Kiryat Gat, a development town that sprung up in Israel in the 1950s, is acting as a living lab for urban planning students and researchers from MIT and Tel Aviv University. This and towns like it are suffering from depopulation, and the team hopes to create a high-tech eco-city that can be used as a blueprint around the world.
In other news, Ikea's Salone port-a-potty surprise, Chrysler building spaghetti, and a rant against chairs. See the headlines after the jump.
• Remaking A 1950s Planned City, MIT-Style | Co.Exist
• Against Chairs | Jacobin Magazine
• The Chrysler Building with a Bite | Architizer
• Ikea Hides A Surprise Inside A Furniture Fair Porta Potty | Co.Create
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