Archinect - News 2014-09-22T12:14:44-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106633556/the-people-designing-your-cities-don-t-care-what-you-want-they-re-planning-for-hipsters The people designing your cities don’t care what you want. They’re planning for hipsters. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-15T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T13:29:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hh/hhpnk7wt63kp52l3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>current conventional wisdom embraces density, sky-high scrapers, vastly expanded mass transit and ever-smaller apartments. It reflects a desire to create an ideal locale for hipsters and older, sophisticated urban dwellers. [...] Overlooked, or even disdained, is what most middle-class residents of the metropolis actually want: home ownership, rapid access to employment throughout the metropolitan area, good schools and &ldquo;human scale&rdquo; neighborhoods.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/93436312/surveying-the-top-cities-to-flip-to-hipsters Surveying the top cities to “flip to hipsters” Nam Henderson 2014-02-12T10:04:00-05:00 >2014-02-12T11:04:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/53419pxkminz1d0f.jpg" width="514" height="1251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The low hipster homeownership rate of the past five years translates into a market of potentially millions of first-time homebuyers looking to find a home that matches their budget and fits into their hipster lifestyle. Real estate investors who want to tap into that trend should start with location: finding homes in communities with a heavy hipster demographic, and that are affordable for that demographic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President examines the top 20 zipcodes for flipping homes to hipsters.</p><p>h/t&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/DarwinBondGraha/status/433295870281256960" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AlJavieera Sue&ntilde;os</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/49158273/creating-the-post-hipster-city Creating the Post-Hipster City Nam Henderson 2012-05-22T22:23:00-04:00 >2012-06-04T11:49:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/022hk5yrckv283gn.jpg" width="500" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>we want to experiment in making better public spaces. Cities are built in a very formal and classist fashion, which is at odds with the good that rapid production and public participation can do for urban development.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Tidda Tippapart recently talked to&nbsp;Aurash Khawarzad (&nbsp;founder of <a href="http://changeadministration.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Change Administration</a> + co-founder of the Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary collective <a href="http://dotankbrooklyn.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoTank</a>) about the&nbsp;challenge&nbsp;of creating the post-Hipster city, gentrification, and what it means to (re)build New York City from the ground up.</p>