1) embrace the swarm ;
2) increasing returns come with increasing connections ;
3) focus on plentitude not scarcity ;
4) follow the free ;
5) feed the web first ;
6) let go at the top ;
7) from places to spaces ;
8) no harmony, all flux ;
9) develop soft relationships of all kinds ;
10) focus on opportunities before efficiencies.
Please find attached a site plan and street map of The Triangle, the location of our field visit Friday. Again, we are to meet in the open park area, located in the southern portion of the development, at 9:00 AM. Parking should be available on site in addition to their being easy bus access. If driving, please arrange car pools with your fellow students.
We want to also remind everyone that this is a both a private business property as well as a residential property and that we are guests. Therefore, please act accordingly and be respectful of both privacy and property as we survey the site and development.
Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap's objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.
It is about the cultural mentality that suburbs are much safer than urban areas
"However, for the most part the city isn’t considerably more dangerous than the suburbs, and in fact may be safer overall."
Another point that I found particularly interesting is the correlations to cars and danger. Traffic injuries total above 50 times those of violent crimes.
-"you are in much more danger in a car then you are wandering through a “bad” neighborhood in the city. The more isolated you are and the longer your daily commute, the more this danger increases. By increasing our reliance on cars in an effort to escape the dangers of the city we have, in effect, placed ourselves in greater peril."
"The Dutch ideal": 100 dwelling units / 1 hectare.
1 hectare = 107,639 sq. ft.
This is the area of a square 328 x 328 ft
On average (U.S.), one dwelling unit is 1300 sq. ft. - a rectangle 56 x 24 ft.
The cross-section of a 2x4 (w/ actual dimensions 1.5x3.5 in) equals exactly! 1300 sq. ft. at 1/16"=1'0"
Total DALLAS_DENSITY site is 5000x2700 feet. (emailed Google Earth placemarks)
For Mebane: at 1/16"=1'-0", the dallas_density site is a rectangle with (actual) dimensions 26'-6" x 14'-9"
Within it, a hectare at 1/16"=1'-0" is a square with (actual) dimensions 1'8-1/2" x 1'8-1/2"