Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Independent City

Last week’s episode of Monocle 24 radio’s show The Urbanist was about independent cities. If you’ve listened before, you’ll know that their episode themes are applied loosely, but there are a couple of specific segments on “city-state” type of constructs, one is the very first segment, which is a hypothetical discussion about London, and the second a short commentary about Singapore starting around 30:00. If the embed doesn’t display, click over to Monocle’s site to listen.

Other segments include a piece about a Liverpool discount program for independent businesses, a segment about Istanbul that immediately follows the Singapore one, and a look at New York’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood starting at around 43:00.

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Topics: Public Policy, Urban Culture
Cities: Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Dynamic Scotland and Other Timelapses

Scotland holds its referendum on independent September 18th. So what better time to show this timelapse of that kilted land. You may want to click over to Vimeo for the high definition version. h/t Likecool

After my recent post of a couple Vancouver timelapses, a reader mailed me a link to another one. If it doesn’t display for you, click over to You Tube.

Here’s a timelapse giving us, shall we say, a more atmospheric look at San Francisco. It’s a timelapse of the fog rolling in and out of the city. If the video doesn’t display, click over to Vimeo. h/t Likecool

Lastly, if you’re into transport timelapses, here’s one taken at Singapore’s Changi Airport. Pretty sweet. If it doesn’t display for you, click here h/t Likecool

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Singapore: The Lion City

Here’s a gorgeous time lapse of Singapore by Keith Loutit. It’s called “The Lion City.” You’ll definitely want this one in full screen high definition. I love the way the tilt shift effects and photography mimic the 8-bit feel of the music in parts of this. If the video doesn’t display for you, click here.

h/t Paul Roales

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