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Don’t let people park for free

Parking influences the way cities look, and how people travel around them, more powerfully than almost anything else

design : Urban :

William H Whyte: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

This highly influential film in architecture and planning circles by William H. Whyte analyzes the success and failures of urban spaces. Observing the natural order of spaces and the way people move through them, Whyte provides an intuitive critique of urban spaces and ways these spaces can be improved.

architecture : design : Urban :

$38,000 per parking space

If that surprises you, you’re a little naive,” he explained, laughing over the phone. “Try digging a hole three stories deep in San Francisco and filling it with concrete and see how much it costs you.”

design : Urban :

The High Cost of Free Parking

The next time you’re cursing the price of a city parking meter, think instead about the high cost of free, off-street parking in terms of the urban environment.

design : Urban :

RESPEITÔMETRO

To warn of this danger, the Porto Alegre streets were invaded by ’ respeitômetros ‘, a humorous way to signal the safe distance between the car and the bicycle.

cycling : design : Urban :

transit

TransitCenter is a foundation dedicated to urban mobility.

architecture : design : Urban :

The Knight Foundation

KNIGHT FOUNDATION supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

cycling : design : Urban :

Plan Z Miami

At the intersection of architecture and public health is Plan Z for Miami, a not-for-profit organization founded with the purpose of restoring safety and vitality to South Florida

design : Urban :

self-driven-trucks

We are facing the decimation of entire small town economies, a disruption the likes of which we haven’t seen since the construction of the interstate highway system itself bypassed entire towns.

design : Urban :

Mais wee, monsieur

The Uritrottoir, a large box with an opening at the front topped with an attractive floral display, has the added bonus of making public peeing not just more civilised, but eco-friendly.

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