Monday, 18 November 2013

Still building unnecessary skyscrapers...

One more time. Rotterdam has 30% of its built office space lying empty, yet the city government still co sponsors the building of new starchitecture. Continuing the collage of Rotterdam. Is it ever going to stop?

Rem Koolhaas's De Rotterdam: cut and paste architecture

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Fred Kent in The New York Times in 1993

The influence of William H Whyte saw some popularity in the 1990s
It is a shame that these type of position towards public space is still not more generalised in urban planning internationally.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Happier cities

When investment in public transport infrastructure beats roads. Bogotá case study.
The secrets of the world's happiest cities