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Millennials are moving to the exurbs in droves

For years, an unwavering certitude of industry, think tanks, demographers, policy-makers and city planners everywhere has been that humanity is …

Inside the Rise of “Risky” Playground Design

Child recreation areas with exposed nails and steep drops—placed deliberately—have caught on in the U.K. and are coming to America<p>If you’re a parent, you’re familiar with the term "helicopter," and not just as a mode of travel. There’s a burgeoning architecture movement countering helicopter …

It's time Dallas requires developers to chip in to pay for land for Dallas parks

The old joke was that the official bird of Texas must be the crane, because of all of the construction underway. There may be some truth to that, but …

Sydney's congestion at 'tipping point'

Sydney was found to have worse congestion than other cities of a similar population and size including San Francisco, Montreal, and …

Rising rents in Detroit force nonprofit agencies to move from downtown

Nonprofit agencies long headquartered in downtown Detroit are facing sticker shock over the rising cost of office space and parking as their leases …

Australia 'seven years' behind other nations as electric car sales leap

"Up to now, there’s no government support for the uptake EVs," Mr Asghar said.<p>Loading<p>Behyad Jafari, chief executive of the Electric Vehicle Council, …

Safety Measures to Be Put in Place for One of Steepest Roads in L.A.

Drivers skid on it, then crash into cars, fences and garden walls. Fire trucks and buses get stuck on it. And a neighbor asked a navigation app to …

Philly Neighborhood Achieves Inclusive Development and Control through Community Land Trust

Share61<p>Share<p>Tweet22<p>Email<p>Shares 83<p>“Temple University Station,” Adam Moss<p>April 17, 2018; Curbed<p>In Philadelphia, the Community Justice Land Trust is …

Talks between Google’s Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto months behind schedule

Talks between Google-affiliate Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto on a deal to create a community where new, data-driven “smart city” technologies will be tested are months behind schedule.<p>Waterfront Toronto selected New York-based Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google’s parent Alphabet Inc., last …

American highways are so expensive that cities are tearing them down — here’s what they’re turning into

But these days, investing in highways is a bad business decision for many cities.<p>An increasing number of cities around the US are choosing to tear down or transform parts of their dilapidated interstates, rather than repair them. These redevelopments are largely happening because old highways are …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

A major rebirth coming to Indianapolis with redevelopment of 103-acre riverfront GM site

On April 9, 2018, the <b>Ambrose Property Group</b> announced that it has completed its purchase of the former <b>General Motors</b> (GM) stamping plant site in</b> …

Portland official weighs in on affordable housing proposal across the street from her home

Commissioner Wendy Chung -- who, like all of the commissioners, serves in a volunteer capacity -- argued to shrink the development proposed at 1724 …

What Is the Difference Between Marketing, Advertising, and Branding? A Simple Analogy to Help Explain

To understand the differences between these concepts, simply apply them to you.<p>In my work with entrepreneurs and business students, I often hear marketing strategies explained as "having social media," "having an online brand," or "advertising a lot."<p>These explanations make me cringe because, while …

Marketing

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

After decades of improvement, roads are becoming more dangerous for pedestrians again

On Monday, 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein and 1-year-old Josh Lew were struck and killed by an out-of-control car while crossing the street with their parents in Brooklyn.<p>The driver, who police say may have been experiencing a medical condition, ran a red light before striking the pedestrians, …

The winner of the 'Nobel Prize of Architecture' was just named — here are his stunning buildings

On Wednesday, Indian architect and urban planner Balkrishna Doshi was named the winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize— the biggest award in architecture.<p>The first Indian recipient of the award, Doshi is known for his low-cost housing projects, public complexes, and educational and cultural facilities …

An inside look at how LimeBike manages bike-share in downtown Dallas

A mushrooming of two-wheelers on sidewalks (and in lakes, the Trinity River, on the shoulders of freeways) is going into its 10th month in Dallas. …

Paris's Answer to Silicon Valley Is Inside a Refurbished Train Depot

Open since last summer, Station F wants to cultivate a more inclusive and diverse version of American-style entrepreneurship in France.<p>Walking into Station F, the gargantuan new space in Paris devoted to startups and innovation, feels a little bit like entering a tech office in Silicon Valley. All …

Detroit’s Parks Turn Winter Months into Placemaking Opportunity

A combination of lighting, public art, and unique retail moved pedestrians up and down the streets, enticing visitors to make the walk from the …

The Western Sydney City Deal

The Australian and NSW Governments, together with eight local governments of Western Sydney, signed the Western Sydney City Deal on 4 March 2018.<p>The …

The Design Bible That Changed How Americans Bike in Cities

A movement has brought safer bicycle lanes to the United States. But it took a manual to spread them.<p>When I first started working in New York, in 2007, bicycling seemed like an activity best left to the pros. One of the city’s stock characters was the fearless bicycle messenger, wearing a heavy …

Urban Design

Urbanism at a Crossroads

New Urbanism, with its focus on building walkable neighborhoods and reestablishing population density in the urban core and its ability to inspire generations of citizen planners, is among the most successful thought movements of our time. For decades, New Urbanist prophets like Andres Duany and …

German retailer Aldi set to build 2,000 homes above its Berlin stores

Amid intense rivalry in the grocery business, Aldi Nord says it wants to put apartments above some of its supermarkets. Real estate in the German …

Tirana 2030

The Albanian National Council approved the General Local Plan called Tirana 2030 (Tr030), designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti together with UNLAB …

Syrian National Council

Goodman Group outlines its future Fishermans Bend expectations

Fishermans Bend's largest land owner has teamed with Roberts Day to table a far-reaching report which forms its response to the Fishermans Bend Draft …

How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets

The Danish capital ranks high on the list of the world’s healthiest and happiest cities. With obesity and depression on the rise worldwide, here are its lessons for how to combat them culturally<p>Maybe it’s the Viking heritage. There is an icy open-air pool in the waters of Copenhagen’s harbour, and …

World Health Organization

America’s Worst Parking Crater Could Become Denver’s Next Human-Scale Neighborhood

Few cities can boast a blank slate like the one just across the street (and the creek) from Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood.The area city …

Why transit nerds are so jealous of Seattle

The city’s tweeting traffic engineer explains how small changes to streets are adding up to big improvements<p>The first thing you might consider after looking at the Twitter feed of Seattle’s chief traffic engineer Dongho Chang is that he may possibly be two, or three, or even four people.<p>It does not …

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 …