Qualities of a walkable city

These seven urban qualities have not surprised planners and real estate people in the region. Rather it confirms what is already known that people in Stockholm search for walkability and high quality public space.

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This animated GIF perfectly sums up why no one should ever drive a car

Sundial. A city that can tell the time. 

Sundial. A city that can tell the time. 

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Project delays and budget overruns have led many to wonder whether Rio will end up seeing long term returns on billions in public funds. 

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Sprawl anyone? Craaazy aerial photos of Mexico City sprawling on forever. 

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Dihzahyners | on Tumblr (Lebanon) - Paint Up V.4 | Mar Mkhayel
Dihzahyners is a lebanese team of inspired, driven & passionate artists/designers, aimed at creating initiatives to make Beirut brighter & more beautiful, through color “Paint Up!” Their “Paint Up V.4” project on Mar Mkhayel gathered a community of artists and enthusiasts to color steps around the city - one piece completed by a dozen designers covered 73 steps and took 7 hours - resulting in a burst of polychromatic imagery brightening the urban landscape. Please visit Dihzahyners’ Facebook or follow Tumblr for more news!
[more Dihzahyners | artist found at designboom]
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Tumblr Artists
Dihzahyners | on Tumblr (Lebanon) - Paint Up V.4 | Mar Mkhayel
Dihzahyners is a lebanese team of inspired, driven & passionate artists/designers, aimed at creating initiatives to make Beirut brighter & more beautiful, through color “Paint Up!” Their “Paint Up V.4” project on Mar Mkhayel gathered a community of artists and enthusiasts to color steps around the city - one piece completed by a dozen designers covered 73 steps and took 7 hours - resulting in a burst of polychromatic imagery brightening the urban landscape. Please visit Dihzahyners’ Facebook or follow Tumblr for more news!
[more Dihzahyners | artist found at designboom]

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Tumblr Artists

Dihzahyners | on Tumblr (Lebanon) - Paint Up V.4 | Mar Mkhayel

Dihzahyners is a lebanese team of inspired, driven & passionate artists/designers, aimed at creating initiatives to make Beirut brighter & more beautiful, through color “Paint Up!” Their “Paint Up V.4” project on Mar Mkhayel gathered a community of artists and enthusiasts to color steps around the city - one piece completed by a dozen designers covered 73 steps and took 7 hours - resulting in a burst of polychromatic imagery brightening the urban landscape. Please visit Dihzahyners’ Facebook or follow Tumblr for more news!

[more Dihzahyners | artist found at designboom]

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Cities Without Ground: a guidebook to Hong Kong’s elevated walkways

In Hong Kong, your feet need never touch the ground. But now, for the first time, a book can help you navigate the high-rise web of bridges, tunnels and lobbies that make up the city’s fabric.

(via Cities Without Ground: a guidebook to Hong Kong’s elevated walkways | Art and design | guardian.co.uk)

“Doha, the capital of Qatar, is a city of contrasts. In a few decades it has been transformed from a crumbling pearling port to a gleaming metropolis. Today, its skyline is dominated by soaring skyscrapers but Old Doha - though fast disappearing - can still be found.”