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* Architecture + Urban Design: Past Its Golden Moment, Bogotá Clings to Hope – by Michael Kimmelman

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 8 July 2012

Architecture + Urban Design: Past Its Golden Moment, Bogotá Clings to Hope – by Michael Kimmelman: “..pockets of hope..still endure in works of public architecture built in and around the city, many linked to the rapid bus lines and the bike lanes. Ultimately Bogotá is a reminder that the economic and social lives of neighborhoods and whole cities rise and fall depending on access to public transit, public parks, public spaces..”

Slide show accompanying the article, here.

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image: Paul Smith for The New York Times; article: Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times

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* Architecture + Urban Design: A City Rises, Along With Its Hopes, by Michael Kimmelman – Fighting Crime with Architecture in Medellin, Colombia

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 20 May 2012

Architecture + Urban Design: A City Rises, Along With Its Hopes, by Michael Kimmelman – Fighting Crime with Architecture in Medellin, Colombia: “..For some time now, if you asked architects and urban planners for proof of the power of public architecture and public space to remake the fortunes of a city, they’d point here..Twenty-odd years ago, this was Pablo Escobar’s town, with an annual homicide rate that peaked at 381 per 100,000. In New York City that would add up to an almost inconceivable 32,000 murders a year..”  Excellent, detailed, informative article by Michael Kimmelman in The New York Times, looking at some of the architectural and social interventions in Medellin..

Slideshow, accompanying the article, here.

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image: Paul Smith for The New York Times; article: Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times

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* Architecture: Urban Design: It Riles a Village by Michael Kimmelman

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 25 March 2012

Architecture: Urban Design: It Riles a Village by Michael Kimmelman:  “..The storm over NYU 2031, as this latest expansion proposal is called, has escalated into one of the city’s most acrimonious land-use battles. No wonder. The plan is so clearly oversize that it’s hard not to see it as a stalking horse for what school officials figure they can get permission from the city to build. The proposal envisions constructing some 2.5 million square feet (the rough equivalent of the Empire State Building) over the next 20 years on a pair of superblocks owned by the university below Washington Square Park. The blocks are now dominated by midcentury tower-in-the-park faculty residences called Washington Square Village and University Village..”  Michael Kimmelman writes, in The New York Times, a well-meaning, and perhaps intelligent, article on New York University’s (over) ambitious development plans for New York City’s iconic Greenwich Village..

A slideshow accompanies Kimmelman’s article, here.

See our posts on other articles by Michael Kimmelman: Architecture + Design: Paved, but Still Alive by Michael Kimmelman – Urban + Suburban Design, Architecture + Urban Design: The Grid at 200: Lines That Shaped Manhattan by Michael KimmelmanTreasuring Urban Oases – by Michael Kimmelman, and Imagining Housing for Today, by Michael Kimmelman – Models for Contemporary Urban Housing.

 

image: Jack Manning/The New York Times; article: Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times

 

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