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In Berlin, homeless Germans can get an official registration of their status. This grants them a special ID that entitles them to receive different services, such as food, shelter, counselling, a postal address, etc. Yet many people remain unregistered, sometimes by choice.
The best way to plan for downtown is to see how people use it today; to look for its strengths and to exploit and reinforce them. There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans.
— Jane Jacobs, Downtown is For People (1958)

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"the concept of the "Gehzeug" (a German neologism that can be translated as "walkmobile"). The "walkmobile" is essentially just a wooden frame that can be worn by a pedestrian in order to utilize the same amount of space as a motorist."

"the concept of the "Gehzeug" (a German neologism that can be translated as "walkmobile"). The "walkmobile" is essentially just a wooden frame that can be worn by a pedestrian in order to utilize the same amount of space as a motorist."

(Source: urban-activism-eng.blogspot.com)

goingurban:

ze-moon:

If pedestrian was a car

A simple yet brilliant action
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goingurban:

ze-moon:

If pedestrian was a car

A simple yet brilliant action

Not only do we limit the options for family-friendly urban living, we overwhelmingly discourage it while also subsidizing its alternatives.

Housing is the Key to Family-Friendly Cities | Planetizen, 4/7/2014

— As a downtown dad, this is an issue near and dear to me, and it is explored well here by Bradley Calvert, an Atlanta architect. He nails the importance of building housing in the urban core that appeals to middle-income families, along with the need for better schools to serve them. And he looks at the market and social forces that form hurdles for achieving this goal.

(via atlurbanist)

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climate-changing:

asylum-art:

A Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape by Alyson Shotz

 

Awesome

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gasoline-station:

30 Cities From 200 Years Ago…And Where They Are Now

by NYU Stern Urbanization Project

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