Jeffry Haggett

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Fighting Climate Change Means Building Dense, Diverse, Walkable Cities

Urban designer Peter Calthorpe has a seven-step plan to eradicate sprawl—both suburban and urban.<p>“Let me add to the complexity of the situation we find ourselves in: At the same time we’re solving for climate change, we’re going to be building cities for 3 billion people,” said the urban designer …

The eerie historical visions that predict the apocalypse

The Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs reveals a 16th Century society gripped by anxieties that we can relate to in the 21st Century, writes Rebecca Laurence.<p>Giant locusts swarm around a jagged aquamarine mountain. Great whales and strange beasts flounder amid stormy seas. Inky skies rain hailstones …

Theology

How down-at-heel Lisbon became the new capital of cool

In Lisbon people keep telling me about the surfing. It’s great. The beaches are 20 minutes from the beautiful, historic and lively centre of Lisbon. You get the best of everything: Bondi meets old Europe. I hear this from Patrick, a Kentuckian whose digital marketing business was formerly based in …

European Travel

Houston Or Portland: Which City Is Doing Urban Density Better?

Among those who appreciate cities and urban density, there are often very different associations about Houston and Portland. To many, Houston is a pro-growth metro where “the market” has led to a sprawling, incohesive hellscape. Portland, meanwhile, is considered a metro where enlightened …

Urban Planning

FUTURE CITIES: Helsinki

It takes a village to build a smart city.<p>Finland has a reputation as a testing ground for social innovation — no small achievement for a country of …

Is Vancouver lonelier than most cities or just better about addressing it?

It has long been rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. But beyond its dazzling skyline and ocean views, Vancouver has for years struggled with an issue that’s rarely featured in any global ranking: loneliness.<p>Amid polls suggesting one in four Vancouver residents have grappled with …

Municipal Government

How to Make Urban Highways Vanish

Thanks to this free open-source mapping tool, you can digitally demolish your city’s loathed urban expressways and reveal what lies beneath.<p>Imagine there’s no highway, it’s easy if you try—even easier, since now there’s a map for that. With this latest cartographic venture, you can make the …

Built Environment

It's time for a new conversation about L.A.’s future

For what may be a brief moment in Los Angeles, planning is hot. Measure S, the slow-growth, anti-development initiative, failed at the ballot box but succeeded in one very big way: It drew attention to the city's broken land-use process and the need for a new comprehensive vision for how Los …

Urban Design

How high-tech Kasita microhomes could revolutionize homeownership

America’s affordable housing crisis is squeezing people out of cities, but one Harvard researcher believes he’s developed a beautiful and high-tech …

Berges - 28 Social Dwellings / ODILE+GUZY architectes

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This portion of the Dessous des Berges street is rather unusual as the adjacent office constructions are …

Architecture

4 Important Things to Consider When Designing Streets For People, Not Just Cars

Go to any medieval European city and you will see what streets looked like before the advent of the car: lovely, small narrow lanes, intimate, and …

Chinatowns Across The Country Face Off With Gentrification

On a Friday evening in January, people spilled out of a storefront into an alleyway in San Francisco's Chinatown. Neighborhood business owners, parents with young children, and artists in warm coats chatted with one another. Nearby, youth from a martial arts school practiced with wooden staffs …

San Francisco

Businesses get pushed out as industrial districts rebuild

<b>By Scott McFetridge,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i>DES MOINES, Iowa — Leaning over the map, Brian Vincent turned to a city official and asked, “Why does it show …

Urban Design

SOM's Inclusive Riverfront Set to Revitalise Detroit

Chicago-based SOM’s plans for the redevelopment of the East Riverfront in Detroit, Michigan have been unveiled. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, …

Skyscrapers

Here's What the Future of City Planning Looks Like

We chat with Ford's John Kwant about the changing landscape of urban design and what’s next for America’s “smart cities.”<p>Sixty years ago, the American middle class began fleeing inner cities and pushing to their boundaries, creating a suburban sprawl that made large swathes of the country …

