iamedwin
Urban Designer, Master Planner, Placemaking, Branding

An ongoing feed of content I learn from that drives my design thinking.

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Posts tagged Urban Design
Meet Stephen Ross, The Billionaire Behind NYC's Hudson Yards Project | Forbes

On Friday, March 15 the public will get to experience Hudson Yards for the first time, when more than 100 stores and two-dozen places to drink and dine open for business. The $25 billion project was conceived in the shadow of September 11th, financed in the wake of the financial crisis and built through the greatest luxury condo boom New York has ever seen. It’s making its debut amid an anti-capitalist, anti-building backlash that Ross, one of nation’s most successful real estate developers with a net worth of $7.7 billion, didn’t see coming.

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What happens when nature goes viral?

Horseshoe Bend used to be a little-known roadside view of the Colorado River in Page, Arizona. But over the past few years, the spot has witnessed a dramatic increase in popularity. The main culprit for that uptick? Instagram. It’s now one of many hidden treasures across America that have become too popular for their own good — requiring extensive redesign to protect the visitors and the environment. With visitation at a record 84 million in 2017, America’s national parks are more popular than ever — and social media is rewriting the rules of how and why people visit them.

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How humans disrupted a cycle essential to all life by Vox Media

Carbon cycles through earth at a steady pace. Plants and microorganisms absorb carbon, which helps them grow. Animals and bacteria eat the plants, breathe out carbon into the atmosphere, and take some carbon underground when they die. And a similar process happens in the ocean. It's nearly a closed loop, although some plants and animals don't decay fast enough so they turn into fossil fuel, which traps the carbon underground. But one animal started to dig up that carbon — and burn it.

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