principles of intelligent urbanism
Cities in the US are expected to make up a significant portion of the world GDP. More here:
“We’re being strangled by the lack of action at the federal level. That’s why mayors are where the action is.”
man, Chicago is cool. Pilsen, 23.03.12.
Re-blogged this the other day but wanted to add comment now:
These are all over the city; Chicagoans had to stop the destruction of these old meters; due to their use as bicycle parking; when the city sold the rights to Chicago’s sidewalks to a private corporation. This occurred via the parking meter privatization and how the city lost control of our streets.
whaa?? Chicago’s sidewalks—privatized??!
I will look up info.
The Chicago Reader’s Ben Joravsky has the low down.
CAUTION: There’s radioactive material beneath your feet.
Red Gate Woods, Illinois
Edward Humes on Puente Hills, the largest municipal landfill in the United States: “The smell is not as impressive as the sheer scale of this place. It has 130 tons of garbage contained in this mountain. It is a high point in the south end of Los Angeles so you can see the entire basin of Los Angeles by standing on a mountain of its trash.” [full interview here]
Puente Hills Landfill (by wallofhair)
|—||About 69 % of our trash goes immediately into landfills. And most landfill trash is made up of containers and packaging – almost all of which should be recycled, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, (via nprfreshair)|