Szentendre, Hungary (by biberika jános)
One reason why London is great. Push through.
Walton Street, Downtown Atlanta
Want to know how the Dutch design their intersections so that they’re friendly for cyclists? Then check out this video. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you actually care about something and you put thought and intent into it.
Is BRT the way forward for cities facing severe budget constraints? Cleveland’s Euclid Ave corridor, complete with streetscape improvements and a new BRT line, makes the case that it just might be.
The Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch, Taiwan, is a two-storey notable as being constructed to be an eco-friendly green building.
My aunt lives across the street from this library and I stayed with her this summer. The library and surrounding park are so nice. The building blends in so well with the surrounding area and the park is small, but well-connected with the surrounding neighborhood.
Typhoon Haiyan caused widespread destruction in parts of the Philippines when it tore through on Friday. One of the hardest-hit areas was the city of Tacloban and its more than 220,000 residents. “Virtually all of the structures, if they were not made out of concrete or steel, are gone,” a top U.S. military commander said.
These satellite images from Google and DigitalGlobe show how Tacloban and the Anibong district looked in February 2012 and then two days after Haiyan made landfall.
Top: Tacloban City
A view of part of the urban port city of Tacloban. Boats, buildings and trees featured in the 2012 image are wiped out in the second image, taken Sunday. Some 2,000 people are thought to have perished in Tacloban.
In the Anibong district of Tacloban, roads, docks and homes along the coastline have been demolished by the typhoon.
Source: Google and DigitalGlobe
I hope that the people of this city get the help they need and can rebuild and restart their lives.
I love this—for whatever reason, you tend to see a lot of photos of NYC shot from the opposite perspective (looking north, rather than south). If you’re in NYC and want a REALLY great view, I’d recommend Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center) over the Empire State building—Top of the Rock gives you a view of Uptown Manhattan and Central Park.
There’s also something about how small it looks…all of those mighty towers…the culmination of millennia of knowledge…from a little ways up and out are just bit of texture on the landscape.
New York City’s Central Park from Above