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- Pope to Urban Planners: Build Better Cities
The moral case for smart urban design.
- Afghanistan’s Destroyed Buddhas Given New Life As Holograms
When digital preservation becomes digital re-presentation.
- University of Cambridge is Getting a Professor of LEGO
The university is looking for someone "whose work falls within the general field of the title of the office." Me me me!
- Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living
"The ultimate manifestation of the messy real world: cities."
- Eastland Disaster - Criminal Retrial - June 18, 2015
Fascinating idea: "The Eastland Disaster Criminal Retrial 2015 will use present-day law to bring forth proper criminal charges."
- The 606 Shows How to Design a Park in the 21st Century (and Beyond)
"It will tell a story of urban environmental anxiety, with a living data visualization that runs the length of the park, an ongoing experiment in climate science. Serviceberry trees will burst into bloom every spring, but the cooling effect of the lake ensures that it happens gradually over the course of several days, like lights turning on down a long hallway as the city slowly comes back to life."
- Explore life beneath the waves in honor of World Oceans Day
- How One Person is Recreating Chicago's Famous Skyline With LEGO Bricks
- CTA Shames Rude Passengers with Brutally Honest Ad Campaign
This addresses maybe 15% of my transit peeves list. But good on the CTA.
- A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors