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Strelka Talks. “From Welfare City to Neoliberal Utopia” by Michelle Provoost
Strelka Talks. "From Welfare City to Neoliberal Utopia" by Michelle Provoost

«From Welfare City to Neoliberal Utopia» is a talk on evolution of utopian models for creating new cities. The speakers follows the shift from welfare state ideal focusing on social housing and public spaces to neoliberal utopia of privatized cities and its implication to citizens of the new towns. About Michelle Provoost Michelle Provoost is [...]

Out in the Real World
Out in the Real World

John Geraci is a tech innovator who thinks like an architect. Through projects like DIYcity he has been working to improve the urban experience through technology. He was also a co-founder of the local news site Outside.in and writes regularly about cities, technology, localism, and life as an entrepreneur on johngeraci.com. He spoke with us [...]

3 Qualities of the sustainable city
3 Qualities of the sustainable city

Henning Thomsen at Sustainable Cities™ interviews Jan Gehl on the qualities of a sustainable city, August 2008. Read more at sustainablecities.dk. Jan Gehl is Professor of Urban Design at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen – and partner of Gehl Architects. Jan Gehl: 3 Qualities of the [...]

From products to cities
From products to cities

William McDonough explains the cradle to cradle idea from products to cities to Malene Freudendal-Pedersen of Sustainable Cities™, in Copenhagen 6 May 2009. William McDonough – From products to cities from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.

City of Equality
City of Equality

Enrique Peñalosa talks about Bogotá – a city of equality, putting people and bikes before cars. Enrique Peñalosa was interviewed by Anna Esbjørn Hess, of SustainableCities™ at the Danish Architecture Centre, 26 March 2009. Enrique Peñalosa – City of Equality from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.

What are the qualities that should characterize a sustainable city?
What are the qualities that should characterize a sustainable city?

Thomas Ermacora Interview from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.

Ciudades en código abierto (spanish)
Ciudades en código abierto (spanish)

La recuperación del espacio público por parte de la ciudadanía. http://www.euskadinnova.net/es/innovacion-social/videos/ciudades-codigo-abierto/77.aspx

The nature of economies
The nature of economies

“The New Urbanists want to have lively centers in the places that they develop, where people run into each other doing errands and that sort of thing. And yet, from what I’ve seen of their plans and the places they have built, they don’t seem to have a sense of the anatomy of these hearts, [...]

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Urban Activist Jane Jacbos reads from her seminal text, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Directed by Patrick Bonaldi and produced for Bravo!FACT Canada.

What makes for a successful city?
What makes for a successful city?

The question as to what makes for a successful city is a complex one, and one that affects nearly all of us; by 2050 around three quarters of the world’s population will live in cities; Phaidon.com asked an esteemed group of urban experts for their take on successful city living. These experts include Ricky Burdett, [...]

Human dimension in planning
Human dimension in planning

In collaboration with Final Cut for Real, Gehl Architects will launch a series of video shorts about themes relating to Creating Cities for People. In the first video short, Gehl CEO Helle Søholt discusses some of the problems facing cities today, and how a human centered approach to planning and design can address some of [...]

Making life visible
Making life visible

In collaboration with Final Cut for Real, Gehl Architects will launch a series of video shorts about themes relating to Creating Cities for People. In the second video short, Founding Partner Jan Gehl discusses how the systematic observation of people can be used to plan cities that take into our senses and needs. The video [...]

Streets and mobility for people
Streets and mobility for people

For his new film, ‘The Human Scale’, Andreas Dalsgaard drew inspiration from Gehl Architect’s approach to human centered planning. This move in turn inspired us to create a series of topic-based video shorts featuring some of the footage from the film. We want to use these video short as a platform for people to share [...]

Life from the edge
Life from the edge

For his new film, ‘The Human Scale’, Andreas Dalsgaard drew inspiration from Gehl Architect’s approach to human centered planning. This move in turn inspired us to create a series of topic-based video shorts featuring some of the footage from the film. We want to use these video shorts as a platform for people to share [...]

About the design of the High Line Urban Park
About the design of the High Line Urban Park

Inhabitat’s Editor in Chief, Jill Fehrenbacher, sat down with James Corner of James Corner Field Operations to talk about his design for the High Line Urban Park Project.

Planejaments de futur (Catala)
Planejaments de futur (Catala)
Neighborhoods in Action
Neighborhoods in Action

Produced by the Active Living Network, a project of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. An interview with legendary author, Jane Jacobs, who wrote “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” The film explores the role of the built environment in physical activity and public health.