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Participatory City - Barking
Referenced by Douglas Rushkoff
Communal kitchens, tools library, coworking, workshops, sewing machines, community suppers etc.
cities  future  personal 
5 hours ago by dancall
Bicester Garden City Masterplan | Urban Design Projects | Urban Design Directory
Has useful images showing the location of the proposed new garden-town area.
bicester  garden-town  p33507  cities 
5 hours ago by spencertree
Bike-friendly cities should be designed for everyone, not just for wealthy white cyclists
> Designing for bikes has become a hallmark of forward-looking modern cities worldwide. Bike-friendly city ratings abound, and advocates promote cycling as a way to reduce problems ranging from air pollution to traffic deaths.
> But urban cycling investments tend to focus on the needs of wealthy riders and neglect lower-income residents and people of color. This happens even though the single biggest group of Americans who bike to work live in households that earn less than US$10,000 yearly, and studies in lower-income neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Boston have found that the majority of bicyclists were non-white.
p33507  cycling  cities  design  equity  city-movement 
8 hours ago by spencertree
What would the perfect cycling city look like? | Life and style | The Guardian
Dr Steven Fleming is the founder and director of Cycle Space, a consultancy helping cities around the world with bike-centric architecture and urban planning approaches. He can be found on Twitter at @behoovingmoving.
> Velotopia is published by nai010 Publishers, who specialise in publishing and distributing books in the field of architecture, urbanism, art, and design. Physical and electronic copies can be ordered from their website.
cycling  cities  p33507  transport  infrastructure  design  urban-design  city-movement 
8 hours ago by spencertree
National Association of City Transportation Officials (US based)
Useful set of design guides at:
> NACTO is an association of 63 major North American cities and ten transit agencies formed to exchange transportation ideas, insights, and practices and cooperatively approach national transportation issues.
> NACTO’s mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible and equitable transportation choices that support a strong economy and vibrant quality of life.
We do this by:
* Communicating a bold vision for 21st century urban mobility and building strong leadership capacity among city transportation officials.Empowering a coalition of cities to lead the way on transportation policy at the local, state, and national levels.
* Raising the state of the practice for street design that prioritizes people walking, biking, and taking transit.
cycling  policy  US  p33507  infrastructure  cities  design  guides  city-movement 
8 hours ago by spencertree
& Magazine - Wizardawn
Welcome to & Magazine's - Wizardawn Games. Here you will find many resources that you may find handy for Wizardawn games...along with some of your favorite role-playing games like OSRIC, Swords & Wizardry, Labyrinth Lord, Mutant Future, Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game, Metamorphosis Alpha, Gamma World, Dungeons & Dragons, Tunnels & Trolls, and Swords & Six-Siders. Choose a game or genre below to begin making your gaming life easier.
fantasy  D&D  generator  cities  procedural  webtools 
21 hours ago by basemaly
Inside Chengdu: can China's megacity version of the garden city work? | Cities | The Guardian
On the development of Chengdu, quickly growing toward a population of more than 10 million people. The city government has focused on preserving and increasing green space, as well as aspects of the city's unique history, but development has also been accomplished through evictions and demolitions with little community input.
chengdu  china  cities  urban  urban_planning  garden_city  environment  development  power_in_city 
yesterday by johnmfrench
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Short essay by Kyle Westphal on 1939 film "The City," for the National Film Preservation Board.
cities  urban  film  history  power_in_city  preservation 
yesterday by johnmfrench
Why Some US Cities are Fighting 'Dollar Stores' - Slashdot
The Washington Post reports on why some U.S. cities are restricting the spread of discount "dollar stores":
Residents fear the stores deter other business, especially in neighborhoods without grocers or options for healthy food. Dollar stores rarely sell fresh produce or meats, but they undercut gro...
cities  inequality 
yesterday by jellis
How Deliveroo's 'dark kitchens' are catering from car parks | Business | The Guardian
Deliveroo has big ambitions for its Rooboxes, with plans to open more in London’s Swiss Cottage, Nottingham and Cambridge soon, and Manchester and Birmingham lined up for more boxes next year. Deliveroo finds and equips the locations, then rents them out to the restaurants, which employ and train the kitchen staff.

Two chefs tell the Guardian that working in the metal boxes is either hot or cold, depending on the weather and whether they are cooking or prepping. In one kitchen, there is only a small fan heater for cold days. Another houses a pizza oven that takes up more than a third of the space and makes it extremely hot.

Javed Akhtar, the operations director of Franco Manca, says the company is testing out a Roobox at the Blackwall site so diners and chefs at its busy nearby restaurant can avoid being troubled by takeaway delivery drivers. Franco Manca chefs get extra money for working in the box, he says, because “there is no interaction with front-of-house staff”. It also encourages chefs who may not be keen to work in a metal box in a car park.
delivery  food  cities 
3 days ago by dancall
Stop Designing Bike-Friendly Cities Only for Wealthy White Cyclists - CityLab
Bike equity is a powerful tool for reducing inequality. Too often, cycling infrastructure is tailored only to wealthy white cyclists.
* Designing for bikes has become a hallmark of forward-looking modern cities worldwide. Bike-friendly city ratings abound, and advocates promote cycling as a way to reduce problems ranging from air pollution to traffic deaths.
* But urban cycling investments tend to focus on the needs of wealthy riders and neglect lower-income residents and people of color. This happens even though the single biggest group of Americans who bike to work live in households that earn less than $10,000 yearly, and studies in lower-income neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Boston have found that the majority of bicyclists were non-white.
cycling  p33507  equity  cities  infrastructure  urban-design  city-movement 
4 days ago by spencertree
Hammarby Sjostad.pdf - 60 page description of project covering most aspects
"Hammarby Sjostad is a district in Stockholm, Sweden adjacent to the downtown, which is a brownfield site that is being developed as a sustainable neighborhood. Previously an industrial waterfront, planning for the redevelopment of the site began in 1996. The 2004 Olympic bid was incorporated into the site’s redevelopment, however after Sweden did not receive the bid, the city shifted its development focus to building a sustainable community that is twice as efficient as a typical one.
*2012 is the projected completion of build-out, in which the 200 hectare district will house approximately 20,000 people in 9000 housing units. Hammarby will also provide 200,000 square meters of commercial space providing jobs for 10,000 people (CABE 2007). The district also provides for a wide range of educational, cultural and recreational programs (Dastur 2005)."
p33507  cities  sustainability  Hammarby  transport  Sweden  urban-design  city-movement 
4 days ago by spencertree

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