calumet412:

Detail from an ad for Kelly Tires, looking north on Michigan Ave, 1958, Chicago.

calumet412:

Detail from an ad for Kelly Tires, looking north on Michigan Ave, 1958, Chicago.

thisbigcity:

landscarch:

Wow, is this oldschool or the future?

Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, Germany

Good question!

(yes this is real)

(via concepturbanization)

calumet412:

Waiting for a streetcar in the First Ward, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

calumet412:

Waiting for a streetcar in the First Ward, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

Exposed brick sewer pipe at the construction site of the new Peoria Street bridge in front of my office. I wonder how old that is? #Chicago #Infrastructure #EverythingIsCrumbling (at UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs)

Exposed brick sewer pipe at the construction site of the new Peoria Street bridge in front of my office. I wonder how old that is? #Chicago #Infrastructure #EverythingIsCrumbling (at UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs)

I’ve been in a dot mood with my graphic design lately… (at UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs)

I’ve been in a dot mood with my graphic design lately… (at UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs)

Summer storms. (at UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs)

Summer storms. (at UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs)

Twilight in Chicago. (at UIC–Halsted)

Twilight in Chicago. (at UIC–Halsted)

"The shift in ‘ownership’ of public space from the local state with ostensible social and communal objectives, to private ownership with commercial and profit making objectives, lies at the heart of the trend towards restrictive practices. This process is of course itself but a reflection of wider social developments associated with the emergence of neo-liberal economic and political programmes in all European countries."

Doherty et al.- Homelessness and Exclusion (2008)

(Source: sociology-of-space, via socio-logic)

Activation happening now! 18th and Sangamon until 5pm. #PorSupuestoPilsen

Activation happening now! 18th and Sangamon until 5pm. #PorSupuestoPilsen

PILZEN on longline t-shirt by Jane Wilberding. #PorSupuestoPilsen (at Simone’s Bar)

PILZEN on longline t-shirt by Jane Wilberding. #PorSupuestoPilsen (at Simone’s Bar)

Nice clean lot. Placemaking event tomorrow! 12-5pm. 18th Street and Sangamon in Pilsen! #PorSupuestoPilsen  (at Simone’s Bar)

Nice clean lot. Placemaking event tomorrow! 12-5pm. 18th Street and Sangamon in Pilsen! #PorSupuestoPilsen (at Simone’s Bar)

40s on 40s on 40s. (Cleaning up neighborhood lots.) #PorSupuestoPilsen

40s on 40s on 40s. (Cleaning up neighborhood lots.) #PorSupuestoPilsen

Wee little city. (at Rainbow Beach Park)

Wee little city. (at Rainbow Beach Park)

Banners I designed in front of the future home of the National Public Housing Museum. (at Little Italy)

Banners I designed in front of the future home of the National Public Housing Museum. (at Little Italy)

"The call to create more resilient cities has become a dominant theme. This can have different connotations: from disaster risk reduction to preparing for and responding to future environmental challenges. It will be a big challenge to ensure that policies, planning and design support the aspirations of poor and marginalised groups of citizens at the local level."

— Mathew Wood-Hill on the challenges facing future cities. (via thisbigcity)

(via socio-logic)

Tags: urbanism