The mobile operator MTS OJSC «Intellect Telecom" (Research Innovation Center AFK "System") have announced the testing of innovative technical solutions to improve quality and provide cellular coverage in dense urban areas and on highways...Show More Summary
How one of the world's most conservative cities learned to love its mega-casinos. The trick: put government in charge, not developers. 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
The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new residential construction declined significantly. NewRead the Rest...
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported this morning that new housing starts in April fell to an annual seasonally adjusted rate of 853,000, a decrease of 16.5% from the downwardly revised March rate of 1.02 million and a gain of 13.1% above the April 2012 rate of 754,000. Show More Summary
Alternative energy company Urban Green Energy (UGE) has announced the launch of its new vertical axis wind turbine, the VisionAIR. The turbine was the result of over a year of dedicated testing at UGE’s research and development facility and according to
The Urban Land Institute says its new survey shows that members of Generation Y favor mixed-use developments and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.
Survey Suggests Strong Demand for Compact Development
If you're having trouble falling asleep at night, skip the sleeping pills for this nutrient-rich juice instead. Neka Pasquale, founder of Urban Remedy, developed this recipe using ingredients known for having calming properties on the body. Show More Summary
The Tanjong Pagar Centre will be part of the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority's vision to create "lively and attractive public places, protected and useful outdoor gathering spaces and sustainable urban environments." Developed by Guocoland, the tower
The bad news: Unless you live in one of a handful of major urban areas, you won’t get a chance
As urban stakeholders -- residents, pundits, developers, associated professionals, and politicians -- we like to discuss and debate aspects of urbanism and how cities...
From the World Heritage inscription: In its urban structure and its architecture, Verona is an outstanding example of a town that has developed progressively and uninterruptedly over 2,000 years, incorporating artistic elements of the highest quality from each succeeding period. It also represents in an exceptional way the concept of the fortified town at several [...]
From the World Heritage inscription: Ferrara is an outstanding planned Renaissance city which has retained its urban fabric virtually intact. The developments in town planning expressed in Ferrara were to have a profound influence on the development of urban design throughout the succeeding centuries. The brilliant Este court attracted a constellation of artists, poets and [...]
The urban development department is confused about which mode of mass rapid transit system (MRTS) would translate into reality in Patna.
PSFK chats with Adam Katz of Imprint Projects, about how pop-up culture is impacting urban development.
``The Department of Housing and Urban Development will sell 20,000 distressed loans this summer through its Distressed Asset Stabilization Program in an effort to help shore up the Federal Housing Administration insurance fund.'' -- Anyone want some garbage loans with downpayment fraud on them? Cheap!
TAMS are letting you all know they’re busy revegetating and placing woody debris: “Since European settlement, Canberra’s woodland communities have diminished and become highly fragmented due to urban growth and development, making it...Show More Summary
PSFK chats with Eric Corey Freed, founder of organicARCHITECT, about how recycled resource systems are impacting urban development.
Frum passes along some good news: The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that the number of the chronically homeless declined by 30% between 2005 and 2007. You might have expected the numbers to spike again when the financial crisis hit but no. Since 2007, the number of chronic homeless has dropped another 19%. [...]
Photos that show the city towering growth from a new perspective.