03 May '11, 1pm

50 ideas for better cities

50 ideas for better cities

I love these lists. This one comes from Urban Omnibus , “an online project of the Architectural League to create a new kind of conversation about design and New York City.” In this case, they have captured 50 slogan-sized, broad ideas that they plan to “market” on posters around the city. While ostensibly NYC-focused, I think they apply most everywhere. Here are a few of my favorites: #1: Combat climate change by adapting our existing building stock #5: Map everything #6: Use temporary structures to provide amenities to underserved communities #7: Design for generational diversity #15: Look at the city through the lens of food #19: Use natural systems to support the city’s infrastructure #29: Coordinate like-minded, small-scale initiatives to activate otherwise isolated efforts #34: Design recreational space by watching how people play #41: Let citizens engage in the maint...

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