· Pasadena's Bunny Museum is open to the public today · MIT profs develop Urban Physics to determine a city's resiliency · WeHo projects may get more scrutiny due to new earthquake fault map · Workshop seeks solution to...
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. When you think about transportation innovations, highways probably aren't the first things that come to...
On April 12, Michael Shiosaki—Planning & Development Division Director of Seattle Parks and Recreation and husband of the mayor—told a crowd at the official opening that Bell Street Park is adding 56,000 square feet of urban park space to Seattle, which would be based on woonerf design principles. Show More Summary
U.S. housing starts in March were 946,000 units seasonally adjusted and annualized (SAAR), according to a joint press release from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
'You're just not that vulnerable enough'. An interesting piece on refugees and urban displacement in Libya. US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is looking into pro-democracy programs carried out by USAID. Humanitarian news agency...Show More Summary
About a month ago, workers at Chinatown's Blossom Plaza development unearthed something that owners were hesitating to call a piece of the Zanja Madre, the aqueduct that carried water to the original...
Two German designers, Sascha Urban and Dorothea Wirwall, developed this chair. They call it the “ Loungebarrow.” It’s a wheelbarrow with a plywood cover. A comfortable padded chair and laptop computer desk fold out. I can imagine it serving as portable seating in a creative agency’s meeting space. Now if only we had a proper wheelbarrow, that would be something! -via Dornob
Hallam Goad analyzed the problems and issues that plagued Cambodia's urban development in the past two decades: Phnom Penh has followed the clichéd patterns of newly emerging nations almost to the letter with the urban poor shouldering many of the downsides. What few people recognise is that most of it...
In response to ever-crowded urban conditions in developing countries, researchers in Egypt have developed an inexpensive way of re-directing natural sunlight into dimly lit streets and alleys, where lack of sun is linked to health problems. The new optical device can increase brightness in alleyways by up to 400 percent.
The developers of the Hudson Yards on Manhattan's West Side are forming a partnership with the researchers at N.Y.U.'s Center for Urban Science and Progress to create a "quantified community" that uses data science to study and improve the urban environment.
The growing trend of transit-oriented development (TOD) was surveyed by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), using its TOD Standard evaluation tool. The report authors note the urban share of the world’s population is expected to increase to 70 percent by 2050. Places where the car-centric lifestyle is becoming a thing of the past are examined […]
Rap artist Common announced Wednesday that his Common Ground Foundation will partner with youth arts organization Donda's House Inc. and the Chicago Urban League to develop a music festival and an initiative to create 20,000 jobs for...Show More Summary
A global catalog of 50 urban developments on six continents maps out the growing trend of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).
Enel Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) to collaborate on smart grid technologies that can enable sustainable urban development. Signed by Enel Group CEO and general manager Fulvio Conti and SGCC chairman Liu Zhenya, the agreement will also enable the companies to exchange experiences in the Continue reading ?
By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau NEPOTISM UNCOVERED: Grand Forks Urban Development Director Greg Hoover signed off on his employee and daughter Ashley Hoover’s low income apartment. After the North Dakota Commerce Department reviewed the lease it was found to be against federal rules for the affordable housing program. GRAND FORKS, N.D. —...
Organic food is increasingly becoming an active topic in international trade due to the increase in people’s living standards worldwide, improved transportation, and urbanization. In developing countries, we see that people consume more...Show More Summary
City leaders need to work closer with businesses to meet sustainability goals, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) says in a new report that highlights findings of the Urban Infrastructure Initiative (UII). WBCSD says the UII is one of the most groundbreaking global urban sustainability initiatives to date and aims to show the critical […]
PSU Transportation Seminar Speaker: Ian Carlton, UC Berkeley Topics: Transit Planning Practice in the Age of Transit-Oriented Development When: Friday, April 11, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room...Show More Summary
Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions, whether they come from a government upgrading program or an NGO-driven community initiative. Show More Summary