1. #ConDatosMX (at Biblioteca Mexico)

    #ConDatosMX (at Biblioteca Mexico)

  2. This afternoon I’ll be leaving for Mexico City to speak at ConDatos: The Open Data Regional Conference for Latin America and the Carribeans. Our panel (moderated by Matías Kalwill, the mastermind behind Bikestorming) will focus on mobility and sustainability, where I’ll be providing perspective on the subject from the vantage point of our work at Gehl Architects. Any followers who may be attending please be sure to say hi! This will be my first experience in Mexico City, quite excited to see the storied city in person.-Kasey

    This afternoon I’ll be leaving for Mexico City to speak at ConDatos: The Open Data Regional Conference for Latin America and the Carribeans. Our panel (moderated by Matías Kalwill, the mastermind behind Bikestorming) will focus on mobility and sustainability, where I’ll be providing perspective on the subject from the vantage point of our work at Gehl Architects. 

    Any followers who may be attending please be sure to say hi! This will be my first experience in Mexico City, quite excited to see the storied city in person.

    -Kasey

  3. Our Approach – Life and Form from Gehl Architects on Vimeo.

    Gehl Architects

    Our Approach – Life and Form

  4. brucesterling:

*That red stuff is what people still think economic reality is and the gray stuff is the actual reality.  Americans, not even in the contest

    brucesterling:

    *That red stuff is what people still think economic reality is and the gray stuff is the actual reality.  Americans, not even in the contest

  5. The High Line Opens its Third and Final Phase →

  6. #PARKingday, enjoyed with the inventors of #PARKingday. Year 9! #SF #GehlStudio #Rebar #sorryyoucantparkherebecausewearedrinkingmexicokehere

    #PARKingday, enjoyed with the inventors of #PARKingday. Year 9! #SF #GehlStudio #Rebar #sorryyoucantparkherebecausewearedrinkingmexicokehere

  7. There were only 9 electric street railways operating in the American cities in 1885 but 789 by 1890, 982 by 1902, and 1,260 by 1912

    — Christine Boyer, Dreaming The Rational City

  8. Progress Report

    Just finished my first full week* of graduate school, and though it’s all out baptism by fire and the workload is incredible, a thrill rushes over me every time I remember that I get to do this full time for the next two years. With fairly limited external obligation, I get to think about and tackle big questions about cities, design, and life as much as I want. I get to attend classes by and have extensive conversations with some of the most brilliant minds in the planning field, along with other students from so many different backgrounds that I could become an expert in just about anything simply by learning from them alone. I get to explore datasets, design spaces, map ideas, analyze problems, and develop solutions with the limits of my own creativity as the only real restraint. I get to learn as much as I can possibly cram into my skull. This is totally amazing.

    -Kasey


    *ok, technically not full with Labor Day but still.

  9. This actually happens in American cities. #shadowofmodernism #Oakland

    This actually happens in American cities. #shadowofmodernism #Oakland

  10. Designers designering things. @gehlarchitects #GehlSF #Gehl Studio

    Designers designering things. @gehlarchitects #GehlSF #Gehl Studio

  11. Over 1 million New York City buildings and addresses imported to OpenStreetMap →

    The people at Mapbox are real-life superheroes.

  12. Humans Need Not Apply

    A colleague sent me this video yesterday. Probably the most sober dip into the future of technology I’ve seen yet. Perhaps I am a minority, but I do see rising inequality and the difficulty of our current economic moment as heavily impacted and sustained by the rapid pace of technological advancement (and subsequently the value that technology creates being consolidated in the hands of very few).

    All of this is a good thing… if our social and political development can match the pace of our technological development. If humans are no longer needed, then the value generated by their robotic counterparts must be distributed in new ways. For starters, is it time to end the 40 hour work week? Will we need regulation to restructure large companies? Can capitalism evolve to provide in the brave new world?

    -Kasey

  13. urbangeographies:

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:  Illuminated by roadways
by Marc Khachfe on Flickr.

    urbangeographies:

    SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:  Illuminated by roadways

    by Marc Khachfe on Flickr.

  14. So it begins!

    On my way to Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design orientation day. Classes start this week. I’ve been waiting two years for this.

  15. Late to the game, but using @Mapbox Studio for the first time today. This is brilliant.

    Late to the game, but using @Mapbox Studio for the first time today. This is brilliant.