Recently derived equations that describe development patterns in modern urban areas appear to work equally well to describe ancient cities settled thousands of years ago, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder. read more
“Orico London is award winning British advanced natural skin care designed for the everyday demands urban and city living places on your skin. Developed using clinical actives, and rich natural ingredients including Baobab, Mukul, Tamanu...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Banking Committee is expected to move forward within "the next few weeks" with bipartisan plans for overhauling the mortgage finance system, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said on Wednesday.
Video of the recent street action against the FN in Rennes France eyes solar power, urban development sectors in Jharkhand JAMSHEDPUR: In a bid to augment investment in India, leading European Union member France, is scouting for ideal locations in the eastern part of the country that lacks effective presence of the French [...]
Sustainable materials are repurposed for educational urban development.
As an alternative to urban sprawl, urban planners are exploring the potential of subterranean development. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary
Photography was rare in the early days of California urban development, but some pioneer practitioners did get out to the burgeoning bustle of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Now one collector's passionate focus on photography of 19th-to-mid-20th-century California has culminated in 4,600 images being acquired by the Huntington Library in San Marino.
In today's Urban Planner: cabaret for a good cause, the kimonos of a geisha, and a romantic comedy romp. Theatre: Performer Ashley Gibson, last seen co-starring in Hart House Theatre’s The Wedding Singer, developed a one-woman cabaret show honouring her mother, whom she lost to suicide at an early age. Show More Summary
The "smart city" might not be so smart, and gentrification might not be so bad. Plus a sad story about how urban development is destroying Chinese villages—300 of them per day. This is our weekly look at What's Ruining Our Cities. Read more...
The brilliant b-Shack developed byMcGill School of Architecture students is an urban beehive that doubles as an educational facility. The project conceived in McGill’s Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation (FARMM) will bring urban beekeepers
An Atlanta park with a lake that enhances urban water management and city living, a highly energy efficient mixed-income, mixed use housing development in Sacramento powered by solar energy, and a riverside park in Iowa that mimics nature...Show More Summary
It is still very new but city planners now have the technology to shift to a more sustainable urbanization. A quick look at the state of the industry today is enough to suggest what urban sustainability might look like in the near future. via Article: Cities and sustainable development: what is coming next? | OpEdNews.
Harriet Tregoning, head of D.C.’s Office of Planning, will step down from her post on Feb. 23 to work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, DCist reported. Tregoning has been one of the region’s leaders around smart growth. Show More Summary
The U.S. Army, working with Lockheed Martin, has successfully demonstrated the ability of fully autonomous convoys to operate in urban environments and under difficult conditions. It's all part of the military's ongoing effort to eliminate soldiers from the equation. Read more...
Landex Cos. presented preliminary plans to Baltimore City's Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel on Thursday for a $50 million, mixed-use development.
From RA Projects: Dual House, Manchester courtesy of RA projects Through our interest and research on contemporary cultural, social, economic and environmental developments that are increasingly relevant to architecture and urbanism,...Show More Summary
As a foreclosure prevention advisor at a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved counseling agency, I see my clients suffer the consequences of their homebuying mistakes on a daily basis. Sometimes they are facing foreclosure due to the economy — job loss or pay reduction — but a lot of the time it's because they weren't prepared to buy a home. Show More Summary
Lousy coordination across government plus decades of car-only development are the real culprits that shut down Atlanta for a day. The post Learning from the Atlanta Snowpocalypse: Urban Planning & Stakeholder Management appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the ability of fully autonomous convoys to operate in urban environments with multiple vehicles of different models. The demonstration earlier this month at Fort Hood, […]
In a medical emergency, every second counts. That's why Israeli startup Urban Aeronautics is developing an unmanned flying ambulance called the "AirMule" that combines the in-and-out agility of a helicopter with the ability to perform rescues in dense urban environments that are difficult to manuever through in a rotor-based vehicle. Show More Summary