Urban Design

How the Layout of Urban "Cells" Affects The Function and Success of Neighborhoods

As urban areas develop, each city forms a unique structural logic. With this structure usually conceived on an ad-hoc basis, political terms such as …

Urbanism

6 billion-dollar projects that will transform London by 2025

In the coming years, London's Nine Elms neighborhood will look much different than it does today.<p>Once the site of a farm, shipyard, and railway, the 500-acre waterfront area started redeveloping in the early 2000s — adding thousands of new housing units, public plazas, restaurants, and shops. By …

Business

Inside King of Prussia’s $1 billion transformation

From mega-mall to mini-city<p>If King of Prussia builds it, will they—millennials, baby boomers, and commuters—come?<p>Eric Goldstein likes to think so. The executive director of the King of Prussia Business District has spent the past six years spearheading efforts to turn King of Prussia’s reputation …

Urbanism

Just what we needed dept: Underwater parking spaces

Construction is progressing fast on the Albert Cuyp parking garage in Amsterdam. It’s a 600 car and 60 bike parking garage being installed under an …

Sustainability

World's largest bicycle parking garage opens in Utrecht

Ector Hoogstad Architecten has completed the first stage of the world's largest bicycle parking facility, in Utrecht's Central Station area in the …

Cycling

Preservationists: The Uptown Theatre needs to become a priority

With nearly 6,000 signatures gathered, preservationists are pushing leaders to take action on the Uptown Theatre<p>A renewed effort seeking action on the Uptown Theatre on North Broadway Avenue continues to build momentum as a petition which urges elected representatives and the building’s owner to …

Urbanism

Could underwater garages solve Boston’s parking shortage?

Tell someone you stashed your car in the Charles, the harbor, or Fort Point Channel, and you’ll probably get a sideways look.<p>But someday, such a …

Boston

Converted Office Parks Try to Lure Millennials With Cheaper Rents

Developer National Resources has for several years been studying different office, retail and residential schemes for an underused corporate campus …

Business

Making metros accessible

<b>What are the issues in making metro stations accessible for persons with reduced mobility?</b><p>Most metro stations around the world rely on stairs for …

Urbanism

Lab Report: Bill de Blasio Says Congestion Pricing Isn't 'Fair'

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>Price check:</b> Don’t get too excited about congestion pricing in New York City just yet. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday he “does not believe” in Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to charge access to the city’s highest-traffic areas to support public transit …

Bill de Blasio

Oh look! Here's the vacant lot where Dallas City Hall flushed $5 million chasing the Trinity toll road

Monday night I was talking with a friend -- let's call him pediatrician Chris Dreiling, MD -- about the Trinity River toll road. We never discuss …

Opinion

Shake and Bake Family Fun Center to close for major repairs

The Shake and Bake Family Fun Center, a skating rink and bowling alley that has operated for more than three decades in Baltimore’s Upton …

Urbanism

City to unveil plans for sports complex, related development

Top Stories<p>City to unveil plans for sports complex, related development<p>Posted: 08/22/2017 2:36 PM<p>SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - City administrators say they …

Cities asked to help fund DeKalb fire station repairs with sales tax hike

DeKalb County commissioners are trying to convince city leaders to help pay for replacing old, worn-down fire stations.<p>Commissioners said during a …

Urbanism

City of Utrecht planning world's largest bike garage

The city of Utrecht in the cycling-mad Netherlands has opened what it says will be the world's largest parking garage for bikes, with room for 12,500 …

News (Ireland)

Trump administration turns to rural communities for input on infrastructure bill

The Trump administration is seeking input from rural communities around the U.S. as it assembles a $1 trillion infrastructure package.<p>Transportation …

U.S. Department of Transportation

Green Cities expansion announced for Cities: Skylines on PC, Mac and Linux

Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order have announced a new expansion coming to their award winning city building game, <b>Cities: Skylines.</b> The Green …

Cities

Designing a Megacity for Mental Health

A new report assesses how Tokyo’s infrastructure affects residents’ emotional well-being, offering lessons for other cities.<p>The Tokyo-based psychiatrist Layla McCay says that though the prevalence of mental illness in Japan is comparable to other countries, people don’t talk about it much. “There …

Urbanism

How one LA community is uniting to transform Jefferson Boulevard

They’re even embracing road diets<p>Drivers use a busy stretch of Jefferson Boulevard west of Vermont the same way they use many popular Los Angeles corridors: flying down extra-wide lanes at dangerously high speeds in order to get somewhere else. But many of the residents who live here rely on public …

Urbanism

Far Rockaway's $126M revitalization is close to being approved

The rezoning will create 3,000 new apartments, over half of which will be affordable<p>The proposed rezoning of Far Rockaway is now just a couple of votes away from being approved. The City Council’s subcommittee on zoning and franchises unanimously approved the rezoning of the neighborhood, much to …

Urbanism

New York's MTA has decided to change the design of subway tiles in the Times Square station because they look like Confederate flags

NEW YORK (AP) — Transit officials have decided to alter subway station tiles that have a cross-like design similar to that of the Confederate flag.<p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is modifying the tiles at the 40th Street entrance to the Times Square subway stop to avoid any confusion …

Robert E. Lee

Office building — possibly speculative — in the works in Overland Park

Kansas City developer Ken Block is planning a four-story, 125,000-square-foot new office building in Overland Park and is not ruling out the …

Urbanism

Brownsville could be ripe for density boost, boro prez says

Adams wants city to look at affordable housing opportunities along elevated 3 train<p>Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is calling on the city to …

Urbanism

How SANDAG’s outgoing leader became a lightning rod

Gary Gallegos brought in billions of dollars for the San Diego region’s highway, bus and trolley systems over roughly a quarter-century.<p>He racked up …

California

Is a park with a stormwater detention area still a park? City Park Golf Course lawsuit trial poses the question

A lot of hot-button issues surround a legal challenge of Denver’s plan to reconfigure City Park Golf Course and install a stormwater detention area, …

Denver

Train riders can soon take free trolley rides around Sanford

Patrick Fitzgerald and his 5-year-old son, Lochlan, hopped aboard a SunRail train in downtown Winter Park and rode the rails into Sanford, with plans …

Orlando

As downtown rebounds, small arts nonprofits feel the squeeze

The PuppetArt story<p>PuppetART<p>"When children go to see puppet theater, that's where their interest in the arts begins," said PuppetART co-founder Igor …

Urbanism

How to Build Better Burbs to Ease the Housing Crunch

Transforming suburbs creates options for families priced out of city and creates better communities.

Canadian News

Stadium Road Neighbourhood

Stadium Road Neighbourhood Planning<p>Stadium Road Neighbourhood Planning is expected to start in Fall 2017. The process will include broad public …

University of British Columbia

2018 Start For Haight St. Transit Improvement & Pedestrian Realm Project

After years in the works, the city's transit and public realm improvements for the Haight are set begin in January 2018.<p>The work, which follows years …

San Francisco