➔ Unfolding Maps — GIS API for Processing.
➔ Cities Are Not as Big a Deal as You Think — “The UN estimates that only one in eight people live in a megacity. “The seven of eight people who are not living in the megacity of the future are going to live in horizontal forms of cities that are disconnected in some way or another from their nearest center city,””
➔ Animal infrastructures — “The growing temptation will be to turn to engineered animals, rather than to existing equipment or inanimate machines, to perform future urban work for us.”
➔ The Economist on Matthew Rognlie’s theory linking inequality to housing. — “The return on non-housing wealth, in fact, has been remarkably stable since 1970 (see chart). Instead, surging house prices are almost entirely responsible for growing returns on capital.”
➔ Owen Hatherley: What happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas — “There is an alternative to ‘learning from’, and it’s not a return to arrogant form-giving, it’s ‘working with’.”