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This nature-filled community is a smart housing solution for Singapores aging population

Developed as a prototype for senior assisted living, Kampung Admiralty conforms to Singapore’s dense urban setting with a mixed-use scheme that layers three programmatic functions onto a 0.9-hectare site. The first stratum is the People’s...Show More Summary

Russia's Google Is Developing Its Own Driverless Vehicle

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Driverless bus prototypes and experiments are already popping up in various urban areas , and it seems like Russia (and their equivalent of Google) is next. Read more...

Competition / Open Architecture and Urban Planning Competition "Regeneration of Coastal Marine Industrial Area of Baku City and its Transformation into Public Spaces" / the Union of Moscow Architects and the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan.

Background In the current context of economic, urban and environmental challenges the Festival aims at the comprehensive development of innovative ideas of the organisation and the development of the coastal space, including solution...Show More Summary

Use Urban Agriculture to grow the Economy

This is a point that most people miss: Zanele Zulu. Credit: INDEPENDENT MEDIA Urban agriculture makes use of human aptitude rather than machinery and develops skills that can be applied to other industries in the long runPierre Heistein...Show More Summary

Simulation Suggests Self-Driving Vehicles Will Make 90% Of Urban Cars Redundant

A group of researchers at the Organization for Cooperation and Development recently took accumulated trip data for the city of Lisbon, Portugal, and utilized it for a simulation of the effects that self-driving vehicle technology (through the use of a fleet of self-driving taxis) could have on the city. Show More Summary

GA: MARTA's 'Spoke' Aims to Boost Ridership, Revenue

Aug. 22--MARTA and city of Atlanta leaders on Monday marked the start of the system's newest "transit-oriented development," the first of a series of new generation developments at its stations to boost ridership and drive urban development.

Austin Ends Veteran Homelessness, Says Its 'Achievable' For All Cities

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Austin has joined a growing number of U.S. cities and communities that have effectively ended veteran homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban Development confirmed on Friday. Since taking on first lady Michelle Obama’s mayoral challenge to end veteran homelessness two years ago, the city has housed 682 veterans. Show More Summary

Homeless Shelters Could Soon Become More Welcoming To Trans Residents

Shelters may soon be safer and more welcoming to homeless people who are transgender. New rules proposed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would allow transgender people to stay in the homeless shelters that correspond...Show More Summary

Urban Churches Face Black Flight

African American congregations try two new options to stay in DC: white neighbors and developers. E legant and enormous, Douglas Memorial United Methodist Church dominates fashionable H Street in Washington, DC. The building appearsShow More Summary

The Feds to Regulate Homeless Shelters

Earlier this week ThinkProgress gleefully announced  some really great news as they reported on yet another usurpation of the Constitution by the Obama administration. This time it’s Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD

The Bronx’s “No Commission” Art Fair: Promising? Yes, but Not for Local Artists and Residents

last weekArts : Art Fag City

The story of art's role in gentrifying urban neighborhoods is not new. But plant an art fair in the Bronx—one of the more recent instances of skyrocketing real-estate—and throw in the involvement of big-name sponsors and developers, and you have the makings of an event that won’t please everyone. Show More Summary

On the Proposed HUD Regulations on Transgender Inclusion at Homeless Shelters

[Content Note: Transphobia.]In September, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will reportedly finalize and issue new guidelines to shelters that receive federal funding, requiring them to provide space to transgender...Show More Summary

Video Hatch: “Fix Florida”

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Once an angler’s paradise, Florida’s fisheries and environment are in environmental turmoil due to over a half century of urban and agricultural development, and water mismanagement. This short film from Costa tells the story, and provides information on what can …

Urban Outfitters Is Hiring A Senior Content Editor In Philadelphia, PA

Company: Urban OutfittersTitle: Senior Content Editor Reports to: Director of Creative Marketing and Content Overview: The Senior Content Editor works with the Director of Creative Marketing & Content to develop, set and maintain the editorial voice of the Urban Outfitters brand... Continue reading

Iran plans to buy 20 regional jets from Japan's Mitsubishi Corp

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran intends to purchase 20 Regional Jets from Japan's Mitsubishi Corp, according to Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, deputy minister for international affairs at the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.

The Little Community Garden That Could

The Little Green Garden did not have an easy start. This small community garden was first developed in 1997 in the Bronx as a Housing Preservation and Development site. Soon after, however, in 2008, HPD needed the urban garden‘s site for housing, and the Little Green Garden had two choices: […] The post The Little Community Garden That Could appeared first on EcoSalon.

Surbana Jurong acquires 100% of SMEC

Singapore-based Surbana Jurong has acquired 100% of Australia-based infrastructure projects consultancy SMEC Holdings for about S$400m. ||| Johannesburg - Singapore-based Surbana Jurong, one of Asia’s leading urban development consultancies,...Show More Summary

First Look: Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck Prototype

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Originally appeared on Recently, Elon Musk announced Tesla’s plan to design and develop an all-electric semi truck, but now it looks like Mercedes-Benz might be a step ahead of him. Daimler’s new Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck prototype is an all-electric, three-axle heavy duty truck designed for distribution and deliveries within cities. Show More Summary

Facebook Apartments Wont Fix Housing—But They’re a Good Start

last monthArts : Wired: Design

Urban planners and local developers say the units could bring sorely needed housing to the area. The post Facebook Apartments Wont Fix Housing—But They're a Good Start appeared first on WIRED.

5 key technologies of a smart city

People are increasingly migrating from rural to urban areas. By 2050, about 86 percent of people in developed countries and 64 percent of people in developing countries are expected to live in cities. Because cities will absorb future population growth, it is crucial to use resources more efficiently. Show More Summary

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