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honeydirt:

Southern Fried Scribes: A Free Summer Writing Workshop on Kickstarter!

An 8-week-long initiative to offer free summer creative writing and literacy workshops to high school students in Alabama.

My friend has 2 more weeks to raise money for her Kickstarter project. Please consider donating what you can!


annadork:

baltimere:

booberellaslikeblog:

notcuddles:

raumlet:

queensimia:

thesmithian:


…the president’s second term may provide another chance for him to push his vision for high-speed passenger rail, which was stalled by Congress’ refusal to keep paying for it.

more.

Do you even know how much I would love for this to be implemented…
Not having to pony up hundreds of dollars to visit people on the other side of the continent, endure hours-long claustrophobic car rides, AND enjoy all the benefits of a train ride? SIGN ME UP YO

I would love to be able to ACTUALLY VISIT MY FRIENDS IN THE NORTHEAST.  For not butts money in gas or plane tickets. 

GIVE ME THE THING

I want this simply cause Atlanta to Jacksonville.

This would be AMAZING. I would be all over this shit man.

do it
doitdoitdoitdoit

annadork:

baltimere:

booberellaslikeblog:

notcuddles:

raumlet:

queensimia:

thesmithian:

…the president’s second term may provide another chance for him to push his vision for high-speed passenger rail, which was stalled by Congress’ refusal to keep paying for it.

more.

Do you even know how much I would love for this to be implemented…

Not having to pony up hundreds of dollars to visit people on the other side of the continent, endure hours-long claustrophobic car rides, AND enjoy all the benefits of a train ride? SIGN ME UP YO

I would love to be able to ACTUALLY VISIT MY FRIENDS IN THE NORTHEAST.  For not butts money in gas or plane tickets. 

GIVE ME THE THING

I want this simply cause Atlanta to Jacksonville.

This would be AMAZING. I would be all over this shit man.

do it

doitdoitdoitdoit


archiveofaffinities:

C.R. Ashbee, New York:Three Stage of Growth 

archiveofaffinities:

C.R. Ashbee, New York:Three Stage of Growth 


Design for Good


"The urban revolution is a total revolution." 

Oct 12th at 8AM / via: urbanterior / op: urbanterior / tagged: quotes. urbanism. / 5 notes

Edward Soja, recalling work of Henri Lefabvre (via notesnsailboats)



Oct 4th at 2PM / tagged: urbanism. planning. suburbs. / 37 notes
Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

This is where it’s most apparent – from an airplane window – that  American ideas about how to live and build communities have changed  dramatically over time. For decades, families fled the dense urban grid  for newer types of neighborhoods that felt safer, more private, even  pastoral. Through their research, Garrick and colleague Wesley Marshall  are now making the argument that we got it all wrong: We’ve really been  designing communities that make us drive more, make us less safe, keep  us disconnected from one another, and that may even make us less  healthy.

Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

This is where it’s most apparent – from an airplane window – that American ideas about how to live and build communities have changed dramatically over time. For decades, families fled the dense urban grid for newer types of neighborhoods that felt safer, more private, even pastoral. Through their research, Garrick and colleague Wesley Marshall are now making the argument that we got it all wrong: We’ve really been designing communities that make us drive more, make us less safe, keep us disconnected from one another, and that may even make us less healthy.


allintow:

When this documentary comes to your city, do your city a favor and see it.

For reference: Helvetica & Objectified


Could cities rely 100% on urban agriculture for their food?  

tundra-and-lightning:


70% of today’s urban growth occurs outside of the formal planning process. MIT has developed an open-sourced software to calculate how city organization will affect inhabitants.
MIT’s Free Urban Planning Software Will Help Build Cities of the Future
Urban Analysis Toolbox Demonstration

70% of today’s urban growth occurs outside of the formal planning process. MIT has developed an open-sourced software to calculate how city organization will affect inhabitants.

MIT’s Free Urban Planning Software Will Help Build Cities of the Future

Urban Analysis Toolbox Demonstration


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