Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Maps by Eric FischerErik Fischer creates interesting maps combining city layouts with social media; his maps and much more can be found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/ With the maps he shows the use of space by tourists versus local people or the use of the city by different ethnicities. These are just 2 examples, I'm sure that many more interesting combinations can be found!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Photos made by Yves Marchand and Romain MeffreSince my master thesis in 2006 about shrinking cities (Liverpool, Glasgow & Rotterdam) I’m fascinated by the impact that rapid population decline has on cities. This series of photos made by http://www.marchandmeffre.com/ about downtown Detroit as printed in the Guardian today, gives a terrific impression of abandoned buildings and the decline of great post industrial cities.