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The High Line Effect: Top 10 Urban Transformation Projects

The High Line Effect: Top 10 Urban Transformation Projects | scatol8® |

Given the environmental straits we find ourselves in at present, architects and policy makers have to rethink our strategy of how to shape the city, buildings, and urban space alike.

This entails that we refrain from the tabula rasa strategies of the past and make do with the standing infrastructure that we already have. Preserving and rehabilitating the aging steel relics of our global cities has proven an ingenious way of saving energy, while enabling newer methods of architectural planning. Projects such as the High Line have kickstarted a new age of urban regeneration—for good or ill—with initiatives from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia attempting to replicate its success on their own turf.


When it comes to urban transformation, size does not matter, per se. The subtleties of thoughtful urban projects shine through at every level, and sometime outperform their more ostentatious contemporaries. The best projects spur new occupation and lively places...

Via Lauren Moss
Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 30, 2012 8:51 PM

Examples of urban transformation across the globe, from public parks to rehabilitation projects, with links provided for further research and investigation...

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 31, 2012 12:04 AM

Examples of creative answers for urban design at this site.

Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, December 31, 2012 4:35 AM

Transformation Projects and City Design : this is possible the most amazing job to do for the next decade. Who would not change everything to get into a

project that changes peoples lives?


I love this. Be aware of the gainijng power of this as a upcoming trend for the next years.


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Three reasons why Copenhagen is the world leader in urban sustainability

Three reasons why Copenhagen is the world leader in urban sustainability | scatol8® |

"The buzz from Copenhagen is all about its new "superhighway" for bikes. The real secret to its pioneering urban design, though, is that it puts people first on all its streets."


this is cool!!! 

Via Laurence Serfaty, Wa Gon, David Hodgson, Anne Caspari
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Fresh Kills Park's proposal by Field Operations

"Fresh Kills, which operated from 1948 until it closed initially in 2001, is the world’s largest landfill. Consisting of more than 2,000 acres on the western edge of Staten Island, it contains within its boundaries intact tidal wetlands and significant wildlife habitats. Because of its size and diverse topography, the site lends itself to both recreational and scenic uses. We hope that Fresh Kills Park, with its unprecedented size, metropolitan context, and challenging but rich opportunities for end-use development, will serve as a model for land reclamation projects around the world. [...] Only 45% of Fresh Kills’ four square miles is actually landfill; the other 55% is made up of wetland, creeks and tidal flats, open meadows and woodland. Paradoxically, the landfill operations during the past 50 years have afforded a unique opportunity for the preservation of this huge land reserve from development sprawl and fragmentation. Now that the landfill is approaching fi nal capping of the mounds, the beauty and potential of the area are striking. The Draft Master Plan is the first step in beginning the process of transformation that will open the site for new public uses."


Further information about the competition and the rest of the proposals here:

Via Ignacio López Busón
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