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Mapping and mobility: the untapped value of mobile maps | Why Urbanista.org? | 1 | Urbanista

Mapping and mobility: the untapped value of mobile maps | Why Urbanista.org? | 1 | Urbanista | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
Mapping and navigation has been one the key applications for mobile devices, so much so that an entire class of device - the satnav - is devoted to only this task.
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The Global Sociology Blog - David Harvey on The Fetishism of the Local and Horizontal

The Global Sociology Blog - David Harvey on The Fetishism of the Local and Horizontal | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
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Kay Walker's curator insight, January 29, 2013 8:10 PM

Social determinants of health anyone? #sdoh

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How Citizen Mapmakers are Changing the Story of our Cities | This Big City

How Citizen Mapmakers are Changing the Story of our Cities | This Big City | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
We see them every day, popping up on our Twitter feeds, filtered through blogs, or even scattered throughout the New York Times: maps portraying not the usual locations or destinations, but data.

 

Datablog editor Simon Rogers states: "... anyone with basic computer skills could learn to do it at no cost. ...the key to making data maps work lies in layering. While one set of data on a map is interesting, two or more tell a story that really teaches us something."

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Remembering Jane Jacobs | AE | Foundation for Architecture and Education

Remembering Jane Jacobs | AE | Foundation for Architecture and Education | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it

"Jacobs stood in that great American tradition of celebrating the freedom on the individual, the right to privacy and the capacity of autonomous individuals to get along together as part of city life. At the same time as she was writing in defence of the free association and custom and norms developed free from government planning and social engineering..."

 

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BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Urbanisation

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Urbanisation | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
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OMA "Three in One" - Lecture at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam by Rem Koolhaas

Berlage Institute May 30, 2011 Rem Koolhaas: Three in One. The lecture provides an overview of OMA’s recent thinking and will cover three interrelated topics: the growth of Preservation, and its blind spots; architecture and democracy; and the...
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Jane Jacobs was the seer of the modern city | Ben Rogers | Comment is free | The Guardian

Jane Jacobs was the seer of the modern city | Ben Rogers | Comment is free | The Guardian | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
Ben Rogers: Jane Jacobs' classic book on urban living is 50 this year.
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No More Play: Los Angeles on the verge of a new era: Places: Design Observer

No More Play: Los Angeles on the verge of a new era: Places: Design Observer | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
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The Stunning Speed of Urban Development

The Stunning Speed of Urban Development | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
Cities can sprout from a swath of desert to a bustling metropolis in the blink of an eye - just look at these before and after images of Dubai, Shenzhen & more.
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Kepes-Lynch Photograph Collection - a set on Flickr

The photographs in this collection relate to Kevin Lynch's study The Perceptual Form of the City, conducted in Boston, Massachusetts from 1954-1959.

In 1954 MIT Professor Kevin Lynch began studying city form in a five year project funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. The study was done under the direction of Lynch and Professor Gyorgy Kepes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Urban and Regional Studies. Their research findings were the foundation of Lynch's theories on city planning discussed in his seminal work The Image of the City.
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What Flickr Can Teach Us About the Way We Photograph Cities

What Flickr Can Teach Us About the Way We Photograph Cities | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
Maps of data offer a precise understanding of the where we shoot different landmarks.
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The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit: Places: Design Observer

The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit: Places: Design Observer | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
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After the Riots: what makes a city? | | Independent Battle of Ideas Blogs

After the Riots: what makes a city? | | Independent Battle of Ideas Blogs | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
The riots affected many places that have been the focus for urban regeneration and neighbourhood renewal.
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Suburbanized Core Cities | Newgeography.com

Suburbanized Core Cities | Newgeography.com | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it

The suburbs of major metropolitan areas captured the overwhelming majority of population growth between 2000 and 2010, actually increasing their share of growth, ...However, it is often not understood that much of the recent central city growth has actually been suburban in nature, rather than core densification.

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The Anti-city | Abitare En

The Anti-city | Abitare En | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
“We need to understand the anti-city in all its forms, to understand where and how they work, what rules they follow, how they push themselves. Because we are the anti-city: like it or not”.
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BLDGBLOG: Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond

BLDGBLOG: Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures...
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“Plan of the City,” & Five City Symphonies

“Plan of the City,” & Five City Symphonies | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
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The World’s 10 Greatest Large Urban Parks » INFRASTRUCTURIST

The World’s 10 Greatest Large Urban Parks » INFRASTRUCTURIST | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
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Post-Traumatic Urbanism.com

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L. Hugh Wilson, DR Leaker and Geoffrey Copcutt. Domus 409 Dec 1963:... - RNDRD

L. Hugh Wilson, DR Leaker and Geoffrey Copcutt. Domus 409 Dec 1963:... - RNDRD | Urban Thinking | Scoop.it
RNDRD post selections from their trawl through the archives of past architectural magazines
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