Urban Environments

[D] I have a love-hate relationship with urban environments. On the one hand, I don’t like the massive centralisation that seems to happen in all but the largest cities, or the existence of generations of people completely removed from the land. And on the other, urban decay and renewal, and the social and organisational processes of cities are fascinating. This post gathers links about urban stuff, whether whole sites or single articles.

Los Angeles’ 6th Street Bridge, an iconic element of many films since the 1950s, is going away, and the Los Angeles River is coming back.

BLDGBLOG is Geoff Manuagh’s seminal blog about architecture and urban environments and built things in general. It ranges from detailed examination of prosaic things to vast architectural explorations, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a post there that wasn’t interesting.

99% Invisible is a podcast, also about architecture and architectural things. And sometimes about design and flags and other things. It too is always interesting, and well worth your listening time. Digging through the archives is also a good way to spend a few hours.

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