Thursday, 26 August 2010


If, like me, you subscribe to the view that a brief surf of the web mid-morning actually increases productivity because it gives you a little break and allows your brain to refresh, it is a great time to come across new sites, blogs and videos. This one I found on a blog about cycling in Munich. It's made by a Spanish student, hence the Ricky Martin accent, and is all about proper inner city planning. It makes similar points to those often made by people like Jan Gehl but it is good to see it done from a different perspective with cool graphics.

laciudadidea-english from la ciudad on Vimeo.

Another older video that I keep going back to is a talk that John Howard Kunstler did for Again, similar points about the mistake of designing cities and roads primarily with cars in mind. I just like his style:

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