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A Demographer, A German Town Planner And A Parks Commissioner All Walk Into A Bar…

<b>- by Chris Isles, Australian Planner of the Year 2015 and International Executive Director for Planning.</b><p>A Demographer, a German Town Planner and a …

When the Cheonggyecheon Stream replaced a traffic-filled stretch of elevated freeway with public space, water and vegetation it looked like a modern urbanist’s dream. The reality is more complicated, finds <b>Colin Marshall</b><p>In September 2005, the new Cheonggyecheon Stream opened in downtown Seoul, …

South Korea

Here's how Google's Footpath spinoff plans to turn your city into Tomorrowland

Last June, Google spun-out a new company called Footpath Labs aimed at finding new ways to improve cities through technology.<p>Since then, Footpath was …

Rethinking the Administrative and Political Organization of Urban Outskirts

<i>By Adèle Charbonneau</i><p>Urban agglomeration is an inevitable consequence of explosive growth in cities. Indeed, the expansion of cities and their outskirts has created a situation where administrative boundaries are inadequate in regards to the geographic distribution of communities, resources, and …

How co-housing could make homes cheaper and greener

Housing affordability is at crisis levels in many Australian cities, fuelled by an inadequate supply of housing in areas close to jobs and a taxation …

Housing

Australians love tiny houses, so why aren't more of us living in them?

Housing affordability is a perennial problem in Australia and has worsened significantly over the past three decades.<p>Multiple reasons exist for the …

Housing

How the world's population is changing in 7 maps and charts

By 2100, nearly 11 billion people will live on this planet. Click on our interactive map using UN data to find out more about how the world's population is changing<p><b>Tap here if you are viewing this article in a Telegraph app.</b><p>Since 1989, the UN has celebrated World Population Day on July 11 in the …

Infographic: the 5 coolest solar buildings on Earth

From the United States, to Japan and even India - renewable energy engineers and architects from around the world have built some of the most …

Medellín’s “City for Life” Motto Translates Into Equitable Public Space Design

“The most innovative city in the world.” “A city for life.”<p>This is how promotional materials refer to Medellín — a place that once had the highest …

Well Done Vancouver! Well Done Planners!

Much of my life's work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically intelligent and so will respond favorably to good planning …

Do more roads really mean less congestion for commuters?

Congestion is a major source of frustration for road users and has worsened over time in most cities. Different solutions have been proposed, such as …

Transportation

'Not a lot of people read the stuff': how planning defies good theory

Research into the way cities do – or do not – work can make a critical contribution to urban policy and practice. Yet our recent research finds that …

Mainstream Media

Urban planning: International experts in Melbourne discuss design of city's future

Local and international urban planning experts in Melbourne for a conference have had their say on the city's future planning needs.<p>Great Places: …

Cultural rejuvenation in a post industrial age

Hull in Yorkshire, northern England, was for many years known for its fishing fleet and other industry rather than its culture, but in 2017 it will …

2016) | Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

This online publication was devoted to news and analysis examining local solutions to global challenges, and focused on cities, education, the …

Money wasted on roads, says expert

UK's "first eco-town" built green from the ground up

An eco-town described as the UK's "most sustainable development" is moving closer to being occupied. The first residents are expected to move into …

The stereographic projection technique was used to convert aerial panoramas of cities including Paris, Sydney, Shanghai and Chicago into mini-globes

Shanghai

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Economists don't factor in the impacts of city crowding

Despite our self-image as sun-bronzed sons and daughters of the soil, we are a nation of city-dwellers. Australia is one of the most urbanised …

Planning Congress 2015 - Mitchel Silver, New York City Parks Commissioner

New York City

Planning for liveability

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Can’t Make Rent? This Beautiful Squatter’s Home Can Be Built On A Vacant Lot In A Day

An Amsterdam real estate developer wants young people to occupy affordable, moveable homes on properties where building is stalled–and move when construction gets started again.<p>In Amsterdam, like many cities, it’s hard to find an affordable place to live, especially for recent college graduates who …

Vietnam rolls out City Development Strategies – UN-Habitat

<b>HA NOI, 14 January 2015 —</b> Tam Ky and Quy Nhon will be the first cities included in the Viet Nam City Development Strategies Project (CDS), officials …

Planning matters for the future of Palestine, international experts declare – UN-Habitat

Susya, one of the four visited Palestinian communities in the south of Israeli controlled Area C of the West Bank, facing multiple home demolitions, …

The Future of Public Space Analytics | Smart Cities Dive

Public space is an essential component of any great city. It brings people together to socialize, recreate, and work. More pointedly, it attracts …

Ready, Set, Action: Using 'Active Lifestyle Cameras' in Planning

Active Lifestyle Cameras, such as GoPro, Lorex, and Drift, have allowed the everyday person new ways to record their activities—whether riding a …

ReZoning Los Angeles: Can We Legalize a Walkable City?

<b>By Mark Vallianatos.</b><p>Do you ever wonder why different neighborhoods and streets in Los Angeles look the way they do—and why some places seem to be …

Suburban Multifamily: Smart Growth or Smart Sprawl?

In suburbia, the line between smart growth and conventional sprawl is sometimes a blurry one.