Urban Planning

Want To Understand How Trump Talks About Cities? Go Back To The 1960s | Co.Design

One of Moses’s most infamous plans involved demolishing Washington Square Park and much of Greenwich Village to make room for a highway. Jacobs, who was a resident of the neighborhood, mobilized a grassroots movement to squash the project. She resisted, she won, and she cemented her stature as one …

Urban Design

Demolishing Dalian: China's 'Russian' city is erasing its heritage – in pictures

Founded by the Russians, Dalian boasts a wealth of architectural history. But now its treasured buildings are marked for demolition – and the government is being sued. One student went to capture the area before it disappears<p>Sitting on the Liaodong Peninsula in north-east China, the second-tier …

China

New maps compare Detroit’s population density to cities around the world

Some Detroit residents love that even though it’s a big city, compared to many others it still feels like there’s room to breathe. Other people want it to feel more urban, and encourage more density downtown and into the neighborhoods (there’s plenty of room).<p>But how does Detroit’s population …

Cities

Plan to build ‘Low-Line’ pedestrian park under Lakeview’s ‘L’ tracks seeks public input

A community meeting regarding the project is scheduled to take place next week<p>A plan to activate space under the Brown Line ‘L’ tracks with pedestrian pathways, landscaping, and other public amenities is looking to move forward in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Drawing inspiration from New York’s …

Urban Design

BIG’s looping station design in Paris turns bridge into public space

Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group and French studio Silvio D’ascia Architecture unveiled new renderings of their competition-winning designs for a …

Design

'I'm very sceptical': residents of China's growing cities discuss life amid change

From Hefei to Honghu, readers across China share their stories about how their cities are changing – and what the county’s rapid urbanisation means for them<p>Shaoxing, Zhejiang: ‘By the time I graduate, my city will be a mere district within a whole new metropolitan area’<p>When I introduce myself to my …

China

Savannah redesign to reshape streets in historic Southern city

Two proposed design schemes part of street upgrade plan in city renowned for urban planning<p>Some of the South’s most historic streets are getting an upgrade.<p>EDSA, an international planning, landscape, and urban design firm, will be redesigning part of the streetscape of Savannah, Georgia, a Southern …

Urban Design

Happy 160th birthday to the world’s first passenger elevator

On the 23rd of March, 1857, the first successful passenger elevator carried customers up to the fifth floor of the Haughwout Building in New York …

Sustainability

Former Citicorp Center may lose its notable fountain

The public plaza at 601 Lexington Avenue is set for redevelopment<p>The cascading fountain that occupies the public plaza at the former Citicorp Center at 601 Lexington Avenue is facing demolition—and preservationists aren’t happy about it, reports <i>Architects Newspaper</i>.<p>The 59-story office tower was …

Urban Design

Between Buckhead, Midtown arches rise on Peachtree Street bridge

Structures are part of bridge revamp to create Atlanta gateway<p>In the latest effort to liven up metro Atlanta bridges from Norcross, to downtown, and Kennesaw, towering white arches—nearly 30 feet tall—are being erected on the Peachtree Street bridge over Interstate 85.<p>Connecting Midtown to …

Atlanta

Incredible U-Shaped Skyscraper In New York Is Unveiled And It’s Beyond Our Imagination

Manhattan’s skyline is about to get thrown for a loop – literally. Plans have officially been unveiled to construct the world’s first U-shaped …

Construction

Smog-filled Beijing is building a 'green necklace' around the city to curb pollution

Beijing’s pollution problem is no secret – earlier this year the city even created an environmental police squad in a bid to stop smog. Now, the …

Lifestyle

Affordable rentals for Portlanders displaced by gentrification to rise along MLK

In 1932, a female African American attorney in Portland ran for state office. Though Beatrice Morrow lost, her decision to run for office when …

Housing

Developers sought for two East Riverfront sites at Chene and Atwater

A few weeks ago, we showed you the vision and plan revealed by the Riverfront Conservancy for Detroit’s east riverfront. While much of the waterfront will remain open to the public, and greenways and streetscapes will be added, the city is looking to develop much of the land between Atwater and …

