Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
A group of 56 photographers took shots of 49 cities to produce this time lapse of China. It’s definitely best in full screen high definition. The middle section is more landscapy, but still very good. If the video doesn’t display for you, click here.
As you already know, I like to publish some sort of audio-visual piece on Wednesday. Since these are usually short pieces, I thought I’d try an experiment and start incorporating a little bit of curated content from outside the world of urbanism proper. Let me know what you think.
This week a song called “Shining Star” from Nneka, a German-Nigerian singer who performs R&B and other genres. It’s from her 2012 album Soul Is Heavy. If the video doesn’t display for you, click here.
If you like her, you can listen to more on this You Tube page.
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Aaron M. Renn is an opinion-leading urban analyst, consultant, speaker, and writer on a mission to help America’s cities thrive and find sustainable success in the 21st century.