«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 [...]
‘New Town’ is an entry in a Central Office of Information-sponsored animated series featuring the everyman character Charley, and promotes an escape from grimy, smoggy towns and arduous commutes to work. With the highly distinctive animation style of husband-and-wife team Halas and Batchelor, this short aims to explain the rationale behind the planning of the [...]
Trailer for the 2010 PBS documentary on the Rural Studio and the legacy of Samuel Mockbee. Premiered at the 2010 South By Southwest Film Festival. www.citizenarchitectfilm.com
Professor Nabeel Hamdi offers new tools for engaging communities as agents of change in the process of place-making.
Alice Lester, programme manager at the Planning Advisory Service, addresses the “Neighbourhood planning makes better places” audience. cabe.org.uk/planning Collaboration is much more than consultation from CABE on Vimeo.
Kathy MacEwen, head of planning advice at CABE, on proposed reforms to the planning system and the key levers for good design. cabe.org.uk/planning
Marilyn Taylor, CABE LDF workshop chair, on the challenges, opportunities and potential successes of true collaborative planning. cabe.org.uk/planning Working with communities on collaborative planning from CABE on Vimeo.
Vincent Goodstadt, CABE LDF workshop chair, on the new planning system and the continuing need for strategic spatial planning. cabe.org.uk/planning The challenge for localism from CABE on Vimeo.
Paul Watson, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and CABE LDF workshop chair, on localism and the opportunities for planners. cabe.org.uk/planning Neighbourhood plans and localism: a local authority perspective from CABE on Vimeo.
Explanation of all 20 of the Building for Life criteria with examples. The 20 criteria | Building for Life from CABE on Vimeo.
Global Report on Human Settlements 2009.
It began as a housing marvel. Two decades later, it ended in rubble. But what happened to those caught in between? The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents [...]
Saskia Sassen, profesora Robert S. Lynd de sociología en la Universidad de Columbia, dictó una conferencia sobre ciudad global, concepto creado por esta reconocida académica, el 8 de noviembre de 2011 durante el lanzamiento de cerca de 60 publicaciones de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de los Andes. Saskia Sassen es copresidenta [...]
In 2050 80 % of the worlds population will live in cities. How do we prevent cities from collapsing. This is the official trailer for a new feature film series on the megacity issue. Join this exciting journey to Mumbai, Shanghai, Bogotá anf Cairo.
More than half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that trend is going to continue, putting a high demand on energy and resources. Ursula Eicker, Scientific Director at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, guides us through the key themes that will define the cities of the future in this special Futuris documentary. [...]
Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years’ big sustainable design project: retrofitting suburbia. To come: Dying malls rehabilitated, dead “big box” stores re-inhabited, parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands.
“We’re literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV without a fill-up” – James Howard Kunstler Are today’s suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? A 78-minute documentary about the end of the age of cheap oil.
The famous 1939 documentary. This segment has been slightly edited for classroom use. Posted by David Burns for the Fasttrack American History Project. Clip 1: From Farms to Factories Clip 2: Is Big City Life a Good Life? Clip 3: Cities Going Crazy? Clip 4: A New Kind of City
Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can’t understand, with implications we can’t [...]
“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, [...]
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.
Diana Lind poses a challenge: let’s re-imagine the future of urban transportation and tear-down highways that cut through our cities. Lind’s talk discusses how forward-thinking cities have dismantled highway infrastructure — building vibrant public spaces in the face of car culture. In the case of the aging Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, Lind asks planners to [...]
Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities — that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city’s population. In this mind-bending talk from TEDGlobal he shows how it works and how similar laws hold for [...]
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 [...]