"It’s good business to map the favelas."

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9 Cities That Are Hacking Their Urban Waterfronts


Many of the world’s greatest cities can trace their historical growth back to one simple and often overlooked geographical aspect: proximity to water. Whether it is the open ocean or a wide, meandering river, countless early cities came to be due to accessibility by ship and the subsequent economic influx that allowed them to flourish into regional or even global powerhouses of trade, commerce, and industry.

When Global Warming Kills Your God

What Is a City?

Our Approach – Life and Form from Gehl Architects on Vimeo.

"As city dwellers, we’re prone to believing that the good life is found on a desolate beach far from the cacophony of any urban environment. Cities, to their credit however, actually make us much happier than we might otherwise believe."

Pierre Herman on the urban secret to happiness. (via thisbigcity)