Several of the Big Ideas might be of interest -
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/index.htmlThe Aerotropolis -
Traditionally, of course, airports have served cities, but in the past few years airports have started to become cities unto themselves, giving rise to a new urban form....
Big Urbanism -
.... cities are once again planning with grandiosity,...
This year witnessed the return of what you might call big urbanism, with large-scale redevelopment projects sprouting nationwide.
The Humane Flophouse -
.... this lowliest of urban dwellings may in fact be part of the solution to America’s homeless problem.
Reverse Graffiti -
.... selectively scrubs dirty, derelict city property (tunnel walls, sidewalks) so that words and images are formed by the cleaned bits.
These were just a few of the 74 articles that make up this iBig Ideas Issue.
Are these examples just limited to that place(s) mentioned or will we see some of them spread out ?