Touring community gardens in the Bronx (Brook Park). For more information on MoRUS tours, visit http://www.morusnyc.org/tours
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humanscalecities: Reinventing Urbanism in a Time of Economic Crisis
Manuel Castells, University Professor and Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communications & Society, University of Southern California via
“The idea of people being in control of designing, building, and managing their housing needs remains powerful and inspirational, and the dangerous lesson history shows us is that it’s too easily co-opted into ugly parodies by international agencies.” -Inspiring Urbanists: John F. C. Turner and the Right to Control One’s Own Housing Process
Cityscape 2095, an audiovisual installation by French visual artists, Legoman (3D animation), Mandril (drawing) and Thomas Vaquie (sound design). The project unveils a bleak, dystopic view on what is to come for an imaginary world city, in a cyberpunk, post apocalyptic style. ‘This rather bleak fantasy metropolis was inspired by a pessimistic dystopian vision of urban life in the future—one saturated with neon signs and gaudy ads, drenched in dull, artificial light that’s dense, chaotic, and disorienting’. 
Video from http://vimeo.com/35680299, Accessed 19/3/12.
Text from http://thecreatorsproject.com/blog/antivj-unveils-a-bleak-dystopic-imaginary-world-city, Accessed 19/3/12.
“…this advertising overload, this blinding pollution…”
“There are two stories to tell here. One is about car-dependent cities improving their public transportation systems.
The other story is about public transit systems in big cities, particularly New York. ”
Is there a direct link between higher home values and neighborhoods with higher levels of walkability? What does that tell us about the value of our very own urban neighborhoods? Read more here.