Tale of Two CTs

City Center Lincoln Square Compare To examine the building footprints in greater detail Google Map "Mandalay Bay & S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV" for the City Center and "Columbus Circle, New York City." The street grid and building footprints for City Center provide for massive building enclosures as compared to the pedestrian-oriented portion … Continue reading Tale of Two CTs

Seven Elements/Four Topics

The following few thousand words seek a new value system for the professions of city and regional planning, architecture, and engineering. Your bones tell you, you smell it, there is the challenge of unclear change on the tongues of the public speakers. The sticky multiple versions of the truth offered in the political-speech of our … Continue reading Seven Elements/Four Topics

Seven Declarations

Declarations develop an emotional capacity for change on behalf of family and community, a town or city, a state and nation, province and commonwealth. The following declarations describe qualities of life known to the people and organizations of the dense urban environment. Each one strengthens the purpose of 'the city' for more effective technology, continuous innovation, … Continue reading Seven Declarations

The Unlimited Inside

Unrestrained Outside & Unlimited Insides. How does density save the wilderness, support sustainable agriculture and a do no harm purpose?  If the problem is defined within the global colonization and destruction narrative then the promotion of investment in every technical solution required to sustain centuries of powerful economic growth is driven by population, but not … Continue reading The Unlimited Inside

Networks

Human cognitive mapping abilities are well documented. The addition of GPS devices to this research yield maps of everything that moves in the urban world among the stuff that doesn't move. Adding urban spatial knowledge from multiple sources to private or individual navigations demands the anticipation of synchronicities that will lead to the design of … Continue reading Networks

One Bryant Park

In thoughtful research reporting the requirement to sum up should become a responsibility of participation.  In Skyscrapers and the World of Tomorrow posted to Planetizen on September, 1 2011 by editors Jeff Jamawat, Kris Fortin, Tim Halbur and Victor Negrete, the questions sought to define the place for very big buildings, but the article ends by … Continue reading One Bryant Park