"The rise of a new kind of city is inevitable. With each vote of a politician and choice of a citizen, transportation, energy, public space, housing and law are shaping a new urban future. But what will it look like? The creation and redevelopment of the world’s cities offers us all — citizens and leaders, amateurs and experts — the ultimate design challenge. We must seize this moment."

ChrisAnderson, Why Has TED Given the 2012 TED Prize to the City 2.0?

(via thegreenurbanist)

Comments
21 notes | Tags: Quote  City  Design  Urban  Challenge  
mothernaturenetwork:

An indoor goldfish gardenWant to meld your love of greenery and aquatic life with a koi pond but don’t have the space to do it? Here’s an intriguing solution: A 2-in-1 planter and fishbowl.

mothernaturenetwork:

An indoor goldfish garden
Want to meld your love of greenery and aquatic life with a koi pond but don’t have the space to do it? Here’s an intriguing solution: A 2-in-1 planter and fishbowl.

Comments
265 notes | Tags: Goldfish  Bowl  Design  
archiphile:

Manhattan 1609 and 2010. A recreation of Manhattan when it was still inhabited by Native American Indians.

archiphile:

Manhattan 1609 and 2010. A recreation of Manhattan when it was still inhabited by Native American Indians.

(Source: welikia.org)

Comments
4,295 notes | Tags: Manhattan  Design  Art  
verticaltheory:

NY Times: Grand Visions for a Faded Bronx Boulevard (2009)

“A result of a nine-month competition sponsored by the museum and the Design Trust for Public Space, the show focuses on seven visions for the future of the Grand Concourse in the Bronx that range from urban farms to high-tech sound barriers for a nearby freeway. Much of the work is by students, and it reflects the kind of earnest idealism that has always been a staple of graduate studios.”

verticaltheory:

NY Times: Grand Visions for a Faded Bronx Boulevard (2009)

A result of a nine-month competition sponsored by the museum and the Design Trust for Public Space, the show focuses on seven visions for the future of the Grand Concourse in the Bronx that range from urban farms to high-tech sound barriers for a nearby freeway. Much of the work is by students, and it reflects the kind of earnest idealism that has always been a staple of graduate studios.”

Comments
23 notes | Tags: Bronx  Design