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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 …

Oxfordshire

Jan Gehl: “Architects Know Very Little About People”

Danish urban planner and committed pedometer user Jan Gehl is an expert in creating “cities for people.” Following a recent talk he gave on …

china paves the way for a new definition of urban farming

<b>china paves the way for a new definition of urban farming</b><br>image courtesy of foreign policy<p>2011 marked a paramount year in modern chinese history- the …

Urban Agriculture

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that …

Aquaponics

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.<p>San Francisco is moving forward with a plan to add protected bike lanes on Polk Street, one of the busiest cycling corridors in the city, but the decision didn't come easy. The <i>San Francisco Examiner</i> reports that the plan endured …

74 propuestas para un nuevo hito urbano en Londres

74 propuestas para un nuevo hito urbano en Londres<p>Recientemente han sido revelados los 74 diseños considerados para el próximo hito urbano de …

A city's public cost for each suburban home is more than double that of each urban home, says @sustpro. Public money. http://t.co/N20c2apNjO

Articles about 7 sustainable second homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, …

Architecture

London's mayor wants to start putting major roads into tunnels

Before and after: the A13 at Barking. Image: TfL.<p>Roads! Everyone loves roads, right? With their cars and their tarmac and their air pollution and …

Brilliant ideas: 5 of the smartest cities in Europe

What makes a city <i>smart</i>?<p>Is it the development and planning that go into it, or the innovative tech that emerges from its businesses and labs? Could it …

Smart Cities

What Makes a Dense Urban County Vote Republican?

The biggest U.S. cities are still Democratic strongholds, but new research sheds light on why some of them aren't.<p>We’re all familiar with the map of America’s “red” and “blue” states. But what’s less familiar and certainly less well understood is how political allegiances break down inside smaller …

MVRDV and Interior Urbanism: An Interview With Winy Maas

<i>In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one of the major changes within cities around the world has been the rise of so-called "privately-owned</i> …

Urbanism

7 ciudades que están sacando los automóviles de sus calles

7 ciudades que están sacando los automóviles de sus calles<p><b>Es uno de los grandes cambios que están viviendo las ciudades en nuestros días</b>. El reinado …

A 3-D Visualization Engine For Reimagining Cities

Drag and drop a bike lane here, a park there and create a more perfect urban landscape.<p>If you want to think about the future of a city, 3-D is better than 2-D. You can see how streets, buildings, and transportation fit together in ways maps can’t really show you. That’s why developers have long …

Bike Lanes

Barrios cerrados temáticos, un fenómeno que se expande en Buenos Aires

Barrios cerrados temáticos, un fenómeno que se expande en Buenos Aires<p>A pesar de las críticas recibidas en distintos foros, el avance de los barrios …

Granja de nubes en Atacama: buscando captar el agua del desierto

Granja de nubes en Atacama: buscando captar el agua del desierto<p>La ocupación del territorio y el desarrollo de las regiones del norte de Chile son …

This Incredible Urban Park Will Be Inside One Of The World’s Busiest Airports

Under a huge glass dome in Singapore’s Changi Airport, Forest Valley offers multi-level greenery and a respite for weary travelers.<p>As fast-growing cities run out of land for traditional city parks, maybe there will be more places like Singapore’s newest green space. Forest Valley, filled with trees …

Landscaping

Exquisite Mexican Home Charms with Smart Indoor-Outdoor Interplay

When it comes to designing posh urban homes, architects often try and utilize every inch of available space. But this beautiful <b>LA House</b> in <i>Mexico</i> …

10 Great Novels Every Urbanist Should Read

Read all the reports you want. Catch up on headlines. Notch the classics in the literature of cities — Jane Jacobs, Thomas J. Sugrue and all the rest.<p>…

Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car

Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Architecture firm Snøhetta …

The Top 14 Walkable, Livable City Stories Of 2014

Mindblowing skyscrapers of the future on one hand. Cities slowly dying from lack of water on the other.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• …

Urban Design

Casa-S / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

Casa-S / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects<p>Arquitectos<p>Ubicación<p>Chichibu, Japón<p>Arquitecto a cargo<p>Yuusuke Karasawa<p>Área<p>104.0 m2<p>Año …

At MoMA, How 'Tactical Urbanism' Can Preserve the Future of Cities

As the world braces for a huge population influx into cities, a new exhibit looks at how scaling infrastructure could improve life in the accompanying "unplanned settlements."<p>In the overcast light of a Mumbai slum, six men surround a rectangular frame that has been set on the ground. It is hoisted …