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    thelandofmaps:

Isometric map of Toronto’s population in 1914 [4943x3503]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

    thelandofmaps:

    Isometric map of Toronto’s population in 1914 [4943x3503]
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
    thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

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    decolonizingmedia:

Decolonize Your Methodologies: The Militant Research Handbook
"…the place where academia and activism meet in the search for new ways of acting that lead to new ways of thinking. There is a wide range of advocacy research in universities that comments on and about activism without expecting the work to be directly engaged with it. Militant research works in and with the movements it is concerned with."
Download the full PDF here.
More info on the project: Occupy theorists launch militant research handbook
Great initiative borne out of OWS and academic/activist commitments to action.

    decolonizingmedia:

    Decolonize Your Methodologies: The Militant Research Handbook

    "…the place where academia and activism meet in the search for new ways of acting that lead to new ways of thinking. There is a wide range of advocacy research in universities that comments on and about activism without expecting the work to be directly engaged with it. Militant research works in and with the movements it is concerned with."

    Download the full PDF here.

    More info on the project: Occupy theorists launch militant research handbook

    Great initiative borne out of OWS and academic/activist commitments to action.

    (via probablyasocialecologist)

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    Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook →

    (Source: fuckyeahpermaculture)

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    fifteenthandfirst:

    200 cans of spraypaint, 100 gallons of latex, 81 conversations, 33 words, 12 hand painted signs and 9 walls are the stats (so far) on Love Letter Baltimore. The number of conversations doesn’t include all the sidebars, periphery comments, anecdotal discussions and inquisitive concerns I’ve engaged in almost everyday for the last two years. People love Baltimore—sure the TV show plays a part (pick one, theres a few)—and the auteur and the poet and the musicians and the sports teams make people care where they sprang from. But beyond the cultural contributions, people everywhere have a red-brick nostalgia for the city that belies its small stature.


    For me, it was the hardest city we’ve painted in so far. We had to operate in the gulf between riches and despair, and in that space create work that actually works for the community. What made our job easier is that the community, on every wall, had ideas and demands for what the walls should accomplish. So Ricky in Westport was thinking “People should know this is home,” and Glenn on the East Side was thinking, “Break the disconnects and change the game,” and ICY SIGNS was the visual sound system to broadcast these signals.

    The ICY Signs shop at 224 N. Paca is still there, waiting on more wall permissions and accepting commissions (email us at icybaltimore@gmail.com to see if your  Baltimore business qualifies). We look forward to continuing the visual communication of conversation soon (soon, soon).

    Back at the home base in Brooklyn, we have this new screen print dedicated to the Stagger Home, my nightly dance move on the 2 train. It is a 24” square of violet riches and black despair, in a signed and numbered edition of 75. It is $200 plus shipping. Please email us at espoprints@gmail.com with your mailing address and we’ll send you a paypal invoice. Proceeds in part will pay off the ICY sign mechanics, because in love and art, labor costs the most and pays off the best.

    Thank you
    Stephen

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    whitehouse:

“A changing climate will have real impacts on our military and the way it executes its missions.” —Secretary Chuck Hagel announcing the new Climate Adaptation Roadmap for the U.S. Department of Defense

    whitehouse:

    “A changing climate will have real impacts on our military and the way it executes its missions.” —Secretary Chuck Hagel announcing the new Climate Adaptation Roadmap for the U.S. Department of Defense

    — 6 days ago with 364 notes
    J. Max Bond Memorial Lecture: Conversations | Equity Agendas

    totalreset:

    We are pleased to co-sponsor the 2014 J. Max Bond Memorial Lecture: “Equity Agendas.” October 27 at Center for Architecture (AIANY)

    IPA Fellows will present their work from “Total Reset”

    Click here to see more details.

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    dharmathroughkarma asked: What non-climate change books have most influenced you? What novels/books would you most recommend to others?


    Answer:

    climateadaptation:

    Hey dharmathroughkarma,

    Here are some interesting books that have stuck with me over the years:

    Cheers,

    Michael

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    sociology-of-space:

New Orleans - In the hurricane Katrina-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward, there’s now a community development whose buildings use 75% less energy than typical structures. The Holy Cross Project incorporates rain harvesting, solar and geothermal power, and home-monitoring systems that show a resident’s real-time energy consumption
Photograph: Stephen Wilkes
from the series: Sink or swim: designing for climate change – in pictures

    sociology-of-space:

    New Orleans - In the hurricane Katrina-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward, there’s now a community development whose buildings use 75% less energy than typical structures. The Holy Cross Project incorporates rain harvesting, solar and geothermal power, and home-monitoring systems that show a resident’s real-time energy consumption

    Photograph: Stephen Wilkes

    from the series: Sink or swim: designing for climate change – in pictures

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    fdrlibrary:

    Happy 130th birthday Eleanor Roosevelt!

