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Bjarke Ingels designs a new public park in Copenhagen that celebrates diversity

Bjarke Ingels designs a new public park in Copenhagen that celebrates diversity | Urban Life | Scoop.it

Superkilen is a new urban park that cuts through the heart of Copenhagen’s diverse Nørrebro neighborhood.

The kilometer-long “Super Park”, which consists of three themed parts–is dotted with various pop artifacts and cultural mementos “sourced” from the home countries of the area’s inhabitants. Here, you’re just as likely to stumble across manhole covers from Paris and Islamic tiled fountains from Morocco as you are (ironic) neon Communist signage from Moscow and curvy benches from Brazil.

Designed in collaboration with art group Superflex and Topotek 1 architects, BIG conceived of the park as a “fusion of architecture, landscape, and art”. The team was invited to participate in the 13.4 million euro project, which aims to revitalize the neighborhood while forging a global identity capable of unifying the city’s urban fabric.

 

View more images and read about how the designers were able to achieve a “maximum freedom of expression”, which, according to Bjarke Ingels, transforms “public procedure into proactive proposition we curated a park for the people by the people.”


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Neighborhood Visualizer: Revealing Material and Energy Use in Cities - information aesthetics

Neighborhood Visualizer: Revealing Material and Energy Use in Cities - information aesthetics | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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County Government Works: In Nevada County, “My Neighborhood” Just a Click Away | PublicCEO

County Government Works: In Nevada County, “My Neighborhood” Just a Click Away | PublicCEO | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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A Map Of Your City’s Invisible Neighborhoods, According To Foursquare

A Map Of Your City’s Invisible Neighborhoods, According To Foursquare | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Every city is filled with different neighborhoods, but often, you won’t find these places on any map. They’re word-of-mouth zoning distinctions known only to locals.
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Networks to Neighborhoods

Networks to Neighborhoods | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Author: Kristina Loring Illustration by Remy Labesque Content:  I have 10 tabs open in my browser, my smartphone vibrates next to me, and my email is inundated with Gchat messages.
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Mapping the trees of New York, one by one

Mapping the trees of New York, one by one | Urban Life | Scoop.it
A project to map the location and condition of each tree in NYC opens up doors for citizen stewardship, inviting New Yorkers to be unlikely forest workers.

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Latino-americanos chamam atenção em mostra de museu de Nova York

Latino-americanos chamam atenção em mostra de museu de Nova York | Urban Life | Scoop.it
O Museo del barrio, um dos museus de artes de New York mais conhecidos expõe mostra de street art. Os latinos chamam atenção no evento e apresentam obras de 75 artistas de origem latino-americana.
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San Francisco Embraces the Pop-Up for Neighborhood Revitalization

San Francisco Embraces the Pop-Up for Neighborhood Revitalization | Urban Life | Scoop.it
In San Francisco, pop-up incubator SQFT attempts to showcase the potential of temporary business for economic development...
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Neighborland: A Social Network For Neighborhoods

Neighborland: A Social Network For Neighborhoods | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Live in one place long enough and you start to develop strong opinions on all the things in the area that could be improved--maybe there’s a vacant lot that would be perfect for a park, or a street that desperately needs bike lanes.
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America's Greatest Main Streets...

America's Greatest Main Streets... | Urban Life | Scoop.it

Cheers to these small towns for great Main Streets, where you can admire architecture, sample the local flavor, and find a lost America.

Driving across America, it’s all too easy to lose your mooring amid the commercial thicket of the same old fast-food outlets and big-box stores.

But push on a mile or two beyond the interstate exit, and you may discover a town that’s anchored by a distinctive Main Street—one with grand architecture, eclectic small businesses, and community-oriented features like a park or theater. Often it thrives thanks to locals who have made a conscientious effort to fight the general decline of Main Street...


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Otis White - How leaders can make their communities better through knowledge, skills and strategy.

Otis White - How leaders can make their communities better through knowledge, skills and strategy. | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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O melhor do bairro emergente

O melhor do bairro emergente | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 5/7/2011 – A legendária alegria brasileira começa a se refletir na fria realidade das estatísticas.
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