09 June 2008

Vital Cities ~ NYT on The Next City

My MIT alumnus entrepreneur friend Cory Kidd pointed me to this lovely issue of New York Times Magazine published this past Sunday all about The Next City. I was especially interested to read about former Bogota, Colombia Mayor Enrique Penalosa who added dramatically to the sidewalks and bicycle pathways in his city and, as I've highlighted before, is a tireless advocate for green cities. Other interesting articles include one featuring Dutch design house MVRDV and their ideas for skyscraper pig farms and other greenscrapers! Yes, that's right, they've designed a Pig City (back in 2001)! It's both hilarious and still a fantastic idea!

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