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Istanbul Loves: SALT Beyoğlu, Summer Homes: Claiming the coast

On my recent week-long trip to Istanbul I did what I naturally do in a foreign place – apart from meandering around without aim and eating far too much, which Istanbul is also perfect for – check out the modern art museums. 449 more words

Art

A Place to be Truly Human

A few months ago, my 5-year old daughter, Noelle, said “Daddy, I wish all the places we needed to go were close by so that we could walk to them and wouldn’t have to drive the car.”  Of course, with my interest in walkable and bikeable cities, I took this opportunity to affirm the beauty of her statement and to reassure her that neighborhoods where most of the things a person needs are within walking distance really do exist. 1,832 more words

City

Knocking the Corners off the Square Mile

The Chief Planner of London, Peter Wynne Rees discusses some of the methods use in planning the City of London and the difficulties of planning a historic city. 129 more words

Urban

Roundup 10-17-2014

USF Med School – Rhetorical Rerun

This week, there was more on the push to put the USF med school in downtown.  While the explanation of the real plan and how it would work for the entire med school ecosystem was pretty thin, there were statements, like that it… 4,842 more words

Economic Development

Refurbishment BIM - possible ?

The UK has nearly 30 million buildings, among which approximately 28 million (including 25 million homes) require refurbishment or retrofitting (RE2) by 2050 to meet national carbon targets – this will be the major work for the construction industry in the next 20 years. 327 more words

Built Environment

Roundup 10-10-2014

USF Med School – The Beat Goes On

There was more roll out of the idea of moving the USF Med School, including, among a slew of articles, an article in the… 5,448 more words

Economic Development

EcoBuild launch a vision for a Built Environment future ...

Ecobuild, in association with Building has published ‘Future of the Built Environment’ as part of the launch for EcoBuild 2015.  The white paper, a collection of thought pieces from leading industry players, assesses the future of the sector, painting a very useful picture for a not-so-far into the future built environment. 491 more words

Sustainability