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RURAL-URBAN TRANSECT:  
New Urbanist Andrés Duany created the rural-to-urban transect as a model of urban planning. The transect defines a series of zones that evolve from sparse rural farmhouses to the dense urban core. Each zone contains a similar transition from the edge to the center of a neighborhood. The transect is an important part of the New Urbanism and Smart Growth movements.
Transect planning can be seen as a contrast to the single land-use pattern favored by modern city zoning and suburban development. In these patterns, large areas are dedicated to a single purpose, such as housing, offices, shopping, and they can only be accessed via major roads. The transect, by contrast, involves mixed-use development and therefore decreases the necessity for long-distance travel by any means.

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newurbanismfilmfestival:

urbangeographies:

RURAL-URBAN TRANSECT:  

New Urbanist Andrés Duany created the rural-to-urban transect as a model of urban planning. The transect defines a series of zones that evolve from sparse rural farmhouses to the dense urban core. Each zone contains a similar transition from the edge to the center of a neighborhood. The transect is an important part of the New Urbanism and Smart Growth movements.

Transect planning can be seen as a contrast to the single land-use pattern favored by modern city zoning and suburban development. In these patterns, large areas are dedicated to a single purpose, such as housing, offices, shopping, and they can only be accessed via major roads. The transect, by contrast, involves mixed-use development and therefore decreases the necessity for long-distance travel by any means.

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Studio renovation by MAIO

Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award - Home

The Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award is a travelling prize presented to initiatives within a specific city that utilise partnerships to improve the quality of life and the quality of the urban environment.

The winners are selected by an independent jury following an open call for applications. Since 2007, the award, worth USD 100,000, has been presented to initiatives based in Mumbai, São Paulo, Istanbul, Mexico City, Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro. This year, in 2014, the award will be presented to an initiative in the wider Delhi area.

Delhi | 2014 | LSE Cities

urbangeographies:

SUBURBAN NATION: Boca Raton, Florida USA
How navigable and walkable is this confusing labyrinth of cul-de-sacs and deadend streets?

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SUBURBAN NATION: Boca Raton, Florida USA

How navigable and walkable is this confusing labyrinth of cul-de-sacs and deadend streets?

Defining Sprawl is like Defining PornographyYou Know it When You See it.

(Source: citylandscapes)

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Reconstructing Stonehenge | Via

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BUILD BY DESIGN WINNERS ANNOUNCED:  New dikes, berms, reefs, wetlands, and more for New York and New Jersey

Coastlines ravaged by Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey will gain miles of new dikes, reefs, berms and wetlands. As announced June 2nd by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, nearly one billion dollars has just been designated to fund six resilience projects — many of which incorporate social programs — in the federally funded Rebuild By Design contest. The winning projects, developed over the past nine months by interdisciplinary teams, are the following:
Big U (Manhattan, East River Park) - $335 million

Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken (Hoboken, NJ) - $230 million

New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park 
(The Meadowlands, NJ) - $150 million

Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County’s South Shore (Long Island) - $125 million 

Living Breakwaters (Staten Island) - $60 million

Hunts Point Lifelines (Bronx)- $20 million 

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nevver:

Breathing City

Data about people and where they are, visualized

sunlightcities:

nevver:

Breathing City

Data about people and where they are, visualized

(via concepturbanization)

A culture is not a unified system that pushes action in a consistent direction. It is more like a ‘tool kit’ or repertoire from which actors select differing pieces for constructing lines of action.
— Ann Swidler, 1986, p. 277 (via socio-logic)

(Source: ifuckinglovesociology, via socio-logic)

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Troglodyte Houses | Via

Les Eyzies de Taynac is a pretty town in the commune of Dordogne in southwestern France, that at first glance, appears to be crushed under the cliff. The town is littered with numerous grottos, caves and troglodyte dwellings whose history dates back to more than 28,000 years.

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