Waterloo station as shown on Google Maps


Photo: The Telegraph

Some might argue that Google Maps has become too invasive of our privacy. I agree. However, mapping international airports and major train stations is a phenomenal idea. I remember the multiple times I looked on an airport’s website to familiarize myself with the airport map. Those days are gone (to some extent). Now you can use street view to guide you through the airport. I took a tour of Tokyo-Narita. 
My favorite feature: being able to change levels in the airport

Waterloo station as shown on Google Maps

Photo: The Telegraph

Some might argue that Google Maps has become too invasive of our privacy. I agree. However, mapping international airports and major train stations is a phenomenal idea. I remember the multiple times I looked on an airport’s website to familiarize myself with the airport map. Those days are gone (to some extent). Now you can use street view to guide you through the airport. I took a tour of Tokyo-Narita.

My favorite feature: being able to change levels in the airport



Hurricane Sandy’s wrath has wrecked havoc on many of New York’s 23 subway lines. Some lines might not resume regular service for months MTA officials said last week. Inflatable plugs could have lessened the damage to the intricate underground (and often underwater) tunnels had there been more time to prepare. 

Hurricane Sandy’s wrath has wrecked havoc on many of New York’s 23 subway lines. Some lines might not resume regular service for months MTA officials said last week. Inflatable plugs could have lessened the damage to the intricate underground (and often underwater) tunnels had there been more time to prepare. 



We used to walk to work. 

We used to walk to work. 


This film short captures the sensation that the subway gives to its users. The New York subway is presented as a quiet, orderly place, which is rarely true. The other half of the city, the subterranean, is just as volatile as the city at the surface. What this video encapsulates is that incredible feeling when you reach street level. Personally, I love this initial moment when one first encounters the sounds, smells, and sights of the city for the first time. 


As Spring blossoms once again, one of the more enjoyable modes of transportation, biking, becomes the obvious preference of many. 
This blog captures images of cyclists from behind in lower Manhattan.

As Spring blossoms once again, one of the more enjoyable modes of transportation, biking, becomes the obvious preference of many. 

This blog captures images of cyclists from behind in lower Manhattan.


Carriles Japonesas

Carriles Japonesas

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The National Aids Memorial Grove is a seven acre memorial park located in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The Grove is a exceptional example of ‘the meaning of space’. For many, the park is a place to mourn. It is essential for cities to have these urban landscapes that commemorate social issues. 
It’s incredible how landscape architects can create a space that evokes such a strong emotional response from many park visitors in the documentary "The Grove". It is a civic obligation that urban landscapes recognize things that have a significant impact on the greater community such as AIDS. 
Photo: Jason Henry

A more inclusive urban landscape history can also stimulate new approaches to urban design, encouraging designers, artists and writers, as well as citizens, to contribute to an urban art of creating a heightened sense of place in the city. - Dolores Hayden

The National Aids Memorial Grove is a seven acre memorial park located in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The Grove is a exceptional example of ‘the meaning of space’. For many, the park is a place to mourn. It is essential for cities to have these urban landscapes that commemorate social issues. 

It’s incredible how landscape architects can create a space that evokes such a strong emotional response from many park visitors in the documentary "The Grove". It is a civic obligation that urban landscapes recognize things that have a significant impact on the greater community such as AIDS. 

Photo: Jason Henry

A more inclusive urban landscape history can also stimulate new approaches to urban design, encouraging designers, artists and writers, as well as citizens, to contribute to an urban art of creating a heightened sense of place in the city. - Dolores Hayden


Portland Bike Lanes-> Creating a more sustainable city.