Urban Design

The Myth of the Good Gentrifier

Where past and present converge is in Moses' startlingly impolitic public statements about his own work and callous indifference to the people affected by it.<p>It's been more than five decades since journalist and urban activist Jane Jacobs faced off with the legendary or notorious, depending on who …

Urban Planning

How one woman harnessed people power to ‘save’ old New York

New film tells story of Jane Jacobs’s battles against the wealthiest developers in the city<p>She was a beaky, bespectacled architecture writer, hardly a figure likely to ignite protests that changed the shape of one of the world’s great cities. Yet such is the legend of Jane Jacobs and her bitter …

Jane Jacobs

Sounds awful: Can't sleep, can't talk because of noise

April 23, 2017 5:00 AM<br>For the past three decades, Mr K.C. Tang, 72, and his wife have been communicating by shouting at each other.

Urban Planning

2 new public housing projects to be built in Toa Payoh

SINGAPORE: Two new public housing projects will be built at Caldecott and Toa Payoh East in the next five to 10 years, announced the Housing and …

Urban Planning

Effort to bring Facebook data center to Sarpy County took 6 years of swinging and missing

Omaha-area economic development leaders will tell you it’s been a long road to land Facebook’s newest data center.<p>“We swung and missed and swung and …

Urban Planning

More widening of the Bush Turnpike set to begin this summer | Transportation

The board approved a $26.3 million contract, 2 1/2-year contract with SEMA Construction for the portion of the project from I-35E to the Dallas North …

Urban Planning

Hyatt negotiating to redevelop the Regency and Miami’s James L. Knight Center

Hyatt and the city of Miami are contemplating a deal to redevelop the chain’s Regency hotel and the city’s 35-year-old James L. Knight Center …


Many take to Boulder streets to protest Trump science stance

The demonstrations that have become a weekly occurrence in downtown Boulder on Saturday mornings have generally taken an anti-Donald Trump bent, and …

Urban Planning

Staten Island gondola cars for proposed aerial tram touches down for tour

The gondola cabin has embarked on a week-long tour<p>A gondola cabin is making its way around Staten Island, giving residents a real-life look at what the proposed aerial tram car would be like if the idea moves forward. The Staten Island’s Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) launched a design …

Urban Planning

Hopworks Urban Brewery Earth Week Beer Releases

<b>April 22, 5pm – Green Loop IPA</b><br>The Green Loop is a six-mile park in planning that links Portland’s east and west sides, creating an “urban promenade” …


See the hidden World Trade Center art gallery Spotify tapped for its headquarters

The art found on the 69th floor of 4 World Trade Center is not the kind you would expect to see in the financial district.<p>Larry Silverstein, founder of Silverstein Properties, the developer of 4WTC and many of buildings in the area, is a fan and proprietor of the arts and has worked to bring art to …

Urban Planning

City doing its best to provide homes for Capetonians — De Lille

RIGHT OF REPLY<p>It is severely disappointing that, in the article “Cape Town denies its people a place to call their home” (April 13), after a …


More construction coming for Interstate 75 in Ohio

A new construction project on Interstate 75 in Ohio is scheduled to start this fall, adding to the frustrations of drivers.<p>The Cincinnati Enquirer …

Urban Planning

Manhattan's Garment District still vital part of NYC labor market

We propose consolidating the businesses spread across the district — similar to the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Urban Planning

Incredible images of Los Angeles before it was a city

The Chumash people, a seafaring group of Native Americans, were the first to settle in the Los Angeles area around 9,000 BC.<p><i>Los Angeles Public Library</i><p>…

Urban Planning

Car Free NYC clears streets of vehicles for outdoor festivities

An Earth Day initiative cleared several of the city’s congested streets of cars on Saturday — offering pedestrians the run of the roads.<p>Outdoor …


The Week In Review: Condos, French tests, French vote, seniors and roadwork

North Hatley condo project called a saviour and a disaster<p>In the picturesque Eastern Townships village of North Hatley, population 632, town council …

British Columbia

Toronto’s sci-fi love for the Gardiner: Micallef

On Monday evening as the Leafs were playing game 3 of round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the drive by the ACC on the Gardiner was easy: everybody …


12 great bike rides in, around, or between cities

Ideal routes for urban cycling and sightseeing<p>For many cyclists, spring means finally being able to bike again, a chance to return to a pedal-powered commute and explore. Cycling, especially bike sharing, offers some of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to check out new neighborhoods or …

Urban Planning

The coolest futuristic skyscrapers that will (probably) never be built

Urban Planning

Manhattan Almost Had a Highway Running Across It. Here's What It Would Have Looked Like

Concept renderings of Robert Moses' proposed LOMEX (Lower Manhattan Expressway).<br>Library of Congress— Courtesy of IFC Films<p>1 of 7<p>In the new …

Urban Planning

A Journalist's Fight to Save the Soul of New York City

Director Matt Tyrnauer discusses his new film, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, and the significant work of journalist and activist Jane Jacobs<p>Director and producer Matt Tyrnauer’s new film, <i>Citizen Jane: Battle for the City</i>, shines a long overdue spotlight on the pioneering work of urban planning …

Jane Jacobs

A New World Atlas For A Planet In Crisis

A new atlas examines the relationship between fast-growing cities and the world’s most precious ecological hotspots.<p>By 2100, the UN projects that 10 billion people will live on Earth–and it’s likely that many of them will live in cities. For the professor Richard Weller, who heads the urbanism and …

Urban Planning

Major Power Outages Coincide in LA, New York, and San Francisco

A series of subsequent power outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City left commuters stranded and traffic backed up on Friday …

Urban Planning

Learning From Two Months of Illuminating Abandoned Homes

Breathing Lights shined a light on the thousands of vacant residencies in the Capital Region. Now what?<p>For two months last fall, Breathing Lights wove through New York’s Capital Region. Using gently pulsing lighting to humanize abandoned buildings, it was frequently perceived as a celebration, a …


The Rise Of Factory-Built Homes: NYC Goes Modular

<i>Predicting Our Future is a podcast about the next revolutions in technology, as seen through the eyes of a serial entrepreneur. Below is an edited excerpt from “NYC Goes Modular,” the third episode in a 6-part series on the future of homebuilding. Listen to the full episode here.</i><p>In this episode of</i> …

Urban Planning

What can Latin America Learn From WOHA's Green Skyscrapers?

WOHA's first exhibition in <i>Latin America, Garden City Mega City: WOHA's Urban Ecosystems</i> presents over two decades of WOHA's international designs. …

Urban Planning

First look at the new waterfront park coming to Williamsburg

Say hello to Domino Park.<p>Since the massive development around Williamsburg’s old Domino Sugar Factory was first announced, a waterfront park has …

New York City

Report: Chicago’s famous diamond-shaped skyscraper is for sale

The 661,500-square-foot Loop office tower could fetch $132 million<p>Chicago’s iconic Crain Communications building at 150 N. Michigan Avenue—a fixture on the Windy City skyline for 33 years—could soon change hands in a deal reportedly worth $132 million. According to Crain’s Chicago Real Estate …

Urban Planning

Google Maps v9.51 beta adds new details about parking, prepares to improve route planning with parking suggestions and traffic charts [APK Teardown + Download]

Article Contents<p>1 What's New<p>1.1 New parking indicators<p>2 Teardown<p>2.1 Change your route to nearby parking<br>• 2.2 Traffic Histogram<p>3 Download<p>It's time for …

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