If you are a traveller you appreciate a good airport, when I lived overseas I had the pleasure of transiting through Incheon International Airport on a regular basis on my way to the south coast of Korea and I used to marvel at the experience. Bright airy spaces, fast service and a logical design, I […]
Artisanal foods, microbreweries; local business has been making a bit of a comeback in recent years as there is a growing insurgency against corporate retail. Hanson Hosein and Heather Hughes drive 13,000 miles across America’s back roads to see if its possible to make the shift from chain store back to Mom & Pop. These […]
One of our Urban Compatriots Ryan Craven who writes for Londonfuse talks about how easy it is to promote local businesses when you do it right. Take a look at his post on Londonfuse for more details.
Two involved peeps Joel Batterman and Elias Schewel have produced a video on YouTube outlining all the reasons why the centre lane Light Rail Transit option is the way to go. For anyone who cares about mass transit, or likes to see LEGO figures rapping, this video is a must see! It’s time for Detroit […]
Halifax Oval timelapse 6am – 6pm. Rain/Snow closed the Oval at 3pm, but still a good showing. vollmerk The Canada Games Oval is located on the Halifax North Common at the corner of North Park Street and Cogswell Street.
Benny Farm was first developed in the years immediately following the Second World War. Returning veterans needed homes for their families and the country needed housing to deal with the impending baby boom. In the Late 1940s the Canadian government built a number of apartment buildings on the site of what was then a former […]
Dan Phillips discusses human psychology and it’s impact on the home construction industry. In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he’s built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Dan examines the why of the rational that causes so much waste […]
When home designers don’t consider all factors. Buck Brown brings a a great little cartoon about Santa’s feelings when it comes to delivering Christmas presents to contemporary homes.
For those of you who love to look inside other peoples apartments, the New York Times takes us on a tour of one of Seattle’s most interesting and until now, mysterious apartments. Word has it that the apartment had taken on the status of an urban legend in Seattle that oscillated from occupied by crazy […]
via one of our new favorite sites: Urban Prankster Improv Everywhere is a group that we have mentioned before, and it is a driving force behind the flash-mob movement. In one of their latest variations on the flash-mob the folks at Improv Everywhere have started The Mp3 Experiments, wherein they post an Mp3 online for […]
In 2007 the Taxi and Limousine Commission of New York City brought together a group of stakeholders involved in the taxi industry in New York City. Including; taxi drivers, owner and passengers and the goal was simple, create a set of goals for the future of the taxi in New York City. A project that […]
In Rio a pair of Dutch artists and a paint company have triggered a change in the urban landscape of Rio. The artists had an idea to change the living environment of the Favela as a means to try and change how residents and the city at large related with the slum. After the success […]
Editors Note: Recently we made an executive decision here at Urban Neighborhood to revamp the way that we deliver news about what is going on in cities around the world, as you can see from previous Neighborhood News installments we used to provide the first couple paragraphs of the article in full with a picture […]
I love looking at cities, I study street pattern and pour over satellite images, walk down the sidewalk with my head craned up towards the sky because I want to look at everything. Any new look I can get at a place and I`ll spend some time to looking at everything. Tonight thanks to the […]
A look back at the effectiveness of federal stimulus past and present by the BBC. Gary In was a town that received federal stimulus money after the great depression and once again when the Obama administration announced its stimulus package after the recent economic collapse. The movie takes a look at how effective stimulus can […]
Its been a while since there have been any video’s in the neighbourhood video series so I I figured that I would highlight a video of one of our old favourites. Squint/Opera Restoring Historic Jeddah In the modern period, there has scarcely been a single pilgrim to Mecca from overseas who has not made a […]
Peter Funch is a Danish Photojournalist who resides in New York city. One of his recent works is the series ‘BABEL TALES’ which is a sometimes gritty, at other times whimsical look at urban inhabitants. Using composite photography he catches; a bride on her way down the street, a frenzy of tourists at times square, […]
Over a period of three years, the stencil artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, made his mark on Montreal in the early hours of the morning by launching a self-described “attack on the streets.” Armed with spray paint and handmade stencils, he began to play with the language of the streets, overlaying city asphalt markings with […]
Photographer Adam Magyar provides us a series of birds eye photographs of pedestrians crossing public areas in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Pedestrians in clusters, on their own, and sometimes even in neat little rows. Check out his series entitled ‘Squares’ on his website for more.
Metropolis magazine calls for a new type of water infrastructure since most of it needs to be replaced anyway. The Cleveland Rowing Foundation closes a deal to create Rivergate Park. On the subject of Cleveland the city commissions architect Miguel Rosales to build three pedestrian bridges. Minneapolis St Paul unveils the I35W memorial garden.
A Field of Mittens Appears in St Henri. The lot at the corner of Rue Saint Philippe and Rue Notre Dame spends most of the year as a ‘sort of’ green space that people mostly just cut across when they are heading to and from the Metro and Rue Saint Philippe. Every so often though […]
Of windy cities, neighbourhood development and construction gone wrong. Blair Kamin talks fusing modern with traditional: An expansion Done Right. In the Toronto Star Christopher Hume gets excited about a waterfront proposal. Do you prefer the edgy or the grand, and where do you want your cultural institutions? its A Tale of Two Downtowns. Don’t […]
The streets of London appear as a stop animation film, giving the viewer a taste of what the city looks like from above to a catchy soundtrack with great effect! ttlamg This short film was filmed and produced start to finish in 12 hours by Matt Gosden and Rob Rackstraw. Shot on an Olympus E-PL1. […]
sign found by our intrepid explorer Chris K on the outside of a church in Munich. Notice the second one on the right…”NOT ALLOWED TO PUT HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS… THERE IS EVIL IN YOUR PANTS” haha classic!
Dorchester Square in downtown Montreal has spent most of the past two years behind a fence getting a make over. The square was originally inaugurated in 1878 and has four statues and a kiosk that are arranged to form a five point cross. Originally the Catholic Sainte-Antoine Cemetery for victims of the 1851 Cholera Epidemic, […]
A surprise trip to Vancouver found me checking out the new residential district left by the Olympic Village. Take a look at our image gallery if you haven’t had the opportunity to see it yet.
photo by Mark Goener