New Orleans Gets Radical
“This week, the National Organization of Minority Architects is holding its annual conference in New Orleans . . . exploring how design and place-based interventions can drive social change..”
DIY Urban Wayfinding
Can we discover anew in the familiar? Insider tips made public, in hopes to catalyze pedestrian discovery
GOOD, BAD + the FUTURE at the Crosswalk
“African Americans may have to wait in a crosswalk about 32% longer than white people before drivers stop.”
"’That's what makes contemporary forms of bias so pernicious—we may not be aware that we have these biases,’ says Kimberly Kahn.”
Coming To The Bay Area Near You . . .
“CCTA’s long-term goal is … autonomous vehicle service will serve as the first mile/last mile connection…”
Glacial Melt In Our Own Backyard
This is no polar bear, far-flung tale, this is climate change at a stone’s throw (albeit a harrowing 30+ mile stone’s throw through treacherous terrain).
“The glacier has lost about 90 percent of its volume and 80 percent of its surface area from 1883 to 2015.
“‘I’m getting the feeling I may be the last geologist to study these glaciers,’ Stock [a naturalist + geologist] said. ‘Pretty soon, there won’t be any ice here at all, just a rubble-strewn basin. I’m starting to think like a biologist, somebody who is studying an endangered species, something that can disappear.’
“‘In just a week, you can see the difference,’ he said.”
Green Infrastructure Solves Our Carbon Budget
“As a planet, we can only risk emitting 1000 gigatons (Gt) of C02 into the atmosphere this century.”
“That means cities have a crucial choice: build green infrastructure instead of traditional, and avoid locking in 45 Gt C02 by 2030, eight times the US’s current annual emissions.
“Green infrastructure is also more economical in the long term. According to the C40 report, building low carbon infrastructure in the next five years will be four times less expensive for cities than building high carbon infrastructure that will need to be replaced in the future.”
Image from Grosvenor Resilient Cities Research
Love Letters Wrap Post Office
Golden Gate Bridge Book
Oehme van Sweden Exhibition in DC
Wishing to switch coasts for an afternoon to pour over these luscious plant palettes at the National Museum’s newest exhibition . . . ah, the frustrating constraints of geography. Happily, we have our very own Northern CA treasure at Cornerstone
VnA Museum for London Design Festival