Home in bold Del Rey small lot development wants $1.25M

Polished concrete floors and balconies<p>An unusual and bold small lot division in Del Rey has started listing homes, each with long vertical ribbons of windows and floating staircases.<p>The new subdivision contains five contemporary homes designed by architect Jeffrey Eyster, and they’re being listed …

Architecture: Common Ground by Urbantainer

We all have seen containers implemented as a house or pop-up shops but what about 5300 m2 building? It’s just insane just to think of it but at the …

Tirana 2030: Watch How Nature and Urbanism Will Co-Exist in the Albanian Capital

In 1925, Italian designer Armando Brasini created a sweeping masterplan to transform the Albanian capital city of Tirana. Almost one hundred years …

Urban Design

Square-Mile Street Network Visualization

Check out the journal article about OSMnx. The heart of Allan Jacobs’ classic book on street-level urban form and design, Great Streets, features …

Urban Design

How do you build a place that people want to live in? Look to the past and listen to locals

Regional Growth Funds, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Northern Powerhouse: successive UK governments have over the past few years tried to boost productivity and development outside of London with a series of buzzword-driven policies.<p>Chancellor Philip Hammond relaxed borrowing rules to launch a …

TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A …

Architecture

New high-end developments bring the city to the suburbs

How new mixed-use communities embrace urbanism and placemaking, ditch golf courses and malls<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Property Lines</i><i>, a column by Curbed senior reporter Patrick Sisson that spotlights real estate trends and hot housing markets across the country. Comments, tips, and suggestions on where</i> …

In Buffalo, A New Zoning Code Prioritizes People, Not Cars

Now you can build a new building and not include space for any parking at all.<p>Buffalo has rewritten its zoning code. While that might normally be a great cue for an afternoon nap, this update has a bunch of smart and practical requirements that will transform the city into a place for humans, and …

This Old Industrial District In Finland Is Transforming Into A Sustainable Village

A former industrial powerhouse, the city of Tampere is reinventing itself to become a center of innovation.<p>The city of Tampere, Finland, is steeling itself for some pretty radical changes. The second largest municipality in the country, its population of 370,000 isis expected to grow to 480,000 by …

Innovation

Ten reasons to build community through urban design

We build cities that bring us together or push us apart. "Gated communities" are an obvious example of building to isolate, but other methods are …

Urban Design

Baby Boomers Could Spark Affordable Housing Boom

They were the baby boomers at birth, and today as they “grow up” and eye retirement, some builders expect them to jumpstart an affordable housing boom.<p>According to a report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing, by 2035 more than one in five people in the U.S. will be aged 65 and older, and one …

Housing

The 16 best kids' books about design and cities

New urban-focused books for the young and young at heart<p>The perfect children’s book both captivates the young reader and provides enough substance to keep parents from tearing their hair out at bedtime. We combed through this year’s fresh crop of picture books focused on cities, architecture, and …

Books

101 small ways you can improve your city

The least you can do to make a big difference where you live<p>On Your Street | In Your Neighborhood | At Your Parks | Along Your Route | With Your Neighbors | In Your Community<p>We've scoured cities all around the world for small ideas with huge potential, and asked some of our favorite urban thinkers …

Urban Design

Loneliness, affordability and green space: the challenge of building liveable cities

With over half the world’s population now living in cities, and two billion more people due to join them by 2035, urban “liveability” has become a pressing concern.<p>What can be done to make city living safer, healthier and less alienating? How can design tackle rising urban inequality and promote …

Smart Cities

The New Suburbia: More Urban

Some suburbs around New York City are becoming decidedly less suburban, as new apartment buildings and condominium communities close to mass transit help expand the downtowns of these villages and towns. Multifamily housing is also popping up near highways and main thoroughfares.<p>Young professionals …

Real Estate