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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Two seater segway

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14088419 General Motors have unveiled a two-seater electric car with a wheel on either side and a communication system that prevents it from crashing.The futuristic-looking EN-V rises from a crouching position to balance on its two wheels, almost as if they were legs.It was developed to GM's specifications by the transport technology firm Segway, using gyroscopic… Continue reading Two seater segway

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