green streets
38.5K views | +1 today
Follow
green streets
thoughts, ideas + dialogues on urban revitalization, smart growth + neighborhood development
Curated by Lauren Moss
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

The long drive to school: ignoring the new normal

The long drive to school: ignoring the new normal | green streets | Scoop.it
Before we can collectively move our cities and towns into twenty-first century realities, we need to understand and acknowledge where we are today and why we have a problem. Instead, we’re sleepwalking into the future.

Take Bailey Elementary School in Woodbury, Minnesota. Like most suburban-style school buildings, it has a problem: kids don’t walk to school...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

How to Save Chicago...

How to Save Chicago... | green streets | Scoop.it

Get Chicago open for business. Lower sales taxes. Ensure public safety downtown and in the neighborhoods. Invest a little in mass transit. Give up just a bit of the parking revenue. Chicago is a great tourist and shopping destination, better than Rome in every way except ruins. Allow your citizens to cash in before Chicago itself becomes a ruin.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

Excerpt> Cityscapes by John King Rewards the Careful Observer

Excerpt> Cityscapes by John King Rewards the Careful Observer | green streets | Scoop.it

As the San Francisco Chronicle‘s urban design critic for the last decade, John King is one of the Bay Area’s most influential champions of good architecture. He chronicles the city’s projects, both large and small, with an eye to how they how they affect the city.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

The Interventionist's Toolkit, Part 3: Our Cities, Ourselves

The Interventionist's Toolkit, Part 3: Our Cities, Ourselves | green streets | Scoop.it

There's a romantic appeal, maybe even a sense of imminent empowerment, in the prospect of remaking our cities and thus ourselves — a notion that if we change our environments we will change our lives, or vice versa.

But I've been wondering about how we might evaluate the results of those freedoms. How to rate the diverse architectural actions and urban interventions that seek to remake the city?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

Review> LA Story - The Architect's Newspaper

Review> LA Story - The Architect's Newspaper | green streets | Scoop.it
No More Play: Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond by Michael Maltzan.

Michael Maltzan has wisely framed his analysis of Los Angeles as a symposium, conversing with ten individuals who share his concerns about the state of the metropolis and its future. All came from somewhere else, and this gives them a critical perspective and a stubborn optimism about the potential of this urban agglomeration.

more...
No comment yet.