There was a time when every car’s glove compartment was crammed with tattered fold-out road maps, trim rectangles that became table-size monsters that challenged you to refold them neatly.
Dutch architects NL created a forest of 100 trees planted in shopping trolleys at the Urban Play event in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which ended 2009.
Parking influences the way cities look, and how people travel around them, more powerfully than almost anything else
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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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