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Elevated urban park in Atlanta would stretch over a rail line and highway

American firms Rogers Partners and Nelson Byrd Waltz have conceived a raised, tree-lined park for Atlanta, Georgia, that would be built atop rail …

Living in my Cities: Skylines city taught me I am terrible at building cities

To all my tiny, unhappy citizens: I am deeply sorry.<p>What with my occasional fascination with the tiny little people living in the simulation games I …

These 27 places will be developed into Smart Cities

The government announced 27 new cities that have made the cut to be developed into smart cities.<p>Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu said …

Transit-oriented housing in Chicago is back on track

Real estate developers and urban planners increasingly are casting their glances backward to create communities for tomorrow.<p>Starting in the mid-1800s, when trains became the primary mode of transportation, American cities clustered around railways. Cars didn't exist, so cities were necessarily …

How redesigning crosswalks could make cities safer

One San Francisco firm thinks of crosswalks as parks<p>Think about driving in a city park. Trees quaver overhead, flowers push toward car windows, the air smells fresher. The surrounding cityscape feels more remote. You might push down on the gas a little more softly, whether because, with all the …

'People are nicer to each other when they move more slowly': how to create happier cities

Urban spaces can be designed to make people feel happier, behave better and be kinder – and there are financial benefits<p>When Charles Montgomery first started talking about urban happiness, people laughed at him. As his colleague Omar Dominguez explains, “happiness is kind of an out-there concept …

Urbanism

High Quality Public Transportation Can Provide Huge Traffic Safety Benefits

A new study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) shows that a person can reduce his or her chance of being in an …

Urban Design

Theme Park Urbanism

Angelinos love dreaming about how to improve our city.Tags: Theme Park UrbanismBouncy-House UrbanismOp-Ed

Urbanism

Is urban cycling worth the risk? — FT.com

If you live in a big city, you may have thought about cycling to work. You will have weighed up the pros and cons: the health benefits, the low cost, …

American Cities

Why Autonomous Vehicles Probably Won't Induce Sprawl

<i>Colleagues Michael R.</i>Tags: Self-Driving CarsAutonomous VehiclesTransportation PlanningAutonomous Future

Autonomous Vehicle

The curse of urban sprawl: how cities grow, and why this has to change

The total area covered by the world’s cities is set to triple in the next 40 years – eating up farmland and threatening the planet’s sustainability. Ahead of the latest Urban Age conference, Mark Swilling says it is time to stop the sprawl<p>I have just spent two days in Barcelona, one of the most …

Urbanization

Peak Car Revisited

This has important implications: if vehicle travel continues to grow rapidly, more roadway and urban expansions will be justified, but if it growth …

Transportation

The morbid and mortal toll of sprawl

A federal report this week revealed that traffic deaths have risen 9 percent over the last year and have totaled 19,100 in the first six months of …

San Francisco

Will smart cities need AI to truly flourish?

A Deutsche Telekom official says artificial intelligence (AI) will be needed to break smart city data out of its silos.<p>As reported by Mobile World Live, thoughts about smart city evolution appeared on the blog of Claudia Nemat, the Deutsche Telekom (DT) board member who oversees Technology & …

Smart Cities
Frank Lloyd Wright

San Francisco Wants Your Help In Redesigning Its Subway System

Play around with this map and dream up your urban transit vision. The city is really listening.<p>People in San Francisco love to complain about the size of BART and the Muni Metro subway. Inside the city, there are a total of eight stations. (New York City, by comparison, has 469.) Since San …

Move Over Silicon Valley. These Startup Cities Are on the Rise.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After years of stagnation, startup activity is on the rise again.<p>For the second year in a row, the rate of new businesses rose in 2016 across the country, nearly reaching a level not seen since before the recession, according to a new …

Startups

50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets

From making you live longer to making cities more resilient: If you want a reason to make your city more walkable, it’s in here.<p>As more cities try to improve walkability–from car-free “superblocks” in Barcelona to heat-protected walkways in Dubai–a new report outlines the reasons behind the shift, …

Sustainable Cities |

Imagine you were working in development and poverty reduction in the early 1990s (I was!). Only one website existed in all the world in August 1991 …

World Economy
Moscow

Airbnb has started building its own listings – will planning cities be next?

With a new design studio and a communal house in a Japanese village, Airbnb has announced its ambitions to change the way we live, travel and share space. Some say the company are venturing into urban planning – are they?<p>Since its inception, Airbnb – the website that allows people to rent out their …

Hospitality

'Rust Belt Chic' Not Enough to Attract Millennials in Some Cities

"Toledo continues to show signs of becoming more cool, hip, and attractive to college-educated young people," report Tom Henry and Gabby …

Millennials

What it costs to pay for a home in America’s biggest cities

All but three of the country’s largest cities became less affordable to prospective homebuyers<p>For many prospective homebuyers in the U.S., earning enough to pay for even an average-priced home can be a struggle (not to mention saving enough or a down payment). A new report from mortgage site …

Real Estate

The Myth of the Sustainable City

<i>Excerpted from</i> America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st-Century Megatrends<i>, by John W. Day and Charles Hall (with</i> …

Sustainability

Toronto tries to go beyond the generic glass condo

Vernacular architecture is a style linked to a particular locality that arises out of various considerations like available materials, technological …

Toronto

Downtown Manhattan Is the New Frontier of the Car-Free City

This afternoon, pedestrians and cyclists will take over a 60-block swath of downtown Manhattan. Where cars usually rule, street musicians will …

New Bloor bike lanes in Toronto must pass ‘rigorous’ tests

In an effort to defuse the "war on the car" rhetoric that surfaces in most city hall debates over cycling, the new Bloor Street West bike lanes will be subject to an unprecedented battery of tests to evaluate their impact both on traffic flow and local businesses.<p>The lanes, set to open Friday for a …