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Urban Heat Islands Are Helping Kill Trees

(Source: thisiscitylab)

It is more important than ever to re-conceptulise existing cities and their systems of infrastructure, to be compact, mixed use and polycentric cities. by Steffen Lehmann - Green Urbanism: Formulating a Series of Holistic Principles. (via socio-logic)

(Source: sociology-of-space, via thisbigcity)

thisiscitylab:

Traffic lights are coming to a restroom near you.
[Image: Tooshlights]

thisiscitylab:

Traffic lights are coming to a restroom near you.

[Image: Tooshlights]

thisbigcity:

2,300,000. That’s around the same as the population of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

thisbigcity:

2,300,000. That’s around the same as the population of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

(Source: dougcmatthews)

thisiscitylab:

A Copenhagen urban-biking staple finds its way to Chicago.

vimeo:

Facebook can be a real sad place because everyone else’s lives are better than yours…

… But are they really?

thisbigcity:

nbcnightlynews:

Top 5 bike and walk-to-work cities. Did your city make the cut?More: http://nbcnews.to/1mJojf2

Props to San Fran for making both lists. 

thisbigcity:

nbcnightlynews:

Top 5 bike and walk-to-work cities. Did your city make the cut?

More: http://nbcnews.to/1mJojf2

Props to San Fran for making both lists. 

Ambrosia - Biggest Part of Me

lau2ren:

Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good

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fastcompany:

"People can copy your model but they can’t necessarily copy your brand. A brand is a point of view and a world you create." - Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal on Focus

(via urbnist)

Major Lazer ft. Sean Paul - Come to Me

thisiscitylab:


"She starts yelling at me, ‘Why can’t my daughter pet your puppy?’ I said, ‘Because your daughter doesn’t know how to approach my dog,’" says Mayeroff, who’s 29 and lives in Chicago. "She says, ‘But I told her she could pet your dog.’ And I said, ‘OK, now you have to tell her you were wrong and she can’t pet my dog.’” 

-Stop Petting Strangers’ Dogs
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thisiscitylab:

"She starts yelling at me, ‘Why can’t my daughter pet your puppy?’ I said, ‘Because your daughter doesn’t know how to approach my dog,’" says Mayeroff, who’s 29 and lives in Chicago. "She says, ‘But I told her she could pet your dog.’ And I said, ‘OK, now you have to tell her you were wrong and she can’t pet my dog.’” 

-Stop Petting Strangers’ Dogs

[Image: torbakhopper/Flickr]

nprbooks:

NPR’s education team hand-picked more than 300 commencement speeches dating back to 1774 and compiled them into a database that’s searchable by name, school, year and theme.

Here, to whet your appetite, is a selection of commencement quotes from writerly types. If you like what you read, there’s plenty more where that came from.

(via npr)

vimeo:

Watch this film, join your local running club. Simple.

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