A few weeks ago Arcade Fire released their new album, The Suburbs. Now the band has teamed up with Google to create an HTML5 music video. But this isn't any old music video. Featuring the song "We Used To Wait," the video combines the music of Arcade Fire with Google Maps and Google Street View images to create a personal experience for every viewer.
The City of New Orleans is grappling with what to do with Charity Hospital. The proposed LSU/VA medical complex would permanently abandon Charity Hospital, leaving one of the most beautiful buildings in the city to sit blighted with no plans for reuse.
In 2001 Portland introduced a streetcar line into its Pearl District, and ever since investment in that area has skyrocketed. Businesses have developed around it. Homes have been built. What was once a shady area of the city is now one of the most attractive places to live and shop. What is most remarkable is that this transformation has taken place in less than a decade.
Digg, the popular news website, has just completed a redesign that promises to change the way we get our news. In the past users would submit news articles to Digg and other users would be able to vote on those articles if they liked them.
The five final designs were released last week for the Framing a Modern Masterpiece international design competition, sponsored by The City+The Arch+The River 2015.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology has a new tool that a
I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but a story on the design of a new Wal-Mart approved for the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago's south side described my reaction in rosier terms than I intended.
A New York Times article about the American obesity epidemic suggests that smart city planning can impact the health of residents. Of course, merely sitting on a train doesn't make people thin (although I think many of us wish it would!).