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Posts Tagged ‘Vimeo’

How We Move: Visualizing Data from the Human Activity Tracker App

Friday, July 25th, 2014
How We Move: Visualizing Data from the Human Activity Tracker App

Human helps people move almost twice as much in six weeks. Every day, people track millions of activities with our app. We visualized data in major cities all across the globe to get an insight into Human activity. Walking, running, cycling and motorized transportation data tell us different stories.

Visit cities.human.co for 30 cities worldwide.

-Human on Vimeo

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Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City

For too long cities sought to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand caused that fabric to tear apart. Parking requirements for new buildings have quietly been changing the landscape of how people live. Chipping away at walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods has been a slow process that finally turned cities across the U.S. into parking craters and a few in Europe into parking swamps.

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Baltimore, MD: Building Resilience Through Immigration

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Baltimore, MD: Building Resilience Through Immigration

Two years ago, the city of Baltimore, in a bid to reverse population decline, announced a plan to draw 10,000 people to the city. One of the key demographics would be immigrants. Here, we look at why immigration is well-suited to helping a city bounce back from the shock of depopulation.

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Parking Craters: Scourge of American Downtowns

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Parking Craters: Scourge of American Downtowns

Angie Schmitt, editor of Streetsblog USA and originator of the “parking crater” term is blunt, “a parking crater is a depression in the middle of an urban area formed by the absence of buildings”.

Whether parking craters are formed due to the meteors of 20th Century bad policy, a city’s erosion of manufacturing or housing, the abandoned scraps leftover by freeway building or just plain unfortunate luck, they absolutely destroy sections of city downtowns and make the environment more inhospitable and unattractive for livable streets. In these areas there is virtually no street life.or vitality. You’ll find little greenery or open space. In hotter cities the heating of the asphalt and parked cars make the air oppressive. It’s hell on earth. It is a parking crater.

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Dallas, TX: The Better Block Celebrates Four Years Transforming Communities

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Dallas, TX: The Better Block Celebrates Four Years Transforming Communities

For a very long time, Streetfilms has wanted to profile Jason Roberts and the amazing work of The Better Block. It was destiny that a few weeks ago we were able to sync up to be present for the fourth anniversary of The Better Block in Oak Cliff. This temporary pedestrian plaza was adjacent to the site where they first debuted their innovative ideas to change a street.

You’ll see some of the behind-the-scenes set up and preparation. But I already know the visuals people will be talking about most is their transformation of a dangerous intersection in to a safer one using only temporary materials – especially a really inventive way of re-purposing decals as crosswalks!

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Washington State: Fight Big Oil With a Clean Fuels Standard

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

A motion graphic about Washington state’s alternative fuel resources and how a clean fuels standard would create jobs, reduce pollution and lesson our dependence on oil. Learn more at cleanfuelsjobs.org

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NYC: Citizens Demand 20 MPH Slow Zones

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Streetfilms visited a well-attended event of 35 activists and volunteers in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. There’s a big push citiwide in NYC from many sides including traffic safety neighborhood groups, advocacy groups and NYC councilmembers to get Albany’s state government to pass a “home rule” law allowing NYC to set the city wide speed limit at 20 mph.

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Providence, RI: Storm Water Management Through Green Infrastructure

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Providence, RI: Storm Water Management Through Green Infrastructure

Currently the City of Providence is unable to manage all of the rain it receives. Every year, stormwater carries an unhealthy amount of pollution into our waterways and causes flooding in our streets and basements. Much of Providence’s system of storm drains, catch basins and underground pipes hails back to the 19th century, when the city had far fewer buildings and much less pavement. Today, Providence has developed into a thriving city with around 180,000 inhabitants. As the city continues to grow, we need to search for new solutions that allow us to manage our stormwater while protecting our communities and environment.

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King County, WA: 24 Hours of King County Metro

Friday, March 14th, 2014
King County, WA: 24 Hours of King County Metro

This animation shows 24 hours of Metro activity, over 200 bus routes on more than 12,000 trips. In this animation every bus is on time. Each bus is represented by a black dot that moves between stops. The bus positions are computed every 6 seconds of real time, though the bus routes are approximated as straight lines between stops (faint grey dots).

I created this visualization of Metro activity to show how integral the bus system is to daily life in Seattle. Simply mapping the bus stops traces every major street and boundary in the city. The Metro system provides over 115,400,000 passenger trips per year.

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Protected Intersections for Bicyclists

Friday, February 21st, 2014
Protected Intersections for Bicyclists

Protected bike lanes are the latest approach US cities are taking to help their residents get around by bike. But these protected lanes lose their buffer separation at intersections, reducing the comfort and safety for people riding.

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