Urban Design

Announcing Untapped Cities’ Walking Tour of New York Art Deco Architecture

New York's best-known Art Deco guide, is taking you around the city to survey famous and lesser known Deco sites, including the Empire State Building …

New York City

Buildings that were never realised

[edit] The Volkshalle, Germany<p>The Volkshalle (‘Hall of the People’) was a monumental building that was to have served as the architectural …

Architecture

SEPTA Stations Expand Bike and Ride Program

<i>"Cycling is extremely popular in Philadelphia and we saw, even during the cold weather, the racks at Tasker-Morris were filled to capacity,"</i> <i>said</i> …

Philadelphia

East Harlem community board approves proposed 68-story rental building

The next step is to obtain approval from City Council<p>A 68-story rental tower by real estate investment firm AvalonBay Communities could soon be on the verge of construction in East Harlem. The proposal has already cleared one hurdle: it has been approved by Manhattan Community Board 11 but there …

Urban Design

Demolish the Canal Street ferry terminal, New Orleans City Council decides

After securing promises that a pedestrian bridge will be built over railroad tracks at the foot of Canal Street, the New Orleans City Council gave …

New Orleans

Love Field-area project would replace '60s apartments that copied Olde England | Real Estate

Dallas' booming Love Field area is getting another major real estate project.<p>Apartment builder Trinsic Residential Group has plans to build a large …

Real Estate

Development of Woden town centre to be spotlight at roundtable

The ACT Government will canvas the views of residents and developers involved in Woden town centre at a roundtable about the area's future later this …

Architecture

You’re Not High, This Trippy U-Shaped Building In NY Is Real It’ll Soon Be The World’s Longest

The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty and the former World Trade Center - the magnificent erections that take you back to 90% of all …

Construction

Toronto’s laneways have been overlooked but are waiting to be rediscovered: Keenan

I have this recurring dream — apparently it’s very common — in which I open a door in my home and discover new rooms I never knew were there. …

Toronto

Everton’s Bramley Moore stadium opportunity is one they cannot miss

The club have planned to leave Goodison Park before and failed; this time they appear to have the imagination and ambition to pull it off<p>The press release announcing Liverpool city council’s intention to help Everton move to a prime waterfront location describes it as “a once-in-a-lifetime …

Urban Design

Controversy in Duisburg over shopping center on site of Love Parade tragedy

The city of Duisburg has approved plans to build a designer outlet center on the property where 21 people died in a stampede in 2010. Families of the victims worry about what that would mean for a memorial.<p>Twenty-one crosses line the narrow stairs that thousands of young men and women tried to …

Urban Design

Boulder’s proposed Chautauqua Park pilot calls for paid parking, new bus line

Jeremy Papasso, Daily CameraVictoria Silver walks her dogs, Zero, center, and Nala, past a swarm of hikers on the Chautauqua Trailhead on Wednesday …

Denver

Report highlights nation's top five 'cities of opportunity'

Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Nanjing have been ranked as the top five cities for opportunity in China, according to a report jointly …

Cities

Photos: The Royal Theater’s demolition is well underway

It will make way for a mixed-use residential development<p>Walking down the block of 16th and South streets, it’s easy to see that there’s some construction happening at the site of the former Royal Theater. But it requires continuing toward the back of the building to realize that the historic …

Urban Design

In West Midtown, new community called ‘Westside Station’ has risen

More than 160 homes on Marietta Road start in low $400Ks<p>On the site of a former 28-acre truck yard, a West Midtown mini-town has risen that’s billed as an alternative to bonkers new home prices in other parts of intown Atlanta.<p>Offering more than 160 new residences on Marietta Road, the Westside …

Atlanta

Brisbane's urban planning 'average' and making residents sick, expert says

Brisbane's urban sprawl and the over-reliance on cars is slowly killing us, an international expert in urban planning warns.<p>One-time Vancouver chief …

Urban Design