• June 17, 2011
  • 9:54 am
  • A living film set in Toronto… wait what?

    Pinewood Studios, “a huge feather in the cap” according to Kearsey, is probably the first example of the innovative revamp that will look to accelerate in the coming years. “It is natural in the way we see the Port Lands developing,” he said. “They are right in the centre, where clean and employment heavy uses will be.”

    Pinewood Studios also announced the past weeks that they plan to build a living film set, emulating streets from New York to London, where residents will live and form a community. Of course, they will have to live with the occasional car chase or shoot out, but such creative uses of land is exactly what the Port Lands needs.

    (Source: ryehereryenow.posterous.com)

  • May 18, 2011
  • 4:16 pm
  • Planning diagram of the winning competition entry for Rakvere Linnametsa Residential Area Spatial Planning (2011) in Estonia by Peter Sand.
  • March 21, 2011
  • 9:12 pm
  • "Economists and geographers have distinguished between three historical configurations of North American industry: concentrated in the late 19th and 20th centuries, decentralized in the mid-20th century, and distributed at the end of the 20th century. Each of these eras constructed distinct spatial organizations and shaped urban form in particular ways. The shifts between these modes of production are evident as ruptures in the urban form that preceded them, leaving previous spatial modes obsolete and abandoned in their wake."

    —Abstract for “Logistics Landscape”, Landscape Journal, Charles Waldheim and Alan Berger (2008), pg. 219.

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