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Urban Renewal Officially Ended In 1974, Still Alive In St. Louis

The redevelopment process commonly known as Urban Renewal, in retrospect, was largely a failure: After World War II, urban planners (then largely concerned with accommodating the increasing presence of automobiles) and social reformers (focused on providing adequate affordable housing) joined forces in what proved to be an awkward alliance. The...

Maps of Cities as They Could Appear if Sea Levels Rose Significantly

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Jeffrey Linn, a designer and urban planner, made a series of maps illustrating how cities might appear if sea levels rose dramatically. The maps are also filled with tongue-in-cheek name changes for the waterlogged areas, such as "Central Park," "Middrown" and "Flushwick" instead of Central Park, Midtown and Bushwick. Show More Summary

Maps of Cities as They May Appear if Sea Level Rose Dramatically

2 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The N.Y. Sea Designer and urban planner Jeffrey Linn has created a fascinating map series that depicts cities as they may appear if sea level rose significantly. Some of the maps also include modified place names that reflect the new geography: witness New York City’s Upper East Tide and Isle of Brooklyn. Posters are available […]

Competition / Dencity Competition 2015 / Shelter Global

Shelter is pleased to invite architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and organizations from all over the world to take part in the first annual Dencity Competition. Rapid world growth and urbanization is not allowing cities to adapt and provide for their inhabitants. Show More Summary

This GIF shows what would happen to London if the sea level rose by 80 metres

A visual artist and urban planner has designed a GIF to show what would happen to London if the sea level rose about 80 metres from the current level. Jeffrey Linn, who worked at Microsoft as a geographic data developer before opening...Show More Summary

How 1,000 Plants, A Greenhouse Bubble, And Stella McCartney Could Change The Way We Work

Rohan Silva isn't an architect, a designer, or urban planner. That hasn't stopped him from creating a most ambitious new co-working space. Rohan Silva is on a mission to change the way we work. Read Full Story

Hazy Cities: China's Top Architect Has a Plan to Make Beijing More Livable

Tiananmen Square during a 'yellow alert' last month. Photo by Zhang Peng via Getty Images This weekend the New York Times ran a fascinating profile of Wu Liangyong, the most powerful architect and urban planner in China. After a...

Urban planners may have finally found how to get to Sesame Street

With "equitable development," planners say they've finally figured out how to make sustainable, healthy neighborhoods accessible to everyone.

The Birth of a Map: This spring, a new Muni map...

This spring, a new Muni map will officially debut around town, following its initial unveiling at SPUR's excellent "Urban Cartography" show. Designed by transit planner Jay Primus and mapmaker David Wiggins, the map makes the choice among routes more intuitive...

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal. After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn't make a lot of sense in the urban context. Show More Summary

Out-Of-Town Lowriders Cruise Jefferson in Fisherman’s Wharf – Ignorant of the Efforts of Any Danish Urban Planners

TweetHere they come to “activate” our “urban scene,” an endless parade of lowriders: I don’t think these people are drinking as many cappuccinos as those Danish urban planners expected: Wheels akimbo, as is the style: Uh, do locals visit the Fish Wharf more now, after all the changes? IDK. I don’t think so. But I […]

Uber wants to use its data to help build better cities

Uber has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that will see its data used to improve life on the roads in Boston. Uber says the initiative will help city planners "manage urban growth, relieve traffic congestion, expand public transportation, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World's First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable "Ocean Spiral" city. As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future should be built underwater. Read Full Story

Transit-Oriented Development Adds Value And Affordability For Residents

Originally published on Sustainnovate. Transit-oriented development has been promoted by urban planners for ages. It was a hot and fun topic when I was in graduate school for city planning. It’s completely logical and beneficial to humans… those who live in transit-oriented communities and those who don’t. Show More Summary

The Greening of a Suburban Downtown

If planners for Bethesda, Maryland fully realize a conceptual vision now being offered to community leaders and the public, the once-quiet but now-bustling suburb's downtown could become a nationally relevant example of urban sustainability. While...Show More Summary

Improving health through smarter cities: Debut of a major new global science collaboration

Aiming to empower planners and policy-makers to achieve better health for billions of people living in fast-growing urban areas, world health, environmental, behavioural and social science experts today launched a major new interdisciplinary...Show More Summary

Briefly: A Radar Image Of Tokyo

This radar image of Tokyo was acquired by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite earlier this year. The data is so accurate that it can monitor ground movements down to a few millimetres — which helps urban planners know where they can and can’t build. [ESA] More »      

This radar image of Tokyo was acquired by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1A satellite earlier

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This radar image of Tokyo was acquired by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1A satellite earlier this year. The data is so accurate that it can monitor ground movements down to a few millimetres—which helps urban planners know where they can and can't build. [ESA] Read more...

Bikes Have a Level of Service Too!

PSU Transportation Seminar Speaker: Nick Foster, Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates Topic:  Evaluating the Level-of-Service of Protected Bike Lanes When: Friday, November 21, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building,Show More Summary

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