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Archive for April, 2012

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Urban Heat Island Effect Upside: It Can Be Good for Trees – Neighborhoods – The Atlantic Cities +1 on more urban trees. Few things improve a streetscape more. It seems that higher urban temperatures help trees grow, and then of course more trees also mitigate the urban heat island effect. QUOTE Despite other conditions that […]

Unfinished business on North Williams

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Why Portland’s North Williams Avenue reminds me of Edouard Manet and his paintings of the unfinished suburbs.

It’s official: I hate Portland Oregon

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

A brief explanation why I think Portland sucks: its dog owners don’t know shit. And that’s a fact.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

A ‘Photographic Census’ Captures New York’s Characters – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities Some amazing captures by Brandon Stanton (see the video). So much diversity, yet the people seem somehow rooted in and belonging to NYC: they’re unified as New Yorkers, even though they’re often so different. It struck me how often the […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Six Rules for Dining Out – Magazine – The Atlantic Great article about restaurants/ dining out in the US. The point about food trucks, so apposite to the question of costs of leasing a “real” restaurant, is thought-provoking. QUOTE Corollary: The food truck is your friend. The ultimate low-rent venue is the food truck. The […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Toward an Architecture of Place: Moving Beyond Iconic to Extraordinary | Sustainable Cities Collective Sure, ok, there’s starchitecture that *is* obnoxious. But you know what’s wrong with entirely “community-driven” design? It can suffer from Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) and end up celebrating the merely subpar. TPS is when you cut everything down to the same […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Bike Lanes: The New Job Creators? « Project for Public Spaces – Placemaking for Communities Can bike lanes create new jobs? QUOTE The answer seems to be yes — at least in the case of Long Beach, California. More than 20 new bicycle-related or bicycle-inspired businesses have opened at last count. I toured some of […]

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