Urban Planning

Brutalist medicine: a reflection on the architecture of healthcare

• Benjamin Mazer, resident in pathology<p>Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA<p>Will the fashion for evidence based …

Medical Technology

Meet the 2017 Jane Jacobs Prize winners

<b>The Jane Jacobs Prize</b> is an annual award, presented by <i>Spacing</i>, that celebrates individuals who contribute to the fabric of Toronto life in unique …

Lifestyle (Canada)

This “Mad Men” Gets an Unapologetic Woman’s Sparkle

In “Mad Men,” we saw 1960s New York City primarily from a man’s point of view. While the show featured the polish and sleek look of its era, it also …

Conservative View

New Arup report places children at the heart of urban planning

A new report from planning and built environment firm Arup argues that children should be central to good urban planning and design around the</i> …

Urban Design

Revisiting an Anti-Urban Children's Story Everyone Loves

If Robert McCloskey’s <i>Make Way For Ducklings</i> anticipated Jane Jacobs, Virginia Lee Burton’s <i>The Little House</i> lined up firmly with Lewis Mumford.<p>It’s been 75 years since Virginia Lee Burton’s <i>The Little House</i> was first published. In the illustrated story, a simple little house has its happy rural …

Cities

People love parklets, and businesses can help make them happen

As councils across Australia strive to enhance their liveability, parklets are proving popular among city communities. A poll of 300-plus citizens …

Cities

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Dares to Tackle a Taboo Subject: Does Midge Regret Becoming a Mom?

Whether it’s gifting her building’s staff with black-and-white cookies or presenting homemade brisket at a seedy Greenwich Village comedy club, …

Entertainment

Generative Design Meets BIM for Smart Urban Planning

In a world where financial deregulation led to destabilizing the entire global market and climate scientists now estimate a 30-year timeframe to …

Construction

Can Planning Save London’s Soul?

Beatrice Gabor<p>Hackney Wicked Art Festival<p>I know, it’s an odd proposition. My straw poll revealed that when we think of urban planning, word …

Cities

Going to Pot? The Impact of Dispensary Closures on Crime

One of the most dramatic shifts in public opinion in the United States over the past four and a half decades has been a surge in support for …

Conservative View

Meet 2017 Jane Jacobs Prize winners at YIMBY

Spacing is happy to present the 2017 winners of the Jane Jacobs Prize as part of the 10th annual YIMBY Festival.<p>Come out to the ceremony and see …

Lifestyle (Canada)

How an influential economics paper used imaginary environmental overregulation to spur low-density luxury housing

Why Do Cities Matter? Local Growth and Aggregate Growth is a 2015 paper written by University of Chicago and UC Berkeley economists Chang-Tai Hsieh …

Housing

Playgrounds for Elites

The increasingly left-wing politics of leading U.S. cities clashes with the aspirations of middle-class residents.

Cities

Vintage photos of Jane Jacobs, Bob Dylan, and more Village icons now in print form

Buy a print, help support the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation<p>The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation can always be counted on for striking vintage photographs of New York City, thanks to its extensive archive, which includes images, postcards, and other ephemera …

Jane Jacobs

65 reasons why urbanism works

“Reconciliation is making peace with reality, our ideals, and the gap in between,” via Her Honour, Janice C. Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. …

Urban Design

12 Books Every Design-Lover Should Own

P.S. They make excellent gifts!<p>Break out the eggnog, let the Hallmark channel play on repeat, and go get yourself some twinkly lights because, like it or not, the holiday season is upon us! Even with beaucoup festivities and merriment that this time of year provides, we’d be remiss if we didn’t …

Books

The Yelp Index of Economic Growth

<i>Words on the Street highlights the best writing on the built environment we’ve encountered recently at New Urbs. Post tips at @NewUrbs.</i><b>Using Yelp to</b> …

Conservative View

An idiot’s guide to futuristic smart cities under development

Tech titans have caught utopia fever. Here’s a breakdown of who’s doing what<p>Maybe it’s the sudden flurry of flying car proposals or the hype over hyperloop, but it seems like tech companies are finally ready to build the cities of the future we’ve been obsessing about in films for years.<p>Smart city …

Urban Design

Landscape Architects adapt to Climate Change - A Podcast

0 votes Vote Now!<p>What profession needs to evolve and help society adapt to climate change?<p>Landscape Architecture<p>Professional Football<p>Urban …

Climate Change

Success in Unlikely Places

When Debbi LoCicero ’80 graduated from UWM’s School of Architecture & Urban Planning, the U.S. was in the middle of a recession, with unemployment at …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Slow Decapitation of America

The powerful are winning the war against the institutions that protected society.

Robert Mueller

In Paris, Life’s a Beach

We must give full credit to Anne Hidalgo, our socialist mayor, for the success of the Paris <i>plage</i>. Last year, Hidalgo regally decreed that the Georges …

France

After Harvey, Houston has a new plan for its downtown

The new blueprint includes a new 5-mile park encircling the city center.<p>A proposed new downtown masterplan for Houston unveiled Friday includes new walkability guidelines, smart city technology, and a slate of transportation and parkway improvements aimed at rapidly expanding the city’s core.<p>Plan …

Urban Design

The Morality of the City

In his new book <i>The Ordinary Virtues</i>, the writer and politician Michael Ignatieff reveals the “moral operating systems” that keep cities together.<p>For those monitoring the headlines, the Age of Morality can hardly seem a likely title historians will use for our current period. But look closer—in your …

Cities

Aerotropolis: The New Emerging Urban Form

published by Aakriti Published on :| Last modified : 10/11/2017 109 Views<p>Airports and the evolution of cities: an overview<p>The initial idea of …

Cities

Vital Little Plans review – why the ideas of Jane Jacobs are still vital

These short pieces showcase Jacobs’s opposition to top-down bureaucratic arrogance and big-money property development<p>The need for Jane Jacobs and her clear-eyed human-scale urbanism is as strong as ever. Her masterpiece <i>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</i> (1961) described in brilliant detail …

Urbanism

Did the State Destroy the Best Model for Affordable Urban Housing?

The New York City region has a high concentration of cooperative apartments (“co-ops”), a method for creating owner-occupied, high-density housing …

Conservative View

New front entrance, more space planned for Worcester library

WORCESTER - The library's front facade overlooks the Common, hundreds of new apartments under construction, and a revitalizing neighborhood. Now, an …

Jane Jacobs

Maritime Urban Planning and the Interruption of Indigenous Life Ways

While out on a walk through Menahkwesk (Saint John, New Brunswick) yesterday, I took this picture from the top of what Settlers call Bentley Street. …

New Brunswick

World Urbanism Day: A Selection of Texts About Cities and Urban Planning

Today, November 8, we celebrate World Urbanism Day. Created in 1949 by Carlos Maria della Paolera, a professor at the University of Buenos Aires, the …

Cities