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Next American City 2013-12-02 18:18:31
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Our weekly roundup of new, newsworthy transportation projects around the world.
Senator Wants a (Cheap!) Subway to Philly’s Navy Yard
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey wants the feds to work with SEPTA on an extension of Philadelphia’s Broad Street subway line down to the booming Navy Yard. If that happens — so far there’s no sign that SEPTA is even seriously …
Next American City 2013-12-02 18:59:00
A house in Venice, California: credit: Julian Bleecker on Flickr.
Curbed Los Angeles reports that the Venice Neighborhood Council has voted down a resolution that would have asked the area’s city councilmember to dig into the legal particulars around short-term housing rentals. That’s music to the ears of Airbnb, the online rental platform whose thousand-plus active rentals in Venice are what …
Plataforma Arquitectura (in Spanish) 2013-12-07 00:00:00
El artista Phillip K Smith III ha revelado su proyecto basado en la luz y la sombra, la luz reflejada, la luz proyectada y el cambio, Lucid Stead, en Joshua Tree, California. Compuesto por espejos, iluminación LED, equipos electrónicos a la medida y programación con una estructura preexistente, esta intervención arquitectónica refleja su paisaje a medida que pasan las horas.
Plataforma Arquitectura (in Spanish) 2013-12-07 01:00:00
© Tomá? Malý
Arquitectos: Architekti DRNH
Ubicación: Kromeriz, República Checa
Arquitecto A Cargo: Architekti DRNH
Equipo De Diseño: Eduard ?t?rbák
Masterplan: Transat architekti
Área: 800.0 m2
Fotografías: Tomá? Malý
Año Proyecto: 2009-2010
Año Consturcción: 2012
© Tomá? Malý
Descripción de los arquitectos. El complejo Chateau Gardens del Krom??í? Chateau está listado en el Registro del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO. Su vivero se encuentra en la parte suroeste …
WebUrbanist 2013-12-02 18:00:10
[ By Steph in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] Everybody’s buzzing about Amazon Prime Air, which will bring the products you order from the mega-retailer to your doorstep in just 30 minutes via helicopter drone. So how else is helicopter tech – both manned and unmanned – moving forward into the future? These 15 designs include pedal-powered flying machines, …
Next American City 2013-12-02 17:18:24
A rendering of the Kansas City streetcar. Credit: KCStreetCar
Kansas City?s $100 million streetcar is slated to start rolling in 2015, but developers are ? as is their wont ? already salivating. The Kansas City Downtown Council says that more than half a billion dollars’ worth of projects, from housing to retail, has been announced in the three years since streetcar discussions …
Next American City 2013-12-03 12:00:24
Credit: NTSB on Flickr
Early on Sunday morning, a Metro-North train that left Poughkeepsie, N.Y. heading for Manhattan derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station, careening off the tracks and planting itself precariously close to the edge of the picturesque bluff on the southwestern tip of the Bronx. Four people were killed in the accident — the first passenger fatalities in the railroad’s …
Next American City 2013-12-03 11:00:10
Credit: Charlene M. Simmons on Flickr
Next City will host its fifth annual Vanguard conference in Chattanooga, Tenn. next year from April 24-26 inviting 40 young leaders from around the country for a three-day series of presentations, workshops, tours and other activities. We will accept applications for the 2014 Vanguard Conference until February 14, 2014.
The only requirement? Applicants must be under the …
Next American City 2013-12-03 19:43:38
The Go Durban plan includes integrated bike lanes. Photo credit: City of Durban
About four times a year Logan Moodley makes a tedious journey to work by bus. From his home in Shallcross it?s a 25 kilometer trip to his office in downtown Durban. That’s where he works for the municipality as deputy head of strategic planning for the local transport authority. …
Next American City 2013-12-03 19:27:29
“Creative salad” just means “overpriced, but pretty good.” Credit: Adam Fagen on Flickr
The expansion of chain stores across New York City slowed in the last year, according to the Center for an Urban Future?s sixth annual ?State of the Chains? report. There was only a 0.5 percent increase in the number of chains in New York between 2012 and 2013.
Climate Progress 2013-12-05 19:48:33
Vehicles and other debris still litter the coastal township of Basey.
CREDIT: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Nearly a month after Super Typhoon Haiyan became the deadliest storm to ever strike the Philippines, the United States may help deal with the aftermath by protecting Filipinos in the U.S. from deportation and letting them work.
Filipino-American groups are calling for temporary protected status (TPS) to be extended …
Climate Progress 2013-12-05 19:26:47
Climate change could have economic benefit to Maine, the state’s governor said Thursday.
The The Northern Sea Route, a shipping passage from the East Coast of the U.S. to Asia, has historically been blocked most of the year due to sea ice. Recently, due to warmer temperatures, the passage has opened up — in 2011, 18 ships made the journey …
Climate Progress 2013-12-05 21:13:26
Kristan Uhlenbrock is the Associate Director for Ocean Communications at the Center for American Progress.
In the last 80 years, Louisiana alone has lost an area of coastal land the size of Delaware.
Thursday, behind closed doors, House and Senate conferees are meeting to negotiate an important provision in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) — an investment mechanism for the …
WorldCAD Access 2013-12-02 20:50:42
From the editor: This is the 800th issue, counting back to the first issue back in 1995 when upFront.eZine launched as the very first indepdent CAD newsletter distributed by email. Now I take my annual break for Christmas, so see...
WebUrbanist 2013-12-03 02:00:30
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] If you’ve always dreamed about having your very own network of cathedral-like hand-carved caves (who hasn’t?) you’re in luck – such a dreamscape can be yours for less than the average cost of a single-family home in San Francisco. Artist Ra Paulette has spent the last 25 years carving a …
Unbeige 2013-12-03 18:03:03
As Miami heats up with art and design happenings, writer Nancy Lazarus looks to Art Basel’s home country for a look at how W Hotels is schussing into the ski resort market.
Ski-in and ski-out access is de rigueur among alpine enthusiasts, particularly those who trek to the vast, steep slopes of Switzerland. The new W Verbier and The Residences at …
Climate Progress 2013-12-03 17:59:33
Serbia was one of several European countries baked by a heat wave this summer.
CREDIT: (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Europe could be up to 9 degrees Fahrenheit warmer by 2100, according to new research.
The research, which was conducted by 27 institutions and published this week in two scientific journals, found that by the end of the century, Europe could see average temperatures rise …
Next American City 2013-12-03 16:20:05
Map of Europe. Credit: Flickr user breki74
One of the more head-scratching aspects of what’s known as the "sharing economy" is that it’s often a container for the sort of activities that we used to just think of as selling services for money. "Peer-to-peer economy" is probably a more apt phrasing, though that ship seems to have sailed in the U.S. But …
WebUrbanist 2013-12-03 18:00:05
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] Its organic form fits its function as a Cité du Corps Humain (Museum of the Human Body) like a metaphorical glove – interlocked fingers were, in fact, part of the conceptual inspiration for this new museum in France. With a medical school more than a millennium old, Montpellier is a fitting location for …
Unbeige 2013-12-03 17:42:08
This week, Pace University is hiring an art director, while Landor needs a 3D designer. Lagos is seeking an art director, and Brilliant Earth is on the hunt for a digital designer. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.
Art Director Pace University (New York, NY)
3D Designer Landor (Cincinnati, OH)
Art Director Lagos (Philadelphia, …