Category Archives: architecture

The Most Walkable Cities in the World

Lucca, Italy {photo by me} Frommer’s recently came out with their list of the top 10 most walkable cities in the world (check out this article that includes pictures). Lists like this are never exhaustive, so what cities would you add? … Continue reading

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Can Cities Feed Themselves?

Urban agriculture fascinates me, so I thought I’d share links to a few articles in case anyone else is also fascinated… {image is from third article) From Warehouses to Urban Farms The history of urban agriculture should inspire its future … Continue reading

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French Street Artist Wins TED Humanitarian Prize

[photo source] Wow. Just, wow. Check out the article…

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Are Brussels and Los Angeles Sister Cities?

I’m not going to stretch the similarities between the two (very different) cities, but I read an article today that suggested they are at least encountering similar challenges. Both Brussels and Los Angeles experienced post-WWII sprawl-booms, both saw their central city … Continue reading

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Masdar begs the question: What exactly is meant by “a sustainable city?”

{from The New York Times; words by Nicolai Ouroussoff; photo by Duncan Chard} Back in 2007, when the government here announced its plan for “the world’s first zero-carbon city” on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, many Westerners dismissed it as … Continue reading

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