The SULP approach

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SULP: Synergetic Urban Landscape Planning

This is an integrated approach that allows us to explore, imagine and plan synergies so as to accelerate the transition to a liveable, low carbon city. During the research process, SULP has continuously been reinforced by incorporating the results of the separate studies on water, climate, energy, urban agriculture and nutrients. Synergetic urban landscape planning forms the bridge between CO2 and livability goals on the one hand, and principles for sustainable urban development on the other.

More on SULP here

The sidewalk ballet of city neighbourhoods

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A statistical indicator called the Storefront Index measures the number and concentration of customer-facing businesses in the nation’s large metropolitan areas. A series of maps represent location, size and intensity of neighbourhood business clusters down to the street level for 51 metropolitan areas. The Storefront Index, claims the writer, is one indicator of the relative size and robustness of the active streetscape in and around city centers. The index material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license and it is openly available for further investigation to researchers. around the globe

 

References

  • Joe Cortright, 2018. Quantifying Jane Jacobs. In City Commentary, full article and image available here

Nordhavn Copenhagen

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fishers in front of the international school, architect: C.F. Moller

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silo transformation to housing units, COBE architects

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a model of the future redevelopment along with designs and models of all future projects was exhibited at the ground floor of the COBE building

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Park’n’Play by JAJA Architects

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UN city in the back, swimmers in the front

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small scale housing and re-use

Future Cities

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Which are the Future Cities of the world?

This is a five-part web documentary by Yvonne Brandwijk (photographer) and Stephanie Bakker (journalist)  that tries to answer which cities are looking to outstrip the current megacities in terms of growth, innovation and creativity.

The two creators examine 5 cities; Kinshasa, Lima, Yangon, Medellin and Addis Ababa. They look at the world behind the demographics and search what energy drives them change and innovation. All videos are incredibly interesting and refreshing to see. Check them out!

 

Image available here

Emoves Festival in Eindhoven will host AUJIK & STRP AR art installation

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AUJIK is a group of artists who work with AI and AR to produce artefacts “that are a crossbreed of organic and synthetic entity.”

AUJIK was invited by STRP (ne of Europe’s largest indoor festivals in the field of technology and art) to work on an AR project for the EMOVES graffiti festival in Eindhoven. From 30/06/18 to 01/10/18 visitors at Strijp-S will have an immersive experience as a spectacular virtual layer will be displayed on top of the physical environment through smartphones.

For those of you who don’t already know, Strijp-S is the former Philips Factory in Eindhoven, NL. According to its official site:

Philips sold Strijp-S to Park Strijp Beheer in 2004. The buildings that were still in use by Philips were hired back. Since 2006, the redevelopment of Strijp-S became a very serious plan. The first buildings had been demolished and new activities came to the area, particularly the creative industries and the annual Dutch Design Week.

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For those of you who are planning a trip in NL, don’t forget to visit!

 

Cover image from “Spatial Bodies” exhibition in Osaka is available here, Stijp-S image available here

‘Life Underground’ project

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Just got back from the WeMakeTheCity festival in Amsterdam and I have sooo many stories to tell! First post will be about Hervé Cohen and his “Life Underground” project.

Cohen has visited 16 cities and collected numerous stories from people who ride the subway. You can listen to their voices as they narrate and you can choose among different topics and cities worldwide. This was an extremely interesting presentation and we saw some very touching human stories. Beautiful.