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SAM StreetUrban
September 17, 2011

Gubei Gold Street

When thinking of what Salem alMubarak Street could be this is what I kept imagining, a great urban renewal project in Shanghai that has almost the same scale and density as SAM Street. People usually think of buildings without caring about what happens in the…
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SAM StreetUrban
March 27, 2010

Taking Over Freeways

This is an urban renewal proposal in Los Angeles that, although at a much grander scale, is similar to what we want for SAM Street. The idea is to literally cover a portion of sunken freeway with a large park. "Plans to develop four so-called…
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SAM StreetUrban
February 23, 2010

SAM Street: Winter only?

Mayor Bloomberg just announced that the¬†Times Square pedestrian pilot project will become permanent. This means that it's now a completely pedestrian only street all year round from now on. This is great for tourism and public health and safety. They'll start designing permanent landscape architecture…
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OtherSAM Street
December 23, 2009

SAM Street Analysis

Be sure to check out Tom Modeen's latest post on SAM street at¬†Kuwait School. He talks about how the street has the potential to become a place where you would go to just walk around and explore, having accidental and unexpected discoveries. He has some…
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SAM StreetUrban
December 5, 2009

SAM Street

Salem alMubarak Street has the potential to become (once again) an integral urban element of Kuwait. What would happen if we simply remove the street? How would a pedestrian promenade work? Please be sure to read through Tom's excellent post on the subject at Kuwait…
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SAM StreetUrban
September 29, 2009

Where Do I Sit?

William Whyte, in his book 'The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces', explains why some public spaces work and others don't. The example in the previous post of AlRaya made me wonder how we can adapt his ideas for Kuwait. I highly recommend, if you…
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