Posts Tagged ‘Berlin’

Tweet According to Carol Venolia in her article Real Time in Natural Home Magazine, modern day society is moving away from direct experiences, such as actually spending time with our friends, and moving more towards indirect experiences such as chatting online instead.  This distancing from real experiences, the author argues, creates a less satisfying and perhaps somewhat of a distorted life. The idea of direct versus indirect experiences is very much tied into the concept of propinquity which was first introduced to me by Kevin Kellogg.  Propinquity, if you’re unfamiliar with the word, “refers to the physical or psychological proximity…

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October 04, 2010

Learning from European Cities: An Introduction

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet It’s good to be back in the Valley of the Sun!  I had a fantastic time in Europe and learned a great deal about how dense urban centers work.  I’d like to share what I learned over the coming weeks on Mondays in my Learning from European Cities Series.  It’s true that Phoenix will never be and shouldn’t be a reproduction of a European city.  We have very unique characteristics here, as well as a completely different climate and landscape, land availability, and cultural differences among other factors.  However, there are a few universal things that work well in…

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