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    urbangeographies:

    Links between public transit and job accessibility 

    A new study by the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota has ranked 46 of the country’s largest 50 cities in terms of the accessibility of jobs via public transportation. New York ranked first, followed by San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago in the top five.

    To understand how the researchers, led by Andrew Owen and David Levinson, determined these ratings, see the maps above. They show metro census blocks, colored by the number of jobs accessible, on average, within a 30-minute commute by foot and transit between 7 and 9 am.

    These findings underscore the importance of a city’s transit system for the regional economy and even social mobility. The better the transit system — with wide coverage, short waits, and easy transfers — the more accessible are jobs and destinations of all sorts.

    Source:  Emily Badger, “Mapped: How public transit changes your job prospects,” Washington Post, Oct. 7, 2014 

    (via secretrepublic)

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    goingurban:

    miguelmarquezoutside:

    Daily city mood gauge installed today.

    Burn everything down

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    IFTF: 20 Combinatorial Forecasts Map →


    The future of technology is an unfamiliar territory …

    This technology horizon map is designed to help you anticipate the future of combinatorial innovations emerging at the intersection of distinct territories. Use this map to visualize the whole range of innovations and see the bigger picture—a more interconnected technology landscape.

    The map presents 20 new innovative combinatorial forecasts you can use to navigate the future as it unfolds. Each of these forecasts—such as the microbiome mediates the war on germsthinking and feeling become quantifiable,biomanufacturing unites mother nature with the man-made, and 17 more!—is built on a range of enabling technologies and newly opening possibilities. 

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    RESISTANCE CHECKLIST:

    Resist whatever seems inevitable.

    Resist people who seem invincible.

    Resist the embrace of those who have lost.

    Resist the flattery of those who have won.

    Resist any idea that contains the word algorithm.

    Resist the idea that architecture is a building.

    Resist the idea that architecture can save the world.

    Resist the hope that you’ll get that big job.

    Resist getting big jobs.

    Resist the suggestion that you can only read Derrida in French.

    Resist taking the path of least resistance.

    Resist the influence of the appealing.

    Resist the desire to make a design based on a piece of music.

    Resist the growing conviction that They are right.

    Resist the nagging feeling that They will win.

    Resist the idea that you need a client to make architecture.

    Resist the temptation to talk fast.

    Resist anyone who asks you to design only the visible part.

    Resist the idea that drawing by hand is passé.

    Resist any assertion that the work of Frederick Kiesler is passé.

    Resist buying an automobile of any kind.

    Resist the impulse to open an office.

    Resist believing that there is an answer to every question.

    Resist believing that the result is the most important thing.

    Resist the demand that you prove your ideas by building them.

    Resist people who are satisfied.

    Resist the idea that architects are master builders.

    Resist accepting honors from those you do not respect.

    Resist the panicky feeling that you are alone.

    Resist hoping that next year will be better.

    Resist the assertion that architecture is a service profession.

    Resist the foregone conclusion that They have already won.

    Resist the impulse to go back to square one.

    Resist believing that there can be architecture without architects.

    Resist accepting your fate.

    Resist people who tell you to resist.

    Resist the suggestion that you can do what you really want later.

    Resist any idea that contains the word interface.

    Resist the idea that architecture is an investment.

    Resist the feeling that you should explain.

    Resist the claim that history is concerned with the past.

    Resist the innuendo that you must be cautious.

    Resist the illusion that it is complete.

    Resist the opinion that it was an accident.

    Resist the judgement that it is only valid if you can do it again.

    Resist believing that architecture is about designing things.

    Resist the implications of security.

    Resist writing what They wish you would write.

    Resist assuming that the locus of power is elsewhere.

    Resist believing that anyone knows what will actually happen.

    Resist the accusation that you have missed the point.

    Resist all claims on your autonomy.

    Resist the indifference of adversaries.

    Resist the ready acceptance of friends.

    Resist the thought that life is simple, after all.

    Resist the belated feeling that you should seek forgiveness.

    Resist the desire to move to a different city.

    Resist the notion that you should never compromise.

    Resist any thought that contains the word should.

    Resist the lessons of architecture that has already succeeded.

    Resist the idea that architecture expresses something.

    Resist the temptation to do it just one more time.

    Resist the belief that architecture influences behavior.

    Resist any idea that equates architecture and ownership.

    Resist the tendency to repeat yourself.

    Resist that feeling of utter exhaustion.

    -Lebbeus Woods

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    #Architecture  #resistance