Tag Archives: urban

Suburbia, gouache on paper, 4’ x6’, 2003 This piece is currently hanging the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Georgia. I wish I had a better photo of it, but when I made it I guess didn’t think it would end up so far away.

My friend Gerard took this one on our recent flight. I learned to drive in L.A. and my first regular commute was going up and down the 405 from the Getty to Long Beach. I hated it especially those foggy mornings where I couldn’t see 10 feet forward yet everyone is still going 70. But […]

James Doolin mural at Metro headquarters. I really didn’t do it justice with this snapshot. It’s a pretty amazing piece.

ryanpanos: Long Exposures Capture Shanghai Lights in Futuristic Style It’s like someone created an image of a city by photographing a Lite Brite through a rainy window.

This beautiful video is made by artist Jason Mitcham. He created it by making thousands of tiny alterations on one painting. Such an American sensibility, where the land itself is an actual cash crop made to develop and bulldoze, rinse, repeat. via Beautiful Decay (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)

From Amusing Planet: Santa Cruz del Islote is unofficially the world’s most crowded island. It can be reached by an hour’s boatride from Colombia’s Caribbean coast. It has some 90 houses and a population of around 700 people, which can rise to 1200 when the children who attend secondary school on the mainland visit their […]

Some facts

The last census tells us that 8 out of 10 Americans are now urbanites. The nation’s most densely populated urbanized area is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, with nearly 7,000 peopleper square mile. The San Francisco-Oakland area is the second most densely populated at 6,266 people per square mile, followed by San Jose (5,820 people per square […]

climateadaptation: New public park in Los Angeles. Apparently controversial. Submitted by Skycraper Nick. Have something to post? Go here. A grassy 30-acre park opens this Saturday in Wilmington, Los Angeles, providing a natural barrier between the town and the Port of LA.  Frisbee anyone?

The eternal question – is Los Angeles a city

Sustainable cities collective blogger Geoff Manaugh (who is also a contributor to this new book) discusses the book No More Play – Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond. It’s basically a book by an architecture firm about the context in which their projects exist. The discussion is played out through interviews with […]

New Urbanism isms

Goofing around on Tumblr today, I did a tag search for landscape urbanism and came up with a few interesting blogs. Portland based blog discussing all thing urban (history, mapping, development, poverty etc.) http://www.underpaidgenius.com/ – lots of pictures, thoughts, links, maps, infographics A blog written by an urban planner and environmentalist about how cities can […]

The City of Reality, City of Shadows

…the most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that. Then one day someone discovered that if you walked as fast as possible and looked at nothing but your shoes you would arrive at your destination much more quickly. […]

Peter Alexander, Van Nuys, 1987, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 60 x 66 Peter Alexander, Bell, 1990, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 60 x 66 “There is nothing to match flying over Los Angeles by night. A sort of luminous, geometric, incandescent immensity, stretching as far as the eye can see, bursting out from cracks in […]