Archive for January, 2013

  • Living Walls, Atlanta

    Placemaking Resolutions for 2013: Lifestyle or Life?

    My title is inspired by an excellent New Year’s Eve 2012 piece posted on New Geography by Richey Piiparinen (also posted here) that questions the “livability” focus of much urban development over the last few years. More about that below. […]

  • View of Shard from Farringdon Road (D. Saitta)

    Mr. Kimmelman Goes to London

    Having just returned from the English capital I was intrigued to learn that the New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman also recently visited London to consider the high rise building craze that we previously discussed here. Mr. Kimmelman’s piece […]

  • Built Environment and Culture: Notes Upon Leaving London

    Built Environment and Culture: Notes Upon Leaving London

    LONDON 12 January 2013  A visit to the English capital never disappoints.  Tomorrow I head home to Denver further enriched by what London has to offer. The goal this time was to research the status of post-Olympics East End regeneration and […]

  • Credit: Nick Brown

    The Towers of London

    LONDON 4 January 2013.   London is currently experiencing a relative frenzy of high rise building. The existing and proposed structures are known locally by their shapes, including “The Shard,” “The Cheesegrater,” and “The Walkie-Talkie” (or—better in my view—“The Pint”).  Just […]

  • A Happy (London) New Year!

    A Happy (London) New Year!

    LONDON, 1 January 2013.  It’s great to be back in the English capital. Last night we celebrated the new year with a few thousand others from a vantage point on Primrose Hill, one of our favorite places in the city.  […]