figure ground:Two students from NC State have recently hatched a great t-shirt company, Wear You Live, featuring figure-ground diagrams of 15 major US cities screen-printed on comfy shirts. Kick ass. (via ok great)
"map=yes" is a collaboration between MapQuest Open and Stamen Design, using data from the OpenStreetMap project. The project is an exploration of new frontiers in online cartography and the mapping of open data. All the code used to generate these maps is available for download and liberal re-use.
Bricoleurbanism: "there really is no perfect form of street fabric – many different networks and patterns are capable of producing wonderful places and being friendly for pedestrians as long as their fabric allows frequent and comprehensive linkages..."