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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Day Links predicts a riot

+More good stuff from Detroit. Write A House fixes up abandoned homes to give to writers as places to do their work.

+Holm says that what he realized then was that continuity mattered. "And that was not what we were taught in any architecture school courses. We would look at these old buildings and ask our instructors, 'Well, why can't we do something like that?' and they'd say, 'Well, you can't do that anymore!" A Modernist architect discusses why we can't have nice buildings anymore.

+Here's a small batch of start-up ideas for you.

+Atlanta's Darin Givens talks about the best thing Atlanta did this year.

+Our Green Future is being hijacked from both ends: A solar boom so successful, it's been halted; Conservative groups spend $1bn to to fight Climate Change action.

+Planetizen has the 100 best books written about city making ever. I was surprised Geography of Nowhere and Suburban Nation were so low, but if you check the comments, the author has agreed with the mob and decided that those two books should be higher.

+So you say you want a revolution? Tech firm predicts Occupy Wall Street, but, like, bigger.