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3D Printed Buildings

An architect in Holland has revealed plans to 3D print buildings inspired by the Earth's landscape. Janjaap Ruijssenaars hopes to create the buildings, which he estimates will cost 4-5 million euros (£3.3- £4.2m), all around the world. The buildings are designed to resemble a giant mobius ...

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NEXTBANGALORE

“Imagine if you had the power to change one place in Bangalore, what place would you choose?” Nextbangalore brings the concept of crowdsourcing urban future to India’s innovation city. Started by Bangalore-based MOD Institute and Nexthamburg from Germany, Nextbangalore aims at collecting the people’s knowledge about places, ...

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little Bangalore !

little Bangalore

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The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces – The Street Corner

http://vimeo.com/6821934 Small fragment of William H. Whyte's witty and original film about the open spaces of cities and why some of them work for people while others do not. more :  [ William H. Whyte - Wikipedia] more:  [ The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces - The Street Corner] [Yurbanism ]

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Future Towers in Pune – Vertical city

Indian real estate developer City Corporation Ltd has started construction on the first phase of Amanora Apartment City - Future Towers, designed by MVRDV. The project is located in Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra and features 1,068 apartments & public ...

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MOBILITY IN BOGOTÁ

The IFHP Travel Squad reports from Bogotá: In Bogotá, public transport is a highly politicized planning issue that can get a mayor elected, overthrown or immortalized. Bogotá is known worldwide for its bus rapid transit (BRT) system, TransMilenio. Initiated by the former mayor Enrique Peñalosa, it was ...

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Cities are for cars only

Policy planners have created an urbanscape that has ignored pedestrians. India has nearly 60 cities that have a population of over or approaching a million. Mobility for an average citizen in these urban spaces is emerging as a key challenge. Economic liberalisation has expedited the ...

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Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from Norway

Sweden, a recycling-happy land where a quarter of a million homes are powered by the incineration of waste, is facing a unique dilemma: The nation has run out of much-needed fuel. Sweden, birthplace of the Smörgåsbord, Eric Northman, and the world’s preferred solar-powered purveyor of flat-pack home furnishings, ...

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Failed Architecture – A research project into the causes of urban failure

Failed Architecture focuses on buildings and urban environments that are malfunctioning, displeasing or have failed to stand the test of time and are currently neglected, abandoned or even vandalized or demolished, because of changing economic, social, political and/or physical circumstances. more: Failed Architecture [FA ...

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Chinese city of Chengdu makes bus travel free to encourage public transport

In a bid to encourage people to choose public transportation, the southwest Chinese city of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, waived bus fares and offered discounts on metro fares from 10th October 2012. According to a spokesman with the Chengdu Municipal Public Transport Group Corp, the free bus ...

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Once upon a time in Bangalore on Route No. 11

E.R. RAMACHANDRAN writes: Bangalore in the 1950s and ’60s was still a Pensioners’ Paradise and very much a sleepy town. It was mostly divided into “City” and “Cantonment” with Basavanagudi and Malleshwaram the best known among its residential areas. more: Once upon a time in ...

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If You Want Walkable Development, You Must Show That It Pays

Mariela Alfonzo  says “There’s always a drive to understand the economic value of walkability,”. “For people in a decision-making capacity, especially now, after the recession. If you explain the economic piece, people get it right away.” more: Sarah Goodyear - If You Want Walkable Development, ...

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Dumping waste on streets will attract fine, BBMP issues guidelines

Segregation of garbage at source to become mandatory, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Saturday issued guidelines for the general public about the delivery and collection of municipal solid waste in the City more: BBMP issues guidelines for garbage segregation ...

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GUANGZHOU City Moves to Limit New Cars

The municipal government of Guangzhou, a sprawling metropolis that is one of China’s biggest auto manufacturing centers, introduced license plate auctions and lotteries last week that will roughly halve the number of new cars on the streets. The crackdown by China’s third-largest city is the most restrictive ...

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The Noun Project

The mission of The Noun Project is to collect, organize and add to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language so they can be shared in a fun and meaningful way. The symbols are free, simple, and high quality—not to mention truly ...

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Land Consumption / Food Production

Nice animation done by T?F, MVRDV, Stroom, animation by Wieland Gouwens Impressive video about the exemplary land consumption for the food production for the inhabitants of Manhattan... Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQkwKND3Z-o

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the friday five: 04/05/12 {mobility special}

http://vimeo.com/21351764 It is interesting to visualise the bus network transition from night to day, the steady ‘pulse’ of the tube network throughout its service and the Stansted-Heathrow-Gatwick connection defined by the coach network. This movie has been generated using OpenGL. Vehicle trajectories in the animation use straight lines between stops. Waiting time in a public transport stop is defined in the ...

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Here Comes Tactical Urbanism

courtesy: park(ing) day Guerrilla gardening. Pavement-to-parks. Open streets. These are all urban interventions of a sort – quick, often temporary, cheap projects that aim to make a small part of a city more lively or enjoyable. These types of projects have grown in popularity in recent years, and they ...

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Gamifying Sustainable Urban Transport

By introducing the ‘BikeMile’, an ‘Air Mile’ system for bicycles, PleaseCycle allows brands to incentivise cycle journeys with everything from cheaper coffee and cycle gear to lower health insurance premiums. Several major employers are already using the system to gamify commuting to work, offering rewards such as free holiday time ...

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Urban Design with Mobile Phones and Citizen Cartographers

courtesy: abhigyan singh Game designer Will Wright showed this with his highly successful series of PC games, the first of which was the best-selling SimCity. SimCity and other such simulation games are great tools for stimulating playful thought about how the complex systems that compose a city interact with ...

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Frans Masereel – Urban Visualisation in Woodcuts

Frans Masereel, a Belgian graphic artist, worked on a woodcut series on city forms and urban experiences in 1925, which was then published in a book titled “The City: A Vision in Woodcuts.” Almost a century after its publication, "The City" remains an emblematic representation of urbanism pertinent to our times. ...

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TED asks – what is your wish for the City 2.0?

TED announces the winner of the 2012 TED Prize: the City 2.0. The City 2.0 is the city of the future ... a future in which more than 10 billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably, together. The City 2.0 is not a sterile utopian dream, but a real-world ...

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participatory urban planning with building blocks

Most urban renewal projects require piles of cash and armloads of permits and blueprints. All that's needed for James Rojas' makeover of downtown Long Beach is imagination. Rojas is an urban planner who has constructed an 80-square-foot scale model of the city that residents ...

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a site for alternative architectural publications

ARCHIZINES is a showcase of new architecture fanzines, journals and magazines from around the world that provide an alternative to the established architectural press. Launched by Elias Redstone, with art direction by Folch Studio, the project celebrates and promotes independent and alternative publishing as an arena for architectural commentary, criticism and research, and as a creative platform for new photography, ...

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Soft(ware) Infrastructures for Real-Time Data Cities

Source: postscapes - "anatomy of a smart city"

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