The Wednesday To-read List

Brain stormer: Neri Oxman who leads the mediated matter research group at the MIT Media Laboratory is interviewed by Boston Home. She currently works on how to process concrete as if it were natural tissue (…) to create available-density, concrete 3-D printer inspired by bone growth. See also: Nature is a brilliant engineer.

Porous Border: BLDG BLOG's Geoff Manaugh with a fascinating text titled Peripheral Borders on US/Mexico border

Biomed Cities: Urban Planners as "Zookeepers". As William Lucy, professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia, says: "Poor people are pushed out of center cities to the suburbs, it will create "accessibility problems" that will lead to associated health problems.

Quality of life: The Endless City VoL II or Living in the Endless City edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic is now out. As reviews are growing up on newspapers, magazines, and Internet, here is one among others.
Living in the Endless City edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic
A video is available on the launch of the book Living in the Endless City.

Biomed cities II: Ambulance's bad design negative impacts on patients: Not only biomed designed cities but also biomed designed ambulances: ambulance with good design can have a positive impact on patients

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