Built Environment Blog: link it up
I was impressed by its surefooted explanations of the complex biological, economic and political forces at work in that unique environment. (I like the posts on goats. Although I've seriously reduced the number of NYC and Brooklyn blogs I read, I've added Urban Omnibus. To the list of Empire State blogs I follow. This week I'm particularly delighted to link to them as they feature Underline. Underline Section. By John McGill, via Urban Omnibus. Blog, once written by Slackonomics. Blog, an international g...
Built Environment Blog: 10/01/2007 - 11/01/2007
The superblock, put very simply, is a development form larger than a traditional city block. According to civic-minded urban theorists in the mid-20th century, residents of superblocks would be liberated from cars in their everyday life, living freely as denizens of self-sufficient pedestrian communities. The scale of these superblocks, wrote Bauhaus urban planner Ludwig Hilberseimer. Hilberseimer worked with Mies van der Rohe on the United States' most successful superblock project: Lafayette Park.