Going Urban

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An Australian social science student with a peaked interest in urban, social, and environmental planning. I look forward to evolutionary cityscapes, rapid public transit systems, and the implementation of creative, long-term, cost-effective designs.

I've taken to reblogging non-relevant posts between urbanism goodness. I regret nothing.

allisonilene:

sadhailey:

HANDS DOWN THE BEST SCENE OF ANY TV SHOW EVER

YES

allisonilene:

sadhailey:

HANDS DOWN THE BEST SCENE OF ANY TV SHOW EVER

YES

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— 3 hours ago with 530468 notes

I’m so happy

OUAT is back on my dash

— 4 hours ago

#queen lana 

zombiesatemygames:

Let’s go on an adventure.

(Source: magicalgametime.com, via kevkjahn)

— 5 hours ago with 151202 notes

#yessss 
"Urbanisation is important because we can’t keep developing our food basin and we shouldn’t sentence young people to a life in the outskirts of suburbia, cut off from effective transport and services."
City of Sydney Mayor Clover Moore, speaking at the National Press Club (via imaginingcities)

(via formfollowsbehaviorandurbanism)

— 16 hours ago with 12 notes

withabang:

Lee Lin Chin - World News Australia

withabang:

Lee Lin Chin - World News Australia

(Source: ichthyologist, via sasstopia)

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mistress-maya:

kyoryu-navy:

mybine:

lgchinadragon:

Guys Do You Realize that when this kid grows up he’s going to see these

yeah cuz the future king has nothing better to do than waste his life on this shithole of a website

You really think this website will be here in 10 or 11 years?

I actually have almost the exact same reaction to Tony Abbott.

^ same. Just a whole lot of nope.

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urbangeographies:

BICYCLE CENTER:  Congested São Paulo to open free cyclist hub
Infamous for its traffic congestion, São Paulo has worked for years to improve rapid transit and to prove bike lanes and bike-share kiosks. Now, it will have something more for cyclists: a massive new headquarters for all their needs. 
Nora Lamm reports for Global Site Plans that South America’s largest city begins construction this week on the “Largo Bike” facility.  It will feature bike parking, showers, maintenance and repair along with restrooms and changing stations. Rentals will be available through Bike Sampa, the local bike-share service. Use of the facility will be free to registered users. 
Underscoring the city’s commitment to promoting cleaner transportation, the cycling hub will be open 24-hours-a-day. São Paulo approved the structure, which opens this month, in response to record levels of congestion on its roads, the article says. The city already has an extensive network of bike lanes covering 260 km (162 miles). 
Sources:  Cityscope and Global Site Plans

urbangeographies:

BICYCLE CENTER:  Congested São Paulo to open free cyclist hub

Infamous for its traffic congestion, São Paulo has worked for years to improve rapid transit and to prove bike lanes and bike-share kiosks. Now, it will have something more for cyclists: a massive new headquarters for all their needs. 

Nora Lamm reports for Global Site Plans that South America’s largest city begins construction this week on the “Largo Bike” facility.  It will feature bike parking, showers, maintenance and repair along with restrooms and changing stations. Rentals will be available through Bike Sampa, the local bike-share service. Use of the facility will be free to registered users. 

Underscoring the city’s commitment to promoting cleaner transportation, the cycling hub will be open 24-hours-a-day. São Paulo approved the structure, which opens this month, in response to record levels of congestion on its roads, the article says. The city already has an extensive network of bike lanes covering 260 km (162 miles). 

Sources:  Cityscope and Global Site Plans

— 1 day ago with 64 notes

unwinona:

tattoos-n-tokes:

this is why the world is beautiful, maybe its just me but i find this cool as fuck

"Your kid says hi." -The sun

unwinona:

tattoos-n-tokes:

this is why the world is beautiful, maybe its just me but i find this cool as fuck

"Your kid says hi." -The sun

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— 1 day ago with 223462 notes

"The future of art is not artistic, but urban."
Henri Lefebvre - Writings on Cities’. (via sociology-of-space)

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— 1 day ago with 21 notes

progressiveauspol:

Back in 2010, the Greens Senators sharing a moment of intimacy after fighting so hard to see the passing of the Carbon Tax.

The repeal today is a sad step back.  Over the world there are more than 1000 climate change policies, including:

Saudia Arabia: $100b investment in solar energy

South Korea: Carbon Pricing which it got through with bipartisan support

China: Clean Coal Technology and trialing ETS in select cities as well as massive investment in renewable

NZ: Emission Trading Scheme well before anyone else

Germany: $263 billion investment in renewables and a goal to be 100% renewable by 2050

European Union: ETS Scheme

The list goes on. Even the US is moving forward. It is sad that a country as rich as Australia does not have a clear climate change policy and a leadership that steadfastly refuses to listen to literally every leading scientific body. This is beyond embarrassing.

(via climate-changing)

— 1 day ago with 443 notes

politicalsexkitten:

Really funny how people making fun of immigrants speaking “broken english” only know one fucking language.

(via cincyurbanite)

— 1 day ago with 112613 notes

@vivelasagne

Hi y’all, I’m just starting out on Twitter.

What I’m looking for is to have conversations and share information about topics that I’m (and hopefully you are) really passionate about. There’s not much there at the moment but as time goes on I’ll start to use the site more efficiently. 
So if you’re interested in the following or want to see more personal posts have a gander. 

- urban planning/design
- environment
- current affairs (incl. #auspol and #QandA)
- LGBT
- gaming (esp. N64 and pokemon)

I’m also looking to follow and RT people who share similar interests  (I have you already ThisBigCity, and your French account ;) ).

If this sounds like you let me know! I really just want to share my urban planning and gaming excitement with people :3

https://twitter.com/vivelasagne

— 1 day ago with 2 notes

#twitter 

Billboard Homes for the Homeless

Project Gregory is a non profit effort that converts existing billboard structures into affordable housing units. Maintenance costs, skills, and resources are covered through funds raised by the advert space and partner reciprocity.The Republic of Slovakian project utilises the electricity used to keep the billboard lit at night to power the home’s interior.

This project is open source and Project Gregory encourages all cities in all countries to construct new, innovative designs and involve as  many companies as possible to help make a difference.

— 1 day ago with 540 notes

#urbanism  #cities  #homelessness  #project gregory  #innovative ideas  #advertisement  #housing  #not for profit