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@AIAColumbia New bike-only development proposed south of Columbia – one its kind in the nation: http://tinyurl.com/23jmf29

After looking at locations in the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia, the Lexington County site was chosen because it was near so many colleges in Columbia and the new state farmers market, coming nearby to Dixiana.

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NEW BOOK
The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure by Kelly Shannon. Published by NAI, Mar 2010, hardback, 27.94×23.88cms, 272pages, 9056627201

The design of infrastructural networks such as roads, railways and systems enabling flow within a city structure is among urban design’s foremost tasks. Around the globe, the awareness of enhanced infrastructure fluidity as a catalyst for economic development is rising. This rare book investigates how infrastructure design determines the organisation and flow of the inhabited landscape as an agency of enhanced mobility, as a design feature contributing to the character of a city and as a sound theoretical approach to a positive experience of collective space. Issues are explored in 4 chapters that catalogue these approaches, each buttressed with key projects from the world’s most important designers in this field, including Arata Isozaki, Paul Andreu, Xaveer De Geyter, Jean Nouvel and Ricardo Bofill. The authors demonstrate how the creative potential of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design is essential to the effective flow of infrastructural networks.

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