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.”
Ali Butcher knows the built forms of our cities expose something about our values and priorities. In his TEDxJacksonville talk, Redefining Space: Creativity and Sustainability in the City, Butcher first examines the shared historical narratives of Jacksonville and Vancouver, BC, and then charts where the cities’ values and growth patterns have diverged. Butcher challenges us …
Firefly Living recently published an interview reflecting on my time in Phoenix and what it’s like to be back in Vancouver.
This week’s curation of insights and interviews for urbanists.
This week’s wrap of good reads for urbanists.
The Solar Bottle Bulb is based on simple and easily replicable technologies that address basic needs in developing communities.
This week’s edition of news and news for urbanists.
Rogue Green is a series of monthly social/networking events in downtown Phoenix for eco-minded ‘rogues.’
David Engwicht (author, place maker & resilient city capacity builder) discusses the role of placemaking in contemporary society.