Through a glass darkly via Hackney Wicked

http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2009/09/05/through-a-glass-darkly/     Deep in the concrete labyrinth of Oslo House, I climb impersonal stairways and trace my way through bland corridors, past uniform white doors. All at once I am confronted by an open door and a monochromatic peep show – monumental noir expanses, compellingly smooth, linear, inviolate. These are Matthew Booth’s frustrated (and… Continue reading Through a glass darkly via Hackney Wicked

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Sorting cities

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/the-white-house-plan-to-revive-struggling-cities/633?tag=nl.e662  The White House post doesn’t provide a lot of details about each city. But some of the details that are given suggest that increased transit accessibility and a revival of walkable downtowns that create a more vibrant economy are among the priorities.But also with such an emphasis on fiscal responsibility, this program will help cities… Continue reading Sorting cities