Argumentasjonen for å bevare Y-blokken tar stadig overraskende vendinger. I Aftenposten lørdag 13. Juni priser Karianne Bjellås Gilje Y-blokken, bygd 10 år etter Høyblokken, som et byplangrep av usedvanlig kvalitet og påberober seg den amerikanske byteoretikeren Jane Jacobs som en meningsfelle. (Kronikk Aftenposten d. 17.6.2015)
I’m powered, No, not just my mini reactor. I mean I am powerful! Hey, I’m even reactive! I’m alive, I’ve been living longer than my peers. None of that young blood transfused into me to reduce the aging process. I am alive, not just an atomic half-life! Not even sure how I’m really powered. Some might say it’s a radioisotope thermoelectric generator. The sort used in space probes. With its glowing orange core. And the string of lighthouses and beacons along the northern coasts of Russia all to be replaced by wind and solar by 2015.
In his blogpost “Why we started MyCity” Murmansk based entrepreneur Stepa Mitaki explains how the online social urban ideas service is inspired by an architect’s use of maps to capture peoples’ ideas about their city: “We […] want to empower residents with a simple tool that lets them speak their mind, lets their voices be heard, and, ultimately, allows them to influence the future of their cities.”