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Archive for December, 2007

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Monday, December 31st, 2007

Toronto’s year of living large – and tall (Toronto Star) Annotated “Love it or hate it, the ROM Crystal signalled the return of ambition to our architectural stage” — Christopher Hume on the change(s) in the role of buildings, public architecture, and public perceptions around the values of public space. Sybil Wa: Architect (Toronto Star) […]

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Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Most Admired Knowledge City — MAKCi — Awards – the English in this PDF is really difficult to plow through — you can tell it was written by non-native speakers, who commit all the sins: bureaucratic language overly reliant on passive voice; overburdened sentences that (due to passive voice) avoid having a proper subject; academic […]

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Saturday, December 29th, 2007

» Chicago Spire – Das höchste Wohnhaus der Welt … – – Das Video-Blog für Architektur, Stadtplanung und Immobilien Four and a half minute video of Santiago Calatrava’s planned “Chicago Spire” (also called “Fordham Spire”), which will be the tallest residential building in the world. Looks beautiful — as does Chicago. Book review: Hyper-Border: […]

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Friday, December 28th, 2007

BankART: Creating Art Spaces in Yokohama: PingMag – The Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” – description of re-purposed spaces (esp’y banks no longer in use) for creative space (Yokohama) Technology Review: Mapping Professional Networks – more on reality mining…? Portable Objects in Three Global Cities: The Personalization of Urban Places (PDF) The abstract: […]

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Thursday, December 27th, 2007

La dolce vita turns sour as Italy faces up to being old and poor – Times Online Annotated – relates to my blog entry Dec.23/07,”High Rents=Mamma’s Boys?” Interesting comments thread, with many agreeing w/ article, others saying that it’s not so bad. In either case, stagnation seems to be setting in (symptom of what?, political […]

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Goodbye to the Mall | – review of The Economist article on Victor Gruen, the birth of the mall, the death of urban centres, the rebirth of urban centres, and the rebirth of the mall (now lifestyle centre) as envisioned by Rick Caruso; this blog entry is choc-a-bloc full of excellent additional links, too. […]

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Pew Internet: Teens and Social Media Annotated The portal page for the report that CEOs for Cities linked to. “There is a subset of teens who are super-communicators — teens who have a host of technology options for dealing with family and friends, including traditional landline phones, cell phones, texting, social network sites, instant messaging, […]

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Monday, December 24th, 2007

Waterfront plan: A magnet and, hopefully, model (Toronto Star) Annotated Dutch landscape architect Adriaan Geuze’s vision for T.O.’s waterfront: “The point must be that we won’t have to live on the waterfront to feel at home there.” In this article by Christopher Hume, some really interesting discussion (by Geuze) about cars, how they’ve taken over […]

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Harvard Institute of Politics Poll Find Youth Favor Obama, Giuliani Annotated – so much for the myth of disengaged youth; most are paying attention, and they’re not happy with what the traditiional parties are dishing up. I think this also indicates unhappiness with the parties’ neglect of urban issues.

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