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Apr 15
fastcompany:

This Solar-Powered Plane Can Now Fly Around The World With No Fuel
"Let’s be innovative and free ourselves from the old habits and beliefs that prevent us from inventing a better future."
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Solar plane

fastcompany:

This Solar-Powered Plane Can Now Fly Around The World With No Fuel

"Let’s be innovative and free ourselves from the old habits and beliefs that prevent us from inventing a better future."

More> Co.Exist

Solar plane


Apr 2

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thisbigcity:

St. Louis could soon be transformed by a national park spanning one of the city’s highways. Impressive stuff. 

We take a look in more detail in our latest post


xlightmywayx:

SIGNAL BOOST - The Senseless Destruction of Another Historic Kirkbride
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From Preserve Greystone
Preserve Greystone regrets and opposes the decision of the State of New Jersey to demolish the historic Kirkbride Building on the grounds of the former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.
We believe that the State established a very positive process for examining options for rehabilitation and reuse of the structure, and has not let that process run its proper course.Six developers have submitted preliminary proposals, invited by the State itself. We contest the State’s view that all of these proposals would require State subsidy. Developers of international stature, with hundreds of millions of dollars in financing available to revive the Greystone site, have a genuine ability to complete this project. But, in never contacting any of the firms that submitted, the State has not shown a serious commitment to exploring alternatives to demolition.Taxpayer funds created Greystone, and taxpayer money will be used — in our view, wasted — in demolishing it, a process which the State says will take two years. If the State can find the money to remediate and tear down a massive structure over two years, it should reallocate that money to help with preservation, or hand the building over to a firm that can find solutions. We value the open space around Greystone, which provides a proper setting for this majestic building, as it was meant to. The neighboring town of Morris Plains is putting in new high-density housing on Route 53 which seems to be absorbable by the surrounding area. This area survived easily during the many decades that Greystone housed more people than would live there if it were converted to residences now (including children of staff in the local school systems).The most environmentally sound thing to do with an existing structure is to reuse and repurpose it, not tear it down at gross taxpayer expense. Our history and heritage matter — including the memory of the people who both were helped by Greystone and suffered because of it. The State shows great irresponsibility in walking away from ambitious, rewarding solutions for saving the building by private enterprise.Public sentiment is overwhelmingly in favor of preserving Greystone, but there has been no public process for the citizens’ voice to be heard. There should be no final decision without genuine discussion. Preserve Greystone calls for true dialogue with the people of Morris County and the developers who submitted ideas, and a formal RFP phase to solicit more detailed proposals, following clearly defined State guidelines. We call for freely expressed input from the State’s own historic preservation officials, who have not been heard publicly. We call for the demolition process to be suspended. The State, after years of inaction, has taken an expeditious approach. But it should not be a rushed one. 
Change.org Petition —> 
Preserve & Reuse the Kirkbride Building at Greystone Park, NJ.
All supporters are urged to make their feelings known to the Governor.
NJ Governor Chris ChristieOffice of the GovernorPO Box 001Trenton, NJ 086251-609-292-6000NJ Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-EristoffDepartment of the TreasuryP. O. Box 002Trenton, NJ 08625-0002

xlightmywayx:

SIGNAL BOOST - The Senseless Destruction of Another Historic Kirkbride

Please reblog & share

From Preserve Greystone

Preserve Greystone regrets and opposes the decision of the State of New Jersey to demolish the historic Kirkbride Building on the grounds of the former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.

We believe that the State established a very positive process for examining options for rehabilitation and reuse of the structure, and has not let that process run its proper course.

Six developers have submitted preliminary proposals, invited by the State itself. We contest the State’s view that all of these proposals would require State subsidy. Developers of international stature, with hundreds of millions of dollars in financing available to revive the Greystone site, have a genuine ability to complete this project. But, in never contacting any of the firms that submitted, the State has not shown a serious commitment to exploring alternatives to demolition.

Taxpayer funds created Greystone, and taxpayer money will be used — in our view, wasted — in demolishing it, a process which the State says will take two years. If the State can find the money to remediate and tear down a massive structure over two years, it should reallocate that money to help with preservation, or hand the building over to a firm that can find solutions. 

We value the open space around Greystone, which provides a proper setting for this majestic building, as it was meant to. The neighboring town of Morris Plains is putting in new high-density housing on Route 53 which seems to be absorbable by the surrounding area. This area survived easily during the many decades that Greystone housed more people than would live there if it were converted to residences now (including children of staff in the local school systems).

The most environmentally sound thing to do with an existing structure is to reuse and repurpose it, not tear it down at gross taxpayer expense. Our history and heritage matter — including the memory of the people who both were helped by Greystone and suffered because of it. The State shows great irresponsibility in walking away from ambitious, rewarding solutions for saving the building by private enterprise.

Public sentiment is overwhelmingly in favor of preserving Greystone, but there has been no public process for the citizens’ voice to be heard. There should be no final decision without genuine discussion. 

Preserve Greystone calls for true dialogue with the people of Morris County and the developers who submitted ideas, and a formal RFP phase to solicit more detailed proposals, following clearly defined State guidelines. We call for freely expressed input from the State’s own historic preservation officials, who have not been heard publicly. We call for the demolition process to be suspended. The State, after years of inaction, has taken an expeditious approach. But it should not be a rushed one. 

Change.org Petition —> 

Preserve & Reuse the Kirkbride Building at Greystone Park, NJ.

All supporters are urged to make their feelings known to the Governor.

NJ Governor Chris Christie
Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
1-609-292-6000

NJ Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff
Department of the Treasury
P. O. Box 002
Trenton, NJ 08625-0002

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Mar 25
“If the place to go for a walk and see people in a city is the mall, it is a sick city. In the best cities like Manhattan, Paris or Madrid, people go to public spaces. A city’s public space should compete with shopping malls on quality and security.”

Enrique Peñalosa on public space problems in Latin America

(translated from Spanish)


Mar 22

Mar 20

publicdesignfestival:

Space&matter has overturned the traditional function of fencing to exclude people and created a public space inside a vacant construction site in Leiden (The Netherlands). 


thisbigcity:

Which city quotes inspire you? Share them with us and we might include them in this series!

thisbigcity:

Which city quotes inspire you? Share them with us and we might include them in this series!


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Feb 26

Harmony

In harmony with the will of heaven our strengh is irresistible


Feb 14
“No corporates. We only accept boutique retailers. Keep things nice and local.” Christchurch’s ‘The Tannery’ project on their entrance criteria for retailers. But as New Zealand’s third most-populous city continues to recover from the earthquakes that turned much of it to rubble three years ago, it’s a different story elsewhere.   (via thisbigcity)

Jan 26

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