Alstom and Iran's Industrial Development & Renovation Organization (IDRO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for co-operation in the mainline and urban transport sectors.
Best known as a hub for valve manufacturing companies, the Houston submarket of Stafford maybe be flowing in a new direction. With the idea to create an urban center for the city, Dallas-based StreetLevel Investments recently purchased 192 acres near Interstate 69 that included the former Texas Instruments campus...
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area, which houses bungalows of ministers, politicians and bureaucrats, made it to the first list of 20 urban centers to be developed under the NDA government's flagship smart city program.
The values, principles and questions surrounding urban ethics are vital considerations as the global community prepares for the HABITAT III summit where governments will agree on an agenda to guide urban development for the next two decades.
On any given night in the United States, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, over half a million people are without a home. That number may have decreased nationwide in the past few years, but California remains on the forefront of the problem, accounting for 20 percent of the country’s homeless in […]
A 650-year-old urban walled village in Hong Kong — the last of its kind — will be destroyed to make way for development in what critics say is another nail in the coffin for the city’s cultural heritage. On a chilly morning, around 20 remaining residents of Nga Tsin Wai, an...
Post submitted by Jordan Dashow, HRC Policy Assistant This month, the Human Rights Campaign submitted 365 comments on behalf of its members to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in response to a proposed rule change that would provide increased protections for transgender people seeking emergency shelter and temporary housing. Show More Summary
Today, 28 January, marks the announcement of the first set of winners of the Smart Cities Challenge, a competition devised by the Government of India to encourage bottom-up innovation and inspire cities to work with local citizens to...Show More Summary
African cities these days are bearing an intriguing resemblance to those of China, thanks to a myriad of Chinese builders and developers in the country. [ more › ]
A previous study conducted by the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center developed an intercity mode choice model with survey data from the state of North Dakota. This model estimates the impacts of mode characteristics, including travel...Show More Summary
Unlike the approach taken by most U.S. housing developers, Tate and Rutledge seek out underused urban lots to build on, rather than greenfield land. The Starter Home project combines thoughtful site-specific design with real estate speculation...Show More Summary
In 1882, Thomas Edison opened the first commercial central power station in lower Manhattan, serving a one-quarter-square-mile area, and launching urban electrification.1 New companies arose to help develop large regional and then a national electric grid, providing the reliable power needed to unleash waves of innovation. Show More Summary
There are remote parts of Staten Island that are a little creepy, what with the clowns, the rogue turkeys, the utter abandonment, the serial killer urban legends. The Island's farm colony is one of the more vast decrepit areas, home to rotting buildings, vegetation, and the occasional urban explorer. Show More Summary
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $1 billion for programs in ten US states that were declared winners of a contest dubbed the Natural Disaster Resilience Competition, according to a White House press releas...
There’s a notice in circulation for a public forum at the Albert Hall to be addressed by David Dawes who is the chief of the LDA/Directorate – the section of the ACT Government that oversees the sale of land, the development of new suburbs and the redevelopments within established suburbs. As far as I know David [...]
The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts eased 2.5 percent, down from an annualized 1,179,000 in November to 1,149,000 in...
Developers of the Alexan Tower made big alterations to their building renderings after organized opposition from neighbors. via Urbanize LA Downtown Los Angeles is a hotbed of new development, but while proposed high-rise towers in neighborhoods like Hollywood have...
Danish design studio Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects won the competition to design a new residential development in Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city. The 'Valdemars Have' urban residential block will reinterpret the concept of old red brick townhouses and create a unique public urban garden. Show More Summary
More sprawling, disconnected urban development increases urban infrastructure investment requirements as infrastructure and public service provision needs to be extended into peripheral areas, leading to a significant reduction in available resources for core infrastructure, basic services and public transport. Show More Summary
The first Starter Home project by the Office of Jonathan Tate and Charles Rutledge, a small home design scheme meant to increase availability in New Orleans by designing homes for odd lots. All images via Jonathan Tate. A traditiona...