Ten of the Best #Urbanism Posts on Tumblr

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What an exciting week it’s been here at This Big City! Over 40 awesome tumblogs have formally supported our newly-launched Tumblr campaign to make #urbanism a featured tag, and countless others have reblogged, messaged, and begun tagging #urbanism left and right. There’s a real groundswell of momentum running through Tumblr’s urban community, so we figured we’d celebrate by bringing you a list of ten of the best posts published on the #urbanism tag since the campaign launched. So, without further ado, here goes:

1. miLES, an NYC community group linking vacant space with new uses via publicdesignfestival

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2. Spatially quantifying perceptions of safety and the subjective experience of the city via humanscalecities

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3. Chicago takes a tactical urbanism approach to activating space at Union Station via The Atlantic Cities

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4. Max Roberts thinks a circular approach to presenting NYC’s subway lines makes for a better map via fuckyeahurbandesign

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5. Public space, art, and community building come together in the form of Upcycled Urbanism via thiscitylife

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6. What we build and how we build it says a lot about what matters to us via urbanresolve

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7. Montreal takes visitors on pedi-cab tours of its recent urban redevelopment projects via untappedcities

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8. An exploration of pedestrian culture and what it means to be a walker in an automobile era via architryst

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9. Vacant houses litter Detroit, and local firefighters battle flames and a faltering economy as they try to save the city one building at a time via deeannmarie

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10. The sticky issue of gentrification: a positive? a negative? and what to do about it via massurban

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Lucas Lindsey is Co-Editor of This Big City on Tumblr.

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