Demetrio Scopelliti

346 Flips | 16 Magazines | 3 Following | 167 Followers | @descopelliti | Urban Thoughts, Trends, Ideas and Innovations. I believe in Cities for Change. Urban designer at Arup.

A Street You Go To, Not Just Through: Principles for Fostering Streets as Places

What are the key ingredients for creating streets that function as quality public places that draw people in? Below is our list of 8 principles for …

Pedestrians First: A New Tool for Walkable Cities - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

With the urban share of the world’s population expected to increase to 70 percent by 2050, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy is …

Driverless Cars Could Turn N.Y.C. Into A City Of Tiny Parks

What cities look like in the age of autonomous cars? For starters, we’ll have a lot more street space.<p>When the driverless car revolution arrives, how will it transform the city–and what can we do to prepare for it now?<p>For the New York-based architecture and urban design firm FXFOWLE, that means …

participez en ligne!

Lancée ce mardi 27 juin 2017, la plateforme Végétalisons Paris fédère tous les acteurs parisiens pour développer de nouveaux espaces de nature en …

Blockchain

Global Street Design Guide (GSDG) - National Association of City Transportation Officials

Available now, the <i>Global Street Design Guide</i> is a timely resource that will set a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces while …

Urban Design

A Green Infrastructure Guidebook for City Planners

This new online resource showcases how communities across the country have successfully mitigated the effects of extreme weather by relying on green infrastructure.<p>Ninety-six percent of the country’s population lives in counties where federally declared weather-related disasters have occurred since …

NYC Parks Street Tree Map

Explore and learn about every street tree in New York City, and record and share all your stewardship activities.

Two billion more people will live in cities by 2035. This could be good – or very bad

Cities are like magnets. Without a better model for growth, people will still come – but they will live in awful conditions. This year’s Pritzker prize-winning architect presents his legal, financial and design roadmap to a new urban reality<p>This week in Quito as many as 45,000 people have gathered …

Figure ground diagrams tell stories about cities

<i>A few weeks ago, I finally published the first draft of a piece I’d been agonising about for a while: an attempt to categorise the myriad ways cities</i> …

Barcelona Bans New Hotels in the City Center

Amid a crackdown on tourism, these are the city’s toughest measures yet.<p>For Barcelona’s tourism industry, the past week may have marked the end of an era. While Spain’s second city has seen galloping, almost uncontrollable growth in tourism since the millennium, the city voted Friday to adopt the …

Barcelona’s Car-Taming ‘Superblocks’ Meet Resistance

The plan to ban through traffic from much of the city could still be a game-changing model.<p>Barcelona’s plans to slash car traffic may be some of the most innovative in the world, but right now their introduction isn’t going all that smoothly. Since last year, the city has been introducing so-called …

Roads

Treepedia

Why Quality of Place Matters

Cultural amenities like parks and museums attract young talent to big cities. But how do they work for smaller cities or older people?<p>For years, cities measured their success in purely economic terms—jobs created, rising incomes and wages, thenumber of corporate headquarters, or the extent of …

Urban Design

Stunning 3D Topographic Maps of Any Place on Earth

These highly detailed maps function as cartographic wall art.<p>Love maps so much you’re not content to just look at them, but need to rub your fingers over all their various lumps and fissures? Then pick a location, any location, tell it to the folks at 3D Wooden Maps, and they’ll carve a highly …

Wall Art

Superblocks: how Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars

Modern cities are ruled by cars. Streets are designed for them; bikers, pedestrians, vendors, hangers-out, and all other forms of human life are pushed to the perimeter in narrow lanes or sidewalks. Truly shared spaces are confined to parks and the occasional plaza. This is such a fundamental …

101 small ways you can improve your city

The least you can do to make a big difference where you live<p>On Your Street | In Your Neighborhood | At Your Parks | Along Your Route | With Your Neighbors | In Your Community<p>We've scoured cities all around the world for small ideas with huge potential, and asked some of our favorite urban thinkers …

Report - Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver Re-Imagined<p>This year marks the 25th anniversary of the <b>Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association</b> (DVBIA). To commemorate …

Western Canada

Changing Cities in 5 Steps - Gehl

1<p>Folkemødet<p>Kristian Villadsen<p>Jun 14, 2018<p>Bornholm, Denmark<p><b>Den Tætte By</b><p>past event<p>More info<p>1<p>— June 21, 2018<p>The Gehl team offers six services, one of …

Oslo sarà la prima città senza automobili dal 2019

Oslo ha deciso di ridurre drasticamente i parcheggi, così da impedire l'accesso delle automobili al centro. Per garantire la mobilità di residenti e …

Jan Gehl: “Una ciudad viva siempre está en construcción”

En la última década, el urbanista Jan Gehl y su equipo de 50 arquitectos han retirado los coches del centro de Moscú, Melbourne o Shanghái. El …

Le 5 idee vincenti di Rotterdam che ispirano le città italiane di Urbact | URBACT

<b>1) Startup Port</b><br>Un programma di open innovation concentrato sulla creazione di startup legate all’elemento più caratteristico dell’economia della …

How Cities are Governed

Cities

'Sim City' à la parisienne : dessinez vous-même le prochain grand parc de Paris

<b>Après 'Pokémon Go', voici peut-être le nouveau jeu qui va emballer la capitale :</b> une sorte de 'Sim City' organisé par la mairie de Paris, où vous …

Happy Streets “Living Lab” Results Suggest Public Space Affects Wellbeing

How do we know when we are in a good public space? Does it make us happier, more calm, or even more generous?read more

Self-improvement

How Habitat III can Shape our Cities in the Years Ahead - NewCities

Urgent action is needed for securing a sustainable urban future around the globe. That was the driver for Habitat III – the major conference on the …

Everything You Need to Know About the Momentous Habitat III

A beginner’s guide to what will take place at the United Nations conference, and why it matters for the future of cities.<p>For the next several days, more than 30,000 mayors, ministers, policymakers, and urbanists will flock to the city with one of Latin America’s largest and best preserved historic …

Urban Design

Two Words Would Make Our Cities More Livable: Pedestrians First

To improve our cities, Penalosa says, we need to pay attention to four “pillars”– walkability, bikeability, public spaces, and public transportation. …

Urban Design

The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life

Considering the constant fatalities, rampant pollution, and exorbitant costs of ownership, is the car’s dominance a little insane?<p>The car is the star. That’s been true for well over a century—unrivaled staying power for an industrial-age, pistons-and-brute-force machine in an era so dominated by …