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A Chicago Muralist Plagiarized a Black Female Artist's Depiction of Michelle Obama 

On Friday, a Chicago artist and urban planner by the name of Chris Devins wrapped up a large mural of Michelle Obama dressed as an Egyptian queen, located a few blocks from Michelle’s childhood home. The completed mural was the endgame of a GoFundMe Devins launched in November that raised a few thousand dollars more… Read more...

Thursday Night Is Your First Chance to Watch Seattle's Mayoral Candidates Debate

by Heidi Groover Urban planner Cary Moon is the latest addition to a newly competitive mayor's race. nate gowdy Incumbent Ed Murray and six other candidates for mayor will answer questions at a panel in North Seattle Thursday night,Show More Summary

The Morning News: Cary Moon Is Running for Mayor, Murray's Anonymous Accuser Reveals His Name

by Heidi Groover Cary Moon may self-fund her campaign. nate gowdy It's Cary Moon: Moxie Media's much-discussed candidate to challenge Mayor Ed Murray is urban planner, engineer, and founder of the anti-tunnel People’s Waterfront Coalition Cary Moon. Show More Summary

Urban planner Cary Moon enters Seattle mayor's race

The Seattle mayor's race has another entrant. Urban planner Cary Moon, a founder of the People's Waterfront Coalition and an opponent of the Highway 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle, declared … Click to Continue »

Looking beneath the surface—making cities more livable

A new interactive toolbox is helping urban planners, practitioners, environmental organisations and researchers across Europe work together to better understand and use the ground beneath our cities.

Department of Transportation releases first-ever ‘National Noise Map’

A new tool for city planners and residents alike We’re growing ever more aware of the dangers of urban air pollution, but what about noise pollution? In many big cities, the constant cacophony of sirens, planes, and street sounds can be maddeningly inescapable. Show More Summary

Building Social Change From the Bottom Up

In an era of polarization and distrust, these local innovators—from a team of urban planners to a kids’ baseball coach—show that individuals can still better their communities.

Sidelining planners makes for poorer urban policy, and future generations will pay the price

Modern urban planning first came about to improve industrial cities that had become unsafe, unhealthy and essentially unliveable. However, new policies in Australia and New Zealand view planning as a cause of urban problems, not a solution. Both treat urban planning as a hindrance, which supposedly slows down economic growth and is the main reason for unaffordable housing.

Potential closure of Rikers Island is opportunity for developers

last monthNews : NY Daily News

It would present the kind of opportunity for urban planners — a 400-acre tract of land that could be turned into anything imaginable.

How big SF would be if it were as dense as other cities

Is San Francisco too dense? Not dense enough? The debate rages on among urban planners, open-space advocates, real estate developers, smart-growth proponents and NIMBYs.

Drought-Stricken Chinese City Proposes Mega Pipeline to Pump Water From Siberia

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The northwest Chinese city of Lanzhou has a serious water shortage problem. To address the issue, its urban planners have sketched out an ambitious plan to deliver water from Siberia’s Lake Baikal to the city along a 1,000-mile-long pipeline. Getting approval for the project will be a monumental challenge, but it may… Read more...

What to Do in Toronto, February 6–12, 2017: JOHN, Winter Fridays, Measha Brueggergosman

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New (here) productions from Company Theatre, Project: Humanity, and Soulpepper; panel discussions on hip-hop, and music in activism; music to support Hugh's Room, and more. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

What to Do In Toronto, January 30-February 5: Long Night Tapings, Passing Strange, Coldest Day Of The Year Bike Ride

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Plus Long Winter, the Distillery District's Light Festival, and Toronto cover band Dwayne Gretzky starts a Friday-night residency at the Horseshoe Tavern. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Machine-learning program predicts public transport use in Singapore 

From schools and shops to hospitals and hotels, a modern city is made of many different parts. Urban planners must take account of where these services are located when designing efficient transit networks. ASTAR researchers have developed...Show More Summary

What to Do in Toronto, January 23–29: Piano Fest, Blanket Fort, Monster Jam

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Also attend closing parties for The Central and The Hoxton; talks on safe streets and fake news; concerts from Kid Koala, Jason Collett, and Hooded Fang; and a surprise album release for the late Handsome Ned. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto, January 16–22: Born Ruffians, Comedy on College, Women’s March on Washington: Toronto

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, learn more about media relations, cycling infrastructure, and xenophobia. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday, January 16 FollowingShow More Summary

Read the letter hundreds of architects, urban planners, and housing experts sent in opposition to Ben Carson

On January 12, the Senate Banking, House and Urban Affairs Committee started confirmation hearings for Ben Carson, who President-elect Donald Trump nominated to lead the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). But not everyone...Show More Summary

In making room for the Lucas Museum, Exposition Park reprises a familiar L.A. role

“The erosion of Exposition Park’s public open space continues.” So wrote urban planner Alan Loomis nearly 15 years ago, in an essay published by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. That was before the Natural History Museum, born as the county museum and long the park’s anchor...

Uber Movement offers city planners access to anonymized ride data

Uber is giving urban planners and researchers the ability to look into some of the data generated by its ridesharing app, allowing cities to monitor and improve upon existing infrastructure.

What to Do in Toronto, January 9–15: Green 13 and David Miller, Doc Pickles Benefit, Rapp Battlez

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week features Doc Pickles, David Miller, and feels like Torontopia all over again! Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday, January...Show More Summary

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