Looking for some light Friday morning reading, or a longer weekend piece? Welcome to The Friday Five – a new weekly post where I provide five links (news, pictures, long-reads, videos, etc.) that I found interesting throughout the week. The focus will be on Planning and Urban Design, but I’ll also be posting links about productivity, motivation, creativity, etc. that may be useful.
- Artist Urges Urban Planning… With Legos. Artist Olafur Eliasson uses close to a million pieces of (all white) Lego to urge New Yorkers to share their vision for the City.
- The Undeniable Benefits of Being Weird. James Victore encourages all professionals to show their weirdness in their work. I’m in!
- A History of Cities in 50 Buildings. The Guardian looks at the impacts (past, present, and future) of 50 landmark buildings. I need to dig into this one further.
- A Manhatten Park Turns Into A Surreal Jungle of Mirrors. We were in Madison Park a couple of weeks ago, and this is pretty amazing.
- Amazing Drone Footage of Antarctica. I can’t lie, I’m addicted to drone footage (and timelapse videos). Expect a few more of these in future editions of The Friday Five.
I hope you find these links interesting, and if you get a chance to read some, let me know your thoughts on Twitter, or in the comments below.