Why Cities?

I’ve been running this blog for almost 3 years now and my interest in urbanism only continues to evolve.  Recently, I’ve been reflecting on the reasons why I became so passionate about urban design, urbanization — the whole works; but to all my followers, why are you interested in city issues?  And if you are studying or working professionally in the urban realm, why did you decide to go down that path?  I’m curious to hear everyone’s stories!    

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  • #Urbanism #Story Time #Career Path
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Do the McLarena!

The installation is inspired by the film Canon (1964), created by Norman McLaren and Grant Munro. The film illustrates the principle of a musical and visual canon with a character proceeding through a sequence of movements, which are reproduced in regular intervals. The choreography progressively reveals interaction between the repeated characters, for example, they salute, nag and try hitting each other.

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  • #creative placemaking #urban play #installation #daily tous les jours #montreal #urban design
  • 4 weeks ago
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  • #architecture #asmara #modernism #modernist architecture #colonial architecture
  • 5 months ago

Ingenious homes in unexpected places

Photographer Iwan Baan shows how people build homes in unlikely places, touring us through the family apartments of Torre David, a city on the water in Nigeria, and an underground village in China. Glorious images celebrate humanity’s ability to survive and make a home — anywhere.

Photo essay is available here.

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  • #urbanism #informal economies #cities #ted talks
  • 6 months ago
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  • #shameless self promotion #will be posting more street photography on society6 #the man from aarhus #street photography #city life #fashion
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  • #urbanism #street art #Aakash Nihalani #public art installation
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  • #Playground Architecture #Public Interest Design #Playground Ideas
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  • #Morita #Photography #Japanese manhole covers #public art
  • 7 months ago
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The mark of a great city isn’t how it treats its special places – everybody does that right – but how it treats its ordinary ones

Aaron Renn
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  • #Aaron Renn #urbanism #public spaces #cities
  • 7 months ago
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  • #NYC #Little Lost Project #Bric-a-Brac #Street Art
  • 7 months ago
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  • #Public art #Public Installation #Jun Kitagawa
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  • #public art #murals #mural art #Fintan Magee
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Call for Infographics Prompt

Hello Everyone!

I’m currently working on building up my portfolio of infographics/data visualization.  If you have a topic (along with credible sources) that you want to see “infographic-ized,” feel free to contact me and let’s work something out!

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  • #infographics #graphic design #urbanism #data visualization
  • 8 months ago
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  • #mapping the literary landscape #weekly recommended reading #urbanism #kevin lynch #the image of the city
  • 11 months ago
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