The Cannery, a recently completed "farm-to-table" development in Davis, California, offers green-minded homes amid a 7.4-acre urban farm.
Architect Barbara Bestor and developer Local Construct choreograph a high-density micro neighborhood in Echo Park. While the underpinnings of thoughtful urban design and digital files seem completely unrelated, architect Barbara Bestor sees a clear parallel between the two. Show More Summary
DreamWorks and Frank Marshall (Arachnophobia, Alive) are developing a horror-thriller-comedy called Cropsey, according to Variety. Cropsey will center on a group of adolescents at a summer camp haunted by an urban legend that dates back to the colonial period. Show More Summary
No one knows San Francisco like John King, the San Francisco Chronicle's Urban Design Critic for the last 14 years. Not only has he covered the massive changes brought about by development, he's written his second guidebook to SF's architecture....
Students from both the Bauhaus and EiABC (Ethiopian Institute of Architecture Building Construction and City Development) collaborating on experimental urban housing prototypes. All images courtesy of Bauhaus Experimental Building via ArchDaily. By definition, trying to establish a new prototype for...
About 20 roundtables, including 11 key sessions, were held on the first day with a whole variety of topics discussed: from agribusiness and scientific projects to urban development and aquaculture.
CRONIES GONNA CRONY: Julian Castro Helps Wall Street Criminals Dodge Accountability. Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase appeared to score a significant victory Tuesday after the Department of Housing and Urban Development suggested it won’t punish lenders for major crimes committed by their corporate parents. Show More Summary
Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase appeared to score a significant victory Tuesday after the Department of Housing and Urban Development suggested it won't punish lenders for major crimes committed by their corporate parents. The announcement...Show More Summary
Cities should feature compact development alongside large, contiguous green spaces to maximize benefits of urban ecosystems to humans, research has concluded.
Aug. 30--One of the most oft-quoted presences in the Detroit development scene in recent years has been neither a developer nor a politician but an academic: Robin Boyle, the long-time chair of urban planning at Wayne State University. Quo
Here’s one bit from an excellent interview of Paul Romer on urban development: Q. How are economics and planning and development of cities related each other? Urban Expansion is an exception to the usual rule that an economy does not need a plan. Creating new built urban area requires a plan for the public space that will […]
This post was originally published on The Toolbox, a tech for good marketplace and initiative of Humise, Inc. At its finest, urban development is human-centered -- of the people and for the people. In London, a vast playground of nearly...Show More Summary
At its finest, urban development is human-centered--of the people and for the people. In London, a vast playground of nearly nine million residents, this approach is vital for cultivating smarter, more connected communities, as well as promoting the health and well-being of citizens. Show More Summary
Urban Development Ministry has finally released the list of 98 smart cities, which will kick off the next wave of planned urbanization in India. As we had shared in June, Rs 48,000 crore has been allocated by the Govt. to build 100 smart cities, over a period of 5 years. Show More Summary
If there is a single member of the Cabinet who is the face of the administration’s Katrina recovery effort, it is Shaun Donovan. Until last year he served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, which put him squarely in the center of the federal push to rebuild housing in New Orleans and elsewhere on […]
China's economic boom created an urban development boom, and all kinds of structures started popping up across the country as hope for the urbanized future loomed. This development boom proved to be somewhat illusory, so many of these half-built structures have been left to rot by their owners, sad reminders of development dreams past. Show More Summary
Back in May, development firm Strada Investment Group teamed up with nonprofit Community Housing Partnership to propose a massive 584-unit development on what is now the site of the dilapidated Civic Center Hotel. The complex would include 107 supportive housing...
The United Nations predicts that by 2050, the world’s population will reach 9.6 billion people. To keep up with this, urban farms are developing unique methods of producing more food at a faster pace, and in smaller areas. In the past,...Show More Summary
Today’s smartest cities are learning to see urban environments as massively complex ecosystems. To see how they work, engineers and planners are developing innovative networks of sensors that gather data and respond to challenges in real-time—kind of like turning every inch of a city into the cells of a giant brain. Show More Summary