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11th Street Bridge Park Receives Matching Gift | THEARC

Illustrations by Ed Estes with the DC Office of Planning

The 11th Street Bridge Park has very exciting news to share regarding efforts to create DCs first elevated park over the Anacsotia River! Earlier this month the 11th Street Bridge Park received a $100,000 gift to support our nation-wide design competition, lead an economic development analysis and implement a health impact assessment. Now every donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000. To learn more about the project or make a donation, click here. Additional support can assist in funding the upcoming 11th Street Bridge Park design competition, a new civic space for active recreation, environmental education and the arts!

via 11th Street Bridge Park Receives Matching Gift | THEARC.

TTHREE ATLANTA FIRMS JOIN 360 ARCHITECTURE IN DESIGN OF NEW STADIUM

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ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – The Atlanta Falcons announced today that 360 Architecture has selected three Atlanta-based firms, pending final contracts, to partner in the design of the new stadium in Atlanta. The three firms – Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA), Stanley Beaman & Sears, and tvsdesign – each bring unique skills to the table.

“The three partners selected provide an attractive combination of skill sets, chemistry and capacity,” said Bill Johnson, senior principal of 360 Architecture. “Coupled with their knowledge of Atlanta, and the new stadium area in particular, we look forward to their many contributions to this project.”

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Health Benefits of Biking to Work

Dubai Timelapse

Dubai Timelapse from dimid on Vimeo.

This video was filmed during our trip to UAE in January 2013. Visiting all of rooftops in video was totally illegal and made by our own risk, but no fine was payed =)

Equipment:
Canon 7D
Sigma 10-20 mm 3.5
Canon 24-105 mm 4
Sigma 30 mm 1.4
Benro C-257 tripod

Sound: Foreground set – Go with the wind

Urban Data Challenge: Zürich | San Francisco | Geneva | Urban Prototyping

Buses, trams, bicycles, pedestrians, and cars zoom about modern cities like blood pulsing through the body. But with urban growth comes challenges—one of them is how to improve transportation. Luckily, advances in technology combined with active open data and open source movements mean the citizenry can increasingly become part of the solution. Unclog the arteries, stimulate circulation.

The Urban Data Challenge seeks to harvest the innovative and creative power of communities around the world to explore urban data sets through visualization.

Designers, programmers, data scientists, and artists alike are invited to take up the challenge: merge and compare mobility data sets from three cities—San Francisco, Geneva, and Zurich—and draw meaningful insights. Winning projects will showcase the power of open governmental data and facilitate the knowledge exchange between cities. Juried prizes include round-trip airfare to one of the participating cities and funding from Fusepool, the European / Swiss Datapool, for developing the project into an app.

via Urban Data Challenge: Zürich | San Francisco | Geneva | Urban Prototyping.

The 10 Most Exciting Cities in America

Slideshow: The 10 Most Exciting Cities

If you’re feeling curious, take a poll of your friends and ask them what U.S. city is the most exciting. We’re willing to bet that the majority of them will come back to you with the same answer: New York City. The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. There are more than enough reasons to support this notion. New York City is large and crammed with people and things to do. In fact, most of the Movoto bloggers thought that New York City was, if not the most exciting, definitely one of the most exciting places to be in America.

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D.C.’s Elegant Metro Map Suffers From Growing Pains – Henry Grabar – The Atlantic Cities

 

D.C.’s Metrorail system is growing. And so is its map.

The Silver Line, whose first stops will open later this year, will eventually — finally — provide a rail connection between the city and Dulles International Airport, a welcome alternative to one of the metro area’s more expensive taxi rides.

But the expansion means the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Agency’s iconic rail map, the latest iterations of which were released this week, is starting to look more crowded than a downtown platform at rush hour. The system has been expanding regularly [gif] and with grace since Lance Wyman designed the first map in 1976, but the Silver Line poses a new challenge: three lines running on the same track.

via D.C.’s Elegant Metro Map Suffers From Growing Pains – Henry Grabar – The Atlantic Cities.