The Occupy Wall Street movement is now a wide-spread and well-known phenomenon which, at its peak, created hundreds of camps in solidarity with each other in public parks across the globe. Portland, Oregon, was of course no exception to this and set up a mini tent-city in Chapman and Lownsdale Square Parks between October 6th … Continue reading
The results are in, and the THINK.urban team of Jason King, Allison Duncan and Katrina Johnston is one of the groups that will be presenting as part of the GOOD Ideas for Cities event in Portland, being held on February 16th at Ziba and hosted by Portland State University Graphic Design Department. From the GOOD … Continue reading
Say what you want about the furniture giant Ikea, but I appreciate their ability to transfer Scandinavian sensibility into modern American urban living (if you’re into that kind of thing). Overstuffed couches? Give me an apartment-appropriate two-seater sofa any day. Even if you throw in a bookcase and area rug you’re still spending less than … Continue reading
A simple variation on the biking infographic from yesterday, this animated version from GOOD shows how Portland leads in the bike wars, just barely, between US cities for percentage of commuters by bike.
A nice one from Sustainablog, with some juicy facts about biking today (and tomorrow). Graphic produced by WellHome. We had previously posted a different infographic, How Bikes Can Save Us, but have since learned that we, like so many others, were duped. The previous infographic was actually a form of spam by healthcaremanagementdegree dot com … Continue reading
We’re happy to say we submitted our team qualifications for the upcoming event in Portland for GOOD Ideas for Cities. They are preparing events by looking for innovative creative teams “…designers, architects, artists, filmmakers—anyone who uses creative, visual thinking to solve problems. Teams will be assigned a challenge issued by a local urban leader, then … Continue reading
In a somewhat confounding turn, the latest recipient of the TED prize is not a person, but an idea – The City 2.0. I say confounding because it seems to be an ambiguous take on a prize that essentially has been directed towards those already occupying the upper echelons of celebrity – such as Bono, … Continue reading
A recent article from John King at the San Francisco Chronicle mentioned the concept of using the Megalopolitan scale for planning purposes. The article references the new book by Arthur C. Nelson and Robert E. Lang entitled ‘Megapolitan America: A New Vision for Understanding America’s Metropolitan Geography‘ (APA, 2011). As an example, King mentions the … Continue reading