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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FENER AND BALAT

ISTANBUL, TURKEY


This is why the quarter has become a cool hangout and a recognised design district.

Tours of the area were a main event at the Istanbul Design Biennial.

--The Guardian

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

FENER AND BALAT

ISTANBUL, TURKEY


Century-old Ottoman houses lean against each other in a kaleidoscope of reds, blues and greens. And art galleries and design shops dot the area along the water.


Like the rest of Istanbul, Fener-Balat is changing. 

Unlike much of the rest of the city, though, the changes don’t – yet – involve condominiums and shopping malls. 

Nor have rents skyrocketed as much as in other areas that have retained an Ottoman flavour. 

--The Guardian

Monday, February 19, 2018

FENER AND BALAT

ISTANBUL, TURKEY



Just two miles north along the Golden Horn from Eminönü – the quarter known for Topkapi Palace, tour groups and Hagia Sophia – lies another Istanbul altogether. 

In the side-by-side quarters of Fener and Balat, lines of drying laundry stretch across steep, winding streets. 

--The Guardian

Sunday, February 18, 2018

THIS BLOG CELEBRATES 160,000 READERS

A TOTAL READERSHIP THAT EQUALS OR SURPASSES
THE SUNDAY CIRCULATION OF THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH



Today, we passed 160,000 unique visitors to this blog.

We have made more than 1,800 original posts.

We have shared more than 1,500 original images from all over the world.

We were the photographer for more than 1,000 of those images.

Our blog items have a cumulative word count above 140,000 -- enough to fill three books.

We promise to continue posting daily, on issues such as:

Urban Design

Wheelchair Access

Mobility

Universal Design

Travel

Sustainability

Town Planning

Inclusive Mobility

Barrier-free Design

Fine Art Photography

Human Rights

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Transit Alliance Miami

--PlusUrbia Design is proud to be a member of TA.


PlusUrbia Design is proud to be a member of Transit Alliance Miami.

Transit Alliance unites residents, organizations, and businesses to advocate for walkable streets, bikeable neighborhoods and better public transit.

The goal of the Alliance’s campaigns is to raise awareness and solve issues to get Miami moving safer, faster and happier.


Visit the Transit Alliance at: https://transitalliance.miami


And follow it on Twitter at: @TransitMIA