City of Sound is about cities, design, architecture, music, media, politics and more. Written by Dan Hill since 2001.


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Welcome Planetizens
and thank you, that’s an honour
. If you’re wondering where to start, here’s a fully
subjective top 25: popular, recent,
favourite or otherwise, skewed towards design, planning and urban development.

  1. Design. Architecture. Football
  2. Two possible Google Earth extensions: time and sound
  3. La Tonnara and the Chamber of Death; Arabian floating architecture in Sicily
  4. The Anti-Fun Palace: APEC Fence, Sydney lockdown
  5. In Every Dream Home A Heartache: The Great Australian Dream and its architecture
  6. Indiscreet music
  7. "The Shinkansen to Melbourne is now boarding at Central Station, platform 27 …": A new high-speed rail network for Australia
  8. The Shock of the New World, with respect to the flora and fauna of Australia
  9. Punching holes in Ciutat Vella; adaptive urban form in Barcelona
  10. Suspended at a junction in time: Australia, Silent Running, The Drowned World and the University of Queensland
  11. Trenitalia, travel writing and total design
  12. The city as destructive system: wildfires, Dresden and the case against urban sprawl
  13. Father of modern Brisbane
  14. The city is conceived of radial opposites
  15. Houses. Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa. SANAA (Actar 2007)
  16. Los Angeles: Grand Theft Reality
  17. Gangs Of New York, World-Building
  18. Design Thinkbelt
  19. Industrial Policy for Creativity
  20. Architecture and interaction design, via adaptation and hackability
  21. Jonathan Raban at London Review Bookshop
  22. New Islington, New Hope (Manchester)
  23. Savile Row and tailoring urban fabric
  24. Close to the madding crowd (on St. Giles, London)
  25. The windy city

And there’s a fuller list here.

Alternatively, check the Postopolis!
category, for a series of reports from last summer’s architecture and
urbanism-orientated event I helped organise at New
York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Also, you could be well qualified to join a project that Russell Davies, James Goggin and I are running at the moment, collating a series of Flickr photos around the idea of the Best Urban Spaces and Places.


2 responses to “Planetizen’d”

  1. Maria Avatar

    Congratulations! I prise your work! Thanks for bringing relevant info to humans.


  2. Dan Hill Avatar

    Thanks Maria – much appreciated.


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