No new posts until Wednesday, but I just thought I’d point out the fancy new logo on your right (or somewhere else, bottom maybe, if you’re reading on your phone). I’m thinking about experimenting with a few variations, so bear with me if it looks different every time you visit – for a little while anyways.
Happy Friday everyone! Here are a few interesting stories to get you through the weekend.
As a Planner, or as a Planning student, you’ll undoubtedly have to make some street cross-sections. And while I may be a geek, making cross-sections is crazy fun! You’ll have to fit a whole bunch of different elements into one street, while trying to make everyone happy – drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, urbanists, engineers (impossible).
Typically this is done in CAD, and then often rendered in Illustrator. But if you want to skip these steps, and throw together quick street sections, I highly recommend streetmix.net. It looks good, and has a bunch of different elements – bikes, planters, walk-up apartments, and even old creepy chain link fences (this is a City making tool after all).
Give it a go, and let me know what you think in the comments.
Another Friday, another five links to keep you occupied over the weekend. If you don’t have much time, focus on the first two – they both present interesting solutions to very challenging urban issues.
Another wide variety on this week’s edition of The Friday Five. We’ve got artificial islands, beautiful public spaces, two cool videos, and some graphic design tips: