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IL: Representative Al Riley and Ride Share Leaders to Keynote 31st Transport Chicago Conference

A leading member of the Illinois General Assembly who once worked as an urban planner will deliver the morning keynote presentation, and a panel comprised of local general managers for ride-sharing services will keynote a lunch time discussion.

Business Interests, Transit Advocates And Talib Kweli Rally Around The BQX

A nonprofit group made of business interests, developers, urban planners and transit advocates is doubling down on its support of Mayor de Blasio's proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar, with a dramatic new website, renderings and FAQs, as well as a video endorsement from Brooklyn-born rapper Talib Kweli. [ more › ]

My Mom Drank Her Way Through All My Sympathy

I’m 40, and I work full-time as an urban planner. I live with my partner and two children. About six months ago, my 71-year-old mother moved in with us. I’m an only child, and she was housebound, falling, drinking, and unable to feed herself. When I first decided to look after ... More »

How Cities Are Using Data Collection Apps to Improve Bike Path Designs

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Route-tracking apps allow urban planners to make changes based on the real experiences of bicyclists and pedestrians.

Study shows where you are is who you are

A recent study suggests that who we are might be more integrated with where we are than previously thought. Demonstrating how architects and urban planners might take guidance from disciplines like neuroscience, philosophy and psychology,...Show More Summary

Map: All the Places to Spend Money in Los Angeles

A new study shows that, compared to other US cities, Los Angeles has plenty of places to shop, eat, and otherwise blow cash Urban planners and researchers have developed a wide array of metrics for studying the vitality of metropolitan areas, from walkability scores to median park size. Show More Summary

Thinking Beyond Microgrids to Build a Smarter Energy Future

After Hurricane Sandy knocked out electric generators and wires along the Northeast coast in 2012, urban and utility planners have been devising localized grids that can operate autonomously, strengthen the overall power system’s reliability...Show More Summary

Regen Projects represents American artist, urbanist, and curator Theaster Gates

last monthArts : Artdaily

Regen Projects announced that Theaster Gates has joined the gallery. This marks Gates?s first U.S. gallery representation since 2012. Trained as a sculptor and an urban planner, Gates is an artist, urbanist, and curator whose work aims to catalyze social and economic change through direct artistic agency. Show More Summary

How a plan to create a much-needed park in Koreatown withered

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The people of Koreatown were on the brink of getting something urban planners and psychologists said Los Angeles' most densely packed neighborhood desperately needed: A public outdoor space for respite in a booming urban corridor increasingly smothered in concrete and glass. Now, five years later,...

NYU-X lab: AI in edu-imagining and building tomorrow's CyberLearning platform

In the late 1960s, urban planners Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber began formulating the concept of "wicked problems" or "wicked challenges" --problems so vexing in the realm of social and organizational planning that they could not be successfully ameliorated with traditional linear, analytical, systems-engineering types of approaches. read more

Roads in Philippines unfairly benefit the 2% who own cars

rappler : "Transport experts and urban planners have lamented how less than 2% of Filipinos own cars – and yet, most of the roads are dedicated to vehicles."

Book Review: Steven Conn: Americans Against the City: Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth Century

Above: The New Deal experimental town of Greendale, Wisconsin Steven Conn’s smart, witty, and even funny book is an excellent overview of how a deep mistrust of cities and strong anti-urbanism among urban planners themselves shaped American urban policy through the twentieth century. This is an important addition to the literature on urban history. It’s […]

Ryan Gravel wants to make Atlanta unique in design

“The idea is to only shape a design that is unique to Atlanta. The process needs to be unique to Atlanta as well.” — Urban planner Ryan Gravel, the man behind the Atlanta BeltLine  redevelopment, was hired by the City of Atlanta as manager...Show More Summary

Weather station on two wheels

An eye-catching bicycle-based weather station will help urban planners and policy makers develop neighborhood-level programs that can mitigate the impact of climate change on cities and their residents.

China approves $8.44 billion urban railway projects

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has approved construction plans for two urban railway projects with a total investment value of 55.0 billion yuan ($8.44 billion), the country's top economic planner said in statements on its website on Thursday. Show More Summary

Political drama is nothing new to California Coastal Commission

In the 1950s and 1960s, developers and urban planners had big ideas for the coast. They talked about high-rise residential towers, marinas and resorts.  "Development of Southland Coast nation's hottest," cheered a Times story in 1961 that was accompanied by a coastal scene of homes built into hills,...

The Urban Condition Is the Human Condition

"A city is more than a place in space. It is a drama in time." So wrote the urban planner Patrick Geddes at the start of the 20th century. Today, that drama has taken on new urgency and complexity. The world's cities have become theShow More Summary

MI: Cities Need to Plan More for Autonomous Vehicles

With technologists racing to get autonomous-driven vehicles on the road in 10 years or less, America's urban planners need to resolve a host of questions about how cities will respond to the future of transportation.

?This Is What Will Happen to Williamsburg Without the L Train

An urban planner explains the future of Williamsburg if it’s cut off from its main subway route.

Intelligence Support to Urban Military Operations

To the eyes of a military planner, a city presents “an elaborate combination of horizontal, vertical, interior, and exterior forms superimposed on a landscape’s natural relief, drainage, and vegetation.” A newly reissued U.S. Army manual...Show More Summary

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