26 Feb 2015

The Unlikely Ascent Of Palestine’s Green Architects

One of the first thoughts Danna Masad had about the importance of architecture occurred to

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25 Feb 2015

How Vancouver Became One Of North America’s Most Family-Friendly Cities

It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s. If you’re a

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24 Feb 2015

How To Build A Fairer City

Four leading academics propose the ‘grounded city’ – where sustainable transport, accessible broadband and modest

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21 Feb 2015

Property Developers Exploit Authorities, Ruining Our Cities

Affordable housing quotas get waived and the interests of residents trampled as toothless authorities bow

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17 Feb 2015

James Kunstler: How Bad Architecture Wrecked Cities

In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centres of civic life and

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16 Feb 2015

“We Have Designed Cities To Make People Ill”

“We are all suffering from the bad design in the world,” Thomas Fisher, an architecture

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16 Feb 2015

How Crowdsourcing And Machine Learning Will Change The Way We Design Cities

Researchers at MIT Media Lab are using crowdsourced data to create an algorithm that determines

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12 Feb 2015

Make Your Cities Flood-Resilient With These Ideas

A new exhibition argues that a ‘landscape first’ approach to urban development, via innovative water

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09 Feb 2015

How Brooklyn Is Like Buenos Aires: Toward A Science Of Cities

Marc Barthelemy and Rémi Louf, researchers at L’Institut de Physique Théorique outside of Paris, are seeking quantitative

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07 Feb 2015

Cities [In Britain] Where Planning Went Right

Britain’s planning departments have lost nearly half of their budgets over the past four years,

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05 Feb 2015

How Cities Can Learn From The Human Body’s Systems

Much like the human body with its skeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems, cities have infrastructure

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04 Feb 2015

How Much Public Space Does a City Need?

How much of Manhattan is dedicated to public space? For starters, there’s Central Park, but

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03 Feb 2015

Making City Planning Cool

British cities are in crisis, but it is of an unusual and distinctly 21st-century form.

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02 Feb 2015

Rethinking Urban Cemeteries

City dwellers may see conventional burials become a luxury, available only to the very wealthy,

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31 Jan 2015

The Evolution Of Urban Spaces

A popular new study claims to lump cities into four types. But the real science

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30 Jan 2015

5 Crucial Principles For 21st Century Transportation Systems

Handling tomorrow’s mega-trends means rethinking today’s infrastructure. Over the rest of the 21st century, cities

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30 Jan 2015

The Geometry Of Urban Life

Even a roaming cartophile, looking through an airplane window at night, would be challenged to

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30 Jan 2015

A Guide To Safer Streets and Simple Rules – Courtesy of New York City

In the past decade or so, New York has seen a considerable decline in traffic

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