Urbanist refers to the fire that has left 16 dead and more than 500 houses destroyed in Valparaíso

 

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great fire that affects Valparaiso and has cost the lives of 16 people , left 10,000 homeless and destroyed more than 500 homes. The only reason I can think of is negligence of the authorities , also indolence of many of them, particularly the municipality that has authorized a housing , or has regularized some houses in areas at risk ,” he said in a Poduje The architect explained that Valparaiso has a set of problems , stating “I understand that today is a broken municipality that is garnishing to pay debts, is a municipality having a hard poverty across the hills of the city, next to it

“>He added that there are camps where there are houses that have never been regularized or they have been in the hills of Valparaiso , but in areas of risk and where not built the necessary infrastructure: Poduje also noted that there are many homes: “self or camps that were regularized by the municipality and that were built without any rules , without any studies by the people themselves , and have not been in the fire-damaged area They added that both the hills of Valparaiso and the Vina del Mar repeats the same situation and “that made the township regularize something that was poorly located , first , and second, experts in the area alerted The developer also said it expected a criticism of the authorities for the incident, adding that , from the point of view of the solutions , not just rebuilding houses, “but to take care of other problems that have hills , as Explained that there are known to the villagers themselves as high risk by the winds in the world besides streams that makes the fire spread quickly, but there are other problems like garbage areas, lack of access and light material The central point here is that Valparaiso has been built in many of the hills, beyond any informal settlements and planning what we are seeing now is the expression of that, but also of urban inequality that affect the city, which is very significant“, the architect says.

La Gran Cruz Cósmica Cardinal del 2014

Originally posted on El Cielo, la Tierra y Yo:

ESTE POST SE CREO EL 8 DE ENERO DE 2014, MOMENTO EN QUE COMENZÓ A ACTIVARSE LA GRAN CRUZ CÓSMICA CARDINAL.

SI QUIERES LEER SOBRE LA ALINEACIÓN EXACTA DE LA GRAN CRUZ COSMICA CARDINAL, QUE SUCEDE EN ESTE MES DE ABRIL 2014, HAZ CLICK AQUI 

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Ya estamos a pleno en el nuevo año calendario. El 2014 comenzó con una energía muy potente para materializar, es decir, dar forma concreta a lo que uno quiere y desea realmente. Los cambios, el impulso hacia lo nuevo, y la capacidad de dar vida a la estructura que refleja nuestra esencia, es lo que hoy vibramos más fuerte.

Aquí y ahora estamos en un momento ideal para proponernos metas, y delinear el camino para poder cumplirlas. Este comienzo de año trae toda la energía para iniciar un nuevo estilo de vida, más acorde con lo que somos y queremos ser. El poder de la…

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H+U+D: Humanities, Urbanism, and Design Project

Originally posted on PennWIC:

H+U+D The School of Arts and Sciences, PennDesign, and the Penn Institute of Urban Research are putting forth a joint call for research proposals for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Mellon Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) Project is aimed at interdisciplinary design/humanities projects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The maximum award is $2000 per proposal to be spent on travel, archival charges, and photography. The project is made possible through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a five-year collaborative initiative at Penn called Fulfilling and Liveable Cities: Design, Urban Life and the Humanities, as described in an Almanac article from last year. Project proposals are due by April 14, 2014, and can be submitted according to instructions on the CURF website
Fulfilling and Livable Cities: Design, Urban Life and the Humanities – See more at: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v59/n31/mellon.html#sthash.YCk5cHIq.dpuf

The H+U+D Project provides a rich opportunity for students…

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Art Revival

Originally posted on Raxa Collective:

Kochi Muziris Biennale on Google Arts Project

As we finish up our development of Spice Harbour and think about how to sculpt our space into one hospitable to both people and art the flow of news about the second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale is welcome. We’ve written about art in many facets on these pages, including the connection between art and technology. It’s an amusing coincidence that just about a year ago I shared interactive links about the then new, and still very cool, Google Art Project.

So what fun to learn that the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012 had “made the cut”, so to speak! It actually isn’t really news, but the good folks at the KMB 2014 website know their social media, and they popped it onto their Facebook page for followers like to me to find, like a wonderful sprinkle of breadcrumbs toward the next edition.

Do you want to revisit and experience the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012?…

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Liberation

Originally posted on SeeingSpotsPhoto.com:

Liberation
Liberation

In the clutter, the rush, the chatter, the wasted noise of everyday, music and photography are my escapes.  I put in my ear buds, and pull up some photos, and I find my center.  It’s the harbor in life’s storm, a calm place for me to lose myself completely, to forget the stress of everything else for a little while and just create.

This photo was taken at Gunn Brook Falls in Sunderland, MA. :-)

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