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Vertical villages are changing the concept of neighborhood

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Multifamily dwellings in high-density areas are changing the concept of neighborhood.


Tags: housing, urban, place, neighborhood, spatial, density.

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Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, May 26, 10:13 PM

Unit 7 Urban

       The article describes a vertical neighborhood which is similar to an apartment, but instead has multiple family residences stacked on top of each other. This type of a community helps decrease land use and increases communication between people and creates a sense of community. The residents often interact, see each other, and form deep bonds that would be difficult to do in a street of single family homes.

        As land prices skyrocket and living in a city becomes more expensive the main solution used by architects is to build up. The sky is the limit and there is plenty of space in the sky providing an ideal space for people to live and expand into. However, with the increase of skyscrapers and multi storied buildings, air pollution increases due to the height of the building and any smoke or waste released from the building. 

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 5:16 AM

How cool is it that our world is changing every second? Some would say that it sucks and that we need to slow down. But why slow down, so much innovation is happening and we are at the front seat of it. People live differently now rather than sticking with old traditions and it is neat to see how they adjust to high-density areas.

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Comparing Urban Footprints

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"This is a series of infographics (or geo-infographics) created by Matthew Hartzell, a friend of mine that I met when we were both geography graduate students at Penn State in few years back..."

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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 14, 2014 3:25 PM

This is an interesting way to graph out the urban footprints of various cities from around the world. This also shows how the United States has a number of the largest urban centers in the world. Along the top, New York, Chicago, LA, and Miami are massive compared to cities like Hong Kong. This shows how in the United States there are massive amounts of urban growth. Even in China where their population is one of the worlds biggest, Hong Kong a major city only has 7.1 million. In the United States, for the past century cities have been growing and this graph shows that.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:40 PM

These visuals really help to show that the size of a city doesn't necessarily correspond with it's population. Many years ago the trend was the larger the city in turn it would posses a larger population than a physically smaller city. Today this no longer holds true, in fact many smaller cities vastly out populate large sprawling cities. Most of these mega-cities in Asia and Latin America are incredibly over build and densely packed surrounded by miles of slums. 

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 22, 7:16 PM

Pretty cool.


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Maeklong Railway Market

"Multi-purpose land use."

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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, May 1, 4:34 PM

That's insane!!!  At the same time is great that the people figured out what works and what doesn't.  Right down to what can actually stay on the tracks, under the tracks, and the retractable awnings.  Genius!

Eden Eaves's curator insight, May 24, 7:33 PM

Unit 5

The Maeklong Railway Market is located in Thailand on an actual railway that is used by a train 8 times a day. The vendors get a three minute notice before the train comes by and yes, this is enough time for them to fold up awnings and umbrellas, move their things, and notify shoppers to watch out. It is a huge tourist attraction in Thailand because who wouldn't want to see a farmers market fold up into the walls as a train passes and then pop right back out as of nothing happened?   

This really is an amazing use of space and the people who started this Railway market are true visionaries and deserve a round of applause for paying attention to what the community needed and finding the means to make it happen. 

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 5:50 AM

That. Is. The. Coolest. And. Most. Funniest. Things. I. Have. Ever. Seen.