City. Life. Change.

   A blog about city planning, urban design, history, sociology and cooking. As a passionate chef, photos of completed dishes will be included. Photography and articles can be discovered here as well. She lives in Oakland, CA.

streetartsociety:

vacilandoelmundo:

1 village. 150 street artists. 30 nationalities. These numbers describe Djerbahood, a street art project curated by Galerie Itinerrance that transformed the ancient village of Erriadh, Tunisia into a vibrant and lively open air museum.

View more than 100 works and learn more about the project here and here.

Credit: Mashable (photos and captions), Galerie Itinerrance (photos)

street art blog here!

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#street art  #Tunisia 
foodandwine:

© Johnny Miller
Over-the-Top Dessert: These beautiful, rustic tarts have a supertender, delicious crust made with rye flour and cornmeal.
Recipe: Apple-Plum Tarts with Rye-Cornmeal Crusts

foodandwine:

© Johnny Miller

Over-the-Top Dessert: These beautiful, rustic tarts have a supertender, delicious crust made with rye flour and cornmeal.

Recipe: Apple-Plum Tarts with Rye-Cornmeal Crusts

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#yes  #pies 
historicaltimes:

Cecil Madigan’s “ice mask” during the first Australian mission to Antarctica. 1911-1914.

historicaltimes:

Cecil Madigan’s “ice mask” during the first Australian mission to Antarctica. 1911-1914.

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#fun trips  #snow  #antarictica 
archiveofaffinities:

City Block, Plan, Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan, 2700-1800 B.C.

archiveofaffinities:

City Block, Plan, Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan, 2700-1800 B.C.

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#city plans  #find your way  #pakistan 
thisiscitylab:


In a very poor region, stringing together grants and project fees, these two organizations have gotten results at a pace that New York developers might envy. How do they do it?
"We can whack these things out," says Nick Mitchell-Bennett, the CDC’s executive director. By "things," he means houses: CDCB typically builds about 150 per year, making it one of the highest-volume affordable housing groups in Texas. Over time, it had perfected a streamlined system to keep production chugging along; sticking to five or six standard house designs was part of that efficiency.

-In America’s Poorest City, a Housing Breakthrough
[Photo: Skyler Fike (bcWorkshop)]

thisiscitylab:

In a very poor region, stringing together grants and project fees, these two organizations have gotten results at a pace that New York developers might envy. How do they do it?

"We can whack these things out," says Nick Mitchell-Bennett, the CDC’s executive director. By "things," he means houses: CDCB typically builds about 150 per year, making it one of the highest-volume affordable housing groups in Texas. Over time, it had perfected a streamlined system to keep production chugging along; sticking to five or six standard house designs was part of that efficiency.

-In America’s Poorest City, a Housing Breakthrough

[Photo: Skyler Fike (bcWorkshop)]

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#housing  #get building 
"As a proportion of employment, underemployment rose in the United States from 1.9 percent of employment in the middle of 2007 to 5.3 percent in November 2010 and now stands at 4.3 percent. In the United Kingdom the number of part-time workers who say they want a full-time job as a proportion of total employment went from 2.3 percent in mid-2007 to 4.9 percent in the autumn of 2013 and currently stands at 4.4 percent and unchanged over the last three months, April–June 2014. These underemployed are also pushing down on wage growth."
Wages Fall as the Mystery of the British and American Job Markets Gets Deeper Still' via Peterson Institute for International Economics (via publicsq)
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#underemployment  #economics  #job markets  #internships  #coming of age 

hyrodium:

The curvature of curves.

  1. sin(x)
  2. exp(x)
  3. Normal distribution (y=exp(-x²/2))
  4. Ellipse
  5. r=5/2+cos(3τθ)
  6. x=(t-1)(t+1), y=t(t-1)(t+1)
  7. Archimedes’ Spiral
  8. Logarithmic spiral

If you want to try your own curve, try on Desmos graphing calculator!

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/lpm3igzbhy

(via urbanscenarios)

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