Untitled (http://www.amazon.com/Against-smart-city-here-ebook/dp/B00FHQ5DBS/)
A very brief return to share with you the news that we've published this. Please share widely! Many thanks.
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october 2013
The City Is Here For You To Use: 100 easy pieces « Adam Greenfield's Speedbird
You've been *very* patient, beloved. I can now share this w/you: "The City Is Here For You To Use" in 100 easy pieces
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december 2012
Technology Is Almost Irrelevant for Smart Cities To Succeed
The level of analysis Gartner brings to bear in recent work on "smart cities" is just laughable. People pay for this?
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october 2012
LG begins mass production of first flexible, plastic e-ink displays | ExtremeTech
Farevalue here we come! RT : Cool! LG begins mass production of first flexible, plastic e-ink displays.
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march 2012
Week 58: You only live twice | Urbanscale
Updated this week's note to reflect Taipei, Aarhus, SF & Eindhoven talks:
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february 2012
Open Data Eindhoven
While we're on the subjected of upcoming European talks: AG also keynoting Open Data Eindhoven on April 20th.
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february 2012
Maze of Minneapolis skyways: A dead end? | StarTribune.com
Once the pride of Minneapolis, the city's 8mi of skyways have become a villain in the vision for downtown's future [MN]
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january 2012
Week 55: SOPA, Madrid, and doing the impossible | Urbanscale
Week 55: on SOPA, Madrid, and successfully doing the impossible
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january 2012
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: sand in the vaseline
Too many computers in my wallet [...] Well within my city flaneury level, but an added irk, several times a day [MN]
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january 2012
Shanghai’s Metro, Now World’s Longest, Continues to Grow Quickly as China Invests in Rapid Transit « The Transport Politic
Just fifteen years after the first segment opened, Shanghai's Metro network is now the world's longest [MN]
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january 2012
Insight into how CTA built Train Tracker by Text | Grid Chicago
Chicago's train tracker by text - embracing constraints and considering the non-smartphone user experience [MN]
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january 2012
Of sidewalks and signals: Learning to listen on the urban frequency | Urbanscale
"Of sidewalks and signals," 's contribution to the catalogue for "Invisible Fields":
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january 2012
Urbanscale Year 1 t-shirt | Flickr: Intercambio de fotos
Reminder: Urbanscale t-shirts are in! Come to Temple Bar this Friday to get yours.
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january 2012
Log In - The New York Times
See where Chicago snow plows are, in real-time (when it snows). [MN]
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january 2012
Lessons from the Street: the Case of Switzerland - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
"The need to break down the silos between the government functions and deal with their impact on space":
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december 2011
Codex 99
More on the evolution of the Manhattan grid:
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december 2011
Best Design Fiction 2011 | Postscapes
Our Urbanflow nominated for Best Design Fiction 2011 - vote for it here!
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december 2011
Map Tales
Map Tales: create, share, and embed beautifully designed and executed map-based stories [MN]
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december 2011
The Partisans Will Never Find Us Here: Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Art of Getting Shit Done - Cities - GOOD
"City gov't is the last standing functional form of gov't in the USA." “Build stuff and take care of things” [MN]
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november 2011
Year 1 Urbanscale t-shirt, provisional design | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Would love a rough idea of how many of you would buy this t-shirt if we made a stack. (Final text size will be larger.)
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november 2011
Welcome to Google Docs
The raw data for our QR research. Have at it!
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november 2011
Week 46: QR or not QR | Urbanscale
Week 46: QR or not QR — the rather devastating results of our NYC-based research.
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november 2011
Chicago Historical Society Research Centre
search of historical records and documents
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november 2011
t.co / Twitter
RT : There's definitely something interesting in this, somewhere… combining mental and geographic maps of an area ...
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november 2011
The London River Park: place for the people or a private playground? | Art and design | The Observer
A critical look at plans to create a new pseudo-public space / privately owned public space on London's riverfront [MN]
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november 2011
Week 45: Operations in the shadow of Arnall | Urbanscale
Last week's notes, "Operations in the shadow of Arnall":
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november 2011
Untitled (http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/PedFINALreportDec08.pdf)
via , the report, background, and details of the methodology used for the numbers in that previous link: (pdf)
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november 2011
ChicagoTrafficTracker-Realtime Traffic Information for Chicago
Smart use of GPS tracking of busses to measure traffic congestion on Chicago's arterial streets [MN]
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november 2011
Paper street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
RT I knew, of course, about "trap streets," but had never heard of "paper streets" before.
