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...
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
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 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."
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
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
Social media may improve urban planning
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
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
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 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...
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
New non-profit, The Laneway Project, sees Toronto's 2,400 laneways as usable public space, and hopes you will too. Toronto is home to more than 2,400 public laneways, totalling 250 kilometres. According to urban planner and designer Mackenzie Keast, they represent a major opportunity for public-space development—but we’re ignoring them. Show More Summary
Urban planners are repackaging dormant centers as American shoppers shift their buying habits
In this TalkingScience video, three New York City urban planners discuss their vision and ideas for New York’s sustainable future. Ernest Hutton is a Principal at Planning Interaction and Hutton Associates. He is also on the board of directors for the American Institute of Architects New York chapter (AIANY). He has been involved in urban [...]
I live in Woodside, Queens, not too far from Sunnyside. I love both neighborhoods, but there are a few problems. Recently, urban planners and some of my neighbors have focused on a few in particular: Photo: Daniel Schwen / Wikipedia The rent is too damn high. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: Anishinaabe artists of the Great Lakes, dramatizing the aftermath of war, and a crude musical. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of...Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: Anishinaabe art, the paintings of Alex Colville, and singing Mormons. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of the AGO and the Smithsonian...Show More Summary
(Video Link) The City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, recently put pianos in public spaces for people to play. David Rauch, an urban planner, led the project. He says that the results have been beautiful and fun: “You just know they’re a total success when you see a homeless guy sit down and play Let It Be for over two hours at a stretch,” he smiles. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: an election viewing party, Canada's tainted blood scandal, and the cream of the city's comedy. Civic Engagement: Torontonians across the city will likely be glued to TV sets, and those who’ve been campaigning...Show More Summary