Urban Planning

Jezebel's Summer Reading List!

Summer is officially here, and with any luck, that means you’ll have a little more free time to spend catching up on all those books stacking up on …

Books

Here’s how virtual reality is going to make city planning easier

While virtual reality (VR) is still mostly being developed for the video games industry its already popping up in construction, aerospace, …

Cities

Jane Jacobs, Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Power of the Marimekko Dress

On June 20, 1966, Jane Jacobs was speaking out against the destruction of Washington Square Park. “SOS, Park Association of New York City Opposes N.Y.U. Library!” reads the sign taped to the table. And another: “N.Y.U. Don’t block off the … ” The signs overlap. The light? The street? The park? All …

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MIT

Leveraging the urbanization dividend in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is undergoing a rapid urban transition. While the current share of its population living in cities is comparatively low (25.8 percent in …

International Development

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In this excerpt from <i>The Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love</i>, author Andy Merrifield explores how he likes to live in a city through the …

Jane Jacobs

No professional will ever make the revolution

<i>Five great amateurs whose work changed the world, from author of The Amateur, Andy Merrifield.</i> <b>The Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love is</b> …

Jane Jacobs

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<i>No past revolution, she says, can be attributed to professional revolutionaries. Usually it was the other way around: “revolution broke out and</i> …

Jane Jacobs

Max's Apartment

Max Heinritz was born 28 years after the publication of Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities, but his embrace of urbanism—with all its chaos—takes a page from her playbook. Max’s modestly scaled loft, for which he designed and made many of the furnishings, sits on the top floor …

Jane Jacobs

Can Detroiters Finally Get a Stake in the City's Real-Estate Boom?

A new program gives locals the skills to launch businesses and dictate how their city is expanding.<p>Entrepreneurs and companies alike have described Detroit’s emerging real estate and investment landscape as an “unsettled America,” invoking imagery of the American West in the 19th century. Given the …

Cities

How pedestrians and cyclists are changing the face of Toronto: Hume

Cities are their streets. Great cities are those with great streets. Other things matter, of course — parks, buildings, transit — but it's streets …

Jane Jacobs

John Friedmann, the ‘Father of Urban Planning,’ Dies at 91

John Friedmann, who died on Sunday at the age of 91, is seen during his 2016 lecture at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Photo by Roberto …

Urban Design

Atwater Beach, Slow Roll, urban planning pop-ups among Knight Cities Challenge projects to share $5 million

Atwater Beach by Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, $225,000: The project aims to activate the waterfront by creating an urban beach along Detroit's …

Cities

How Urban Planners Can Encourage ‘Vibrancy’ — and Create Safer Cities

Recent Wharton research examines how healthy energy in a particular neighborhood can help reduce crime.

Cities

Cityförster to Lead Design of New Beijing Government District

The multi-disciplinary team 'Wasser Hannover', Cityförster and the Chinese Academy for Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD) have been selected as the …

Urban Design

Time for small towns to turn tourist heavens into ‘homes’

AFTER building Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen into world-class cities, Chinese urban planners are eyeing something less grandiose in scale: to build …

Cities

Day 03 at Velo-city 2017 [15th June]

Freedom of Children<p>The motto of Velo-city 2017 is ‘The Freedom of Cycling’ and for children around the world the bicycle does indeed represent …

Cycling

The World's Most Charming, Useless Bodega

In an uneasy critique of independent stores’ vanishing footprint, this art installation sells toilet paper, tins of fish, and tubs of ice cream, all made out of felt.<p>In 1961, the artist Claes Oldenburg circumvented the gallery world and set up his own storefront in New York City’s East Village. His …

Jane Jacobs

New urban model

China has taken to heart Daniel Burnham's admonition: "Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood. Make big plans: aim high in hope …

China

Some of the Most Iconic Feminists Have to Die to Make Headlines

It was Flo Kennedy who kicked it all off—by dying, that is. The iconic lawyer and activist lived out the end of her days at home, a <i>New York Times</i> …

Jane Jacobs

Once Southeast Asia’s trading hub, Melaka strengthens urban planning for a sustainable future in Malaysia

In the 15th century, few places in Southeast Asia rivalled Melaka as a trading hub – a strategic conduit for the bustling spice trade. As traders …

South-east Asia

City ponders raising speed limits on major roads while cutting residential ones

City councillors pushed for speed limits to be cut sooner in residential neighbourhoods Wednesday, saying widespread support is obvious.But city …

Cities

Some of the Most Iconic Feminists Have to Die to Make Headlines

It was Flo Kennedy who kicked it all off—by dying, that is. The iconic lawyer and activist lived out the end of her days at home, a <i>New York Times</i> obit published on December 23, 2000 reads. She was 84.<p>I, meanwhile, was in the fourth grade; Amelia Earhart and the pink Power Ranger were my premiere …

Jane Jacobs

The Dutch are dominating renewable energy & urban planning

When it comes to using renewable energy and new technologies to power their cities, the Dutch are leading the way:<p>A Dutch tech startup has already …

Renewable Energy

When Will The Democracy Deliver 'Car-Independence' Day In Yangon?

Yangon has all the right ingredients to become Asia’s most livable city.<p>Marco Amati, <i>RMIT University</i> and Joe Hurley, <i>RMIT University</i><p>At the dawn of the 21st century, planners around the world will consider a new agenda for cities. They would shrug off the dimly remembered nightmare of snaking concrete …

Cities

New Zealand’s Planning System Must Be Reformed

Nevertheless, many are facing challenges from an unexpected front altogether: urban planning.Thanks to spiralling land and house prices, even many …

Cities

There are otters in the city

When a family of 10 smooth-coated otters appeared in Singapore’s urban downtown of Marina Bay last year, the city was ablaze with excitement and …

Sustainability

The Citizen Saint: Jane Jacobs on the Screen, the Page, and the Streets

By Sam Hall Kaplan Nearly 60 years after the publication of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and a decade after the passing of its …

Jane Jacobs

Protecting the Public Square | Veery Huleatt

When the First Things junior fellowship brought me to New York City last summer, Jane Jacobs was my tour guide. Her <i>Death and Life of Great American</i> …

Jane Jacobs

In Pursuit of the “in Between”

Commencement Address to San Jose State University — May 26, 2017<p>Dean Nixon. Dean Jacobs. Faculty and staff.<p>To the mighty class of 2017. To your …

Jane Jacobs