The Age of Stupid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off) as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? http://www.spannerfilms.net/films/ageofstupid Age of Stupid: [...]
From the front porches to the frontlines, Land of Opportunity captures the struggle to rebuild New Orleans, one of America’s most beloved and emblematic cities. Juxtaposing the perspectives of protagonists from different walks of life, this transmedia documentary project reveals how the story of post-Katrina New Orleans is also the story of urban America. http://www.landofopportunitymovie.com [...]
In San Francisco, the Pavement to Parks program has launched an initiative that may someday alter the way many dense U.S. cities decide to treat the streets of their commercial strips. Taking the PARK(ing) Day concept to a more permanent, logical level, the Parklets Program has begun experimenting with trial spaces allowing businesses to convert [...]
Before the end of 1961 the New York publishing company Harcourt, Brace and Co. had the first edition of Lewis Mumford’s highly successful book The City In History ready for publication. Two years later, in 1963, the National Film Board of Canada funded the production of six documentaries, each lasting 27 minutes, for a series [...]
The film illustrates the major part taken by local government in the physical and social redevelopment of London.Made by the Corporation of London for publicity purposes. This is a film about the story of the City of London and the commuters who flock into the centre every day to provide it with its workers to [...]
American architect Douglas Farr, author of the awardwinning book Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature, gave the Richard N. Campen Lecture in Architecture, sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. Urban planner and President and CEO of Farr Associates Architecture and Urban Design, Doug Farr has earned his reputation [...]
Have you ever wondered what makes some cities better than others? In public access television pioneer George C. Stoney’s ‘How to Live in a City,’ the argument is that it all depends on the quality of the public space. New York City folk singer and architectural critic Eugene Ruskin guides us through unique locales which [...]
Episode 1: This is the story of a town-planning cock-up known as the Northern Heights Plan which, if completed, would have meant miles of extra houses and tube stations to the North West of London. Episode 2: In the 70s, an ambitious road-building project called ‘Ringways’ was cancelled and London narrowly escaped a fate much [...]
Stalin`s plan of reconstruction of Moscow (1938)
Highlights from the 2011 MAS Summit for NYC, held at Frederick P. Rose, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Next Summit will be held October 18 and 19, 2012. http://mas.org/summitnyc2012 MAS Summit for New York City — 2011 Highlights from MAS on Vimeo.
Renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” – passive, solar, off-the-grid, sustainable housing. Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an [...]
Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified) returns with the final documentary in his design film trilogy. Urbanized focuses on the design of cities, and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers, including Sir Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Jan Gehl, Oscar Niemeyer, Amanda Burden, Enrique Peñalosa, Yung Ho Chang, Alejandro Aravena, Eduardo Paes, Rahul [...]
This short film is an adaptation of the classic urban design tome – “The Image of the City” – by Associate Professor Kevin Lynch (1918-1984) of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Image of the City from Evan Mather on Vimeo.
Lecture 1. Recursion and the Fibonacci sequence. Universal scaling. Biophilia. N. Salingaros lecture 1 from 12 from arch4people on Vimeo. Lecture 2. Geometric Recursion and Fractals. The Sierpinski gasket. Perforation, bending, and folding. Anti-gravity anxiety. Architecture of the horizontal. N. Salingaros lecture 2 from 12 from arch4people on Vimeo. Lecture 3. Universal distribution of sizes. [...]
Renowned sociologist Sharon Zukin will discuss her latest book, The Naked City: the death and life of authentic urban places, which explores the gentrification of cities. Sharon Zukin is professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and City University Graduate Center.
Una conferencia de José Luis de Vicente en el 13 Festival Internacional ZEMOS98.
For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Cities for People, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He [...]
Small fragment of William H. Whyte’s witty and original film about the open spaces of cities and why some of them work for people while others do not. William H. Whyte: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces – The Street Corner from MAS on Vimeo.