I think it is a good start (#urbanism), but leaves out a dwindling segment of the population - our rural brothers and sisters struggling to make a living out of the ever growing corporate agricultural landscape. The ideals of urbanism in some sense extend far beyond the city limits.
Do you have thoughts on the crossover between social justice and the built environment? Seen any great content from around the web that addresses equity and the city? If so then share it with #urbanism! Let’s build an online space for curating ideas about how to build better cities and more equitable communities.
It can be done. So what’s the problem here?!
With its first solar farm opening this past spring, the country now plans to expand solar with six more farms on the way.
Forever Scotland! (and ever!)
A family in Cincinnati is selling their Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home for $1.78 million.The house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has been in Gerald Tonkens’ family since 1955 and is described as being in “pristine” shape.
Checked out the blog of a new follower and it is full of superb stuff. Especially recommended for fans of urbanism and public space…
i’m not sure where my love of abandoned buildings comes from. or, syntactically, i’m not sure from where my love of abandoned buildings comes. in any case: i love abandoned buildings.
when i was growing up i used to spend hours and days:
finding abandoned buildings.
breaking into abandoned buildings.
wandering around abandoned buildings.
the abandoned buildings i played in as a child were all relatively old and victorian (which made them even creepier and fantastic). whereas l.a tends to have abandoned mid-century buildings, like this amazing, abandoned hotel. at least i think it’s a hotel. or was a hotel.
now it’s just a big, abandoned, beautiful modern building either waiting to be rescued from entropy or quietly observed by weirdos like me as entropy ravages it further. all the while writing run-on sentences, which i also love.
this particular abandoned building piques and keeps my interest because it clearly as at one point was a brand new building filled with mid century hipsters and swingers doing mid century hipster and swinger things (involving cocktails and lava lamps and prescription medication, one assumes). and now it sits moribund, with great lines and great bones, but moribund.
some buildings (old victorians, etc) seem like they were old when they were new. other buildings (mid century, etc) seem like they were designed to be forever new and futuristic, which makes their inevitable slide into entropic dissolution even more jarring, and strangely beautiful.
like abandoned space stations, almost. which, possibly, this is.
ok, have a nice weekend.
Well, it’s hard to miss that Detroit is still suffering at the hands of Kwame M. Kilpatrick. The humiliation just won’t end. There are, however, still die-hards working their tails off to revitalize the Motor City. Check out this great program at Wayne State University. Who knows, maybe you will be part of the next generation of Detroit Fellows.