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House Movers, San Francisco | Flickr
“Part of an urban renewal effort in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood involved relocating 19th century victorian buildings to their new permenent”

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sanfrancisco  westernaddition  history  photographs  houses  urbanrenewal  relocation 
4 weeks ago by robertogreco
PICA | ArtPlace
"Building on years of popular success with its itinerant programming, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is developing infrastructure that will allow it to relocate on a frequent basis, so it can play a role as a civic collaborator in ways that fixed institutions cannot. PICA’s lightweight solutions will spark revitalization in a series of neighborhoods, while demonstrating an approach that is particularly suited to mid-size cities and younger organizations."
pica  portland  oregon  artplace  mobility  place  relocation  pop-ups  pop-uporganizations  pop-upculture  2011  portlandinstituteforcontemporaryart  art  lcproject  glvo  popup 
october 2011 by robertogreco
Future Perfect » 10 Tips for International Relocation [The whole list & comments are worth the read. Some of the items quoted contain further details.]
"China is now the fifth country I’ll feel comfortable calling home...each time the process of relocating has become a little easier. Whilst each of the moves was under very different circumstances, life stages the following tips picked up on the way might help smooth your next relocation:

1. You don’t need a job or apartment lined up to make the leap. Sure it might mean sofa-surfing or taking career diversions – these are the tangents that reveal & shape the new you.

2. International relocation is the ultimate excuse to have a brutal clear-out...

3. Heart first, then wallet: first figure out where you want to go, the logistics & money to make it happen will stretch & contract to your budget.

4. Never apply for a single entry visa when multiple entry is an option. Any additional cost is easily outweighed by the flexibility it provides...

6. Keep a digital scan of all your important documents...

7. Backup your most important stuff to the cloud..."
janchipchase  international  howto  housing  moving  global  life  jobs  work  travel  tips  relocation  yearoff  cv  migration  logistics  advice  glvo  documents  dropbox  amazons3  s3  transmit  banking  shipping  purging  travellight 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Pew Research Center: For Nearly Half of America, Grass Is Greener Somewhere Else
"most city dwellers think the grass would be greener in a suburb, small town or rural area. But urbanites aren't alone in feeling mismatched with their surroundings. More than four-in-ten residents of suburbs, small towns and rural areas also report they would prefer to live in a different type of community. ... most young urbanites consider cities the place to be, while most middle-aged urbanites would like to live elsewhere. ... Seven of the public's 10 most popular big cities -- Denver, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, Portland and Sacramento -- are in the West"
politics  us  cities  research  urbanism  demographics  relocation  pew  grassisgreener  sandiego  seattle  denver  sanfrancisco  portland 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Optimal Home Location [via:]
"* Find your family's specific Optimal Home Location that minimizes your combined commute. Save on gas and avoid traffic frustration.
maps  mapping  realestate  mashup  community  housing  lifestyle  green  relocation  local 
december 2008 by robertogreco

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