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If Location Is an Asset, High Rent Is ‘Saving’ for the Future

Calling all rent rationalizers: A new paper shows how your pricey neighborhood is a financial asset like any other.<p>Another month, another paycheck tossed into the bottomless craw of some shadowy rental management company. That’s what paying to live in expensive cities can feel like when you don’t …

Housing

Autonomous Vehicles Might Drive Cities to Financial Ruin

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, last week, 125 mostly white, mostly male, business-card-bearing attendees crowded into a brightly lit ballroom to consider …

The Future of Parking Garages Doesn’t Involve Cars At All

In London, a disused garage is being partially converted into studios, restaurants, and more.<p>What would a world in which fewer people own cars look like? I’d never thought about the consequences until I came across this project: the conversion of a seven-story building in Peckham, London, from a …

How to Design Cities for Children

A billion kids are now growing up in urban areas. But not all cities are planned with their needs in mind.<p>There’s a device called the Mosquito that emits an annoying sound at a very high frequency—so high that only young people can hear it. It’s marketed by its manufacturers as a means of …

Urban Design

Retrofitting suburbia: Old shopping malls can be saved by their parking lots

Aging shopping centres, built decades ago as beacons of fashion and free parking on the suburban fringe, are gradually becoming relics on a sea of …

The Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Transformation of Public Spaces

There is growing momentum to get “back to the basics” of what makes cities thrive. Many of the most effective and immediate solutions are lighter, …

Was the AIA's Failure to Give its Twenty-Five Year Award In 2018 a Snub to Postmodernism?

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "Did the AIA Take a Pass on Postmodernism?"</i><p>People perceive architecture in different ways. …

Affordable housing providers build Canada's greenest apartments

They are buildings so energy efficient they don't need a furnace, an air conditioner or any other kind of active climate control to keep their …

Thanks to autonomous vehicles, we could have these utopian, tree-filled streets

An optimistic view of human-centered roadways in the age of driverless vehicles<p>The oncoming rush of autonomous vehicle technology has led to rampant speculation over the future of cities, roads, and society. A recent issue of the <i>New York Times</i>magazine dedicated to the subject listed a number of …

How Cities Get 'Granny Flats' Wrong

A Vancouver designer says North American cities need bolder policies to realize the potential of accessory dwellings.<p>If you walk down just about any residential alley in Vancouver, you’re bound to run across one of the city’s thousands of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), known locally as “laneway” …

Housing

Science Is Proving Why Urban Design Matters More Than Ever

Benches and greenery may seem inconsequential, but a new study quantifies how deeply they impact the civic life of a city.<p>It’s easy to make our cities attractive. Plant a few flowers, pick up litter, put up a sculpture or two. But cosmetic improvements don’t necessarily translate to meaningful …

Could Driverless Cars Turn Manhattan Into A Lush Pedestrian Paradise?

Autonomous vehicles promise to transform life for drivers. They may also transform life for walkers, cyclists, and subway riders.<p>Autonomous vehicles are the future. This we know. In fact, self-driving cars are already cruising around on city streets.<p>But what’s less certain is how our cities will …

Early Alert: the 55th IMCL Conference | International Making Cities Livable

IMCL is delighted to announce that the 55th IMCL Conference will take place in Ottawa, May 14-18, 2018, with the very active partnership of the City, …

Pedestrian Zone Disaster Jun17 : urbanplanning

Community Details<p>48.6k<p>Subscribers<p>145<p>Online<p>Urban Planning, Community Planning, City Planning, New Urbanism, Smart Growth, Zoning, Transportation and …

Urbanism

The Most Revolutionary Thing About Self-Driving Cars Isn't What You Think

<i>By Florian Leibert, CEO, Mesosphere, and a 2017 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer</i><p>The hype around autonomous vehicles has reached a fever pitch, with most people focused on the immediate innovation and novelty of driverless cars.<p>Headlines in leading publications reinforce the hype: “Driverless …

Autonomous Cars

‘Solar paint’ breakthrough can provide endless energy source

It harnesses sun and the moisture in the air to harvest hydrogen<p>There’s big business in disguising energy-generating tech like solar panels as innocuous building elements like roof tiles, window blinds, and even stained glass. But researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne may have created the …

When a Town Pays for Uber Rides Rather Than Creating a Bus System

In recent years Innisfil, Ontario, has been growing rapidly. The town of 36,000 people is about an hour outside Toronto, and has seen clusters of new …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

5 ways cities can fight climate change — with or without the Paris deal

<i>This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>President Trump’s expected decision …

How to design a vertical city for kids

In many successful North American cities the cost of housing is going up and the suburban house with a yard is an unaffordable dream. Others want to …

Indie Art Has a Walkability Problem

The clustering of artists at First Friday events highlights how affordability usually constrains small-scale art to less-prominent spaces.<p>In cities across the country, galleries and museums in creative districts open their doors on the first Friday of each month for walks that fuse art and …

Malls are doomed: 25% will be gone in 5 years

Store closings and even dead malls are nothing new, but things might be about to get a whole lot worse.<p>Between 20% and 25% of American malls will close within five years, according to a new report out this week from Credit Suisse. That kind of plunge would be unprecedented in the nation's …

Credit Suisse

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> …

How an Average Family in Tokyo Can Buy a New Home

Imagining City Life After the Car

Across North America today, precious urban housing space is languishing right under our noses — or more precisely, under our wheels.<p>In the City of …

Urban Design