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november 2011
Welcome to Google Docs
Strangely fascinating (and editable) google-docs spreadsheet of city nicknames: [MN]
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november 2011
Untitled (http://www.nacis.org/index.cfm?x=42)
20+ years of Cartographic Perspectives, online! [MN, via ]
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october 2011
2 Taxi Medallions Sell for $1 Million Each - NYTimes.com
In the same period [30yrs], the value of a taxi medallion is up 1,900% - beating gold, oil and the American house. [MN]
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october 2011
Examining MetroCard Usage - WSJ.com
Examining and mapping NYC's MetroCard usage [MN]
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october 2011
IND Station Tile Colors
Fascinatingly complex color coding of vintage NYC subway stations: /via [JK]
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october 2011
Print Guide | NACTO
The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide ("developed by cities for cities"): , PDF available at [MN]
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october 2011
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide | NACTO
The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide ("developed by cities for cities")
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october 2011
Master Reference Matrix | NACTO
Incredible list of bicycle related research & urban street- & facility- design manuals from across the US & world [MN]
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october 2011
Mind the Gap
Taking a ride with the voice of the Delhi Metro [MN]
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october 2011
polis: Paris: Night and Day
The city of Paris apparently has a deputy mayor of the night. [MN]
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october 2011
freeway signs
RT : Guerrilla directional signage in the public interest. Sheer wonderfulness.
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october 2011
(500) http://urbanomnibus.net/2009/02/ulrich-franzens-street/
RT : Oh god, this is beautiful: Ulrich Franzen's "Street" (1969). Thanks Varick!
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september 2011
The Weekender
Vignelli + NYC + live data... what's not to love? article: site:
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september 2011
Ahead of Its Time | An Icon Goes Digital - NYTimes.com
Vignelli + NYC + live data... what's not to love? article: site:
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september 2011
Log In - The New York Times
In a Bronx subsidized housing complex, doing Good mixes with looking good. [MN]
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september 2011
Downtown is for People (Fortune Classic, 1958) - Fortune Features
Relevant and readable as ever, Jane Jacobs' 1958 article in Fortune "Downtown is for People" [MN]
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september 2011
California Historical Society | Calendar
Another! RT : Women and the Everyday City: Public Space in San Francisco, 1890-1915.
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september 2011
fecal politics – mammoth // building nothing out of something
RT : "Fecal politics has delivered concrete gains for Indian slum-dwellers." The spatial politics of shit:
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september 2011
Pixelator • Jason Eppink's Catalogue of Creative Triumphs
Brilliant, beautiful RT Now turn large public screens into abstract art:
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september 2011
History of Cartography: Volumes One and Two
The first 2 vols (total: 4 books) of the "History of Cartography" are available for free as PDF from UChicagoPress [MN]
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september 2011
Log In - The New York Times
The Last Holdouts: “If you embrace this city, you have to embrace the fact that it’s not going to stay the same" [MN]
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september 2011
Log In - The New York Times
The Last Holdouts: “If you embrace this city, you have to embrace the fact that it’s not going to stay the same" [MN]
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september 2011
Log In - The New York Times
The Last Holdouts: “If you embrace this city, you have to embrace the fact that it’s not going to stay the same" [MN]
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september 2011
Log In - The New York Times
The Last Holdouts: “If you embrace this city, you have to embrace the fact that it’s not going to stay the same" [MN]
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september 2011
Log In - The New York Times
The Last Holdouts: “If you embrace this city, you have to embrace the fact that it’s not going to stay the same" [MN]
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september 2011
Log In - The New York Times
The Last Holdouts: “If you embrace this city, you have to embrace the fact that it’s not going to stay the same" [MN]
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september 2011
New York City Bike Share | Help shape NYC's new transit option
Yes. RT : Desire paths for bike-sharing: NYC asks people where the stations should be *before* selecting sites.
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september 2011
Log In - The New York Times
The Bay Citizen reports on stumbles with the Bay Area's Clipper card: [AG]
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september 2011
Log In - The New York Times
The Bay Citizen reports on stumbles with the Bay Area's Clipper card: [AG]
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september 2011
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