Two new books on urban planning provide a treasure trove of information useful to developers and planners everywhere.
In the first of these new books — the third edition of The American City: What Works, What Doesn’t — award-winning city planner and renowned urban scholar Alexander Garvin examines more than 350 programs and projects that have been implemented nationwide in 150 cities (including lots of examples from Los Angeles) and suburbs, evaluates their successes and failures, and offers relevant lessons learned from them. Read more.
In the second book — The Art of Shaping the Metropolis — noted urban planner Pedro Ortiz presents an innovative, agile solution for managing urban growth that enhances economic activity, environmental stability, and quality of life. It provides a practical tool kit for planning professionals, public officials and metropolitan management decision makers that can be used practically anywhere in the world, exploring the basic principles of his philosophy, beginning with the notion that we must accept growth rather than continue to ignore it. Read more.
So thanks a lot, anti-vaccine parents. You took an ethical stand against big pharma and the autism your baby was not going to get anyway, and, by doing so, killed some babies and gave me, an otherwise healthy 31-year-old woman, the whooping cough in the year 2013. I understand your wanting to raise your own children as you see fit, science be damned, but you’re selfishly jeopardizing more than your own children. Carry your baby around in a sling, feed her organic banana mash while you drink your ethical coffee, fine, but what gives you denialists the right to put my health at risk
By I’ve Got Whooping Cough. Thanks A Lot, Jenny McCarthy. (via thenewrepublic)
Joel Meyerowitz: “I’ve been looking for this picture for days, ever since I heard about Lou Reed’s death. I shot it in 1968 on 5th ave, just casual shot of an interesting looking guy, only to discover later on that it was Lou Reed and John Cale.”