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Archive for February, 2012

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Why Alleys Deserve More Attention – Design – The Atlantic Cities Alleys as tight urbanism – great way to characterize them. QUOTE In America, by the way, it’s rare that you find a shop in an alley, but this is common in Melbourne, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka. Even major department stores have cut storefront windows into […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

What’s Behind the Urban Chicken Backlash – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities If I kept chickens, I wouldn’t want to slaughter them myself (much less slaughter mammals), nor would I like to have neighbors who do so. At the same time, I see some value in children “witnessing grisly scenes,” because everyone should […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

The American Scholar: Uncommon Sense – Paul Goldberger Lovely essay from 2006, Paul Goldberger on Jane Jacobs: QUOTE Jacobs was never as eager as Mumford for acolytes, though she ended up with plenty of them, and she saw right through many of the things that were presented as consistent with her views. She didn’t even […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

TEDxVictoria – Garth Lenz: Provincial Distance in a Tar Nation – YouTube I love this presentation by Garth Lenz – and (sorry, but it has to be said) I hate Canada very much for condoning the tarsands. Canada gets away with pretending to be better than the US, but the tarsands show otherwise. QUOTE A […]

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