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For NIMBYs and YIMBYs

Roads, parks, and rail trails aren’t the most exciting topics in the world — unless you happen to live near one. Nothing like a new project to bring …

Urban Design

Microgrids and energy-generating buildings could save our cities

In the summer of 1977, a lightning storm took out New York City's electrical substations, plunging it into darkness. Looting, arson and riots broke …

Renewable Energy

Why San Francisco transportation is secretly the best

All aboard!<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to determine which has the best public transit, this …

City of Dreams - Alumni - Harvard Business School

N<b>ayana Mawilmada (MBA 2005)</b> is seeing things. Standing at the edge of Beira Lake, an algae-choked body of water in the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital, …

How the Layout of Urban "Cells" Affects The Function and Success of Neighborhoods

As urban areas develop, each city forms a unique structural logic. With this structure usually conceived on an ad-hoc basis, political terms such as …

The Secret Life Of Parks

Your city has a mute button, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Just ask the landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.<p>Between sirens, horns, speeding cars, and garbage trucks, the sounds of a city are inescapably earsplitting. At times, the quest for quiet can seem more like a fool’s …

The world's water quality might be in trouble

More precipitation, more problems.<p>When we think about how climate change will impact water, we “tend to think about droughts or flooding or extreme rainfall,” says Anna Michalak. “But the linkages between climate and water quality are potentially just as strong as climate and water …

6 Must-See Architecture Documentaries and Series on Netflix

Netflix isn't just a great service for relaxing or procrastinating—it can also be a great learning tool for architecture and urbanism. That is why we …

Clever Street Artist Is Transforming NYC’s Streets into One Giant Playground

We love clever street art, so we couldn't help but admire the work of artist Tom Bob, who has been running amok on the streets of New York and Massachusetts. If you're a fan of famous street artist OakOak, you'll love Tom Bob's work, as he uses forgotten elements of the street to create whimsical …

Stunning, simple maps show San Francisco vs. other global cities

Downtown San Francisco is a tale of two street grids. They converge on Market Street, or in Herb Caen's words, "That obtuse angle that no traffic plan can ever solve."<p>Geoff Boeing, a Ph.D student at UC Berkeley, took a slice of the city and mapped it, visually demonstrating the odd convergence of …

Does Innovation Equal Gentrification?

Fears of displacement often accompany efforts to create urban innovation districts. They shouldn’t.<p>There it was: the gentrification question, in at number five.<p>It gets asked at nearly every event at which I speak about innovation districts. Sometimes it feels like an accusation, underpinned by a …

You'll have never seen a house like this one before! (with floor plans)

We love finding exciting and innovative new architecture to show you and today, we might have found the most unusual example of a luxury family home, …

DIY Your Own City Symphony With This Database of Urban Noise

The London artist Stanza has been crowdsourcing sounds from various cities since the ‘90s and wants people to use them for personal projects.<p>In Miami and Philadelphia, an MIT professor is leading citywide efforts to turn urban noise into a masterful symphony. But for enthusiasts elsewhere, who may …

"MethodKit for Cities" 105 Cards to Discuss and Plan the Future of our Cities

Planning can be a complex task depending on the factors at play such as time, participants, and topics.<p>Since 2012 a Swedish firm called MethodKit has …

Smart Cities

When Street Parking Becomes a Pop-Up Bus Lane

An experiment in Everett, Massachusetts, has meant shorter rides for both transit users and drivers.<p>One morning last December, cones and small signs popped up along Broadway, the main drag in working-class Everett, Massachusetts. The modest change, replacing a mile of curbside parking with a …

How to design a typographical poster using Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a great program to use when designing anything that uses type heavily. Throughout this InDesign tutorial I'll run through the …

Graphics

549 key positions in the administration need Senate confirmation. So far, Trump has filled 14.

There are 549 key positions in President Donald Trump’s administration that require Senate confirmation. Trump has yet to nominate anyone to 515 of them. According to Max Stier, the CEO of the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition,when it comes to political appointments, Trump is lagging …

Donald Trump

Here’s LA’s plan to make developers pay for affordable housing

They’re called linkage fees<p>A plan to make real estate developers pay for affordable housing in the city of Los Angeles, where rents are sky-high, heads to the Planning Commission on Thursday in what is likely its first major step toward approval.<p>The so-called linkage fees would generate an …

Housing

The Cities That Have Risen From Ruins

Whether they’ve been leveled by wars or earthquakes, cities don’t tend to stay wastelands forever.<p><i>This post is part of a CityLab series on wastelands, and what we squander, discard, and fritter away.</i><p>Earthquakes have rattled cities to rubble, fires have burned them to ashes, and wars have reduced …

The best, most creative newsletters by designers for designers

This week we’ve decided to curate some of the coolest design newsletters with unique concepts. People in the design industry tend to be hungry to learn more and develop their skills, so the personal digests below are a great way to do that while staying updated on the latest news in the vast world …

UX Design

Is It Possible To Solve Delhi’s Traffic Problems

In order to resolve problems, and bring some sense of order and control to the existing traffic situation in Delhi, comprehensive action on a …

Can You Guess The Oscar-Nominated Movie From A Single Drawing?

Movies... I'm just drawn to them:)

How Immigrants Changed the Geography of Innovation

A new report shows how immigrants fueled regional inventiveness, bolstered creative momentum within their industries, and drove long-term technological growth.<p>President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders crack down on illegal immigration as promised. But his immigration and refugee ban, leaked …

Free: More Than 4,000 High-Resolution Material Textures for Your Architectural Renderings

Over the past few weeks, we have unearthed some useful resources for detailing the surrounding context of architectural visualizations, including high-res cut out people, trees and HDRi skies. But what about the buildings themselves? To create truly compelling renderings, it is essential to use …

Architecture

Kyoto: One Perfect Walk

<i>Photo courtesy Shu Nakada.</i><p><i>See the best of old Kyoto in one picture-perfect stroll.</i><p>This hillside walk lets you taste, touch, and see the historical Kyoto of stone-paved streets, traditional architecture, and tiled roofs you traveled so far to find. Three narrow streets by famous Kiyomizu Temple …

Tropical Modernism: 12 Incredible Homes That Blend Nature and Architecture

Whether designed to embrace or enclose, every building exists within unique cultural and environmental conditions. Specifically designed to address a range of natural elements, tropical architecture focuses on issues of ventilation, integration and climate. Made to reorganize and contrast with …

Paris’s Classy New Public Urinals Use Your Pee To Grow Flowers

But do not take time to stop and smell the roses.<p>Nocturnal urinators don’t just leave the unpleasant stench of pee in our streets. They also damage public infrastructure and leave behind a mess that’s surprisingly costly and labor intensive to clean up. Cities are working hard to find a fix: …

12 major cities that are starting to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid's Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center.<p>On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid's main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, buses, and taxis before she leaves office in May 2019. It's part …

Urban Design