In this edition of City Planimals, we’re featuring renderings featuring birds. You know what really sells a project? Birds. We didn’t even need to use Photoshop for this one. The architects, planners, and artists did all the work for us.
Why not just put birds everywhere… even in the margins. This rendering, from the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware tell us two things: that boardwalks are fun and that wherever fun is being had, birds will surely follow.
Apparently, the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware is one of a bird-filled utopia. This rendering, from the same document, is all about the birds. Yes there are buildings and parks and boats, but the birds really stand out. Maybe because they are huge.
Sometimes, birds aren’t enough, especially when they are heading straight for the power lines. In that case, it’s a good idea to throw in a dog and an old man with a cane. How can anyone be against dogs and old people? This is from Bicycle Coalition’s just completed Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods: South Philadelphia Project.
When birds are used sparingly, like in this rendering from PostGreen, it is necessary to offset the lack of bird droppings with the overzealous usage of hipsters. Hispters on bikes, hipsters on Vespas, here a hipster, there a hipster, everywhere a hipster!
At the Planning Commission, we promise to use birds sparingly in our renderings and to only show dogs, old people, and hipsters where appropriate.