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Streetscapes Mozart, Marx and a Dictator
Streets and squares are an archive of both language and history. We discovered some fascinating patterns in the distribution of the 450,000 street names in Germany. They tell the story of almost forgotten artists and historical events, they shed light on obsolete economic structures and trade routes, on dialects and on idioms imported from abroad. Additionally, we identified groups of streets with thematically linked terms like the names of poets or types of animals.
Signs  coms413  history  cities 
yesterday by intermediated
Berlin. The Floating University investigates alternative ways of experiencing the city - Domus
Interview with Raumlabor (German for “spatial laboratory”), which has recently set up a school in a basin to collect rainwater.
news  cities 
2 days ago by TransformSeries
Biophilia's Place in an Integrated Approach to Urban Planning – The Nature of Cities
The term “biophilia” describes our positive and innate response to the key features of the natural world that are thought to have been associated with our survival in the early stages of our evolution as a species. Foremost amongst these features are biodiversity itself; clean and, ideally, flowing water; semi-wooded landscapes; and places in which we can obtain both vantage over our surroundings and refuge against attack.
cities  news 
2 days ago by TransformSeries
Why Public Transportation Works Better Outside the U.S. - CityLab
The widespread failure of American mass transit is usually blamed on cheap gas and suburban sprawl. But the full story of why other countries succeed is more complicated.
cities  transit 
2 days ago by jeffhammond
A How-To Manual for Fixing Badly Planned Cities - CityLab
If nothing is close to anything different, and the only connection is a single fat roadway, then the population is automatically conscripted into driving.
zoning  urbanplanning  urbanism  cities  cars  design  cycling 
2 days ago by cdzombak
When asked to provide my vision for at conferences they are expecting me to say tech. But I simp…
SmartCity  cities  from twitter_favs
3 days ago by ianchanning
When asked to provide my vision for at conferences they are expecting me to say tech. But I simp…
cities  SmartCity  from twitter_favs
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