Bramastra Saktyawan

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101 ways to improve transportation in your city

These small things can make a big impact<p>Whether you live in the farthest suburb or in the heart of downtown, how you move around your city shapes your social interactions, your job, and even your family dynamics. Peruse the news, however, and you’ll find a laundry list of transportation nightmares: …

Moving Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Cities

A popular new study claims to lump cities into four types. But the real science of cities is heading toward a more complex understanding of how urban spaces evolve.<p>Before Darwin, science tried to make sense of the natural world through a slew of systems of classification. Linnaeus' taxonomy, for …

Riding light rail and streetcars into better communities

Students of how cities have been built throughout history know that transportation drives development. The transportation systems a society chooses dictate the form of their cities.<p>Area civic leaders recognized that dictum when they built the freeways in the 1960s, radiating from the District to …

Largest 1,000 Cities on Earth: World Urban Areas: 2015 Edition

According to the just released 11th edition of <i>Demographia World Urban Areas (Built-Up Urban Areas or World Agglomerations</i>)<i>,</i> there are now 34 urban …

Three Ways Public Spaces Can Make Cities More Vibrant | Smart Cities Dive

The Cheonggye River in Seoul, South Korea is a great example of how cities can use public spaces to revitalize the local economy and improve quality …

Urban Design

Everything You Wanted to Know About Tactical Urbanism | Smart Cities Dive

Tactical Urbanism / Island Press<p>Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change, a new book by urban planners Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia …

A Sleek, Modern Home with Indian Sensibilities and an Interior Courtyard

• 1 |<p>Even from an initial glance at the exterior, it is easy to see the interplay of many different shapes that create a unique spatial design on the …

Streets as Places: How Transportation Can Create a Sense of Community

<i>“The street is the river of life of the city, the place where we come together, the pathway to the center.”</i><p><i>–William H. Whyte</i><p>While streets were once a …

Urban Design

Richmond Reconnects the City to the River | Smart Cities Dive

<i>James River Park / Jared Green</i><p>Richmond, Virginia, and Portland, Oregon, may not seem to have much in common, except they both have rivers that cut …

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