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  • For Tactical Urbanism on City Streets It was about 1977 when folks from the Department of Public Works of my Stuttgart Borough of Bad Cannstatt engaged in some tactical urbanism by nailing railroad ties to the pavement of some streets in my...

  • Holiday pop-up installation: bakery Pop-up installations are all the rage. What is more pop-up than an open air market? It is in the nature of such markets to be not there one day and there another, bringing additional people into public spaces....

  • Can Expert Panels Change the World? Introduction : Diminished city government, underfunded and understaffed planning departments, the short attention spans of citizens and politicians, waning trust in government generally, and an accelerating...

  • Please be advised that a contributor of this thread has libeled another contributor of this thread by making contact with said contributor's employer and misrepresenting his actions. It is recommended that this thread be immediately removed so that...

  • After two trips to Cuba you learn to go with the flow. Things work well in a group setting and the tour people, I experienced, in Cuba were excellent . On the last trip I stayed at the Hotel Nacional and it was fine, no complaints. Enjoy and wish I...

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  • What would you do if you found yourself with an abandoned airport on 1000 acres of formerly beautiful land surrounded on three sides by a fjord---AND it's on the outskirts of a city which also happens to have a housing shortage? If you're the city...

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  • COD members who attend the Norway conference in June will be treated to an in-person overview of current work there but for those who can't wait, or who can't attend, one of the best resources online is Architecture Norway, the NAL's (the Norwegian...

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  • We'll be visiting the Rundeskogen housing designed by Helen & Hard on the Stavanger segment of COD's upcoming Norway conference in June. COD Chair Jim Childress says, "It makes you look at everything differently afterwards. They're pushing the...

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  • This past May, the Committee on Design's Spring Conference in New York featured many outstanding tours, including the first two segments of the High Line. The third and final segment of the elevated greenway has recently opened, linking 22 blocks...

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  • Take a moment to enjoy an article on COD's Big Cities | Big Ideas Conference in New York from the recent issue of YAF's Connection magazine. The article contains interviews of attendees including Chicago's Linda Just, AIA, COD Emerging Professionals...