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The Underlying Patterns of Urban Street Design

In a recent study, J. Alexander Maxwell <i>a</i>nd fellow researchers from the University of Strathclyde’s Urban Design Studies Unit in Glasgow found …

Poor road design contributes to U.S. pedestrian fatalities: Safety advocates call for new approach

• Kim Krisberg<p>A decade ago, St. Petersburg, Fla., was a fairly dangerous place for residents on foot, topping the nation’s metro areas for pedestrian …

The Streets of Miami: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (PHOTOS)

Great streets make great places. Lousy streets result in clogged traffic and lower property values. While street design feels like a technical matter for planners and city officials, it's a topic that touches each of us quite literally every time we leave our homes. From the morning commute, …

Urban Design

Defining a Great Street

Rethinking the Street Space: Why Street Design Matters

<b>Reclaiming the Street</b><p>In October of 2007, the South Tyneside Council, a small cluster of communities in northeast England, published a <i>Street Design</i> …

New toolkit provides cities with innovative street design guidelines

The National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Urban Street Design Guide marks a big step forward in advancing a people-oriented approach …

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Lehrer Architects Collaborates With Los Angeles City On Amazing Spring Street Park Design

Joni Mitchell would approve.<p>As we officially opened Spring Street Park on June 17, the song "Big Yellow Taxi" came to mind. We were reversing the ironic progress chronicled by Joni Mitchell as she sings "They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot." In our case, we were demolishing the parking …

Urban Design