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The Power of Nature in Cities: Bridgeport

Today, I'm please to share my byline with Drew Goldsman, urban resilience planner for the Nature Conservancy's Connecticut chapter, to shine a light on an innovative project in Bridgeport, where a wetland designed to manage runoff from...Show More Summary

Real Talk Offers In-Depth Career Advice from People in Interesting Fields

iOS: If you’ve ever wanted to hear what it’s like to be a veterinary technician, industrial designer, urban planner, or even hair stylist to a superstar, Real Talk puts those experiences—and more—right in the palm of your hand. Hear from people actually doing the job now, and see their backgrounds and how much they make. Read more...

What's the Value of Design? In the UK, it's $109 Billion, Study Says

Findings from The Design Economy Report, a new study conducted by the UK's Design Council. All images and graphics via the Design Council. Researchers and urban planners constantly promote the creative economy as a valuable catalyst for community development....

How Urban Planner Germane Barnes is Reviving a Forgotten Miami Suburb

Photo by Matthew Roy. It's not everyday one finds himself on the corner of Ali Baba and Sinbad avenues. But for those who live and work in Opa-Locka, Florida, like architect, artist, and city planner Germane Barnes, this strange intersection...

Chic Urban Chicago Wedding at City View Loft

The cozy, sun-lit atmosphere of the City View Loft in Chicago, Illinois created the perfect space for Meghan and Chris to say “I do.” This couple, with the help of their amazing planners at Five Grain Events, knocked the ball out of of the park with a one-of-a-kind urban wedding in Chicago. Show More Summary

Technique for analyzing bedrock could help builders, planners identify safe building zones

Research by a UCLA geologist and colleagues could give builders and urban planners more detailed information about how susceptible areas are to landslides and earthquakes. The study, by Seulgi Moon, a UCLA assistant professor of geology, and colleagues at MIT and the University of Wyoming, is published Oct. Show More Summary

Renault Coupe Corbusier concept unveiled

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Renault Coupe Corbusier concept celebrates the 50th anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier, the Swiss-French architect, artist and urban planner. Renault revealed the concept car overnight at the Villa Savoye, a building completed by Le Corbusier in the 1931. Now considered to be of the best examples of the “International Style”, the villa […]

ProjectBronx: 5 Reasons "New York City Master Builder" Robert Moses Sucks

'Robert Moses is a controversial figure in New York history. To some he is remembered as a "master builder of the mid 20th century" To others he is remembered as an egotistical urban planner who destroyed communities and was biased against the poor.' -- +ProjectBronx

How I Got There: Caroline Bos

Dutch-based urban planner Caroline Bos is the co-founder of UNStudio (United Network Studio), a large award-winning architecture firm in the Netherlands. The works of UNStudio range from the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart to the Doha Metro Network in Qatar. Show More Summary

A Dilapidated Bank Turned Stunning Cultural Center Opens in Chicago’s South Side

2 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Theaster Gates is an artist, urban planner, and professor and director at the University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life who believes in a culturally driven approach to urban redevelopment. Gates’ Rebuild Foundation has transformed vacant houses and former housing projects into cultural and arts spaces on Chicago’s South Side. Show More Summary

FL: Transportation Planners Look to Transform Arlington Expressway into Urban Boulevard

Sept. 25--North Florida Transportation Planning Organization thinks the Arlington Expressway needs to get with the times. The solution: Turn the expressway into an urban boulevard. Changes include either a 44 or 98-foot grass median...

GA: Planners Formally Present 'Minimum Grid' to Crowd of More Than 100

Sept. 15--Two urban planners from Gehl Studio formally unveiled their draft proposal for a project known as "Minimum Grid," which involves a series of projects in Midtown and downtown, designed to enhance the connection between the two, especia

Open Competition: Redesign the World’s Largest Temporary City

Creating a one-of-a-kind opportunity for urban designers and aspiring planners, Black Rock City is soliciting fresh layouts from anyone who wishes to...

NC: Planners Seek Public Reaction to Transportation Plans

If it seems a bit early to be plotting transportation projects for 2040, just consider that local officials began looking ahead to the Greensboro Urban Loop about 60 years ago. And the way it looks, the loop's last foot of concrete won't...Show More Summary

?Inside the Brain of a Smart City

Today’s smartest cities are learning to see urban environments as massively complex ecosystems. To see how they work, engineers and planners are developing innovative networks of sensors that gather data and respond to challenges in real-time—kind of like turning every inch of a city into the cells of a giant brain. Show More Summary

The Guardian Cities: Skylines challenge – can I build a truly anti-capitalist city?

Urban planner Finn Williams uses the building simulator to create a ‘post-growth city’ with an economy based on social exchange rather than consumption Karl Mathiesen: can I create the world’s greenest city? There is no “game over” in Cities: Skylines, just 400 or so citizens rattling around the remains of my city. Show More Summary

Eco-Minded Urban Planners Create a Bike Path Protected by Solar Panels in South Korea

The same structure shielding bikers from bad weather also powers the street-lamps running alongside the road.

Space Not Spikes humanizes London’s shameful anti-homeless initiative

Urban planners in London are determined to make life even more difficult for the homeless by placing spikes on commonly used areas for sleeping and sitting. The spikes are placed in all the “right” places -- the sides of sidewalks closest to and It

An 'Uber' for apartments could fix major housing issues

Speculative property developers, criticized for building dog boxes and the slums of tomorrow, are generally hated by urban planners and the public alike. But the doors of state governments are seemingly always open to developers and their lobbyists. Show More Summary

Woodland Warehouse Wedding at Union/Pine

After a romantic proposal in Paris, Jess and Sarah turned to a more natural setting for their wedding. The Union/Pine in Portland, Oregon was the perfect urban warehouse for this couple, with the help of amazing planner and designer S. Show More Summary

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