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A blueprint for better state investment

Until recently, the Irish State did not have to be good at investment. That’s because, before the 1990s, Ireland quietly dwindled. It didn’t have to get good at building homes and transport systems for a growing population because it had a shrinking population.


Autovia Jardín Turia

Cuando Valencia quiso construir una autovía en el Jardín del Turia. Se cumplen 35 años de la creación del jardín urbano más grande de España y pulmón verde de Valencia.


The age of average

In the early 1990s, two Russian artists named Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid took the unusual step of hiring a market research firm. Their brief was simple. Understand what Americans desire most in a work of art.


Atlas

Atlas of Places is a public educational collection of Academia, Architecture, Cartography, Cinema, Essays, Painting, Photography, Research.


hafencity

Europe’s largest inner-city urban development project as a blueprint for the new European city on the waterfront


the-point-of-parking-garages?

For the past century, the public and private sector appear to have agreed on one thing: the more parking, the better.


99% of big projects fail

An economist who spent decades studying ’megaprojects’ has some advice for getting them right: Think slow, act fast and build brick by tiny plastic brick.


Papanek – Big Character Poster No. 1

Victor J. Papanek's Big Character Poster No. 1: Work Chart for Designers (1973, drafted in 1969).


Repeal Robert Moses

Highways are a racist legacy. It is time to tear them down. And for once, let communities decide what gets built in their place.


Traffic in Towns

Traffic in Towns was an influential report and popular book on urban and transport planning policy published 25 November 1963 for the UK Ministry of Transport by a team headed by the architect, civil engineer and planner Colin Buchanan.


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