"For the People, By the People by Afaina de Jong is a visual story about how people influence change in the city. The collapse of faith in top-down planning has been followed by a renewed interest in the self-generating wisdom of bottom-up urban initiatives. What does it mean when people act as the urban change agents that direct the life and death of the world’s cities?"
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Auckland NZ. It’s truly remarkable just how much change there has been turning a street that was focused on the storing and moving of cars to one that is about the people. The benefit of this to local businesses is substantially higher than that of the lost carparking
In downtown Buenos Aires about 100 blocks have been transformed into fully pedestrianized streets or pedestrian-priority zones. Click image for details visit the Slow Ottawa 'Streets for Everyone' board for more smart solutions.
Fabio Alessandro Fusco: The City Grows
The City Social: Why Urbanism Needs To Return To Observation. Urbanism is about observation. Too often, however, urban planners ignore behavior and the city gets distilled down to maps, drawings, renderings, codes and ordinances, and other paper representations. We get caught up in the shapes, the lines, the language, and the model universe of cities that we forget about the “flava” of it all.
Chilling at the rill on the Schusterstraße, Freiburg, Germany. Many streams run through the city, diverted from the central Dreisam River. Freiburg (pop 250,000) also has 400 km of bikeways. Click image for full story & visit our Streets for Everyone board >> www.pinterest.com...