Daily Diigo Public Link 02/15/2008

by Yule Heibel on February 14, 2008

EcoDensity raises fears of crowding without amenities Annotated

tags: amenities, eco_density, frances_bula, urban_development, vancouver

Crosscut’s David Brewster referenced this article in his critique of 2 Seattle developments. Key aspect is that if the amenities aren’t delivered, you can’t have the density. It won’t work — the amenities HAVE to be first-class. Recall Edward T. Hall and his commentary on Calhoun.

5th-and-Columbia—South on Flickr – Photo Sharing! Annotated

tags: architecture, crosscut, flickr, seattle, urban_development

Hmmm, what do we think of this overhang? The rendering was posted by someone in the comments board to David Brewster’s article in Crosscut about this development.

Genuflecting to the high rises by David Brewster (Crosscut – Seattle) Annotated

tags: architecture, crosscut, development, downtown, eco_density, seattle, urban_design

Crosscut’s publisher, David Brewster, calls out the Seattle P-I and the Seattle Times for their gushing endorsements of two major downtown Seattle development proposals (Fifth Ave. twin condo towers by Ishmael Leyva Architects and, also on Fifth Ave., the United Methodist Church block by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca). Brewster points to the curious alliance btw developers and eco-density champions, which is wearing a bit thin in Vancouver, acc. to an article by Frances Bula, which Brewster references (see http://tinyurl.com/333ehj ). In Vancouver, there’s talk of putting density & height in formerly sacrosanct areas, like Gastown & Chinatown, too. Some interesting comments showing up in the comments board, too.

The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits — to You

tags: blogging, lifecycles, maps, reference, virtual_ecosystems, virtual_traces

Fascinating diagram/ map by Wired of a blog post from inception (“thought”) to …you (or them). “You have a blog. You compose a new post. You click Publish and lean back to admire your work. Imperceptibly and all but instantaneously, your post slips into a vast and recursive network of software agents, where it is crawled, indexed, mined, scraped, republished, and propagated throughout the Web. Within minutes, if you’ve written about a timely and noteworthy topic, a small army of bots will get the word out to anyone remotely interested, from fellow bloggers to corporate marketers.”

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