23 Jun '11, 8pm

Five provocative ways to think about cities and neighborhoods

Five provocative ways to think about cities and neighborhoods

The premise is simple: cities are hubs of human interaction, and the urban experience can be enhanced by authentic participation in the dynamics of a place and transitions to nearby venues, including other neighborhoods, or, in certain instances, nearby towns. With the advent of the internet, this story is told with more than just words. Websites celebrate the possibilities for narrow streets in Los Angeles , alleys in Seattle , walkability in Dallas , and the legacy of Jane Jacobs's urban spaces . in particular, small-scale. multimedia producers such as Streetfilms document and celebrate notable examples -- usually cities of inspiration from around the world. Simultaneously, the growing art of urban exploration-infiltrating and documenting cities in new, often controversial ways-offers more "experiential understanding." However, as recently voiced with some skepticism by ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/urbanism/2011-06-23-five-provocative...

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