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Lack of affordable housing, public transit hinder Vancouver: report

A new report says Vancouver's inadequate public transit and lack of affordable housing may hinder the city's ability to attract labour and business investment.<p>The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade released a scorecard today prepared by the Conference Board of Canada that rates the city ninth among …

Toronto takes a hard look at how people are using its public spaces

If you're walking the streets of downtown Toronto this summer, someone may be watching you.<p>Volunteer observers will be out there, not to judge your fashion sense, but to understand what you're doing on the sidewalk, in the street or in the park. It's part of an effort by the city's planning …

A New Ally in the Fight Against Car-Centric Planning in Dallas: TxDOT

Brandon Formby reports on a "surprising yet powerful voice" adding to the "joining the chorus calling for a sea change in downtown Dallas’ …

Urban Design

Sample of world cities shows risky lack of planning: UN experts

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dangerously weak planning is leading to unchecked urban sprawl, leaving new city dwellers far from transportation and services, United Nations experts said.<p>A lack of solid urban planning affects two-thirds of the world population that will live in cities by …

This government competition could completely change the American city

PITTSBURGH — Uber is about to build a vast, high-tech playground in one of this city’s poorest areas.<p>The ride-hailing giant wants a protected place to test driverless Ubers, part of its effort to replace costly human drivers.<p>So on the site of an abandoned steel mill south of the Hot Metal Bridge, …

Influx of Younger, Wealthier Residents Transforms U.S. Cities

Educated, relatively high-earning workers are flocking to urban neighborhoods at a rate not seen since at least the 1970s<p>CLEVELAND—Joe Baur grew up in a leafy suburb a half-hour outside central Cleveland. But when it came time to settle down with his wife, the couple chose Ohio City, a neighborhood …

Can we make our cities more sustainable?

Urban gardening, greener transport and energy-efficient buildings - with half of the world's population living in cities, they will need to become …

reSITE 2016 festival announced Free Public Events for Cities in Migration

<b>reSITE 2016</b><b>: Cities in Migration</b> festival announced its <b>free public events</b> for this year's interactive conference. <b>reSITE 2016 will offer a variety of</b> …

Why even driving through suburbia is soul crushing

I’ve written some in the past about how the predominant suburban design in the US is among the worst features of life here—viewed from the perspective of a European immigrant like me, at any rate.<p>Far from posing a mere logistical or aesthetic problem, it shapes–or perhaps more accurately, it …

Urbanism