. Continue reading
Urban Anthropologists, Andy and Carolyn London interview some of New York City’s more overlooked citizens.
Kaid Benfield captures the beautiful colours of a New York City evening in this video slideshow.
All images (c)2011 by F. Kaid Benfield. Music: Sharon Shannon featuring Kirsty MacColl, “Libertango” (via YouTube Audio Swap)
Filmmaker Jim Epstein read The Power Broker and set out to document one of the communities destroyed by Moses’ urban renewal of the 1950s.
Jane Jacobs’ Death and Life of Great American Cities captures not just the rich density of urban life, but the craft of fiction.
What Seth Godin believes makes a city attractive to tourists also makes it interesting to urbanists and urbanites.
Earlier, I brought-you the Colour of Cities, features Flickr mash-ups. This week it is time to play with Goole Maps. Rorschmap is a Google Maps mashup by James Bridle that creates kaleidoscopic views of cities and other locations from around the world.
New York City
Note: The kaleidoscope works best in Safari and Chrome on Mac. Firefox and iPhones/iPads will struggle. Not sure about PCs.
- Rorschach’s New York ID (miksplace.wordpress.com)