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humanscalecities:

The built-up area of Atlanta and Barcelona represented at the same scale
Urban densities are not trivial, they severely limit the transport mode choice and change only very slowly
Because of the large differences in densities between Atlanta and Barcelona about the same length of metro line is accessible to 60% of the population in Barcelona but only 4% in Atlanta. The low density of Atlanta render this city improper for rail transit.
By Alain Bertaud

Why do we follow the wrong models ?

humanscalecities:

The built-up area of Atlanta and Barcelona represented at the same scale

Urban densities are not trivial, they severely limit the transport mode choice and change only very slowly

Because of the large differences in densities between Atlanta and Barcelona about the same length of metro line is accessible to 60% of the population in Barcelona but only 4% in Atlanta. The low density of Atlanta render this city improper for rail transit.

By Alain Bertaud

Why do we follow the wrong models ?

(Source: ciudadobservatorio.com)

Jun
15th
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anarchosimplicist:

Protester sprayed point blank with pepper spray at the world cup Brazil

He was already subdued, so why ? Casual torture.

anarchosimplicist:

Protester sprayed point blank with pepper spray at the world cup Brazil

He was already subdued, so why ? Casual torture.

(Source: voltairine-kropotkin, via lastrealindians)

May
25th
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Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard.

Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard.

Apr
27th
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Old Government House, NSW

Old Government House, NSW

Apr
25th
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Autumn Lichen

Autumn Lichen

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Organic Idoru

Organic Idoru

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Sunshower

Sunshower

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Plateaux Sou-East

Plateaux Sou-East

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Upper Western Blue Mountains

Upper Western Blue Mountains

Apr
19th
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Wood Camp ‘14 going sweet.

Wood Camp ‘14 going sweet.