In the UK, the non-profit Sustrans is pioneering a community-based method to reclaim streets from high-speed traffic and make neighborhoods safer and more sociable places. Called “DIY Streets,” the program brings neighbors together to help them redesign their streets in a way that puts people, safety, and streetlife first. So far, individual streets have benefited [...]
Explanation of all 20 of the Building for Life criteria with examples. The 20 criteria | Building for Life from CABE on Vimeo.
In the Spring of 2010, the Design Trust for Public Space sent the independent filmmaker Nandan Rao to the streets, sidewalks, parks, plazas and open spaces of New York City to talk to New Yorkers about what public space means to them. Here’s what they have to say… Public Space Is… from Design Trust for [...]
ZEDZ, the dutch graffiti-writing master, sculptor & artist realized a fine art print that subsequently went spread-painted on a huge bridge in Milan – Italy. The site specific public painting interested more than 1000 m² and was protected by an innovative paint developed in Japan. The artwork got the praise of City Council and citizens [...]
Urbanbugs is a documentary from Turkey focuses on street art concepts such as Graffiti, Stencil, Wheatpasting. Besides their visual contribution to the urban life, these street arts became a sociological matter due to the their political messages. In this context, this documentary is trying to analyse the sociocultural reflections of street art concept in Turkey. [...]
Tony Goldman talking about New York City.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Fred Kent, the founder and President of Project for Public Spaces, challenges elected officials, urban planners and civic-oriented citizens to design communities that create “a sense of place” in this speech sponsored by the Helen Edison Lecture Series at the University of California, San Diego. Series: Helen Edison Lecture Series