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Young People, Don't Go! | yourpublicmedia.org 

Single, stand alone efforts are a waste of time, money and energy. It takes a multi-phase, series of projects, mixed-use residential, entertainment, culinary, and unique or cultural specific retail designed to jumpstart a rebranding of a city. In a town like Torrington, it will also require family-friendly activities hubs to round out an effective design. I’d like to see Torrington rise from the dust and reinvent itself into the center of Litchfield County; become a destination for the region and help it to celebrate and prosper once again.

-Maureen (comments)

housingworksbookstore:

“My focus is much more on bars than on drinking — and though they work as a team, they’re not the same. A bar gives you community, at least when you’re a regular. Drinking alone doesn’t give you that, and that’s why it never interested me.” (via ‘Drinking With Men’ and an Email Interview With Rosie Schaap | The Hairpin)

anthropologie:

“Park” By Banksy. If you happen to find yourself wandering around Los Angeles, stop by 908 S. Broadway and see it in person.

(Source: bitsofparadise)

Frequent streets and short blocks are valuable because of the fabric of intricate cross-use that they permit among the users of a city neighborhood.

Jane Jacobs (via fuckyeahurbandesign)

thehonkychateau:

Flatiron Building at dusk

keepcalmgodloves:

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michaelmassie:

Imagine the cities noise, CO, traffic and temperature data gathered if the Copenhagen Wheel was outfitted on every Alta bike in NYC’s bike share program

Putting these hubs on personal bikes although attractive to people like me, would open the inbound flow of urban data immediately if efforts were to combine with a community bike share program. Slightly modifying their current model by creating a quick pairing feature - from wheel hub to mobile device - allows the user to still retain their data, but also not be tethered to an individual bike. 

Alta Bike Share Program

MIT: Copenhagen Wheel

archiemcphee:

While walking in the Chicago neighbourhood of Logan Square Christopher of Colossal happened upon an enormous stack of Monopoly ‘Chance’ cards. After some diligent sleuthing he figured out that the cards were part of an awesome interactive street art installation by an artist/art collective known as Bored, who described their motivation behind this delightful project:

 “the goal of this entire project has been to present something different than a stencil painted on the ground or a poster pasted to a wall. Something 3-dimensional that can be picked up, beaten down, kicked, yanked, grabbed, and broken. And if someone ever put forth the effort to remove it, like a weed it will always grow back. And if left alone it will evolve into something different.”

Visit Colossal to view more photos of the life-size Monopoly game scattered across the streets of Chicago. 

allthingseurope:

Gdansk, Poland (by Jurek.P)

(Source: cumulus-studio)

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