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Bookmarks tagged with “cities”

  1. An Invisible Empire of Sidewalks and Gutterspace

    The possibilities of fishing in old streams beneath New York, and a man who bought many tiny slivers of land across the city.

  2. Stratigraphies of Infestation

    For both the anecdotes about New York’s rats and the anecdotes about the levels of underground old New York where the rats live.

  3. Free Map of London (Communities and Open Space Survey) 1943 from the Probert Encyclopaedia Map Archive

    More precise than the previous 1943 map of London areas and/but very nice. (via Blech)

  4. Scattered Satellites - Purdom, Abercrombie, Hilberseimer, MARS - Links

    Click the thumbnail of the 1943 ‘The County of London Plan’. Lovely, lovely map of London’s rough areas, as queried earlier (thanks Blech).

  5. CBRD » Histories » Ringways » Background » Wartime plans

    I like the colours of the County Of London Plan, 1943.

  6. Utopia London

    Awesome-looking film, about post-war modernist housing development in London. There’s a screening near Farringdon on 14 Dec. Also, where’s the map in the ‘About’ section from? (via City of Sound)

  7. Thisisntfuckingdalston.co.uk

    Lovely kind of cross-section of psycho-geographic-neighbourhoods or something. I’d love to see lots more of these. (via Tom Taylor)

  8. Volubilis, Morocco (34.090556,-5.554722 - Google Maps)

    Really quite amazed at this aerial photo of the Roman ruins of Volubilis. You can see the streets, outlines of buildings, etc. Incredible.

  9. Anthony Lau, Floating City 2030: Thames Estuary Aquatic Urbanism - a set on Flickr

    A project to visualise a floating city in the Thames Estuary. Lovely images. (via BLDGBLOG)

  10. CityEngine

    I love watching this kind of stuff. “And… generate the buildings.” (via City of Sound)

  11. Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: Saving Britain’s Past

    This really is a good programme, with a nice balance of old and modern. And no struggling to make stories over-dramatic, like too many documentaries these days.

  12. County of london plan 1945 - a set on Flickr

    “excerpts from a small booklet explaining the ideas behind the official County of London Plan.” Lovely.

  13. Notes.husk.org. The City Of London Highwalks.

    Paul Mison’s starting some writing about the raised pedestrian walkways in the City of London. Good stuff.

  14. Op-Ed Contributor - For Sale - The $100 House - NYTimes.com

    This is fascinating, showing a way the make-up of parts of cities could change drastically due to the recession. Although I wonder whether the journalist is extrapolating from an isolated one-off incident. (via Kottke)

  15. Get Your Walk Score - A Walkability Score For Any Address

    Interesting idea for measuring how walkable the area around an address is. Despite appearances it appears to work with UK addresses too.

  16. The Demon-Haunted World

    Matt Jones’ thought-provoking presentation on urbanisation and digitalisation: practical city magic. Great stuff.

  17. Urban Sketchers

    I’m very much enjoying this so far. A group weblog from dozens of sketching people in cities around the world. Some inspiring stuff.

  18. Last Call, Bohemia: Entertainment & Culture: vanityfair.com

    Christopher Hitchens on gentrification, New York’s West Village, London’s Soho, etc. (via Kottke, yes I’m catching up on a lot of Kottke)

  19. Die Stadt, Frans Masereel, 1925

    Great wood cuts. (via City of Sound)

  20. The New York Review of Books: City Lights

    Review of Tristram Hunt’s ‘Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City’. Were things better when wealthy Victorians did things for the plebs? (Subscribers only unfortunately)

  21. BLDGBLG: Interview with Mike Davis: Part 1

    This sounds good. Must read it next week. (via Blackbeltjones)

  22. Cityofsound: Savile Row and tailoring urban fabric

    Great post from Dan about how developers/landlords squander centuries of space-specific history and community in favour of short-term profit.

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