by Matt Hartzell
Just imagine: a walkable, mixed-use neighborhood. Man, what an idea.
MADISON AVENUE - TYPICAL BLOCKS
Last week, milotathewalker created large scale income and demography maps of Madison Avenue. This week comes typical houses of this epic street, after profiles of people on this street.
Note: Personally, I really appreciate this sort of field-based observation of urban landscapes and people. The idea of following a particular street as a representative urban transect is ingenious! Keep up the good work…
HIDDEN COSTS OF SUBURBAN SPRAWL: A recent report from the University of Ottawa has outlined the hidden costs of suburban sprawl. According to the study, suburbanization will cost cities and its taxpayers much more than the revenue and income it produces. Read more…
Hey Y’all! For the first time ever, I’m doing a super ultra mega 72 hours timed edition sale, and I’m doing it early enough that people can buy them as X-Mas gifts and still get them in time!
Everything is available until Sunday at SirMitchell.com
Only 24-ish hours left! Thanks to everyone who has already picked something up!
But a mere few hours left! Thanks to everyone who has already picked something up! I won’t have a lot of new work in the coming months as I am about to start a big project that spans a number of months. This sale will help pay my bills while I accomplish that goal, so thank you!
Illustrations from The Function of Colour in Factories, Schools and Hospitals, (1930)
The Pearl District, Portland
The Pearl District is a world-renowned icon of urban renaissance, straddling gentrification and revitalization with delicate balance via the incorporation of New Urbanism in its evolution. The Pearl is a young neighborhood, its most recent incarnation established in the early 1990s. Its modern persona is heavily influenced by the tenets of New Urbanism, which prizes mixed-use, walkability, diversity, human scale and conservation. Well-designed urban neighborhoods should operate as networks that increase social capital for their residents. The influence of these ideas on the development of the Pearl is apparent in nearly every block. At the street-level, buildings display visual variety, the neighborhood boasts small parks and small schools, several buildings have LEED status (meaning they are designed to use fewer resources) and residents benefit from a variety of food, entertainment, civic involvement, transportation, employment and home options.
Barcelona para la Exposición Universal de 1888, se dota de importantes infraestructuras que son su orgullo, como el gas ciudad, la electricidad y sobre todo el tranvía.
Fifty years ago, Jerry Gretzinger began to draw a map. He’s still drawing it, having let it grow in the intervening decades to an astounding 2,600 panels covering 2,000 square feet. Current population of the map: 16,304,885 in 27 parishes and 416 cities.
Gretzinger talks about his work in an excellent short documentary. Source.