'what makes a great city: a general theory of walkability' - maria popova, 2012 [brain pickings article + book review of 'walkable city: how downtown can save america, one step at a time' by jeff speck, 2012]

What Makes a Great City: A General Theory of Walkability

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck A Best Book of the Year according to Planetizen and the American Society of Landscape Architects Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive.

empire state building construction worker touching the top of the chrysler building - lewis hine, 1930 [gelatin silver print]

Crowdsourcing Brings Historical Archive Online

Empire State Building Construction Worker Touching The Top Of The Chrysler Building, 1930 © Lewis Wickes Hine

the eye, lower east side, nyc - william witt, 1948

The Eye Descriptive: Lower East Side, New York City Bill Witt (United States, born United States, printed Gelatin silver print

an architecture of density - michael wolf [photography; http://photomichaelwolf.com/#]

German photographer Michael Wolf's series, 'Architecture of Density', captures Hong Kong's crowded urban landscape. Pictured is 'Architecture of Density Courtesy of Flowers Gallery © Michael Wolf

urban jewellery - liesbet bussche [link to liesbet bussche's website + galleries of work]

Belgian artist Liesbet Bussche has been working on a street art installation project called "Urban Jewellery," in which she transforms normal city objects and

beijing - photographs of the earth from the esa archive

Beijing, Capital of China, photographed by ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli during the celebrations of the Chinese New Year, "Spring Festival" on 2 February Do you see any fireworks?

new york city subway photography 1980s - richard sander [link to series of photographs]


New York City during the was an entirely different kind of city than it is today. Street photographer Richard Sandler spent much of the decade capturing the urban grit found along the busy.

tang ting - ['shanghai based photographer tang ting’s series ‘slow dreams’ is a veritable palette of colour, lighting, & city composition. amidst the dark city nights punctured by the neon logos, the spindling maze of cranes & the lush sanctity of the countryside we find life. this series then is simply a document showing moments within life within a landscape whether is be organic or engineered'; link to series of photographs]

Tang Ting is a photographer based in Shanghai, China.

'voyages among re-imagined utopian worlds by jean-françois rauzier' - demetrios gkiouzelis, 2013 [yatzer article + series of images; http://www.rauzier-hyperphoto.com]

Voyages Along Re-imagined Utopian Worlds By Jean-François Rauzier

taipei organic acupuncture - marco casagrande, 2010 [link to 'urban acupuncture']

taipei organic acupuncture - marco casagrande, 2010 [link to 'urban acupuncture']