This weeks tweets have absolutely no rhyme or reason to them… but there are some extras in here from last weeks lack of tweets and a fun video.
* Interesting article about the divide between New Urbanism and Landscape Urbanism.
* Urbanism: the driving force behind the next half-century – not too surprising since over 50% of the global population now lives in cities and it just keeps growing
* Love this idea of decentralized bike parking – including shower and locker facilities
* When it comes to infill and helping neighbourhoods mature and increase density, laneway housing may be a great solution.
* Seattle is making plans for a permanent tent city
* How ‘Buy Local‘ actually help local business!
* Neat article on grass-roots mapping (a great tool for citizen engagement and involvement in their communities)
* A neat photography project capturing the world reflected in bubbles.
* Cyclists rate their bicycle routes for bikability to create a cycling map for the city of Ottawa
* Bus rapid transit seems to be a booming new force in urban transportation – I think the principles could also work on a smaller scale for cities like Regina.
* New study says the urban roads are safer than rural roads.
* The look at the astounding amount of development that has happened in Shanghai over 20 years.
*And finally, a list of 10 weird urban systems – the Moscow subway dogs are particularly interesting.
**Also – check out the great video above showing the NY subway system as a musical instrument (more on that here)