Daily Diigo Public Link 01/19/2008

by Yule Heibel on January 18, 2008

Städtezerfall: München verschwindet

tags: architecture, faz, georg_kronawitter, heritage, modernism, munich, urbanplanning

– interesting article on Munich’s “caught in aspic/ amber” mentality of resisting modernism, as well as height, which relates to Social-Democrat long-time mayor Georg Kronawitter’s argument that Munich must be small and surveyable, which the author argues contributed to rent inflation and exacerbated problems of affordability generally. Kronawitter also had this dimwit idea that no new buildings anywhere in Munich could exceed the Frauenkirche (99m) in height.

Cities ramp up kid-friendly hospitality – USATODAY.com

tags: amenities, ceos_for_cities, child_friendly, cities, neighbourhoods, urbanplanning

Featuring many comments from CEOs for Cities’s Carol Coletta, on the various strategies cities are being encouraged to use to make them more child-friendly.

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