Posts tagged "Urban Planning"

Symposium on Sustainable Urban Design – Case Studies and Design Workflows

This seems to be a great event with speakerst like Matthias Adele Santos (MIT), Rudolf (Transsolar), Christoph Reinhart (MIT), Matt Noblett (Benisch Architekten). Unfortuantely I won’t be able to go: Symposium on Sustainable Urban Design – Case Studies and Design Workflows Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 6 2013 Attendance is free if you RSVP by...
British Columbia Community Announces Plans for World’s First Living Neighbourhood

British Columbia Community Announces Plans for World’s First Living Neighbourhood

UniverCity, the award-winning sustainable community located on top of Burnaby Mountain, adjacent to Simon Fraser University just an half hour bus ride out of Vancouver, BC aims to be home to the world’s first community designed as a Living Neighbourhood as part of the Living Building Challenge. This new phase of the community will eventually...

Urbanized Film Trailer

This is the trailer for “Urbanized”, the new documentary about the design of cities. Urbanized is the third part of Gary Hustwit’s design film trilogy, joining Helvetica and Objectified. Find out more at http://urbanizedfilm.com Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and...
Radiant City Movie Available Online

Radiant City Movie Available Online

Great movie, I watched this one a couple of years ago in the movie theater; just found out that you can stream it online now in full length:

‘Grown in Detroit’ Trailer of Award Winning Documentary

Grown in Detroit. Teen moms become Urban Farmers. Nature is taking over and a new generation is taught to harvest its profit By Dutch independent filmmakers Mascha & Manfred Poppenk Cinematography by Suzan van Steenwijk Check out the trailer or go to the website to see the whole film: grownindetroitmovie.com Spread the news! Host a...
Research on Urban Agriculture in The Netherlands: Park Supermarket

Research on Urban Agriculture in The Netherlands: Park Supermarket

Park Supermarket by Van Bergen Kolpa Architects is a spatial development model for urban agriculture in the Metropolitain Parks of the Randstad. “The Dutch polder landscapes, once the icons of our food production, are now situated in inner city locations and are under pressure of rising water tables and climate changes. Can these areas play...
The Surprising Math of Cities and Corporations

The Surprising Math of Cities and Corporations

Very fascinating TED talk about the mathematical rules that drive all of us and our cities: Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities — that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city’s population. In...

Vancouver Green Building Audio Tour

Just tried this offer from the City of Vancovuer this weekend at the Olympic Village. You can listen to those recordings via your phone (call 604.673.8150 when you are standing in front of one of the buildings) or you can listen to it online on the Green Building Audio Tours website .. Green building audio...

Future Cities

While at the eCAADe conference at ETH in Zurich I saw Peter Head from ARUP as a keynote speaker giving a great lecture based on his presentation ‘Entering an Ecological Age’. See part one of this presentation here; for more parts click the links below. More episodes:     Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4...

Vancouver City Hall Greenest City Lunch and Learn

Following up on a previous post (Vancouver – Greenest City in the World by 2020!?): This series of videos are recordings of two information session brought to the staff of the City of Vancouver on the “Greenest City 2020″ initiative and implementation plans. This initiative focuses on ten goals to make Vancouver the greenest City...

Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes

“While Streetfilms was in Copenhagen for the Velo-City 2010 conference, of course we wanted to showcase its biking greatness.  But we were also looking to take a different perspective then all the myriad other videos out there.  Since there were an abundance of advocates, planners, and city transportation officials attending from the U.S. and Canada,...

A New Vision for the Heart of Europe

The ‘Stuttgart 22‘ vision by LAVA architecture and Transsoalar Klimaengineering seems to be a “lower cost” approach to the planned controversial conversion of the heritage main train station in Stuttgart, Germany (‘Stuttgart 21‘ (Wikipedia) , The New Heart of Europe (official site)). This alternative study is focusing on a visible renewable energy approach in order...