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By Tyler Falk | September 13, 2011, 6:38 PM PDT While urban agriculture has gained in popularity throughout U.S. cities, food imports from all around the world overwhelmingly feed our cities. But could that ever change? A recent study by Sharanbir Grewal of The Ohio State University…

Could cities rely 100% on urban agriculture for their food?

thisbigcity:
There’s been plenty of research into how walkable streets and neighbourhoods get more people walking. However what we’re less sure about is: Who are the people that choose to walk more? In an…

Which Types of People Choose a Walkable Lifestyle?

The eyes of the world are on Lower Manhattan as we near the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. And what they will see is substantial progress at the site–along with a growing, flourishing district that may have been knocked down but couldn’t be counted out. Yesterday, the Alliance for Downtown New York issued a report called the State of Lower Manhattan 2011, providing a comprehensive review of Lower Manhattan’s remarkable economic and demographic changes, leasing activity, and development and market trends since 9/11. You can find the report here.

The State of Lower Manhattan a Decade Later

iainharris:
About being between the spaces and the lines, inperception, off perspective. Artist architect Doung hosted delegates of the Responsible Tourism in Cities conference just ahead of the Tourism Indaba. This walk was what it was all about. Decoding the urban environment, making madness of the…

Doung Jahangeer’s Durban City Walk

citymaus:
Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul
This stream used to be buried underneath the city of Seoul until it was uncovered and transformed into a lush green park as part of the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project. Since 2003, the new park has been like a major life-force for the center of the city, helping reduce temperatures and bridging the gap between the north and south of the metropolis. The 5.6 km park is encouraging new activity and recreation and is even home to an array of new insects, fish and other wildlife.
Wunderland Kalkar in Germany
If you’re looking for a bit more excitement in your park, check out the Wunderland Kalkar in Germany — an abandoned nuclear plant that has been transformed into an amusement park. The plant was never actually in operation, so have no fear of radiation — but rather than tearing it down, they transformed it into a park that draws hundreds of thousands of people every year.
inhabitat, 23.07.11. one of my friends is studying abroard in seoul for the summer. Hope she pays this daylighted river park a visit. ..now whenever I hear of someone traveling someplace, I always have some place or thing to tell them about. Another friend earlier was thinking of spending a semester in Australia, in Brisbane, and I proceeded to tell him all about the obscenely cool BRT (bus rapid transit) there. yay~ international studies/urban planning!

6 Awesome Parks Made From Rehabilitated Urban Structures